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Vegan Citrus Olive Oil Cupcakes

Delicious and easy to make. Can make this with either organic lemons or oranges Make sure the zest is organic. Make sure your baking soda and baking powder are not expired. Line 2 twelve cup muffin pans with cupcake paper liners. I used unbleached standard size, greaseproof paper cupcake liners from Amazon. The paper liners… Continue reading Vegan Citrus Olive Oil Cupcakes

Daily Smoothie

Trying to eat healthfully, one hears all this advice about healthy food. Eat this; it is good for that; this is an antioxidant and that is an anti-inflammatory, etc. It can be overwhelming. There are so many recommendations. I cannot eat this much food in a single day – too many calories. Why not put… Continue reading Daily Smoothie

Maltese Bruschetta

These are easy to make and such a unique delicious flavor. Fresh bread, sliced. Baguette is a nice size for appetizers. Toasted is optional for crunch. Ingredients: Mix equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar onto a bread size plate. Dip sliced baguette face down into mixture. Top the dipped side with a slice of… Continue reading Maltese Bruschetta

Fennel Potatoes

This is a family favorite. 6 potatoes, sliced 2 onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 quart vegetable broth olive oil fennel seeds Salt and pepper Peel and slice potatoes and onions. Place in a sauce pan. Add garlic. Sprinkle w fennel seeds, salt, and pepper. Pour in vegetable broth, enough to almost cover potatoes.… Continue reading Fennel Potatoes

Tasty Earth Friendly Chili

All of these portions can be customized to your own taste preferences. Serves 6-8. 2 1/2 cups of dried red kidney beans (Prepare in Instant Pot pressure cooker. You can also prepare with traditional method of soaking for several hours and boiling) 6 cups of vegetable broth * 1 cup raw coarse bulgar ** 1.5… Continue reading Tasty Earth Friendly Chili

Queer Eye Eggplant Dish

If you haven’t watched it already, Queer Eye is a Netflix series where 4 guys and a person AKA the Fab Five go around solving people’s life problems. In each episode, they coach someone who is stuck in their life, move on and thrive. Each of the Fab Five specializes in different life topics that… Continue reading Queer Eye Eggplant Dish

Natural Immune Boosting Ideas

It is a preventive so you do this before you get sick Raw Garlic (as Toum*) Ginger (tea). Also ginger pieces boiled with scallions as a tea* Chrysanthemum tea Pineapple ( I can only handle a piece a day. Too much Bromelain can cause canker sores) Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms cooked (These are the easiest… Continue reading Natural Immune Boosting Ideas

Green Tea Instant Oatmeal

Thaw out berries in a covered glass container in fridge. Keeps for a few days. Make a cup green tea with hot water. Steep for 3-4 minutes. Put Oatmeal in a bowl. Add the hot green tea. The amount of tea you use will be determined by how thick you like your oatmeal. Top with… Continue reading Green Tea Instant Oatmeal

How to make “decaf” Tea

Add your tea bag to hot water. Wait 30 seconds. Pour that water out and add fresh hot water to bag. Steep for another 3 and half minutes. When tea is steeped for more than 4 minutes total, the oxalates start to leach out. Oxalates are associated with renal stones. Now I don’t have any… Continue reading How to make “decaf” Tea

Baked Tofu Bowl as Main Dish

Topped with Kim Chi and Asian Pickled Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach This recipe is for the Baked Tofu. The bowl is filled with Brown Rice, then topped with Seasoned Tommy’s Sweet Potatoes from Costco, Spinach, Pickled Veggies, Baked Tofu recipe is below. To keep it low carb, you can skip the rice and use a… Continue reading Baked Tofu Bowl as Main Dish

Honey Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 5 tbsp raw honey, 1/4 tsp salt. One squeeze of lemon, 1/2 cup Cacao powder 14 oz soft Tofu- put into a food processor or blender  Coconut oil 2 tsp Coconut milk  3-6 tbsp Vanilla 1 -2 tsp 18 Raspberries and Fresh Mint leaves to decorate Prep: Blend all the ingredients… Continue reading Honey Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Sauté Spinach and Onions

Side dish for 6 Ingredients: 1 small or 1/2 large onion, chopped 1-2 tsp garlic, chopped 1 tsp ginger, grated 2 tbsp Avocado oil 1 – 16 oz bag of frozen organic spinach 1/2 cup Vegetable broth or 1 tsp Vegan Bouillon Squeeze of lemon or sprinkle of apple cider vinegar Salt and Pepper Prep:… Continue reading Sauté Spinach and Onions

Valentine Almond Cookies

This is a recipe from the Island of Malta. You can shape them into Hearts and decorate with a Maraschino Cherry (Whole Foods has sans food coloring). These cookies have 2 versions: vegan and traditional with egg whites. Bake @ 400F for 8-10 mins. Makes 84 x 2inch round cookies Ingredients: 4 cups ground almonds… Continue reading Valentine Almond Cookies

Easy Dinners in Bowls

This meal’s prep time is not 10 mins but around 25 mins with some pre-planning. Pre planning –> Make ahead: Miso dressing (See Sept 2017 blog for recipe or way down at bottom of this recipe) and set up rice cooker with brown rice. Turn on rice cooker few hours before guests arrive. Serving a whole… Continue reading Easy Dinners in Bowls

Easy Vegan Dinner #2

This dinner takes about 10 mins to make. Needs to get these ingredients together from Trader Joe’s and some basics from Costco. Prepare Carrots as per package but bake convection oven at 400deg for about 8 mins to brown carrots. Then Microwave covered for about 2 minute to soften (depends on wattage of your microwave).… Continue reading Easy Vegan Dinner #2

Easy Vegan Dinner #1

  You can make this in 10 mins- I was at Costco and bought these 3 things- Potato and Spinach Pierogies, Korean Gondre Herb Rice and precooked Beets   I pan fried the Pierogies with avocado oil over medium heat, covered, 4 minutes on each side with a splash of water in the last minute… Continue reading Easy Vegan Dinner #1

Curry Vegan Burgers

Makes about 4-6 burgers. Ingredients  1 can of green jackfruit, drained and rinsed 1 L of vegetable broth 1/3 Cup Chickpea/Garbanzo Flour (Sprouts or Indian grocery store) 1/3  Cup chopped red onions 1 tsp of grated Ginger 2 tsp minced Garlic 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped 1 tsp of Curry powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp… Continue reading Curry Vegan Burgers

Vegan Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens

My motto for cooking: healthy, simple, fast, plus delicious. Menu Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens Spanish Rice Avocado (right now in California, Avocados are everywhere) Dark Chocolate Tequila Strawberries (Fondue optional) The trick is to have a dish that looks like this. Any food served in this heart shaped dish will be “Valentine’s” appropriate. Main… Continue reading Vegan Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens

Try this Miso Paste

I bought this at my local Korean Grocery store. 99 Ranch Market may have too.  It tastes pretty good. *Although miso is high in salt (risk factor for stomach cancer and high blood pressure), the anticancer and antihypertensive effects of soy may counter the effects of the salt. *The How Not To Die Cookbook by Michael… Continue reading Try this Miso Paste

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