Recipes

3 Bean soup topped with garlicky chard

Yield: 6-8 servings

Time: 2 hours - Note dried beans were used in this recipe. However, canned beans work as well and cuts the cooking time tremendously.

Ingredients:

1 cup each of the following beans: Cannellini, red kidney, and pinto

1 chopped white onion (medium size)

4 large garlic cloves for beans

1 large chopped celery stalk

1 finely chopped carrots

herbs: Fresh basil and lemon thyme (finely chopped)

Spike or Himalayan salt

Preparation: Bean Soup

Soak beans over night

Rinse soaked beans in cold water several times

Add olive oil, in a large pot and saute onions, garlic, celery and carrots

Add spike or choice of seasoning

Add soaked beans

Add enough water to cover beans, approx. 3 - 4 cups

Stir and mix well

Cook on a medium heat until tender

Check on occasionally, and add more water if necessary

Saute garlicky chard

Ingredients

2 large bunches of chard

4-5 garlic (depends on your taste - use less or more)

Wash leaves in a sink or large bowl until free of grit

Drain and pat dry.

Fold each leaf in half lengthwise, cut out hard vein

Stack a few trimmed leaves; roll up tightly lis a cigar

Slice across to form ribbons

put a small amount of olive oil in a heated wok

stir fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the chard is a bright green

Add 1/2 of the garlic

Salt to taste (himalayan pink salt)

Place on top of cooked bean soup and serve

Note: Himalayan salt come from ancient seabeds in the Himalayan mountain. Their pink color comes from their rich iron content also rich in minerals.

Roasted Veggies

Yield: 4-6 servings

Time: 30 minutes to 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 medium size Sweet potatoes

1 small head of Cauliflower

1 small bunch of broccoli rabe

1 small white onions

approx. 7 Garlic cloves

Yellow and green squash (cut thick slices)

1 small bunch asparagus (keep whole)

1 small bunch of String beans (cut knobby ends, and leave whole)

1/3 cup Olive & Avocado oil combined(not 1/3 each)

small bunch of Fresh Rosemary, lemon thyme & oregano, finely sliced

1pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

1 pinch Himalayan Salt (suit to taste)

approx. 1/4 cup or less Tamari sauce (suit to taste)

Preparation: Set your oven at 450

Peel and steam sweet potatoes until semi soft, make sure not to overcook, you want to be able to cut into nice size chunks, yet the sweet potatoes should be done. Once cooked set aside to cool, this will make it easier to cut into cubes.

remove the stem from the cauliflower, and break the very large florets into medium-large size.

Cut one small onion in half

Peel garlic bulb and separate each clove (approx. 7 - 8 garlic cloves), leave skin on garlic cloves (makes for a juicy tasting garlic) peel once done.

In a large bowl, add all vegetables, oils, fresh herbs, tamari sauce,mix well with your hands. This wonderful mixing process should take at least 3-5 minutes. Remember you’re putting your love energy into your food, so massage your veggies well, this also helps with making sure your veggies well coated.

Next add your cubed sweet potato cubes in and mix well with other veggies

lightly oil your cookie sheet and evenly spread your roasted veggies on a cookie sheet

Place in your heated oven and cook for about 30-40 minutes or when the veggies have your desired texture.

So that your veggies can be crispy on both sides, stir the veggies around halfway through the cooking process. Once out of the oven press garlic (loosen skin around each clove)

Vegan watercress avocado sandwich

Ingredients:

1 bunch fresh watercress

1 ripe avocado

1 large heirloom tomato

2 slices of toasted ezekiel bread (low sodium)

1/4 - 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds

~1 tbsp grape-seed mayo

~ 1.5 tbsp avocado oil

1 tsp sherry vinegar

1 tsp low sodium tamari sauce

Preparation: Sandwich

Chop watercress

peel, pit & smash avocado

slice tomato

Preparation: Black sesame seed oil dressing

Blend the avocado oil, black sesame seeds & sherry vinegar, and tamari sauce (can whisk or combine with folk)

Spread black seed oil dressing all the way to the edges on one slice of toasted bread

Spread the grape seed mayo all the way to the edges on the another slice of toasted bread

Spread the avocado on the slice of bread with mayo

Place the watercress on the slice of bread with the sesame seeds

Place the tomatoes on top of the watercress

Put the 2 slices of bread together, cut, put on a plate and garnish place with your favorite: olives, celery slices, colorful peppers, fresh basil…

Recipes -

  Coconut Curry Fish stew (I USED ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS)

2 White onions  

5 large garlic cloves

2 cans diced tomatoes or 2 cups freshly diced tomatoes

2 cans organic coconut milk

1 sliced poblano pepper

1 yellow, 1 orange, 1 red medium sized pepper chopped

1/2 bunch flat parsley

1 quart of vegetable broth

1 salmon head or 1 pound of chopped salmon

3 small cod filet fish chopped

1 bag sweet peas

1 bag sweet corn

1.5 cup green bean chopped (string beans)

1.5 cups gazebo beans

approx. 4 tablespoons olive oil (line bottom of pan)

Spices: himalayan salt, pepper, turmeric, lemon grass, red curry

Preparation:

In a large pot sautéed onions and peppers (do not let brown)

Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, tomatoes, fish, sweet peas, corn, string beans, and gazebo beans

stir ingredients and bring to a boil add sliced or pressed garlic cloves

lower heat once boiling and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours

add spices (suit to taste)

Serve in bowls topped with fresh parsley

Baked apples and pears  

6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

5 large pears, people, cored and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup stevia (may substitute with maple or barley syrup)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

TOPPING

1 1/4 cups oats

1/2 cup crushed graham crackers

1/2 cups walnuts, almonds or pecans (your choice & optional)

1/3 cup date sugar  

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon powder ginger

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  Lightly oil a 9x3 inch baking dish

3.  Prepare the fruit base: in a large mixing bowl, combine apples, pears and lemon juice

4.  In a medium size bowl mix, maple syrup, vanilla flavoring, cinnamon and nutmeg

5.  Sprinkle maple syrup mixture over apples and pears tossing to coat.

Prepare topping:  

6.  In a large bowl crush oats graham crackers, date sugar and nuts (finely crushed)

8.  Add spices to oat and graham cracker mixture

8.  Crumble mixture evenly over the apples and pear mixture

9.  Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the crumble topping is golden brownServe

10. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream (if vegan serve over coconut vanilla or soy ice cream)

arugula and spinach salad served with sliced avocado

1 cup arugula leaves chopped

1 cup fresh chopped spinach or favorite salad green

1 chopped tomato

2 hearts of palm chopped (or chopped artichokes)

1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

2 tablespoon grated vegan parmesan cheese

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil

1 sliced avocado

Preparation

In a small bowl whisk olive oil & fresh lemon juice set aside and combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl

Add drive oil mixture and toss

Serve on a plate and garnish with sliced avocado slices

Juice and smoothie receipts

Detox Cucumber juice

1 large cucumber

1 green apple

1 lemon, peeled and deseed

1 ginger root (1/2 or less size of your thumb)

fresh dill (optional)

Celery cucumber juice

4 celery stalks

1 lemon

1 green apple

1 ginger root

The blood sugar buster: Bitter Mellon

Juice 2 large bitter melons - that’s it

bitter mellon is the most bitter of all fruits and vegetables, you may not be able to stomach the taste.

Note: According to diabetes.co.uk bitter mellon contains 4 ingredients that help lower blood glucose levels - lectin, charantin, vicine and polypetide-p.

Caution:“NYU Langone medical center states that bitter melon is so potent that when combined with medication may reduce blood sugar too much that it can fall to dangerously low levels.

Green juice with bitter melon

1/2 cucumber

1 green apple

1/2 bitter melon

2 ribs of celery

1/2 geen pepper

 Almond berry milkshape

2 cups almond milk

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup frozen cherries

1 large frozen ripe banana (pre-sliced)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 pitted dates (optional) used a a sweetener

Combine all ingredients together until smooth

Serves 4-5

STRAWBERRY-KIWI SMOOTHIE

1cup frozen strawberries (approx. 5-6 medium-large frozen strawberries) 

1 ripe banana, sliced

1 kiwifruit sliced

1 1/4 cups cold apple juice

1 1/2 clover honey or agave

Combine all ingredients together and add sweetener of your choice

Serves 3-4

COCOA NUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE

1 1/4 cup cold almond milk

1 frozen banana (pre sliced)

1 1/2 tbsp peanut or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cocoa powder

clover honey, or agave sweeten to desired taste

1/2 tsp shredded coconut

1/2 cup ice (optional)

*Hibiscus ice tea

1/2 cup of dried hibiscus flowers

5 cups of water

orange and lemon slices

1/2 cup fresh strawberries or blueberries

honey, agave, or maple syrup (sweeten to taste)

Set a pot of water on the stove to boil

Put the dried hibiscus flowers into  boiling water

Leave the tea to sit for 5 minutes or more depending on how strong you like it (taste after 5 minutes)

Let tea sit until room temperature and strain

Add lemon & orange slices and fresh berries and sweetener

Garnish your glass with mint leaves

*HOW TO FREEZE BANANAS

1.  Start with ripe banana (brown spots on peel, they're more favorable, sweeter) 

Peel bananas

2.  Slice them into 1-2 inch chunks (smaller pieces are easier on your blender)

3.  Arrange the slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze.

Note:  if you decide you'd like to just put the banana slices into a freezer bag before freezing

they will freeze into brick of banana chunks they'll need to be chipped apart before using.  

4.  Once banana slices are frozen, transfer to freezer-safe bags. Separate them into individual bags that hold just enough banana chunks for a smoothie, eliminating guesswork or measuring needed.  

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Almond berry milkshake

Almond berry milkshake

Roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables