Category Archives: Vegetarian

Sweet Pepper Hummus

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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.


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.


Kale Chips

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1 Head of KaleKale Chips

Olive Oil

Garlic Salt

Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning

Preheat oven to 350º.

Remove Kale from stalk and tear into bite-sized pieces.  Place in large mixing bowl, drizzle with Olive Oil, season to taste with Garlic Salt and Spices.  Toss Kale mixture until lightly coated with Olive Oil.  Arrange Kale pieces in a single layer on baking pan.  Cook for 10 minutes, then flip and return to oven for another 5 minutes.  Monitor closely to prevent burning.


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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Pan Fried Eggplant

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2 Large Eggplant

Balsamic Vinegar

Olive Oil

Garlic Salt

Thinly slice eggplant into long strips.  Coat large frying pan with Olive Oil on medium-high heat.  Place eggplant slices in base of pan, drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar, season with Garlic Salt.  Cook for approximately 5 minutes, then flip eggplant to brown both sides evenly.

Serve warm.


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.


Fried Cabbage

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1 Cabbage, Chopped – 1″ CubesCabbage

Light Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Water/Chicken Broth

Garlic Salt

In a large pot, loosely separate cabbage cubes over Medium heat.  Immediately add water and drizzle olive oil liberally.  Sprinkle garlic salt to taste.  Cover pot and cook, stirring occasionally for approximately 25 minutes, or until cabbage becomes wilted and lightly browned.

Serve Warm.


Sweet Potato Medallions & Caramelized Onions

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6 Small Sweet Potatoes, Thinly Sliced

1 Large Onion, DicedSweet Potato Medallions

Light Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 400°.  Lightly coat large baking pan with olive oil.  Distribute potatoes and onions evenly. Place in oven for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and slightly golden.

Serve Warm.


Frittata

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7 Eggs, BeatenFrittata

1 Onion, Diced

1 Red/Orange Bell Pepper, Diced

5 Asparagus Stalks, Chopped

1 Tomato, Diced

2 Small Potatoes,
Halved & Thinly Sliced

Olive Oil

Garlic Salt

Pepper

Optional Vegetables:

Celery
Spinach
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Olives
Zucchini
Shallots

Coat large skillet with olive oil.  Cook onion, bell pepper, asparagus, and potatoes on medium-high heat until lightly browned.  Season vegetables with garlic salt and pepper to taste.  Reduce heat to medium-low, pour eggs over vegetable mixture, add tomatoes, cover and cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until eggs are fully cooked and fluffy.

Serve Warm.

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Candied Butternut

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1 Large Butternut SquashCandied Butternut

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Light Olive Oil

10 Pecan Halves, Crushed (optional)

1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.  Slice squash into 2″ disks, and remove seeds.  Lightly coat baking dish with olive oil, and place squash in dish.  Generously sprinkle cinnamon on both sides of squash.  Drizzle honey over squash (optional).  Bake for 60 minutes, or until soft.  Allow to cool slightly, top with pecans (optional).  Scoop squash out of skin to eat.

Alternate: Remove skin from baked squash and mash.  Top with pecans and sprinkled cinnamon.

Serve Warm.

 

 


Egg Salad

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2 Eggs, Hard BoiledEgg Salad

1/2 Stalk of Celery, Diced

1 Tablespoon Light Lemonaise

Ground Pepper (to taste)

1 Slice Brown Rice Bread,
lightly toasted (optional)

Boil Eggs – Place eggs in pot, cover with water, and boil on high heat for 10-12 minutes.

In a small mixing bowl, chop peeled eggs into eighths, and mix with Lemonaise.  Stir in celery and pepper.

Serve on a slice of toasted bread.

Variation: Serve in a bowl with thick cucumber slices for scooping.

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PIZZA

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GF Pizza Crust Mix (makes 2 pizzas)Salami Pizza

2 Eggs

1 (15oz) Can Organic Tomato Sauce

Mozzarella Cheese (optional)

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Topping Options:Veggie Pizza

  • Olives
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Capers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • SunDried Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Pineapple
  • Basil Leaves
  • Oregano
  • Chicken Sausage (pre-cooked)
  • Ground Turkey (pre-cooked)
  • Salami
  • Anchovies

Broccoli
Yellow Squash
Eggplant
Zucchini
Cauliflower
Onions
Bell Pepper
Mushrooms

Pre-Heat oven to 425°.  Prepare GF Pizza Crust Mix as instructed on package.  Coat two baking dishes with olive oil.  Wet hands and flatten dough into baking dishes (small dish for thick crust, large dish for thin crust).  Bake crust for 7-10 minutes, then remove from oven.

Steam/Saute toppings if necessary.  Layer tomato sauce, cheese (optional), and desired toppings.  Season with Garlic Salt, Oregano, Salt & Pepper to taste, drizzle with Olive Oil.  Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Serve Hot.

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Quinoa Custard

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1.5 Cups WaterQuinoa Custard Served

3/4 Cups Quinoa

2 Cups Rice Milk

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Tablespoons Local Honey

1 Tablespoon Butter (optional)

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Bring water and Quinoa to a boil in a medium-size pot.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until Quinoa is expanded and soft.  Remove from heat.

Blend rice milk, bananas, and honey until smooth.  Pour into pot with Quinoa.

Place the pot over medium heat.  Cook and stir until the mixture becomes thick and creamy, 10-15 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in butter and vanilla.

Serve Warm.

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