Monthly Archives: June 2012

Black Bean Croquettes with Avocado Mango Salsa

Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup frozen organic corn kernels, thawed 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes 2 scallions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) 1 avocado, diced […]

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Watermelon, lime, and cardamom Smoothie

1/8 lime 1/8 tsp cardamom 2 c watermelon Cut the watermelon into bite sized chunks, removing any pits (in Latino countries the pits are included). Put watermelon into the blender and squeeze in a wedge of lime per serving. Add the cardamom. Puree in blender. To serve, pour in a decorative glass and garnish with […]

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Coconut Cream Ambrosia

2 cans full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight 3 tablespoons confection sugar Pinch of vanilla bean or cinnamon (optional) 4 cups chopped fruits of your choice *berries, cherries, pineapple, etc. all work well!   *Scrape the cream off of the top of the can of coconut milk and reserve liquid for using in other dishes. […]

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Sweet and Savory Raw Kale Salad

1 bunch Kale, rinsed and deribbed, and cut into bite size pieces Juice from 2 lemons 1 tablespoon avocado oil 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 sweet potato, diced ½ cup champagne vinegar Red onion, thin slice   *Toss and rub kale with lemon juice and let stand for 30mins-2 hours. *In a small skillet, heat […]

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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Mocktail

1 cup frozen strawberries 1 cup sparkling water, seltzer, or club soda 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice  ¼ cup Maple syrup or sweetener of choice 1 bunch Mint *Puree strawberries and 2 tablespoons of sweetener and freeze. *Mix lemon juice and remaining sweetener. Mix in sparkling water. *Muddle a few mint leaves on the bottom […]

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Mushroom Slider with BBQ Sauce

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3 tbsp coconut oil 1 1/2 lb mushrooms (shitake, portabello, and/or cremini), roughly chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 6 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan 3/4 cups breadcrumbs 2 large eggs, beaten 1 tsp ground fennel seed 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper *Heat 1 […]

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White Ginger Pear Poached Tilapia

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2 cups boiling water 2 White Ginger Pear tea 1 green onion, coarsely chopped, 2-4 thin slices fresh ginger (about 2 inches each), 1 1/4 pounds fillets of tilapia or cod or flounder How to: 1. In 2-cup glass measuring cup, pour water over White Ginger Pear tea and brew 5 minutes. Remove infusers; set […]

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Energizing/Restore Matcha Smoothie

2tsp Matcha powder 1c almond/vanilla milk 1tsp honey 1banana ice *Brew matcha first with about 2-4 ounces of water pour into blender and add remaining ingredients blend until smooth Add ice if desired

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PAN-SEARED CHICKEN BREASTS W/CAULIFLOWER PUREE & ARTICHOKE –TOMATO RELISH

4 boneless chicken breasts (skin on) 1 large head cauliflower 1 cup almond milk or veg stock 1 jar artichoke hearts,  drained and chopped ½ cup toasted pine nuts 2 tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped small 1 tablespoon chopped capers 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar […]

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COCONUT RICE PUDDING W/TROPICAL FRUIT

3/4 cup short grain brown rice 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup coconut milk 6 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups diced mixed fresh tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, and papaya Directions: Boil rice in water in a 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan, uncovered and undisturbed, until steam holes appear on […]

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