Crunchy Mexican Black Bean Salad

This Black Bean Salad is a great use of some less commonly used veggies, like jicama and red cabbage. I prepared it for a Mexican themed potluck where I knew there would be salsa and guacamole. Otherwise, I would have added avocados and maybe tomatoes. Serving suggestions: -Use as a dip -Serve on top of…

Simple Sauteed Greens

Some days the question of “What’s for Dinner?” can linger all day with no answer… On those kind of days I go simple. Obviously, my body is not screaming for something it craves or “wants”… so I give it something it NEEDS! Greens! 2 ways to enjoy this simply: 1. Have over a scoop of…

Cobb Salad

Ingredients: Mixture of lettuces, chopped 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 small or 1 large avocado, chopped 4 oz. bleu cheese, crumbled 4 scallions, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped (stems included) 1 can or 1 bag frozen artichoke hearts Optional: cooked chicken, chopped or shredded OR serve with BBQ chicken on the…

Mediterranean Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, minced 8 cups baby spinch 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (use 2-3 of the following: basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, parsley) 1 lb. grass fed ground meat (pork, beef, lamb) 1 egg 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup panko crumbs Directions: Saute onion and garlic in…

Beet and Ginger Sauerkraut

Making my own sauerkraut is something I have been putting off for way too long. Now that I have done it, I realize there is nothing to be scared of… try it! My first attempt was classic Sauerkraut. I used this article as a guide for the do’s and do not’s. From there, I made…

Raw Superfood Cookies

I originally started with Food Babe’s Peanut Butter Cookies which are simply great on their own. 1 cup Rolled Oats 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted) 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Combine in food processor, make into balls, press with the back of a fork and transfer to fridge for 20 minutes.  Keep in fridge. But why…

Spring Fried Rice

Ingredients 3 cups cooked and cooled short grain brown rice 1 leek, sliced and washed thoroughly 1 fennel bulb, chopped 3 carrots, chopped small 3 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbl minced fresh ginger root 1/2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed then cut into 3-4 pieces 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and…

Spring Scallop Stirfry

Ingredients 8 large scallops salt & pepper 3 Tbl panko crumbs 2 Tbl olive oil 2 Tbl butter splash of white wine 1 leek, chopped 1 fennel bulb, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced 6-8 mushrooms, chopped 1 can artichoke hearts, rinsed and chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 lemon Directions Season the scallops with…

Classic Thai Chili Sauce

This has become the new favorite condiment in my family. Ingredients 6 Tbl fresh lime juice 2 Tbl Thai fish sauce 3-6 hot peppers, finely sliced 1 clove garlic, minced Directions Combine all ingredients in bowl and serve. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Serve with stir fry, salads, noodles, seafood etc.

Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

This dressing went over very well with my teenage son… that says a lot. He has eaten more celery with this dressing than he ever has in his lifetime! Success. Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing 1/2 Avocado 3/4 cup cilantro 1/2 cup Plain (Full fat) Greek yogurt or whole milk yogurt 2 scallions 1 clove garlic…

Black Bean Cakes

Ingredients: 3 cups prepared black beans (or 3 cans) 1 large onion, chopped fine 1 green pepper, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 2 eggs Chilula or hot sauce as…

Vegetarian Chilli

This chilli has a ton of ingredients, but also a ton of flavor! Vegetarian Chilli Ingredients: 2 Tbl olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 1 orange, yellow or red pepper, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 3 small or 2 large zucchini, chopped 3 Tbl chilli…