Easy Slow Cooker Refried Beans

You don’t have to soak these dried beans overnight! Ingredients: 1 onion, peeled and halved 2 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed ½ fresh jalapeno or other hot pepper, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced ¾ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper One big pinch of cumin 6 cups water Instructions Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on high for 8 hours or … [Read more...]

Summer Corn Salsa!

Ingredients: 2 cobs of organic corn (steamed, grilled or raw), cut off the cob* (about 2 cups) 1 red pepper (grilled or raw), sliced into 1/2 inch cubes 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil sea salt, cayenne, and/or hot sauce to taste Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl, toss and store in the fridge. This … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Macaroons

Ingredients: 1 banana, finely mashed 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)* 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 6 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted 1.5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional) small pinch of fine grain sea salt, to taste Directions: 1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the banana until most of the clumps are … [Read more...]

Almond Crusted Chicken Breast

Ingredients: ½ cup unsalted almonds (I used almond flour, so I didn’t use a food processor.  I also added about 2 tablespoons of a natural bbq sauce to make up for the dryness.) 1 garlic clove ½ teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon paprika (optional) 2½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved (4 pieces total) Directions: Make a coarse … [Read more...]

Magical Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam

Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste (or other liquid sweetener) 2 tbsp chia seeds 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract Directions: 1. In a medium-sized non-stick pot, bring the blueberries and 3 tbsp of maple syrup to a low boil. Stir frequently, and reduce heat to low-medium to simmer for about 5 minutes. Lightly mash the blueberries with a potato … [Read more...]

Edamame Hummus

Ingredients: 1 (500g) bag frozen shelled edamame (equal to 3 cups thawed/drained) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup tahini (stir well before measuring) 2-4 tbsp water, to thin as needed (I used 3T) 1/2-1 tsp fine grain sea salt, or to taste (I used 3/4 tsp) 1/4 tsp ground coriander seeds, optional 1/8th tsp cayenne pepper, optional To garnish: smoked … [Read more...]

Ultimate Energery Bar

Today's recipe is a "build your own" type recipe.  We have given you a list of different substitutes below for you to create your very own Ultimate Energy Bar.  Feel free to let us know your creation!  If you scroll all the way to the bottom, Christine has given 3 example recipes! Ingredients: 1-pound can of beans, drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked beans) ½ cup binder ¼ cup … [Read more...]

Zucchini Pesto

Ingredients: 4 oz. basil 1 1/2 cups olive oil 4 cloves garlic 2 zucchini 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese salt to taste Directions: All you have to do is toss all of these ingredients into a food processor and blend it until it is smooth. … [Read more...]

Savory-Sweet Apple Salad

Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt 1/3 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup celery, chopped 2 cups apples, cut into bite-sized pieces Instructions Combine all ingredients except for celery and apples in a large bowl. Add celery and apples and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to … [Read more...]

Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich

Ingredients 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed, sliced 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 cup vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium … [Read more...]