Vegetarian/Vegan

  • Quinoa Cilantro Taco Salad

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    Serves 4

    2 teaspoons olive oil

    1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

    1 teaspoon cumin

    1/2 teaspoon chili powder

    1/4 teaspoon sea salt

    2 tablespoons poppy seeds

    1 cup quinoa, cooked

    4 cups mixed salad greens

    5 fresh chives

    1/2 cup cabbage, shredded

    6 cherry tomatoes

    1/3 cup sunflower seeds

    1 medium onion, sliced

    1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

    2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

    1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks

    1 cup Crunchmaster Roasted Garlic Multi-Seed Crackers, crushed

    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

    1 papaya, cut into 1/4-inch slices

    Combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, cumin, chili powder, sea salt, poppy seeds, and quinoa in a large mixing bowl: gently toss to combine. In a large serving bowl, add mixed salad greens, and top with quinoa mixture. Add remaining ingredients: mix well. Source: crunchmaster.com

  • Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

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    Makes 2 cups

    1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 20 minutes

    1 15-ounce can cannellini (white) beans, drained and rinsed

    1/2 cup water

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    1/4 cup grapeseed Vegenaise

    3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    1 medium yellow onion, diced

    4 garlic cloves, minced

    1 1/2 cups thawed and chopped frozen artichoke hearts (or substitute 1 1/2 cups jarred artichoke hearts)

    3 cups chopped fresh spinach (chopped small)

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    Dash red pepper flakes

    1/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Drain the cashews. In a food processor or blender, blend the cashews and beans with water, lemon juice, Vegenaise, and nutritional yeast until creamy. If mixture is too thick, add water one tablespoon at a time until thick and creamy. Scrape into a bowl and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the artichokes and sauté until lightly browned. Add the spinach and let it wilt down, about two to three minutes. Pour into a large bowl and add the cashew and bean mixture, salt, and red pepper flakes (to taste). Stir to combine well. Pour into a lightly oiled casserole dish and top with bread crumbs. Cover with foil and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more until a little browned. Source: The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook by Melissa Costello

  • Hot ‘n Sweet Broccoli and Asparagus

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    Serves 4

    1/4 cup honey

    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

    1 pound asparagus, trimmed

    1 pound broccoli, trimmed

    2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

    Combine honey, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper. Cut up broccoli and slice stem. Diagonally slice asparagus. Heat oil in large skillet—add broccoli and asparagus and stir-fry over medium-high heat for three minutes. Add 1/2 cup water to pan—cover and steam vegetables for two minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain water from pan. Add honey mixture and cook uncovered until glaze is slightly thickened, about two minutes. Source: naturenates.com

  • What Are the Benefits of a Raw Foods Diet?

    It seems like everywhere you turn, the term “raw” appears on popular food labels.

    Unraveling the mysteries of the living foods lifestyle
    By Brian Clement, PhD, NMD, CN
  • Red Cabbage

    Cabbage is rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of dietary fiber. One of the oldest vegetables, its origins trace back to Asia and the Mediterranean. Cabbage can be served cooked in soups, steamed, or pickled (producing sauerkraut). Or cabbage can be eaten raw as a salad or used as the key ingredient in coleslaw.

    Get your antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamin C here
    By Dick Benson
  • Eating Raw is a Lifestyle

    A raw food diet is a lifestyle choice, not a weight loss plan. It centers on eating plant-based foods in their most natural state—uncooked and unprocessed.

    Rebalancing acid and alkaline

    Raw foods add balance to the Western diet
  • Corn Grits with Sautéed Onion, Kale, and Cheddar

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    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    1 cup sliced red onion

    1 cup stemmed and slicked

    shiitake mushrooms

    1/2 teaspoon sea salt

    3 cups chopped kale

    2/3 cup corn grits

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    2 cups boiling water

    1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese (about 5 ounces)

    Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet (one with tight-fitting lid) over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for about five minutes, until it begins to soften. Add mushrooms and salt and sauté for about five minutes, until the mushrooms soften. Stir in kale, grits, and thyme. Lower heat, then slowly pour in water. Cover and simmer for five to ten minutes, until water is absorbed. Add cheese, cover, and let sit for about three minutes, until cheese melts. Use edge of spatula to cut the dish into wedges. Serve immediately. Recipe provided by Leslie Carr from her book Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook (2010).

  • Hummus and Vegetable Rolls

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    Makes 6-8 pieces

    1 whole-grain wrap

    1 to 2 tablespoons hummus

    10 to 12 cucumber strips

    ¼ avocado

    ¼ cup sprouts

    Lay wrap on clean surface. Spread hummus all around the wrap. Lay cucumbers in the middle of the wrap, top with avocado. Add sprouts. Tightly wrap up to form a roll. Trim ends. Use serrated knife to cut into six to eight pieces. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Recipe provided by Amanda Skirp.

  • Guacamole

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    Ingredients:

    2 avocados

    1 small onion, chopped

    1 tomato, diced

    1 clove of garlic, minced

    juice of 1 lime

    salt and pepper to taste

    Peel avocados and mash them in a small mixing bowl. Mix in onion, tomato, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper. To give it an extra kick, we mixed in a small amount of Brother Bru-Bru's chili pepper sauce. Chill and serve on fish tacos or with organic chips.

  • truRoots Germinated Brown Rice Salad with Soy-Ginger Dressing

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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 cup truRoots Germinated Brown Rice

    ½ cup green beans, cut into ½ inch slices

    ½ cup shredded carrots (optional)

    1/3 cup sliced scallions, white and green parts (about 2 scallions)

    2 tablespoons rice vinegar

    2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

    1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

    2 teaspoons honey

    1½ teaspoons freshly grated peeled ginger

    ½ teaspoons minced garlic

    1/8 teaspoon salt

    Prepare truRoots Germinated Brown Rice according to package directions using 1¾ cup water. Transfer rice to bowl and let cool to room temperature. Cook green beans in medium saucepan of boiling water until they are bright green, about 1 minute. Drain and toss in with rice. Add scallions and carrots. Whisk together the rice vinegar, tamari, olive oil, honey, ginger, garlic and salt. Pour dressing over rice and toss and fluff with fork.