Raw Cashew Cheese

This recipe was given to me by my friend Dennis Young.  Super easy and so good!!  I made the sweet version as a decadent but healthy topping for sprouted whole grain toast served with  a side of berries for breakfast.  This sweet version would make a nice dessert dip for fruit. Enjoy!   Raw Cashew Cheese – Savory and Sweet Great in lasagna, pizza,…


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Sweet Potato and Avocado Bites

These are wonderful little appetizers.  They  are easy, look pretty,  and are super tasty. The recipe calls for radish sprouts but the market didn’t have any so I used chopped chives which works fine but the curly sprouts on top looks really pretty if you can find them. I got this recipe from a blog called “Blissful Basil.”  I highly recommend you check…


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Chocolate Almond Cherry Sports Bars

I prefer making my own sports bars because I believe whole foods are much better for your body and your performance than “sports nutrition systems” which is just a marketing terms for a chemical laden food like product.  Your body recognizes real food and will respond better.  These bars have a similar texture to Lara Bars.  The base is dried dates…


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The Easiest and Most Delicious Butternut Squash Soup

When I was at the Food Lab in Boulder a few weeks ago, one of the cooking instructors mentioned that his recipe for butternut squash soup is…… 1.  Take a butternut squash and cut off the stem. 2. Cut the butternut squash in half and place it flesh side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment. 3. Bake at 375 until the squash is soft, about 45-50…


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Chocolate Beet Cup Cupcakes with Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

This recipe is my Valentine’s Day gift to you all.  These cupcakes are outrageously good!  I brought these cupcakes to our last Meatless Monday event and I was told that they were the best cupcakes ever!  You feel kind of virtuous eating them because they contain nutrient dense vegetables and no animal products but there is a bit of coconut sugar in…


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Kale Caesar

This is the best caesar salad ever! At least in my humble opinion it is.  For me, most caesar salads are too heavy, the caesar dressing for this sale is perfect and you can adjust the consistency by adding water during the blending process to make it to your liking.  Instead of bread croutons, the recipes calls for roasted chickpeas.  The chickpeas…


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Tortilla Soup

This Tortilla soup that Chris and I  presented at our last cooking class was a hit!   It is easy to make  and delicious! The starch from the tortillas and beans give the soup a creamy texture, especially if you let the soup sit a while. We added greens to the soup bowl before adding the soup for extra nutrition.  The heat from the soup will wilt the…


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Cauli-power Fettuccine “Alfredo”

This creamy “alfredo” sauce is divine!  It really is rich and light at the same time, I know that sounds strange but you have to try it and see if you agree. I have made other plant based alfredo sauces in the past and they have all tasted a bit starchy and heavy, this is sauce is perfect. You could also serve the sauce over a plate of roasted vegetables…


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Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos

I had some leftover roasted butternut squash and saw this great recipe from Cookie and Kate for Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos so I made them. Delicious! Healthy too. The slaw is super easy to make with black beans, purple cabbage, fresh lime juice and salt. It is nice with the warm roasted squash on top. I already had some homemade salsa verde on hand…


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Spelt Soda Bread

I make lots of soup in the winter and so there is nothing like fresh bread to go with it. Spelt is a grain that is very low in gluten so people who are gluten intolerant can enjoy spelt. Spelt is much higher in protein than regular wheat, and is a good source of B complex vitamins. Spelt is a little sweet and nutty so it is delicious in bread. This…


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