Monday, January 5, 2015

Garlic flavored spaghetti squash

 1 spaghetti squash, cooked
4-5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup  olive oil
1 large tomato, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and garlic. Let the garlic cook until lightly browned. about 2-3 minutes. Add the diced tomato and cook until the tomato begins to break down and thicken. Add the squash, stir, and cook until heated through, about 5-7 minutes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Spiced Cauliflower

1 lb. cauliflower florets
2 1/2 T olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. dried thyme

Combine all ingredients together and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

olive hummus

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
20 olives, pitted
3 T. oil
fresh ground black pepper

Place ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until coarsely pureed.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Immune-boosting salad

Romaine lettuce
1 bell pepper, diced
chickpeas, cooked
1 10 oz. container crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 zucchini, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper


2 T. olive oil
juice of one lemon
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the mushrooms, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and garlic on a cookie sheet. Add oil, salt and pepper and thyme. Toss. Bake for 35-45 minutes until tender and soft.

Place romaine lettuce, peppers, chickpeas, and cooked vegetables in a bowl. Combine the dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad.

This salad is like an empty canvas, you can add whatever you desire, like tomatoes, avocado, cashews, hearts of palm etc.

Monday, September 15, 2014

chickpea burgers

1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 egg
2 T. ground almonds
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. parsley

Saute the onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil until slightly browned. In a mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas, leaving small chunks for texture. Mix in the sauteed onion and garlic and remaining ingredients. Heat a pan with oil. Form burgers and fry on both sides until golden brown

Sunday, September 14, 2014

chocolate oatmeal cookies

1/2 cup natural applesauce
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 egg whites
1 cup quick-cooking oats or oat flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1 pkg. chocolate pudding mix
1/2 cup chocolate chips-optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the applesauce and brown sugar. Stir in the baking soda and then the egg whites. Add the oats, rice flour, potato starch, and pudding mix. Mix well to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips if desired. Scoop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Honey mustard potatoes

approx. 12 new potatoes
1 onion, diced
2 T. honey
2 T. oil
1 T. yellow mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 F. Wash and cut potatoes in half or quarters. Mix the honey, oil, mustard. salt, thyme, and pepper in a bowl. Add the potatoes and onion. Mix well. Place on a baking sheet and bake for one hour, until desired golden color.

For more honey mustard flavor double the sauce.