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

  • 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.

  • A Year in Food

    1. Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed Press; $23; heidiswanson.com/su pernaturaleveryday) // Swanson is something of a modern cookbook goddess. Super Natural Every Day is her third cookbook and arguably her best.

    Our editors pick their favorite cookbooks from 2011.
  • Elimination Round

    For more years than she cares to remember, La Vaughn Kemnow, 73, of Chiloquin, Oregon, was plagued by unrelenting stomach ailments—heartburn, bloating, sharp pain—along with extreme mental and physical fatigue. Whatever virus or bug happened to be floating around, Kemnow would catch.

    Identify food intolerances with this easy diet.
    By Matthew Kadey, RD