posts tagged "vegan"
Posted on September 24, 2010
I’m eating one of these Spicy Power Bars as I type this. I’m slightly obsessed with them. Because they remind me of my past.
About 20 years ago, when I was living in New York City and had just hooked up with my adorable husband, I became very interested in Ayurveda. One of the amazing practitioners that I learned from, Pratima Raichur, had created her own version of a healing tonic, referred to in Ayurvedic circles as chyawanprash. Her product was ... read more →
Posted on September 20, 2010
This healthy and simple Grilled Broccoli recipe was inspired by a comment Kristi left on my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken post way back when:
Elana, you mentioned you like to serve this yummy chicken with grilled broccoli. I’ve grilled other veggies but not this. How do you go about grilling broccoli? Thanks! Kristi
Thank you, Kristi! I hope you enjoy this grilled broccoli with my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken or another gluten free chicken recipe.
2 heads broccoli
2 tablespoons ... read more →
Posted on September 15, 2010
I’m thrilled to be a part of Pacific Natural Foods’ Everyday Chef Challenge! For the first round of the competition, $5 Dinners, Aggie’s Kitchen, Herbivoracious, A Savory Nest and I will be using a “secret” ingredient along with one of Pacific Natural Foods’ broth products *.
The secret ingredient for this round? Mushrooms. I used shiitake, though any type will work for the recipe below. And I have chosen to use their Organic Vegetable Broth.
Thai Vegetable Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely ... read more →
Posted on September 13, 2010
My boys and I are very into salads right now. And It’s my job to change it up with different and fun salad dressings to keep them interested. The scrumptious salad above is 100% from my garden. It includes a variety of lettuces, dino kale, tomatoes and cucumbers. I love sending the boys out to “pick” a dish that we will be having for dinner, and it’s great to hang out in the kitchen with them while they wash and ... read more →
Posted on September 10, 2010
I mentioned in my Stuffed Peppers post the other day that I would give you all the recipe for my Cauliflower “Rice.” Around here, we call it Cauli Rice, and I’m super happy that my husband and children like to eat it as much as I do. Cauli Rice is a tasty, nutritious, grain-free, alternative to white rice for those of us that follow a Primal or Paleo eating plan. Works for the Atkins people too.
I’ve been making Cauliflower Rice ... read more →
Posted on September 1, 2010
This Chocolate Ice Cream is perfect for summer’s end, which usually corresponds with the upcoming Labor Day holiday (stay tuned for a Healthy Labor Day Recipe Roundup post later this week!); the added spices warm up this vegan gluten free dessert for chilly Fall nights approaching.
My recipe is based on one from Elise of Simply Recipes –she has a great traditional Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream recipe that uses cream and eggs, which you might like to take a look at.
Mexican ... read more →
Posted on August 23, 2010
Finally, a gluten free cracker that is egg free as well! Who do I have to thank for this tasty cracker? Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook. I am a huge fan of Mark and his work.
Posted on August 16, 2010
This gluten free, dairy free and vegan Chocolate Sorbet recipe is an oldie but goodie from my recipe archives. What are these archives of which I speak? A binder with more than a thousand of my unpublished recipes. Anyway, this frozen treat is one of my mother-in-law’s favorite gluten free desserts, and she asks me to make it every time she comes to visit us.
Chocolate Sorbet is a perfect treat for summer parties, makes a great dessert after a simple family ... read more →
Posted on August 9, 2010
We’re back in town after an amazing vacation and I just can’t get enough grilled veggies. These grilled portabella mushrooms are my husband’s favorite.
I’ve been grilling everything though –zucchini, broccoli and lots of chicken. I’ll be posting a recipe for grilled broccoli before summer’s end. My grill is getting a really good workout these days!
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
3 large portabella mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
Clean mushrooms and cut off stems
Rub mushrooms with olive oil
Grill 4-5 minutes on each side
My husband and ... read more →
Posted on August 5, 2010
This recipe for Grilled Zucchini is one of my favorites for several reasons. First, it’s a good way to use up the prolific zucchini of August. Second, it’s mighty easy to make. And third, it’s delicious. Let’s not forget reason number four though –zucchini and summer squash are a healthy side dish for any meal.
Lately I’ve been serving this Grilled Zucchini with my Rosemary Lemon Chicken. They make quite a summery pair, and along with a green salad comprise a ... read more →
Posted on July 29, 2010
These healthy Chardonnay Crackers have a deep, rich and buttery flavor. They’re great for everyday snacking or as an hors d’œuvre. I like that they’re high in protein and have good fats (due to the blanched almond flour) and full of antioxidants (in the Grape Seed Flour). They’re a wonderful recovery snack as well after a good workout!
This isn’t the first recipe I’ve made using Grape Seed Flour from AprèsVin. Earlier this year I posted Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour Chocolate ... read more →
Posted on July 19, 2010
I confess, I have an addiction to broccoli rabe. I love the bitter flavor of this delicious green vegetable. I have always believed that bitter is such an important, yet under rated flavor in our culture.
I think a lot of people drink coffee for the bitter flavor that we all need so badly. My Ayurvedic teachers used to say, “bitter is better for pitta.” Pitta is the fire element and bitter is quite good for not only cleansing the liver, ... read more →
Posted on July 12, 2010
If you are looking for a cooling treat during this hot spell, try this Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich recipe, made with my Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream. The boys and I made it the other day and they couldn’t get enough of them!
Ice Cream Sandwich
Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies or Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
Scoop ice cream
Place between two chocolate chip cookies
Here’s a quick video I made some time ago on how to make my Gluten Free Chocolate ... read more →
Posted on July 8, 2010
This new and improved gluten free Peach Crisp was a lot of fun to shoot and even more fun to eat. I’m loving (rather than dreading) taking pictures ever since I took the Food and Light Photography Workshop.
Why another Peach Crisp? Well, a number of you had left comments on my “old” Peach Crisp recipe, mentioning that the topping seemed wet. So, I went back and tried the recipe myself. I wrote that recipe 2 years ago and I guess ... read more →
Posted on July 5, 2010
I took the picture for this tasty apricot salad dressing after my first day at the Food and Light Photography Workshop that I attended here in Boulder, Colorado. I came home, made dinner and decided it would be good to put some of my newly acquired skills to use.
The instructors at Food and Light were amazing. Jen from userealbutter.com organized the entire affair and taught a wonderful section of the workshop on basic photography skills, which some of ... read more →
Posted on July 1, 2010
This super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious, it’s a treat for the palate. Trust me, it’s delectable, especially right now using wonderfully ripe vegetables at peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine. Actually, I didn’t find it, our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose’s 75th birthday, a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis, California visiting my folks a couple of ... read more →
Posted on June 22, 2010
My children loved this gluten free Cherry Blueberry Crumble made from fresh ripe fruit. As you can see, they placed a huge dollop of Whipped Cream on top.
Posted on June 18, 2010
Aguas frescas are a popular fruit beverage from Mexico. Naturally gluten free and completely refreshing, my children fell hard for this cool drink, taking bottles of it to the ball field yesterday.
Posted on June 11, 2010
Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California
This healthy high protein version of the ultimate classic cookie is made from almond flour and speckled with sliced almonds. Easy to make and even easier to eat, enjoy for dessert, or use as a post workout snack to boost your energy.
Posted on June 1, 2010
So, the month o’ cupcakes is over here at Elana’s Pantry and none too soon. I’m totally ready to hit the green veggies and today I have a nice roasted asparagus recipe for you all. We are growing asparagus in our garden, though it takes about 3 years for it yield anything, so we’ve got a bit of a wait on our hands for actual productivity.
Gluten Free Girl has a wonderful post on an Asparagus Frittata, so you may want ... read more →