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One of the ways that I have been healing myself is by eating a diet that is high in whole foods. I try and eat as much organic plant foods as I possibly can ( with limited meat, dairy and processed foods) to get the greatest benefit, and to avoid pesticides and GMO’s.

I am always experimenting with new recipes, taking inspiration from other recipes and then putting my own little touches to them to make them mine. 🙂

Below are some of my favorite recipes that my husband and I eat on a regular basis. Bon appetit!

 

June 17, 2013

Green Smoothie Recipe #1

              (Serves one)

I try and have one green smoothie a day, usually for lunch. This keeps me going until dinner.                                                   

  1. One frozen banana (if you don’t have any that are frozen, add a handful of ice cubes)
  2. one-two cups of organic baby spinach
  3. one organic pear, chopped
  4. about 2 cups of filtered water

place all ingredients in blender or nutribullet (my favorite kitchen gadget!), blend and enjoy!

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 June 17th, 2013

Green Smoothie Recipe #2

                (Serves one)

  1. One banana (frozen or add ice cubes if no frozen)
  2. one-two cups of organic baby spinach
  3. one cup of berries of choice (fresh or frozen, organic is always preferred)
  4. 2 cups of water
  5. 1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds

place all ingredients in blender or nutribullet, blend and enjoy!

 

June 18th, 2013

Veggie Quinoa with Lemon-Garlic Tahini Dressing

                                   (Serves 2)

This recipe we only had once, but it was so good, I want to make it a regular staple. I used what veggies we had on hand, but you can use whatever veggies you like. 🙂

                                        

  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 2 cups of water
  3. 1 can of organic kidney beans or chic peas
  4. 1/2 zucchini chopped
  5. 3 organic baby carrots, chopped
  6. 3-5 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  7. 1/2-1 tomato, diced
  8. big handful of organic baby spinach, julienned
  9. 1/2 small red onion, diced

Dressing:

  1. 2 Tbsp of Tahini sauce
  2. 2 Tbsp of water (or none depending on how much water is left once quinoa is done, as the veggies may add more)
  3. juice of one lemon
  4. 1 clove of garlic, minced
  5. sea salt and pepper to taste (I use pink himalayan sea salt)
  6. 1/8 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  7. dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

Heat quinoa and water until boiling, then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. When there is minimal water remaining (around the 2 minute mark), add the veggies and stir ( you just want to warm them, not cook them.) Meanwhile, whisk or blend dressing ingredients in a bowl or blender.

When the timer goes off, remove the veggie-quinoa mixture from heat and add the dressing. Stir and serve. I like to have a nice glass of white wine with this dish. 😉

 

June 19th, 2013
Spicy-Curry Sweet Potatoes

                   (Serves 2)

Sweet potatoes are one of my absolute favorite foods. High in Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, Beta Carotene and other important nutrients, this starchy veggie is one potent health and beauty booster. It is also low on the glycemic index,which is great for keeping blood sugar levels stable! We eat sweet potatoes on a regular basis and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare them.

                                                 

  1. 3-4 sweet potatoes, cut in 1-2 inch chunks
  2. 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
  3. sea salt and pepper to taste
  4. 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (can add more or less depending on heat preference)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  7. 1 garlic clove, minced

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Mix potatoes in a big bowl with oil, spices and seasoning. Transfer to a roasting pan. Cook potatoes for 25 minutes or until tender. This can be enjoyed as a side dish or by itself! 

 

June 23, 2013

Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie

                     (Serves one) This is an amazing nut milk based smoothie that can be for a meal, snack or dessert. It is packed with beauty boosting and health promoting nutrients. Oh, and it is DELISH!!

                                          

  1. one frozen banana
  2. 2 cups organic, unsweetened almond milk
  3. 2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder (like Nutiva Naturals)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Maca powder
  5. pinch of sea salt
  6. 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon (more or less if you want extra for on top)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon raw cacao nibs (optional)
  8. 1 packet of organic stevia (optional for extra sweetness)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add cacao nibs on top and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon if you like. Enjoy! 🙂



June 27, 2013
Mixed Greens and Veggie Salad with Tangy Oil-Free Dressing

                        (Serves 1-2) This is a refreshing meal to have in the warmer months. It can be a side dish or as a main course with some organic or gluten free bread/rolls and a glass of wine. 😉

  1. 2-4 cups of organic mixed greens of choice
  2. 1/2 -1 organic cucumber
  3. 1/2-1 organic zucchini
  4. 1 organic tomato or handful of cherry or grape tomatoes
  5. 1/2-1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper
  6. 1 organic carrot or a handful of organic baby carrots
  7. 1/2 organic celery stalk
  8. handful of raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
  9. 1 radish
  10. 1/2 avocado (optional)

Dressing:

  1. juice of 1/2 a lemon
  2. 2 teaspoons organic stoneground mustard (like Westbrae)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  4. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like the heat)
  5. 2 Tbsp of water

Cut veggies how you prefer (cubed, diced, julienned) and place in a large bowl. Add mixed greens. Whisk or blend salad ingredients together then pour over salad. Make sure all veggies are coated with dressing, top with pumpkin seeds and avocado slices and serve. 🙂



March 16th, 2014

Healthy St. Patty’s Day “Shamrock Smoothie”


With St. Patty’s Day approaching (like tomorrow!), I was inspired to come up with a recipe that fit with the theme of the holiday. And true to my form, I needed to make it healthy. 🙂

I know that there have been a lot of variations of the Shamrock Shake floating around on the internet and I am sure mine is similar, but I’m using what I have on hand and what I normally eat.

That being said, here is my take on a Shamrock Shake..sans the shamrock. ;-P

You will need:

( Serves 1)

1 Frozen banana

1- 2 cups organic, raw baby spinach

2 cups unsweetened almond, coconut or hemp milk

1 tbsp raw cacao powder (I like Nutiva’s Naturals)

1 packet organic stevia*

1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract

1/2 tsp chia seeds

raw cacao nibs for topping

Place all ingredients (except cacao nibs) in a blender or Nutri bullet, blend, top with cacao nibs and enjoy!

*if you don’t like the taste of stevia, then use sweetened almond, coconut or hemp milk

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