A healthy and delicious whole wheat bread braided and then topped with six different seeds. Can you guess them all from the photo above?
The house was filled with the scent of sage, yams, and thyme as this soup cooked. It smelled delicious, and tasted even better. My wife and I gobbled it up and went back for seconds. Maybe make a double batch, so you can bring some for lunch.
I used to love eating fruit rollups as a kid. The problem is they are filled with a lot more than fruit including things I didn’t want to eat like the added chemicals and sugar. It turns out making them at home is easy. I thought a dehydrated was required, but it is easier done in an oven.
Do you like chocolate and strawberries? Like smoothies? You will love this one. I was in the mood for something chocolate, but wanted to to be healthy. This smoothie was created. Let me know if you make it.
Since reading about Amaranth a few weeks ago, I have been eager to try it out. It is a very nutritious grain*. It has lots of protein, fiber, and amino acids. It’s very tasty too!
I was inspired to make this rice after reading several recipes about making meals in a rice maker. We both really love the flavor of this dish. The salsa was such an easy way to add a lot of flavor to the rice. Did I mention it was really easy too? Less than five minutes of prep time. Next time I will try adding some pinto beans.
This whole wheat bread is dense and full of flavor. It is also easy to make with the bread machine. It’s delicious plain or with a nut butter like peanut butter. If you want to take it up a notch, try apple butter on top!
I love banana bread, so I intentionally buy more bananas than I can eat in a week, so I have some left over to make this tasty bread. The bread is moist and delicious. I used to hate nuts in my bread, but have grown to love them. The walnuts provide a healthy crunch. What’s your favorite extra in banana bread?
I used to make these when I was a kid. They are a great way to take advantage of almost stale or stale tortillas rather than throwing them out. A few minutes in the oven turns them into a delicious, crunchy treat.
Groundnut stew is a delicious and thick stew which is peanut based. It is an extremely common dish in Ghana and the surrounding countries in Africa. I had never had food from West Africa until I made this. It was great!
My wife loves Alfredo sauce, so when I discovered how delicious and versatile cashew cream could be I knew what I had to do. This sauce has all of the flavor of a dairy based Alfredo, but with 75% less saturated fat. The texture of this sauce is smooth, thick, and it clings to the noodles well. Did I mention it is also really tasty?
This soup is thick and hearty thanks to a secret ingredient -- cashew cream. The carrot and ginger flavors are both prominent. The Italian parsley is a beautiful compliment to the soup both in color and flavor. So very tasty!
Cashew cream is an amazing thing. It is thick and flavorful and can be used in so many recipes. I believe it originally came from the raw food movement, and is a better replacement to dairy cream. No cholesterol and less fat with a rich flavor.
If you haven’t tried tempeh yet, you really should. It is tasty and nutritious. One our favorite kinds is Lightlife Organic Garden Veggie Tempeh. One of these days we’ll get adventurous and make our own, but for now we’ll keep buying it at the co-op.
This sorbet tastes as amazing as it looks. It is also quick and easy to make – only three ingredients! This is my new favorite sorbet made with the vita-mix. Thanks to the generous amounts of strawberries, the texture is thick and smooth. The lime’s tanginess works well with the tart/sweetness from the strawberries. We opted not to add sweetener. If you like it sweet, add a few tablespoons of agave.
I love roasting veggies. It is an easy way to get something really tasty without a lot of effort. It is also a great way to use a lot of veggies before they start to go bad.
Kabsa or Kabseh is a rice dish similar to biryani. It is commonly regarded as the national dish in Saudi Arabia and very popular in the other Persian Gulf states such as Bahrain and Kuwait. This is my interpretation of Kabsa for the “Cook Around the Globe” challenge – Arabian Peninsula. Be adventurous and try this recipe!
I had been craving pancakes for a few days, and when I saw a tweet about making pancakes I knew what I had to do – pancakes for dinner! I looked around the internet for recipes and found a couple that I combined to create these. They are surprisingly fluffy for being 100% whole wheat.
This really hit the spot tonight. Hashbrowns are great by themselves, but with the salsa the taste has more depth. It is spicy and savory with crisp hashbrowns and small pieces of left over vegan tenders. Just before it finishes cooking on the griddle, add hot salsa. Then cook for a few more minutes until crispy again. My wife couldn’t believe I only added salsa. She thought for sure I added lots of spices. Sometimes simple is the best solution. I love how the house smells like salsa and hashbrowns now. Tasty!
I made this breakfast for my wife this morning. She is so spoiled! I started with some hashbrowns on the skillet. After the hashbrowns cooked, I drained a can of black beans and mixed in some salsa. I cooked those on the same skillet until the liquid was gone. Served with some watermelon and asian pear with a glass of fresh orange juice to wash it down. Tasty!
This is my entry for the September The Recipe Redux. The theme this month is "Dressing for Success" - condiments, spreads, and salad dressings. The goal is to make a regular recipe more healthy by incorporating more whole foods, less saturated fat, etc.
I originally saw this bread via a tweet from VeganPatriot talking about a recipe on happyherbivore. VeganPatriot had modified it to work in his bread machine. It sounded really delicious. I went straight to the store and bought some rosemary, and set about making it myself.
The temperature has come down and the farmer’s markets are bursting with tasty veggies. A perfect time to roast with the oven. This recipe takes a few minutes of prep and a while to bake, but while baking the whole house will smell great!
This smoothie is tasty and refreshing. The four berries compliment each other nicely and the yogurt adds a subtle creaminess. The carrots and flaxseed are hidden by the other flavors; I added them for extra nutrition.
When thinking of summer and fruit, a tasty watermelon comes to mind dripping with juice. They usually come in red as you are probably imaging right now, but did you know they also come in yellow and white? I’ve never seen white, that would be neat!
We used to buy Gardein crispy tenders at Costco before they quit carrying them. The local co-op still has them though. We like them as a quick dinner when we were feeling lazy and don’t want to cook. They bake in the oven in about twenty minutes and come out nice and crispy. 100% vegan. They are made from soy and grains like quinoa, amaranth, and kamut.
My wife loves to make this vegan soup or variations of it. It is a quick way to get something hot and tasty. This particular soup was very fragrant and filled the house with the delicious chipotle smell.
This recipe is quick, easy, and healthy; it only takes about 10 minutes. Did I mention it was tasty? We never have any leftovers. My wife says it is “hearty and hits the spot.” I agree. It goes well with some fresh bread. I used the vita-mix to make this, but you could also make it with a regular blender and the stove.