Arugula Basil Pesto

Arugula Basil Pesto

Arugula Basil Pesto made with Cashew Cream

Arugula Basil Pesto, who doesn’t love this wonderful spread, sauce, dip, it’s just so versatile.  This particular pesto won’t be as calorically laden because cashew cream is used in place of the olive oil.  No one ever knows the difference, they just think it’s a traditional pesto.  Of course they are pleasantly surprised when I let the cat out of the bag :).

It is fantastic as a sauce for a pizza crisp.  My Arugula Pesto Pizza Crisp It’s on our rotation list for Friday night dinner with a movie. :)  If you try it leave a comment good or bad, I’m a big girl ;) I can take constructive criticism.  Read More →

Focaccia + Kalamata Sundried Tomatoes

Focaccia Kalamata Sundried TomatoThis flourless Focaccia is not doughy in texture since no flour is used. You’ll find it very light but certainly not lacking in flavor. In addition to that not many breads can boast potent anti-cancer properties. Flaxseeds are rich in lignans, naturally occurring phytoestrogens found in some plants. These seeds are associated with happy hormones and boisterous antioxidant behavior. Studies have shown a reduction in prostate and breast cancers with a corresponding increase in dietary plant lignans. Flax seeds are nature’s highest source of these lignans.

I recommend grinding your own flax seeds in a coffee mill…. Read More →

Power Greens + Green Grape Salad Tahini Dressing

Power Greens + Green Grape Salad Tahini DressingI love this salad. It’s a combination of greens “Organic Girl” SuperGreens; baby red chard, baby tat soi, baby spinach, baby green swiss chard, baby arugula. I added….

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Strawberry Oatmeal Protein Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Protein Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Protein Bars

I was pleased with these bars but found the flavor to be very mild, so I discovered they are best eaten with a light drizzle of pure coconut manna on top. They are a little chewy inside with a pleasing strawberry flavor on your…. Read More →

Potato Asparagus Cheese Frittata

Arugula, Artichoke spread + Egg Whites Veggie Wrap

Arugula, Artichoke spread + Egg Whites Veggie Wrap

 

This recipe came about when I was trying to think of something to do with some lox we had in our refrigerator. Funny thing is I was so absorbed in figuring out all the other ingredients I wanted to add that I forgot to put in the lox. Happy to say it was still really delicious but next time I will add the lox; not just to boost the protein but because I really do think the flavor combination will really be quite delicious. Read More →

Dark Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

Dark Chocolate & Coffee Smoothie

 

 

 

 

This smoothie is a great way to start your morning if you aren’t up to adding green to your smoothie. Read More →

Super Green + Ginger Zing Smoothie

Super Green + Ginger Zing Smoothie

Perfect balance of green, sweet and a ginger zing

 

This is a very green tasting smoothie which I happen to find delicious, my husband not so much it’s a little too green for him. For my taste buds it has the perfect balance of green a touch of sweetness from the fruit and the surprise gem is a wonderful zing of ginger. It is packed with nutrients; you can see those details below, but to highlight some of them here, you get 14g of protein, 19g of fiber!!! and almost 1/2 the DV of potassium not to mention Vitamin C is thru the roof. It’s not just delicious but so incredibly good for you…. Read More →

Simple Strawberry Chocolate Dessert

Simple Strawberry Chocolate Dessert

Simple Strawberry Chocolate Dessert

 

When in need of a quick, easy, healthy dessert, this one will be sure to please….

Strawberries, chocolate and cream Oh My :) Also did you know that cashews are among the healthiest foods?  Check out a bevy of information at The Worlds Healthiest Foods

 

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Quinoa Breakfast Pudding

Quinoa Breakfast Pudding

Quinoa Breakfast Pudding

Are you in search of a new healthy warm or cold breakfast meal?  This one is really nutritious and yummy, don’t let the greens fool you, I know it will sound weird but I promise you will not know they are there. Check it out the next time you want something new to try.

I used parchment paper to line the bottom of my pan, having never made this before I was not sure if it would stick.  I don’t think it was really necessary since it didn’t appear to me that it was sticking to the sides….. Read More →

Pecorino Romano Flax Crisps

Pecorino Romano Flax Crisps

Pecorino Romano Flax Crisps

I like to make these simple nutritious crackers.  This time I added black sesame seeds (just 2 tablespoons) plus 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a little zing.  Every bite begs for another, so be careful, and exercise control so you don’t eat too many.  Flax seed is found on the The Full List of Anti-Angiogenesis Cancer Fighting Foods so you can feel good about indulging in this snack…. Read More →