Seitan & Mushroom Vegan Chili

  Adapted from VegetarianTimes.Com Ingredients 2 Tbsp             Olive Oil 1 large              Onion (About 2 Cups) 3 large              Garlic cloves, minced 1                      Chipotle Chili in adobo sauce, drained and minced 8 oz.                Baby Bella Mushrooms, finely chopped (1 ½ cups) 2-8 oz packages Seitan (3 cups) 3 Tbsp.            Tomato Paste 2 … Continued

Apple Crisp with Optional “Caramelized Sauce”

  Filling 5-7 firm, tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Golden Delicious, for example) 4 tablespoons organic brown rice syrup -OR- 2 tablespoons pure agave syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon Organic high-heat canola oil, pure grapeseed oil walnut oil, or other high heat oil   Topping 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, organic preferably (not instant) ½ … Continued

Pumpkin Cashew Cream Tart in Chocolate Almond-Flour Crust (Vegan)

Chocolate Almond Flour Crust 1¼       cup blanched almond flour 1/8       teaspoon sea salt ¼         teaspoon baking soda 2          tablespoons high-heat canola or grapeseed oil 2          tablespoons pure agave syrup 1          teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½         cup non-dairy, grain-sweetened chocolate chips (e.g.,              Sunspire) melted over low heat … Continued

Curried Veggie Soup with Beans

Pictured: Liz Gold, Registered Dietitian at The Block Center preparing the soup Ingredients Mirepoix (1 cup diced onion, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/2 cup diced carrots) 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1   12oz. can dice fire roasted tomatoes 1 cup cauliflower florets 2 Cups of various veggies you have in your fridge (zucchini, yellow squash, and … Continued

Looking for a fun dip for your upcoming party? We have just the thing! Homemade Pico de Gallo Salsa and Guacamole (Note: The amounts below are all estimations, you can add or subtract as you like for the taste you prefer.)   Pico de Gallo Ingredients: 6 or 7 medium Roma tomatoes, diced 4 Tbsp … Continued

Apple Pie with Caramelized Sauce Fruit Filling

  6-8 medium golden delicious or other baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 pinch sea salt 2 tablespoons pure agave nectar ½ teaspoon cinnamon In a large bowl, gently mix agave, cinnamon and pinch of sea salt with apple slices. Spoon apple slices into bottom crust. Roll out top crust between 2 sheets of … Continued

Wild Rice and Broccoli Recipe

Adapted From “The First Mess” Website   www.thefirstmess.com Broccoli salad with sprouted wild rice and citrusy avocado & basil dressing  serves: 6-8 special equipment: a blender for the dressing notes: the website said to “sprout” the rice by soaking it for a day or so, changing the water 3-4 times but I just went ahead a cooked it. I … Continued

Creamy Mushroom Soup

3                Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1                pound mushrooms (of your choice), sliced ½ to 1        teaspoon sea salt (or to taste) ¼               teaspoon pepper 1 ½            Tablespoon dry sake or white wine (optional) 1              large onion, chopped 4                cloves garlic, crushed 4½           cups Basic Vegetable … Continued

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1½       cups organic whole wheat pastry flour ½         cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) ½         teaspoon baking powder ½         teaspoon baking soda ¼         teaspoon sea salt 1          egg, from free-range hen, lightly beaten ½         cup brown rice syrup ½         cup pure agave syrup ½         cup high-heat canola oil OR non-hydrogenated buttery spread (Earth … Continued

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad 2                cups cooked black beans 1                stalk celery, diced (optional) ¼               cup chopped red onion 1                large fresh tomato, chopped 2                ears of corn, kernels removed (seasonal & optional) ¼               cup extra virgin olive oil 3                tablespoons brown rice vinegar 2                tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 1½             teaspoons prepared yellow mustard ¾              … Continued

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