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

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 Canola oil, high heat, or pure grapeseed oil or other   Topping 2          cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) ½         cup organic whole wheat pastry flour … Continued

Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo

Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo                                                    Serves 4 Adapted from http://www.jessainscough.com/2014/04/foodie-friday-angela-liddon/ Ingredients 4 c                   cauliflower 2 c                   spinach 1 c                   baby portabella mushrooms, sliced ½ c                  peas ½ tbsp             extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp              minced garlic ½ cup              unsweetened and un-flavored almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice) … Continued

Mediterranean-Style Quinoa Salad

2                      cups cooked quinoa (preferably cooked in vegetable stock, cooled to room temperature) 4                      green onions, chopped ½                     cup chopped fresh fennel (bulb and fronds, optional) ½                     red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped ¼                     cup sliced black olives, such as Kalamata (optional) 3                      tablespoons minced fresh parsley 2 -3                  tablespoons … Continued

Strawberry Peach Tart

Strawberry Peach Tart                                                         4-6 servings Adapted from http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/08/14/rustic-strawberry-peach-tart/ Ingredients FILLING 2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, sliced (not frozen) 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (not frozen) 2 Tablespoons agave 1 teaspoon vanilla extract CRUST 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (careful not to overmeasure) 3 Tablespoons agave 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted vegan … Continued

Oatmeal Chocolate Chews

These cookies are treats filled with tricks to make them healthy. Oats are a good source of Beta Glucans, a key nutrient in boosting immune function. All-purpose flour has been replaced with whole-wheat pastry flour, a light, whole-grain alternative. The cookies are naturally sweetened with Agave Nectar and some of the fat has been replaced … Continued

Antipasto Avocado Cucumber Salad

Antipasto Avocado Cucumber Salad                                   Serves 4          Ingredients 2                      cucumbers, lightly peeled and quartered 1                      haas avocado, ripe, diced 1 can (12oz)    chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1                      shallot, diced fine ½ lemon          juice, squeezed litghtly ¼ c                  cilantro, chopped fine 1 clove             garlic, minced 1 tbsp              white wine vinegar Salt and pepper … Continued

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