Creamy Avocado Pasta

Ingredients: 1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted 1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish 1-3 garlic cloves, to taste (I used 3 and it was super garlicky, but if you are not a big fan of garlic use 1 clove) 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste ~1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (probably optional) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta (I used 3oz of spelt and 3 oz of Kamut … [Read more...]

7 Salad Dressings

-1- Creamy Homemade Caesar Ingredients: One egg yolk at room temperature (very important it is not cold!) 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp mustard or mustard powder 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed 2 teaspoons Worcestershire 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese salt, pepper and spices to taste. How to Make It: Whisk egg … [Read more...]

Applesauce Cookies!

Ingredients: 1 cup flour (spelt worked well) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup your favorite nuts (I used flax seed) 1 cup quick oats (not instant oatmeal) 1 cup raisins 1 cup applesauce 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I did not have any and they turned out great!!) Directions Preheat the oven to 375 … [Read more...]

Kale Slaw

Ingredients 4-6 very large leaves of kale, washed and spun dry 1 garlic clove, peeled and pressed through a garlic press 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from around half a lemon) 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or half as much table salt) freshly grated parmesan (optional) a handful of coarsely chopped walnuts (around 1/3 of a cup), toasted at 350 for 5 … [Read more...]

Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Chips

Please note: - Recipe serves 10 - Serving size: About 8 chips and 1/3 cup salsa - Calories: 119 per serving For tortilla crisps: 8 whole-wheat tortillas 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon For fruit salsa: 3 cups diced fresh fruit, such as apples, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, grapes, mangos, peaches or other fresh fruit 2 tablespoons sugar-free jam, any … [Read more...]

Detox Salad

Did you have too many Easter treats this past weekend?  This is a great way to recuperate! Ingredients: 2 heads broccoli (1 bunch), stems removed 1 head cauliflower, stems removed 2.5 cups shredded carrots 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup currants 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup raisins 4-6 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste kosher salt, pepper to taste (1/4-1/2 tsp … [Read more...]

Healthy Crockpot Banana Bread Quinoa

Ingredients 1-½ whole Banana 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 2 Tablespoons Chopped Walnuts or Flax Seed 1 cup Quinoa ½ cups Low Sugar Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Coffee Creamer (Coffee Mate) (Says you could use light cream and 1 ½ tbp cinnamon, I used canned coconut milk.) ½ cups Low Fat Milk 1 cup Water 1-½ Tablespoon Melted Butter ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract Preparation … [Read more...]

Need a Little Taste of Summer?

Ingredients: 3 cups watermelon puree (seedless if possible) 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced 1 peach or nectarine, diced small handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped Directions: Cut the watermelon into chunks and then puree it in a blender until smooth. Set aside. Set out about 1 dozen popsicle molds (amount needed … [Read more...]

Red Potato Colcannon with Some Bread Pudding!

RECIPE #1: Healthier Bread Pudding Ingredients: 6 slices day-old whole wheat  bread 1/2 cup raisins (optional) 1 large apple, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups low-fat milk 1/2 cup white sugar  (I’m going to try organic coconut sugar!  They have it at Zehrs in the organic section!) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla … [Read more...]

Spinach-Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce

Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, reduced-fat or whole 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper Quinoa Cakes: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 ounces chopped baby spinach 2 … [Read more...]