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Monthly archive for November 2011

Tofu Whipped Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes 1 package silken tofu 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter Directions Blend all ingredients into a blender or food processor until smooth. Place in fridge to chill.    

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Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Yields: 8 servings  2 pomegranates (seeds only) 1 10 oz bag of high quality organic dark chocolate Directions Melt chocolate on stove. Mix in pomegranate seeds until fully covered in chocolate. Spoon out in droppings onto a parchment lined

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Basic Aduki Beans

Prep Time:10 minutes Cooking Time:70 minutes Yields:4 servings 1 cup aduki beans 5-inch piece kombu 4 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon sea salt Directions Wash beans. Place kombu and aduki beans in a pot. Cover with water at 2 inches above the level of the

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables 4-6 servings 1 sweet potato 2 parsnips 2 carrots 2 turnips 1 large rutabaga 1 daikon radish (or substitute/add in your favorites, like squash, pumpkin) 1 large onion/garlic 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper 1 green pepper 1-2 fresh tomatoes 1-2 tablespoon grape seed

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2011-10-17 Get Slow

Get Slow Pretty much everyone feels there just are not enough hours in a day. We rush through the day, running here and there, and end up exhausted. Somehow our days full of duties, obligations and busy-ness have become a part of our lives. We spend our

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Cream of Broccoli

5 cups water or stock 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli 1 small onion diced 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice or, leftover unflavored oatmeal Barley or white miso Directions Bring water or soup sock to a boil and add diced broccoli stems and onion. Cover and simmer

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Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp

Topping Ingredients: 1 cup low fat granola 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed) 1/4 cup butter (chilled butter or stick, cut into small pieces) 7 cups apples (diced peeled apples about 3 pounds) all one kind or a combination of different kinds of

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Green Bean Casserole

1 pound fresh green beans 1 can low sodium cream of mushroom soup 2-3 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped 1 cup onions chopped 2 egg whites, scrambled 3/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs Directions Steam or boil the green beans in the

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Avocado Dip

Ingredients: 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt or soy yogurt 1 diced tomato 1/2 red onion chopped dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and crushed pepper corns Directions: Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato,

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Squash Soup?

Ingredients: 1 Acorn Squash Peeled, cubed 1 Butternut Squash, Peeled, cubed 3 large organic carrots, peeled 1 large onion, peeled, quartered 1 Box Organic chicken or vegetable broth 1 Tbsp grape seed oil 1 Granny Smith and 1 Honey Crisp Apple, peeled and cored Optional: Fresh Ginger

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