Watermelon Radish Salad

Ingredient list

Salad:

2 watermelon radishes sliced thinly with a mandolin

1 pear sliced thinly

1 nectarine cut into small slivers

1 fennel bulb cut thinly

2 cucumbers cut into matchsticks

1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped finely

Dressing:

1/4 C champagne vinegar

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp dried shallots

1 tsp mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

1/3 C extra virgin olive oil

Method:

Combine all salad ingredients and set aside

Combine all ingredients for dressing minus the olive oil in a food processor, gradually poor in olive oil

Combine dressing and salad, enjoy!

This is a salad that will get better with time, so great the next day.

Summer Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Ingredient List:

Dressing:

1/2 C Balsamic vinegar

1 tsp italian seasoning

1 garlic clove

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp agave or sugar

1/2 C extra

Salad:

2 C spinach

1 Cucumber cut into shoestrings

1/4 red onion sliced thinly

1/2 C blackberries

1/2 C strawberries sliced

Fresh cilantro chopped roughly

Method:

In a food processor combine vinegar, seasoning and garlic

Blend

Add olive oil, and blend again

Set aside

Combine all ingredients for salad and top with dressing immediately before serving

Enjoy!

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Roasted Veggies

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Roasted Veggies

Ingredient List:

3-4 C Mushrooms (I used Baby Bella) cleaned

1 C cherry tomatoes

1 head of cauliflower (I used green) cut into florets

1 red onion sliced into 1/4” rounds

6 gloves of garlic peeled

1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp basil

1 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp olive oil (I used spicy olive oil from Rocky Mountain Olive Oil)

Method:

Heat oven to 400

Prepare a baking sheet

in a large bowl combine all veggies

Drizzle olive oil

Add all spices

Combine with your hands

Pour mixture onto baking sheet

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Bake for 25 minutes

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Enjoy!

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Dried Fig + Apricot Pies

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Dried Fig + Apricot Pies

Why are things so much better bite sized?  These are the perfect addition to any holiday party and are easy to make, but no one has to know that!  They look beautiful on any serving dish and pack a lot of flavor into that bite.  I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I did.

Ingredient List:

1 C dried figs chopped roughly

1 C dried apricots chopped roughly

1/4 C shredded carrots

1/2 apple chopped ( I used honey crisp)

1 Lemon juice + peel grated

1 orange jucie + peel grated

1 tsp grated ginger

2 tsp all spice

1/4 C honey (I used solid local honey and heated it until runny before I added it)

2 pie crusts (I used store bought)

1 egg white

Brown sugar

Fresh whipped cream (if wanted)

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 375

Grease a mini muffin pan

In a large bowl combine figs, apricots, carrots, apple, lemon, orange, ginger, all spice + honey

Roll out pie dough on a floured surface

Cut out 1” circles from the pie dough

Press firmly in the bottom of each mini muffin spot

Spoon 1 tsp of fig mixture into each muffin spot

Top with another 1” circle of pie dough

Brush with egg whites

Sprinkle with brown sugar

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 (mine were done at 25 minutes)

Top with fresh whipped cream if wanted

Enjoy!

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{gluten free} Nachos

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{gluten free} Nachos

Ingredient List:

1 large zucchini sliced into 1/4” pieces

1/2 C mexican cheese blend

1 can black beans rinsed

1 tomato chopped

1 avocado chopped

1 ear of cooked corn cut off the cob

1/4 C salsa

Cilantro chopped

Sea salt

Chili powder

Method:

Grill  zucchini (I used a George Foreman)  until starting to brown about 3-4 minutes

Top with cheese and all other toppings

Add any other topping you have on hand

Cheese should melt if you put it on right out of the grill, if not bake at 350 until cheese is melted

Enjoy!

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{meatless} Club Sandwich

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{Meatless} Club Sandwich

Ingredient List:  2 sandwiches

6 pieces bread toasted (I used 12 grain bread)

6  1/4” thick pieces of tempeh

1 tbsp olive oil

4 Tbsp guacamole

2 Tbsp stoneground mustard

10 spinach leaves

2 dill pickle spears cut into thirds

4 pieces pepper-jack cheese

4-6 slices red onion

Sprouts (I used radish)

1/4 cucumber sliced

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Sea salt to taste

Method:

Place the sliced cucumbers in balsamic vinegar and let marinade while cooking tempeh

In a large skillet heat oil over medium and add tempeh

Cook on each side until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes each side)

Start with one piece of toasted bread

Add gaucamole

Top with spinach, tempeh, pickles one slice of cheese

Spread 1 tbsp mustard on another piece of toasted bread and place on sandwich

Top with onion, sprouts, cucumber and an additional piece of cheese

Sprinkle with sea salt

Enjoy!

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Vegetarian Korma

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Vegetarian Korma

I made this meal for $10 (I had a few things on hand) and in under 30 minutes, it doesn’t get better than that!

Ingredient List:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion chopped

2 tsp minced garlic

2-3 yukon gold potatoes cubed

3 carrots roughly chopped

1 C sliced mushrooms

1 C frozen peas

1 8 oz can of tomato sauce

1 jalapeno (optional)

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tbsp yellow curry powder

1 green bell pepper chopped

1 Tbsp peanut butter

1 C non fat greek yogurt

Sea salt

Cilantro or parsley

Method:

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium

Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook until onions are soft about 5 minutes

Taste and season with sea salt if wanted

Add potatoes, carrots, jalapeño, peas (frozen), mushrooms, tomato sauce and peanut butter

Cook until potatoes and carrots are tender about 10-15 minutes

Stir in yogurt and bell pepper

Cook for 5 additional minutes

Garnish with cilantro or parsley

Serve on rice ( I used couscous)

Enjoy!!

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Vegetarian Reuben

Vegetarian Reuben

What you’ll need:

1 individual size container non fat plain greek yogurt

1 1/2 tsp chili paste

1 container fresh chives chopped ( about 1/4 C)

1 tbsp capers

1/2 lemon

1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil

1/2 yellow onion sliced thinly

1 jar sauerkraut

1 red apple chopped finely

1 pinch all spice

1 tsp corriander

Sourdogh bread (or any bread you prefer)

Swiss cheese (slices)

Sea Salt

What you’ll do:

Combine yogurt, chili paste, chives, capers and lemon juice in small bowl and then place in fridge

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium and add onions

Cook until soft about 5 minutes

Add sauerkraut, apple, all spice and corriander

Cook an additional 5 minutes until heated through

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil

Place 6 pieces of bread on foil

On 3 pieces spread yogurt mixture, place sauerkraut and top with swiss cheese

Brush the other 3 pieces of bread with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt

Broil for 2 minutes until cheese is bubbling and bread is toasted

Remove from oven

Add additional yogurt sauce if wanted

Place each piece of bread that is brushed with olive oil on top of the sauerkraut piece

Cut in half

Enjoy!!

Mushroom Burgers {gluten free}

Mushroom Burger

What you’ll need: 2 burgers

4 portebello mushroom caps cleaned, stems and gills removed

Olive oil

3 tbsp vegenaise

2 tsp Srirracha

1/4 fresh chives chopped

1 tomato sliced

1 avacado sliced

10 spinach leaves

2 pepper jack cheese slices

Sea Salt

Black pepper

Cayenne pepper (optional)

What you’ll do:

Pre-heat oven to 425

Prepare a baking sheet lined with foil

In a small bowl combine vegenaise, Srirracha and chives

Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge

Brush each mushroom cap with olive oil

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper

Bake for 20 minutes or until mushrooms are soft

Remove from oven and let cool

Build your burger

Smear each mushroom cap with Srirracha mayo

Place tomatoes, avacado, spinach, cheese and any other topping you like on burger

Enjoy!!

I served mine with herb rice

Veggie pot pie casserole

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What you’ll need:

1 package of extra firm tofu pressed (if you don’t have a tofu press place on a plate and wrap in paper towels, place heavy books or pans on top until excess water is removed)

Extra virgin olive oil

1 parsnip peeled and chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 russet potato peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
1/2 C sugar snap peas cut
1 yellow onion chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped finely
1/4 C unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 C water
1 vegetable bullion cube
1 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1Tbsp nutritional yeast
Sea salt to taste
Plain bread crumbs
Black pepper to taste
Fresh rosemary
Fresh sage
Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

What you’ll do:
Hear oven to 400
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium and add tofu
Brown tofu
Remove tofu from skillet and set aside
Add more olive oil to coat the pan
Add garlic, onions and carrots
Cook until onions are translucent
Add potatoes, peas, and parsnips
Mix thoroughly
Add flour, soy sauce and 1/2 Tbsp of nutritional yeast
Add water and bullion
Mix thoroughly
Add sage, rosemary, sea salt and pepper, tofu
Mix again
Transfer to a glass baking dish
Top with nutritional yeast, bread crumbs and red pepper flakes
Bake for 10 minutes
When playing top with fresh rosemary or sage

Enjoy!!!

I served mine with whole wheat toast topped with fresh avocado and ground peppercorn