Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes

Prep time: 25 min   Cook time: 18 min  Total time: 43 min  Serves: 12    INGREDIENTS 8 cups bread cubes (about 1 loaf)  3 tablespoons butter  1 medium onion, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1.5 cups celery, diced  1 teaspoon thyme  1 teaspoon rosemary  salt and pepper to taste  1 egg  2 ½ - 3 cups vegetable broth  oil for greasing muffin tin   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spread bread cubes out on baking sheet. Bake until toasted (about 10-15 minutes)....

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie with Coconut Almond Crust

Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 1 hour 10 min   Total time: 1 hour 20 min    INGREDIENTS Crust  ¼ cup coconut oil, melted  ¼ cup honey (or sub maple syrup)  1 cup almond meal  1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut  ½ teaspoon sea salt  ½ teaspoon baking soda    Filling  2 pounds purple yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds (about 4 cups worth)  ¾ cup canned coconut milk (not low fat)  ½ cup maple syrup  1 ½ tablespoons tapioca starch  1...

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Midday Magic Smoothie

Midday Magic – Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie

  My favorite midday smoothie to give me a second burst of energy and make it through the busy day is this Midday Magic - Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie. Blue Majik has been making its way into cold-pressed juices, protein powders and even lattes - but what is it? Blue green algae is the very first protein and most ancient food on our planet. At the...

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BRANDIED APPLE CAKE WITH FIGS AND WALNUTS

Brandied Apple Cake with Figs and Walnuts

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 min Serves: Makes one 9-inch cake INGREDIENTS ¾ cup dried Mission figs, diced ¼ cup brandy ¾ cup unsalted butter, plus more for pan 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed 2 large eggs 4 cups tart apples, peeled...

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Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter    Prep time: 1 hour 5 min  Total time: 1 hour 5 min  Serves: 2 ½ cups      INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups fresh roasted pumpkin  1 ½ cups walnuts, toasted  ½ teaspoon cinnamon  ¼ teaspoon ginger  ¼ teaspoon nutmeg  ¼ teaspoon ground cloves  sprinkle of salt  1 teaspoon maple syrup  DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in the order listed in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and well combined, about 1-3 minutes.    ** Notes:  To roast pumpkin,...

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Blushing Gazpacho Soup

Enjoy this hydrating soup during the summer season! Blushing Summer Gazpacho Serves: 6 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (2-3 large), cored 4 cups cubed seedles watermelon (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 small cucumber, peeled and cored 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon amino acid 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) 1/2 teaspoon se salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup lightly...

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Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce

A refreshing summer take on a lunchtime wrap. Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce Prep time:  20 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 4-6   Ingredients Veggie Wraps 12 coconut wrappers 2 small avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges each 4 cups kelp noodles 4 cups zoodles (zucchini noodles cut on an inspiralizer) 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 6 green onions cut into...

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Benefits of Wakame during Pregnancy

Wakame is the perfect food for women during pregnancy. Start eating this early in your pregnancy or even while planning, to build levels of folic acid that are critical in the early development of the fetus. In addition, iron found in wakame  balances mom's energy, while the calcium and magnesium provide extra nutrients to baby without absorbing them from mommy's bones. What is Wakame: Wakame is an edible...

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Kale and Cauliflower Cleansing Soup

Looking for an easy mid-summer cleanse? I like a mini-reboot after margaritas by the pool, airplane food, and summer brunches. If you notice sluggish digestion or afternoon bloat, it may be time for a few days of foods that are easy to digest, cleanse toxicity and rebalance your nutrients. Add this soup to your meal plan this week to increase vitamins, minerals, and digestive cleansing...

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