Autumn Salad

Autumn Salads are great! Why?? (You may ask) They’re vibrant, healthy, and best of all, they’re surprisingly comforting. They’re the perfect way to make the most of autumn’s bounty, while getting a good dose of veggies.   Ingredients: 400 grams brussels sprouts (about 18), washed and stems removed 280 grams carrots (about 2 large), peeled 1 [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:54:20+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Autumn Salad

Spinach Pear Cranberry Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 balsamic vinegar 2 whole-grain mustard 1 sugar 1 sea salt black pepper, ground 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 1/3 cup cranberries, sweetened, dried 8 cups spinach leaves, lightly packed 2 pears, cored, thinly sliced 2/3 cup almonds, sliced Instructions: Place the sliced onions in a bowl of cold water. This will make them crisp and less raw onion tasting. Leave them [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:08:43+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Spinach Pear Cranberry Salad

Chicken Caprese Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound chicken breasts (about 2 large halved to make 4 fillets) 16-24 oz. mixed baby greens/spinach leaves 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 6 oz mozzarella pearls  8 oz fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into halves on diagonal Balsamic Dressing: 3/4 cup quality balsamic vinegar  2 Tbsp honey  1/2 tsp prepared Dijon mustard  [...]

By | 2017-10-06T23:48:40+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Chicken Caprese Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Peppered Pecan Spinach Salad

Adapted from P. Allen Smith Ingredients: Creole Mustard Vinaigrette 1 shallot 3 rounded tablespoons creole mustard 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Peppered Pecans vegetable oil cooking spray 2 tablespoons fresh cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1 pound pecan halves Roasted Sweet Potatoes 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed [...]

By | 2017-10-07T00:27:26+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Roasted Sweet Potato Peppered Pecan Spinach Salad

Golden Rice Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice 3 cups chicken stock 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped 3/4 cup golden raisins 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more if needed 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more if needed oranges, zested and juiced 2/3 cup pine nuts, toasted 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley Instructions: Cook the rice in a rice cooker or pot with water or [...]

By | 2017-09-23T23:10:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Golden Rice Salad

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

TOTAL TIME: 0:40 PREP: 0:20 SERVES: 4   INGREDIENTS: 4 bell peppers, seeds and cores removed 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbsp. butter 1/2 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 3 c. shredded rotisserie chicken 1/2 c. hot sauce (preferably Frank's Red Hot) 2 c. shredded gouda Ranch dressing, for drizzling [...]

By | 2017-09-10T17:34:29+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

‘Chicken’ Kebabs

INGREDIENTS: 1 small onion, quartered 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup plain non-dairy yogurt 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp. coriander powder 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. clove powder 1 tsp. cumin seeds 4 cardamom pods 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. garam masala 1 lb. vegan chicken, cut or torn into chunks 2 [...]

By | 2017-09-13T17:52:14+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on ‘Chicken’ Kebabs

Cheesy Tex-Mex Cauli Rice

TOTAL TIME: 0:20 PREP: 0:20 SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. ground cumin kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 c. cauliflower rice 1 tbsp. tomato paste 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken 1 c. canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 [...]

By | 2017-09-10T12:26:34+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Cheesy Tex-Mex Cauli Rice

Vegan Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Makes 5 sandwiches   INGREDIENTS: 2 pkgs. Daiya mozzarella-style vegan cheese shreds 5 colors cruelty-free food coloring 3 Tbsp. vegan butter or mayo 10 slices bread DIRECTIONS: Divide the vegan cheese shreds evenly among 5 small bowls—1 per color—and add 3 to 6 drops of food coloring to each, mixing well to distribute the color evenly. Warm [...]

By | 2017-09-12T23:30:43+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Vegan Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Potato Pancakes

Makes 3 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 large baking potato 1/2 medium onion Egg replacer equivalent of 1 egg 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley 1 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. bread crumbs 1/4 tsp. thyme 1 lemon, juiced Salt and pepper, to taste Vegetable oil 1/3 cup applesauce DIRECTIONS: • In a food processor, grate the potato and onion. [...]

By | 2017-09-13T18:18:27+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Breakfast, Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Potato Pancakes