How to Assemble a Hearty Salad

The wonderful thing about making a salad is that it's a relaxed, stress-free way of cooking, with endless possibilities for customization. Here are some steps to consider to build a great salad every time! 1. Pick your leading vegetables Do you have any vegetables in your fridge that should be used up? If you're going shopping, think about what's cheap, in season and abundant in the shops and markets. Here are some ways to use your principal vegetable: Raw and shaved with a speed peeler … [Read more...]

Sleepytime Tea

Materials needed: A teapot (electric or stovetop) Your favorite mug or teacup A tea infuser Ingredients: 3 parts chamomile 2 parts peppermint 1 part lavender 1 part catnip Water Steps: Combine and lightly mix herbs in a bowl. Boil water on the stove. Place 1 tablespoon of tea in a tea infuser. Place infuser in the mug, and fill the mug with hot water. Let your tea steep for at least 5 minutes before removing the infuser. Enjoy your warm cup … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Popped Quinoa

Ingredients: Quinoa Olive Oil Seasonings of choice  Instructions: 1. Rinse quinoa with cold water using a fine mesh strainer. 2. Spread the rinsed quinoa on a baking sheet and put in the oven on the lowest setting, stirring occasionally until dry. 3. Place a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat. 4. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and swirl to cover the bottom of the pot. 5. Add 3 Tbsp. of the rinsed quinoa and cover the bottom of the pot evenly. 6. Place lid over pot and quinoa will … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Zuchinni Lasagna

Ingredients: 2 large zucchini 1 egg 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: 1. Prepare your favorite spaghetti or marinara sauce; set aside. 2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a deep 9x13 inch baking pan. 3. Shred zucchini using box grater or food processer. Using a clean … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Superfood Seed Crackers

Ingredients: 2 cups flax seeds 1/4 cup chia seeds Filtered water 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds 1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds 1/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds 1/8 cup dried goji berries 1 pear 1 tsp. stevia 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup 100% cherry juice Instructions: Pour flax and chia seeds into a large bowl. Add 6 cups of filtered water and soak overnight. Add more water if the mixture seems stiff. The resulting mixture should have a pudding-like consistency. Dice pear and … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Roesmary Garlic Eggplant Chips

Ingredients: 2 baby eggplants 1 Tbsp rosemary (fresh or dried) 1 clove of garlic– minced 3 Tbsp olive oil Salt Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper Cut eggplant in 1/2 cm slices Lay the eggplant in a single layer on baking sheet(s) and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for up to an hour to leach out water before baking. Use a towel to absorb any additional water. Mix olive oil, garlic, and chopped rosemary in a small … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Roasted Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes 6 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 small yellow onions 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 quart chicken stock 2 bay leaves 4 Tbsp. butter salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup heavy cream (optional) Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450° F Wash, core, and cut tomatoes into halves. Spread tomatoes, garlic, and onions onto a baking tray. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-30 … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Mexican Style Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash 2 chicken sausage links, cooked and sliced ¾ cup salsa 2oz Queso Blanco (Mexican white cheese) Instructions: Preheat oven to 375° Cut squash in half lengthwise and bake 40 minutes on a baking sheet. Let the squash cool slightly, then scoop out the seeds. Using a fork pull the squash away from the hull until it resembles spaghetti pasta. Add half of salsa to each squash half.  Mix and season with salt and pepper. Add 1 chicken sausage and … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Black Currant Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups black currants 1 frozen banana 1/4 cup coconut milk *blackberries can be substituted for currants in this recipe.   Instructions: Blend currants, banana, and coconut milk until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. Serve and enjoy! … [Read more...]

Wheat-less Wednesday – Apple Pancake Rings

Ingredients: 2 medium apples, sliced thin and cored 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. coconut oil 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp coconut flour Instructions: Whisk together eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Whisk in coconut flour and let sit for 5 minutes. Heat griddle or cast iron skillet to medium high. Grease the surface with coconut oil. Using a toothpick, pick up each apple ring and cover it in   pancake batter. Place the rings on the … [Read more...]