BEET HUMMUS

 

Ingredients

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon organic cumin powder
2 1/2 tablespoons of organic tahini ( sesame paste)
2 organic garlic cloves, smashed
1/3 cup organic lemon juice plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
8 ounces of organic garbanzo beans ( chick peas) If garbanzo beans are previously salted, reduce salt from 2 teaspoons to 1 or 1 1/2 teaspoons
4-5 medium sized cooked organic beets,

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SWEET POTATO FRIES & COCONUT YOGURT DIPPING SAUCE

 

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of avocado or olive oil
2 teaspoons of sea salt
2 teaspoons organic, ground coriander
2 teaspoons organic, ground cumin
Cracked black pepper, to taste
3 organic sweet potatoes ( medium to large size works best)
6 ounces of unsweetened coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon of organic, fresh lemon juice
Flat leaf parsley ( organic) for garnish

 

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COLLARD GREEN WRAP

 

Ingredients

2 organic collard leaves, washed, dried and stems trimmed
1/2 cup organic hummus
2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast flakes
1/2 cup english cucumber, peeled and sliced into 3 inch thin strips
2 organic carrots, peeled and sliced into 3 inch thin strips
1/2 cup of organic zucchini, sliced into 3 inch thin strips
1/2 cup organic purple cabbage, shredded/sliced thin
1/2 organic avocado,

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BLUEBERRY-COCONUT ICE CREAM

 

Ingredients

2 cups of organic blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup organic maple syrup ( grade B) or organic raw honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice, organic
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
24 ounces of full fat, organic coconut milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

 

Directions

In a Vitamix or similar type high speed blender,

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ZUCCHINI NOODLES

 

Ingredients

6 medium sized organic zucchini, ends trimmed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon organic cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

 

Directions

If you have a vegetable spiralizer, use according to directions of the device. Alternatively, if you do not have a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler. To do this,

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WATERMELON MINT LIMEADE COOLER

 

Ingredients

8-8 ounce cups of filtered water
8 ounces of fresh organic lime juice
2 teaspoons of grated lime zest
( microplanes work best for this)
1/4 cup finely chopped organic mint leaves and 7-8 whole mint leaves, for garnishing
3 tablespoons of raw organic honey
6 ounces of organic watermelon juice

 

Directions

In a small glass,

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CREAMY AVOCADO SAUCE

 

Ingredients

1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
4 organic avocados
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
1/4 cup organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon organic lemon zest (microplanes work best for this)
1 teaspoon organic onion powder
1 teaspoon organic garlic powder or 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1/4 cup chopped organic Parsley, for garnish

 

Directions

Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse until fully pureed.

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SAUTÉED FIDDLEHEADS

 

Fiddleheads have a very short season in which they are available, that would be the Spring time only. They have a similar taste to asparagus and go well with just about anything. Super high in vitamins & minerals, fiddleheads are also an excellent source of plant based protein.

 

Ingredients

2 cups of fresh organic fiddleheads, ends trimmed and washed thoroughly. These can get pretty gritty so make sure to get in all the nooks and remove the dirt before cooking.

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STRAWBERRY – COCONUT & THYME ICE CREAM

 
Ingredients

2 pounds of organic, frozen strawberries
28 ounces of full fat, organic coconut milk
1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
1 teaspoon Lohan/Monk Fruit (to sweeten)
2 teaspoons of organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon of fresh, organic thyme leaves, chopped finely

 
Directions

Using a Vitamix or similar type blender, add all ingredients and blend until completely smooth.

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THE DANGERS OF TEFLON

 

Nonstick pans have gained much popularity over the years as they have made cooking a breeze and cleanup even more so. The great thing about Teflon is that almost nothing sticks to it, making it quite difficult to willingly give up using it. The bad part of it is that it is a synthetic chemical treatment put on pots and pans that release toxic particles & gases when heated at high temperatures.

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