archive for January, 2009

Agave Lime Chicken

Posted on January 30, 2009

The other night while I was tucking in my super snuggly 10 year old into bed, we discussed possibilities for the next night’s dinner.

“Fennel” he suggested, “I really like it because it’s sweet and also very healthy!”
“What would you like for our protein dish?” I asked.  “What about that roasted chicken I made the other night that you guys gobbled up?”
“No, something else, something sweet and sour,” he replied.
“Ok,” I said.  “What about agave lime chicken?”
“Yum!  That sounds great.” my ... read more →

Gluten Free Superbowl Party Recipes

Posted on January 29, 2009

I’m not one to get swept up in all the Superbowl mania. I do however have a great list of gluten free recipes for all you sports fans out there. These Superbowl recipes are healthy, wholesome and of course, gluten free.

Gluten Free Superbowl Recipes

Veggie Snacks
Avocado Spread
Smoked Paprika Almonds
Butternut Squash French Fries
Turkey Chili
Almond Butter Blondies
Macadamia Caramel Clusters

I hope you enjoy these guilt free, game day finger foods while rooting for your favorite team!

Chocolate Chili Truffles

Posted on January 27, 2009

You heard it right. Chili powder in your chocolate.

For those of you that don’t like to spice things up, read no further. For the rest of you, I have this delicious vegan chocolate truffle, that you just might find yourself addicted to, especially in the cold weather.

These chocolate chili truffles are perfect for a slightly spicy Valentine’s Day.

I hope you are all enjoying my latest string of recipes, including this heart healthy treat. Recently, my site climbed into the top ... read more →

Raw “Tapioca” Pudding

Posted on January 23, 2009

Chia seeds are my new favorite food!

Rich in fatty acids, these seeds contain more omega-3′s than any other vegetarian source. They are also quite high in anti-oxidants, minerals and fiber.  Further, I find that they are quite soothing for my digestive system (and I’m always looking for a boost in that realm).

I got the idea for this smooth and tasty recipe from yoga teacher extraordinaire and raw foodie, Jess Price.  I give her full credit for turning me on to ... read more →

Ginger Cookies

Posted on January 20, 2009

In a break from all inauguration news all the time, I present you with these chewy, yet crispy ginger cookies!

Ginger Cookies

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2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons ground ginger
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
¼ cup yacon syrup
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon lemon zest

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and ginger
In a medium bowl, combine grapeseed oil, yacon, agave and lemon zest
Mix the wet ingredients into the ... read more →

Raw Kale Salad

Posted on January 16, 2009

While the boys were on break during the holidays we got really into kale. My older one prefers his steamed and tops it with ume plum vinegar and toasted sesame oil. The little one, however, joins us in eating my raw kale concoctions.

These raw salads are super healthy, crunchy and quite delicious. We are hooked on them.

Raw Kale Salad

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1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red onion, finely ... read more →

Smoked Paprika Almonds

Posted on January 13, 2009

I recently received this comment from a reader who subscribes to my email feed:

I’m not interested in non-raw food recipes–as perhaps many others who view your postings. Perhaps you could, to avoid wasting such people’s time, simply note that this is a cooked food recipe, and then people can make an informed choice.”

I laughed upon reading it.  Until I realized it was not a joke, it was serious.  I thought of unsubscribing the poor fellow, so as not to waste ... read more →

Eggplant Caponata

Posted on January 9, 2009

This is an R rated post.  You may not want to open it in front of children.

How could eggplant not be appropriate for all audiences?  Well, that’s not the problem.  It’s The Tipping Point. That’s the problem.  I read the book during the winter holidays.  It was great, completely interesting and had been on my reading list for a couple of years.

Unfortunately, last night I gave it to my 10 year old son to peruse.  Why did I do such ... read more →

Savory Avocado Spread

Posted on January 6, 2009

Last night my friend Deb and I discussed our ideas and hopes for the new year and the incoming president.

Deb said she is moved to become a public school teacher.  I shared with her that I would like to set up a gardening business for young people. I think it would be great fun to get a group of kids in their 20′s fresh out of school, looking for work and help them start a business in which they would ... read more →

Cabbage Orange Salad

Posted on January 2, 2009

Unfortunately, the incoming Obama administration has potentially failed those of us that want to see a food revolution.  Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa (and a good friend of multinational food corporations such as Monsanto) has been nominated Secretary of Agriculture.  Rather than the promised change, we are facing more of the same.  This is a problem.

To block confirmation of Vilsack, you can sign this online petition coordinated by the Organic Consumers Association.  It will be sent to the President elect’s ... read more →