Mango, Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Mango, Tomato and Avocado Salsa There’s nothing better for a summer BBQ appie! Ingredients: 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 avocado, diced (*see below on how to easily dice an avocado) 4 medium tomatoes, diced (roma works best) 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 small red onion, chopped 1 tablespoons olive oil Directions: In a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno,...

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Easy Guacamole

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Easy Guacamole Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1/4 teaspoon cumin 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped unrefined sea salt and black pepper to taste Directions: Scoop avocados out of skin and mash in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, cumin, cilantro salt and pepper. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

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Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash This is one of my all-time favorites, adapted from 101 cookbooks and well worth the effort of dicing the squash! 2 cups farro (Italian wheat) or barley (presoaked), rinsed and drained 2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt 5 cups water (or stock) 3 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (cut bulbous part off squash then slice skin off with knife) 1 large onion cut into bite-size strips 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup...

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Chickpea Spinach Curry

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Gluten-Free, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Chickpea Spinach Curry Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cups organic corn kernals (if frozen, defrost first) 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste unrefined sea salt to taste ground black pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 inch piece of ginger, grated 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or used dried if you planned ahead!) 1 350g (12 oz) package extra firm organic tofu, cubed 1 bunch fresh spinach, stems removed 1 handful of fresh basil, choped Directions: In a large wok or...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Scones

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Breads / Muffins / Desserts, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Chocolate Chip Banana Scones Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour (I usually use a combination of kamut and buckwheat flours. *To make gluten free, see note below) 1/2 cup oatmeal (certified gluten free if desired) 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1 1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt 6 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 cup mashed bananas 1/3 cup buttermilk or yogurt (use almond or coconut milk to make vegan) 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips or...

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Spelt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Breads / Muffins / Desserts, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Spelt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies A great recipe for getting kids acquainted with healthier grains! Ingredients: 3/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil 1 cup maple syrup or raw blue agave syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup boiling water 1 cup spelt flour 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda 2 cups oatmeal 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips or unsweetened carob chips 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) Directions: Beat oil, maple syrup and vanilla with...

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