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Vegan and Gluten-free Marinated Brussels Sprout Snacks

Posted by on Saturday, 7 May, 2011
Vegan and Gluten-free Marinated Brussel Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are a great source of vitamins and minerals. This recipe calls for steamed Brussels Sprouts that are marinated. The marinade is mild and gives them a little bit of flavor. It’s a great crunchy snack, appetizer, or side to a meal.  Definitely a good and healthy alternative to chips. 2 pounds fresh Brussels […]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wanted to try out a vegan recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I am not vegan, but I do have a lot of vegan friends so I thought what the hell, why not. It’s my first attempt at a vegan recipe but I think the cookies turned out really, really well. They’re soft in the […]

Polenta with Meat Sauce

Posted by on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011
Gluten-Free Polenta with Meat Sauce

In the winter sometimes there’s nothing like a hearty warm dinner dish that fills your belly and then some. Here’s my Polenta recipe with a meat sauce on top. The Polenta itself is a vegan/vegetarian dish, however when I add my meat sauce on top, not so much. And the whole recipe is gluten-free. Yah! […]

Apple Celery Carrot and Ginger Juice

Posted by on Monday, 11 April, 2011
Apple Celery Carrot and Ginger Vegetable Juice

Nothing seems to quench my thirst quite like a nutritious juice.  I used organic apples, organic celery, organic carrots and a nubbin’ of ginger. Tossed them all in my 8006 Omega juicer and the result was a tasty slightly sweet power packed juice for two. 4 Organic Apples 3 Organic Celery stalks – Mine were […]

Vaca Juice – Celery Carrots Tomatoes Spinach and Lime Juice

Posted by on Thursday, 31 March, 2011
Celery Carrots Tomatoes Spinach and Lime Juice

What makes this my Vaca Juice? Just that there’s a little hint of lime in it makes me feel like I’ve been whisked away and I’m laying on a beach, NOT sippin’ on Pina Coladas, but a much healthier, lighter veggie juice. 4 Celery Stalks, I get really large ones so feel free to use […]

Gallo Pinto, Black Beans and Rice

Posted by on Monday, 28 March, 2011
Gallo Pinto, Black Beans and Rice

8 oz dried organic black beans 10 cups water 1 Tbsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire — you can find vegan brands if you’d like 🙂 1 Tbsp organic cold pressed coconut oil 1 small white onion diced 1 small green pepper 1 small red pepper 1/2 cup white rice 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground […]

Gluten-Free Cranberry Banana Strawberry Orange Smoothie

Posted by on Monday, 21 March, 2011
Cranberry Banana Strawberry Orange Smoothie

1 Cup Cranberries — fresh or frozen 5 Strawberries — fresh or frozen 1 Banana 1 Orange 1 Cup of yogurt — I like the vanilla kind but for a gluten-free yogurt, stick to the plain. Toss all this stuff in your blender and let ‘er rip! If everything you’re using is fresh and not […]

Gluten Free Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011
Gluten Free Creamy Cucumber Salad

This dish makes a great snack stored in the fridge or a delicious side. 4 medium seedless cucumbers (just over 3 pounds) 1 Tbsp salt Dressing: 1/4 red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp sugar 1/3 cup organic extra virgin cold pressed olive oil 1/2 cup sour cream (make sure it’s the full fat […]

Natural Homemade Mayo (Japanese Inspired)

Posted by on Thursday, 10 March, 2011
Natural Homemade Japanese Mayo

I like mayo but I don’t like all the funky junk that’s put in there so I searched far and wide on how to make my own. I came up with this version, which I like better than the traditional recipe. This version is less gelatinous and has a different (and I think better) flavor […]

Pineapple Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Posted by on Sunday, 6 March, 2011
Organic Pineapple Blueberry Orange Smoothie

This smoothie tastes great and I put in some raw egg for added protein. You, of course, can leave that out, it’s just something I like to do. Also, I only use organic farm raised eggs. I’m lucky enough to have an egg lady that I can get fresh ones from but you can also […]