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Sweet Pepper Hummus

**Dairy, Soy, Wheat, Gluten, Refined-Sugar, Nut, Egg FREE

Hummus Carrots Cucumbers

25 oz. Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

3 Lemons, Juiced

5 Cloves Garlic, Roasted

1 Onion, Roasted

1 Red Bell Pepper, Roasted

1 Scallion, Finely Chopped (garnish)

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Prepare beans according to the package cooking instructions, or use organic, canned garbanzo beans.

Cube bell pepper and onion, place in baking dish with garlic, and drizzle with olive oil.  Roast in 350º oven until lightly browned (approximately 40 minutes).  Combine roasted vegetables, beans, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth.  For a sweeter hummus flavor, roast 2 bell peppers and 2 onions.

Serve with your favorite sliced veggies for a dipping delight!

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Quinoa Tabouli

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Quinoa Tabouli

1 Cup Quinoa

2 Cups Water

3 Scallions, Finely Chopped

1/2 Cup Parsley, Finely Chopped

1/2 Cup Basil, Finely Chopped

1/2 Cup Kale, Finely Chopped

1/4 Mint, Finely Chopped

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Lemon, Juiced

1 Lime, Juiced

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt

In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to boil.  Add 1 cup of Quinoa and return to boil.  Add Olive Oil and Garlic Salt.  Reduce heat to medium-low for 12 minutes, or until water is absorbed.

Once Quinoa is prepared, stir in lemon and lime juices, and place to the side to cool.  Finely chop Scallions, Parsley, Basil, Kale, and Mint.  Add to room-temperature Quinoa, and mix thoroughly.

Serve at room temperature or chilled.


Artichoke Soup

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5 ArtichokesArtichoke Soup

1 Onion, Diced

28 ounces Organic, Chicken (or Vegetable) Broth

Olive Oil

Nutmeg (to taste)

Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Steam artichokes for 45-60 minutes.  Allow to cool, then remove leaves and choke, leaving only the heart and stem.  Cube the artichoke hearts and stems, set aside until soup base is prepared.

Video: Steaming Artichokes

In a large saucepan, cook onion in olive oil until translucent.  Add remaining ingredients, and cook on medium-low heat for approximately 15 minutes.  Remove from heat, and allow to cool.  Pour mixture into blender, purée until creamy.  Place soup back in saucepan, and re-warm.

Optional:  Add a handful of spinach while re-warming soup.

Serve Hot.  Accompany with Pan Fried Eggplant and Lentil Chips.

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Pasta Salad

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12 oz. Package Rice Vegetable TwistsPasta Salad

4 Chicken Breasts, Cubed

2 Large Zucchini, Cubed

2 Large Summer Squash, Cubed

1 Onion, Diced

1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced

2 Celery Stalks, Diced

1 Lemon, Juice

1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved

1/4 Cup Olives, Sliced

1 Handful Capers

Olive Oil

Garlic Salt

Pepper

Lightly coat a large baking pan with olive oil, evenly distribute zucchini and summer squash cubes across pan.  Cook on 375° for 25 minutes.

Lightly coat large frying pan with olive oil, turn heat to medium, and cook diced onion, bell pepper, and celery for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a separate pan, cook cubed chicken with lemon juice and drizzled olive oil on medium-high heat for approximately 15 minutes.  Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper.

Add chicken and other vegetable ingredients to the onion mixture.  Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste.

Prepare Rice Twists according to package instructions.  Allow pasta to cool before combining with vegetable and chicken mixture.  Toss ingredients thuroughly in a large serving bowl.

Serve warm or room temperature.

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Coconut Macaroons

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2 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Coconut FlakesCoconut Macaroons

6 Large Egg Whites

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 Tablespoons Honey or

1.5 Tablespoons Light Agave Nectar

Chocolate Chips (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 325°.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites, honey/agave, and vanilla until fluffy.  Add coconut to mixture and mix until ingredients are evenly combined.  Form coconut mixture into 1 inch mounds.  Place on cookie sheet approximately 1 inch apart.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Turn the oven to broil for approximately 3 minutes, or until lightly golden.  Allow to cool completely before serving.

Optional:  After cooling, dip lower 1/4 of macaroon in melted chocolate.

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Coconut Pudding

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2 (14 Ounce) Cans Coconut MilkVanilla Coconut Pudding

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons Honey

1/4 Cup Cornstarch

1/3 Cup Water

1 Tablespoon Cocoa (optional)

Cinnamon (optional)

In a saucepan, combine coconut milk with honey and salt.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 4 minutes.  In a bowl, combine cornstarch and and water with a whisk and mix into a slurry.  Immediately pour slurry into milk mixture, stirring continuously for approximately 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Pour mixture through a fine colander to remove lumps.  Refrigerate for about 2 hours to completely set.

Sprinkle cinnamon over pudding, and serve chilled.

Alternate: Add Cocoa for Chocolate Pudding.

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Sweet Fries

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

5 Sweet Potatoes, Sliced into Tall Strips

Cinnamon (to taste)

Light Olive Oil

 

Preheat over to 400°.  Lightly coat a large baking pan with olive oil, and evenly spread potato slices.  Generously sprinkle sweet potatoes with cinnamon and lightly drizzle olive oil.  Bake for 40 minutes.

Serve Warm.