Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup

Today’s meatless monday meal is a creamy dairy free soup you can literally whip up in minutes. Ingredients: 1 large organic apple 3 cups butternut squash -cubed 1 large onion 1 tablespoon coconut oil grated fresh ginger (use as much as you desire) tsp cayenne salt and pepper to taste 4 cups of organic veggie…

Unbelievable root vegetable salad

Unbelievable root vegetable salad*   Serves 4  Approx time: 10   Difficulty: easy Ingredients 3 fresh beetroots, different colours if possible, peeled 3 carrots, peeled 1 heart celery, with leaves ½ small radicchio, washed and dried 1 bunch radishes, topped and tailed 1 bulb fennel, herby tops reserved 1 grilled chilli dressing sea salt freshly ground black pepper Method…

Super Salad Saturday

Basic Green & Avocado Salad 1 bunch of Kale, or another type of green, washed and ripped into small pieces ½ lemon Olive oil Sea salt or real salt ½ Avocado Beets Cucumber Nuts You can use this preparation of greens to make any salad combination that you like.  After greens have been washed and…

2 Cooling Summer Salads

Here are two cooling summer salads that make for an amazing side dish at your next BBQ.  Bok Choy Apple Slaw Prep time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients: 6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, sliced 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds…

Detox Quinoa Salad – Meatless Monday

My beautiful friend and colleague, Robyn Youkilis created this amazing salad as part of  #saladfest2013. Today, I share it with you as a simple Meatless Monday Meal.     Detox Quinoa Salad Servings: 2-4 Time: 25 minutes 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 daikon radish, grated 2-4 carrots, grated ½ -1 cup micro greens or baby…

Summer Quinoa Salad

SUMMER QUINOA SALAD  Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 cup carrot 1 cup green beans 1 cup organic tomato 1 cup yellow squash 1 cup organic great northern bean (canned) 1/2 cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette 2 tbsps yellow mustard 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp black pepper Directions: 1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly until water runs clear and drain. Add quinoa and water to a…

Topical Summer Strawberry & Kale Salad

This hearty and nutritious kale salad rocks some summer flare with tropical flavors, like creamy cashews, toasted coconut, and sweet strawberries. Tropical Summer Salad:  Makes salad for two 1 bunch lacinato (dinosaur) kale or curly kale, ribs removed and leaves chopped into small bite-sized pieces (I prefer lacinato kale) 1 cup hulled and sliced organic…

Sesame Seed Soba Salad

 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon pine nuts 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons natural cane sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons shoyu,tamari, or soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons mirin 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Fine-grain sea salt 12 ounces soba noodles (usually one package) 12…

Green Summer Smoothie Recipes

This weekend I made some amazing new summer green smoothies that rocked my world. Obviously, I had to share them with you. These concoctions are deliciously hydrating and packed with vitamins, mineral and super foods making them perfect for a hot summer day.     All you need is a good BLENDER OR VITAMIX and…

Creamy Asparagus Soup – Dairy & Gluten Free!

  Spring is time for asparagus and with a bit of a chill in the air today I thought this Creamy Asparagus Soup* would make a great Meatless Monday meal. Creamy Asparagus Soup Tools: Large stock pot Blender Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, diced 1 bunch asparagus (about 25-30 stalks) 1 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil…