We are all on this food path together and I don't want to leave anyone out! The recipes I create or share from another's creation are for the purpose of bringing us all together as kins on our eating journey. There is something here for everyone. Enjoy :)
Mama's Peach Cobbler
Directions/Ingredients: Preheat oven to 350
Dry Ingredients: 2 Cups Whole Wheat Baking Flour 1/4 Cup Sugar ( can be replaced with you favrite sweetner just check on line for proportions) 1 TBLSP Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt Cut 6 TBLSP of Butter into Dry Ingredients
In separate mixing bowl combine: 3/4 Cup Rice Milk 1 Egg Lighty Beaten Then stir into Dry ingredients, kneed if able
Fruit Mixture: Mix together in a bowl and then put into a buttered casserole dish 4 Cups Chopped Peaches (about 4 large peaches) 1 TBLSP of each: Flour. vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar. ( Any type of flour or sweetener can be used here, a tsp of agave or coconut sugar would be plenty)
After fruit has been added to bottom of casserole dish put dry/wet mix over the top completely covering or if you like you can make lattice design Then bake for about 45 min or until you see the fruit mix bubbling through the top
Lazy Chef Cauliflower Soup
2-3 TBlsp Olive Oil 1 Cauliflower 1 Medium Yellow Onion 2 Vegetable Bouillon Cubes 4-5 Cups Water Ground Cumin
In a large soup pot add chopped Cauliflower and Onion and Saute in the Olive Oil until very tender. If it is a large Cauliflower you may need to add a tad more Oil. Once the Onion & Cauliflower are tender add 4 cups of water and the Bouillon Cubes and simmer (med/low heat) for about 20 minutes. Blend either in blender (in batches!) or with hand blender. If too thick, add water to your preference. It generally will never be too watery. Add1-3 Tsp ground cumin or to taste and let simmer about 5 more minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste and Voila!
Beachy Bacon n Eggs with Thyme
2 Eggs Organic, Free Range Bacon Whole Grain Bread Butter A pinch of Thyme Salt & Pepper To Taste
Make Bacon and Eggs to your liking- adding pinch of thyme to the eggs when cooking (I prefer crispy for the latter and over medium for the former) Toasted Whole Grain Bread with butter
Pile on, kick back, and enjoy the good life (with pork)
Green Dill Angel Hair
1 Box Garlic & Parsley Angel Hair Pasta cooked to your liking 1 Bunch Asparagus 4-5 Sprigs of Garlic Scapes ( green onion or leeks could be used also in liu) A nice pile of Green Beans 2 Handfuls of Fresh Dill 2 - 3 Tblsp Olive Oil or half with Butter 2 Cloves Fresh Garlic 1/2 Lemon Goat Cheese (optional)
Directions: Chop garlic finely. Chop the dill and set aside. Chop the scapes, asparagus (minus ends), and green beans into 1 or 2 inch lengths. Blanch Asparagus then combine with other beans & scapes in a bowl with half the olive oil and toss adding salt & pepper to taste as well as the juice of half the lemon. Saute garlic in remaining butter/oil for a couple of min then add the bowl of greens, saute for about 5 min then add the dill, stirring until all is tender and ready to eat, aprox 3 min. Trust your eye and instincts.
Spoon over a heap of the pasta topping with crumbled goat cheese.
Light, fresh, and filling! And you can add sauteed chicken or sausage or whatever moves you.
Mixed Berry & Watercress Smoothie
In a blender combine:
1 Banana 1 Handful Strawberries 1 Handful Blueberries 1 Half a Handful Raspberries 1 Handful Watercress Add a heavy splash of Hemp, Almond, or any other milk or juice you prefer 1/4 tsp of ground coriander for additional yummy flavor add a handful of ice if you require it cold- also frozen fruit can be used to make it icier too!
Blend, and enjoy healthful deliciousness
10 Minute Chunky Mango Jicama Salsa
Ingredients: 1 Mango 1/2 Small Jicama ( a root veggie that looks a little like a turnip, has a cool, refreshing, and crisp quality) 3/4 Red Pepper 1 Avocado 1 Lemon 1 Lime 1/2 De-seeded Jalapeno pepper 1 Handful Cilantro chopped
De- pit the mango and avocado, peel the skin off the jicama, de-seed both peppers and chop all into chunky pieces. Combine in a bowl. Squeeze half of each the lemon and lime juice over mix. Stir. Add salt, pepper, and a dash of cayenne to taste and add chopped cilantro.
This salsa /salad is nourishing as well as refreshing. Can be used to scoop with corn chips, added to an egg scramble (as seen above), on top of greens, or just on its own!
Herbal Sun Tea
Tools/Ingredients: Jar, strainer, water, herbs, and sun For a quart jar use about 2-4 big pinches of herbs and fill with water. Let sit for a few hours minimum.
One of the most pleasurable things about summer sun is its ability to create health through alchemy! The sun shines on your jar of loose herbs as they bathe in water and their healing properties are released for you to imbibe along with your dinner. Magic. You can obtain any number of delicious herbs from most health food stores as well as the variety of herb stores here in NYC- Aphrodisia is my favorite herb shoppe. Some ideas for herbs: Raspberry Leaf, Spearmint, Peppermint, Chamomile, Nettles, Alfalfa, Hibiscus, Oat Straw. Some are sweet, some more bitter, some so rich in vitamins you can taste it. They can be mixed and matched in any number of ways- the sky is no limit when it comes to creativity here. You can't really go wrong, just a strong or weaker tea. Have fun, nourish yourself, enjoy the riches of the plant kingdom!
Quinoa , Red Cabbage, & Strawberry Salad
Organic Mixed Greens Red Cabbage Fresh Strawberries Cucumber 1 Avocado 1/2 Bunch of Blanched & Cooled Aparagus A Handful of Raisins and of Almonds 1-2 Cups Quinoa
Chop, slice or dice all the veggies/fruit the way you like and add to salad bowl with the mixed greens. Add Quinoa and perhaps the dressing below and enjoy :)
To cook Quinoa: Add 1 cup of Quinoa to 2 Cups boiling water and bring water again to a boil. Then, bring down to a simmer on low for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed and none remains. Voila! Quinoa! Cool in fridge to expedite process.
Easy! Homemade Green Summer Dressing
Tools: Blender/Food Processor/Hand Blender Ingredients: Veganaise 2-3 Tablespoons (Vegan Mayo/Dressing found in health food stores and many conventional groceries) Fresh Cilantro or Dill ( use a good handful) Capers - 1 Heaping Teaspoon with a little of the juice 1 Lemon (squeeze out juice of both halves) Jalapeno Pepper 1/2 inch - no seeds (or not) Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tablespoon (or to taste) Pickle Juice (Yes! Pickle Juice- especially good if specially spiced pickles) - 1-2 Tablespoons
Add to Blender of FP. Blend. Play! with the consistency, to your own liking, as well as with how much or little vinegar or veganaise you use. Also of course salt pepper to taste.
Ingredients: Equal parts Arugula, Watercress, Mixed Greens Sliced or diced, chopped or shredded- however you like: Daikon Radish Red Radish Cucumber Yellow Bell Pepper Purple Cabbage Sunflower Sprouts Havarti Cheese w/ Dill (optional, non vegan)
Raw Granola & Yummy Berry Breakfast
Ingredients: Organic Plain Yogurt Raw Almonds Org. Blueberries Org. Strawberries A dash of Vermont maple syrup (or agave, or honey, or nothing at all) GO RAW ORGANIC Granola (Chocolate!) Sprig of fresh mint
Spiced Red Accidentally Vegan Bliss
Steam until you can poke a sharp knife through with ease, a pile of small, quartered, red bliss potatoes Rinse with cold water and combine in a bowl with:
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped Handful of coarsely chopped cilantro 1/2 small red onion finely chopped quarter to half cup capers and a dash of caper juice
Add to taste: spicy mustard (about 1 tsp) veganaise (about 1 Tblsp) salt n pepper (not too much cause capers are nice and salty)
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