Mango salsa

In honor of World Meat Free Day {today}, I am posting this delicious totally vegan/vegetarian party snack to celebrate! Go veggie!    Ingredients 1 mango 1 avocado 1/2 sweet white onion 6 medley tomatoes 3 tbsp. Sesame, sunflower, or olive oil 1 tsp. lemon juice Sprig of fresh cilantro Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground…

Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7 (Vegan Chocolate MugCakes!)

Ladies and Gents, soy-free souls alike, we can now eat mini chocolate mugcakes, that are baked in the microwave! All thanks to this lovely blogger at gfchopstic.wordpress.com! Happy holidays everyone! Here’s the recipe: Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7.

Greek Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1 cup of high quality extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. of lemon juice 1 tsp. of parsley 1 tsp. of minced garlic 1 tsp. of oregano 1/2 tsp. of crushed rosemary 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper Directions 1. Simply mix these ingredients together until it becomes…

Chia Berry Smoothie

Chia seeds are an amazing superfood, but they are widely ignored when it comes to cooking and baking. They are packed with omega 3s – essential fatty acids as well as protein, fiber and antioxidants! They smell like fresh back tea, but don’t have any taste! It’s like a magic secret ingredient! I’m still working…

Mini peach cobbler (serves 1)

Ingredients 1 sliced peach or 5 or 6 slices of canned peaches 2-3 tbsp of Rice Krispies cereal 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch sprinkle of cinnamon Directions 1. It’s simple and it’s all about layering. You can use a coffee mug or a small ramekin. The first layer is the peaches. 2. Next is the Rice…

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries (makes ~15)

Ingredients 3/4 c. raw whole cashews, soaked in water overnight (8 hours) 2-3 tbsp. water 1 tbsp. coconut oil 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. Grade B maple syrup (or raw agave nectar if you’re following a strict raw diet) 1 tbsp. cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate 1 lb. strawberries, hulled 1 tbsp. ground…

Tell-All: substituting ingredients

So your grandma gave you her ancient family recipe and you notice that it has ingredients that you can’t consume. Don’t freak out and definitely don’t throw that precious recipe away, it can be saved! I have found substitutes that actually work well for almost everything! Here’s a list for all your substitution needs. Egg: Chia…

Fried Honey Bananas

Ingredients 1 slightly under-ripened banana, sliced 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon water Cinnamon Olive oil or coconut oil Directions 1. Lightly drizzle oil in a skillet over medium heat. 2. Arrange banana slices in pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. 3. Meanwhile, whisk together honey and 1 tablespoon of water. 4. Remove…

Beef Stew (serves 4)

Ingredients 1 lb of beef chunks 4 potatoes 4 helpings of baby or crinkled carrots 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies 1 container of Pacific Beef Broth 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of rosemary 1 tsp of parsley sprinkle of pepper ½ tsp of cornstarch 1 cup of water 3 tbsp. of olive oil…

Scallops with Lemon Orzo (serves four)

Ingredients Orzo: 1 cup of uncooked orzo, white/brown rice 1 cup of water + 1 vegetable bouillon cube ½ cup of dry white wine ¼ tsp dried thyme 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice Scallops: ½ cup of flour 2 tbsp. of olive oil 1 lb. of sea scallops (4 or 5 per person) ¼…

Great Great Grandma Di Angelis’ Saffron Soup (serves 6)

Ingredients 1 small beef chuck roast 6 little peppercorns pinch of salt 3 carrots 2 parsnips (fresh) 2 parsley roots 2 stalks of celery a few celery leaves a pinch of saffron 4 potatoes Noodles of your choice – preferably from a special store/bakery Directions 1. Boil beef chuck roast, peppercorns and salt for about…

Classic Rice Krispie Treats (makes ~12 treats)

Ingredients 1/3 cup butter 6 cups of rice krispie treats 1 bag of marshmallows (about 45 large or 60 small) Directions 1. Coat a 9X13X2 inch pan with butter. 2. Measure out the krispies in a large bowl and open the bag of marshmallows (must be prepared to move quickly). 3. Melt the 1/3 cup…