Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

White or brown rice replaces ground beef. Sautéed onions, garlic, carrots and zucchini blend perfectly with tomato paste, cilantro and dill. A splash of fresh lemon juice brings out all of the flavors beautifully. Adapted from Low Fat Vegan Chef    /    Serves 3-4 Ingredients 6 large red bell peppers 1 large onion, diced…… Continue reading Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Homemade Pickles

  Homemade pickles One large glass jar with lid sliced cucumbers (enough to pack the jar) 1 cup water 1 cup apple cider vinegar (you can use less according to taste – one cup kind of makes your eyes water) 8 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon sea salt 2 sprigs of fresh dill (or 4 tsp dill seeds) 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon red…… Continue reading Homemade Pickles

Hearty Quinoa, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili

Hearty Quinoa, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili Adapted from www.milkfreemom.com makes 6 bowls one 29 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 6 oz can tomato paste 32 oz vegetable stock 1 onion, chopped 
5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 
1 teaspoon oregano 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite…… Continue reading Hearty Quinoa, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili

Radishes – The Unsung Hero

Radishes are a cruciferous vegetable, like broccoli and cauliflower, and offer many health benefits such as: Cooling down the body and helping to eliminate excess heat in the warmer seasons. Eliminates excess mucus and fights colds by clearing sinuses and soothing sore throats. Removes built-up toxins in the body by breaking down stagnant foods in the digestive system. A…… Continue reading Radishes – The Unsung Hero

Vegan Pizza With Summer Squash

  Slightly Spicy Tomato-Based Pizza Sauce Adapted from thevegan8 1 – 15 ounce can of tomato sauce 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 – 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper…… Continue reading Vegan Pizza With Summer Squash

Breakfast Quinoa With Banana and Pecans

Quinoa is simple to cook – just simmer for 15 minutes with unsweetened almond milk. Bananas add a thick, smooth texture, and hearty, toasted pecans balance out the lightness of the more delicate seeds. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract with a splash of pure maple syrup.   Breakfast Quinoa With Banana and Pecans 1 cup quinoa…… Continue reading Breakfast Quinoa With Banana and Pecans

Red Lentil and Potato Soup

Recipe adapted from Hyperfoodie Servings 8/Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 40 mins / Total time: 50 mins Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 celery sticks, chopped large baking potato, chopped, or four white potatoes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika…… Continue reading Red Lentil and Potato Soup