Tofu Fries

Crispy Tofu FriesThis dish satisfies our craving for a deep fried tofu dish we once enjoyed from Cafe Japengo in La Jolla CA. Now I know deep frying is really not good for us, so we almost never eat these foods. The dish from Cafe Japengo was so darn good we were never able to forget about it. The tofu was cut into cubes for the restaurant version but I quickly recognized that would be too time consuming. So I came up with a quick and much healthier version made with NO oil and every bit of crunch. You may think that’s not possible, because I know I did. But what a fantastic surprise when I discovered I could do it successfully. Follow this process and you too can enjoy delicious crispy oven baked tofu. Read More →

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe SoupA creamy refreshing soup that makes a perfect summer meal served with a 2nd course of scallop ceviche (click here for the recipe) or a light meal when served alone.
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup – creamy blend of cantaloupe, yogurt, orange juice, honey, nutmeg and a pinch of cayenne, just enough to give a very subtle hint of spice. Read More →

Sprouted Lentil Hummus

Sprouted Lentil HummusSprouted Lentil Hummus, creamy blend of lentils, garlic, lemon, tahini, tabasco, cashew cream and touch of olive oil.

This hummus can be made without soaked or sprouted lentils. However using sprouted increases the nutrient content available to your body. You can use a food processor or blender to make this recipe. I don’t know about you, but a serving size of store bought hummus, typically 2 tablespoons is not enough hummus for me. With this recipe you can enjoy 8 tablespoons, that’s 1/4 of this recipe and the calories are 147 calories (typical brand has 70 calories per 2 tbl serving)  Read More →

Raw Spinach Avocado Soup

Raw Spinach Avocado SoupRaw Spinach Avocado Soup; vegetable broth, brewers yeast, baby spinach, avocado, cooked black beans, garlic, jalapeno, lemon, hemp seeds and seasonings are blended into a creamy deliciously nutritious soup. You can make this soup 100% raw if you omit the cooked beans and use water in place of stock. If you do this you might want to decrease the liquid by 1 cup or increase the avocado from 1 to 2, so your soup does not turn out really thin, since the beans add body to the soup. Of course the flavor will be different so if you try the modified version, let me know how it turns out. I’m thinking it will be equally delicious. This soup has 13g protein, 11g fiber, just to name a couple, see below for all the nutrition facts.
One tip on this soup. You know how soup always gets better when you have the leftovers? Well this one works in reverse. It is better when eaten fresh. We had 1 serving leftover which my husband and I split and we found it enjoyable but not as good as the first day. Read More →

Vegetable Cocktail

Vegetable CocktailVegetable Cocktail; tomato, celery, bell pepper, green onion, carrot, jalapeno, spinach, lemon juice, horseradish and hemp seeds make up this zingy cocktail. High powered blender is required for best consistency. Give yourself a nutrient dense beverage to boost your health and energy with 9g protein, 7g fiber and 153 calories. Enjoy! Read More →

MUSSELS & FRIES “MOULE ET FRITE”

MusselsMirepoix2Mussels & Fries also know in my mother tongue as “Moule et Frite” – So delicious and so easy: Start with fresh frozen mussels in the shell, added to a simmering pot of mirepoix (onions, carrot and celery) to that add garlic, butter, salt, pepper and olive oil.

This is my husbands recipe (well not really “his” it’s a traditional French recipe we are addicted to), what I really mean is he wears the chefs hat when it comes to this dish. I have to add he does a fantastic job! Add a nicely chilled white wine, some sweet potato baked fries, and some raw brussels sprout salad, click here for that recipe oh my. It all adds up to a meal that will make your eyes roll back into your head. Hope you enjoy and always remember to eat mindfully :)

Raw Brussels Sprout Salad + Truffle scented Dressing

Raw Brussels Sprout Salad + Truffle scented DressingRaw brussels sprout salad – finely shredded brussels sprouts, tossed with myzithra cheese, chives and chopped almonds, then dressed in an olive oil, white truffle, lemon dressing.

Another recipe which has 6 food items found on the “anti-angiogenesis” foods list. Click here to read more about “anti-angiogenesis” foods.
This recipe is easily kept vegan & raw by substituting 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (mixed into the olive oil lemon dressing) and omit toasting the almonds. Read More →

Raw Cold Beet & Apple Soup

Raw Cold Beet & Apple SoupRaw beet & apple soup begins with organic vegetable broth blended together with raw beets, carrots, tomato, strawberries, apple, scallions and spices. Hemp seed hearts bring added nutrition and garnish the top of the soup.

All this nutrition comes together quickly and easily, especially if using pre-sliced organic frozen beets. You don’t like beets you say? Well this may be the soup that changes your taste buds. It’s made using a high powered blender, such as Blentech or Vitamix, so the soup will get warm but not hot, you can enjoy it right away or chill it first. Either way it is delicious, but I have to say chilled is our favorite! Read More →

Cherry Pineapple Coconut Vegan Protein Smoothie

Cherry Pineapple Coconut Vegan Protein SmoothieIf you don’t keep a protein powder in your pantry no worries.  No protein powder needed for this smoothie, it makes a rich in protein and nutrient dense morning or anytime meal replacement, especially after a good workout. It has 23g of protein, 8g fiber, 805mg potassium and yes 21g of fat, but that’s the good stuff that feeds your brain. It’s also what will help you to stay satiated for a longer period of time. The pineapple in this smoothie will help your body break down and digest the protein more easily. That’s because pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain. The Hemp hearts in this smoothie bring in a balance of added protein and healthy fats along with other nutritional benefits. Read More →

Caesar “not so traditional” Salad

Caesar "not so traditional" SaladCaesar Salad easily vegan if you prefer; simply omit the salmon.
Baby Romaine leaves are dressed with a vegan style “Caesar” dressing made from some traditional ingredients and some innovative ingredients; like, cashews, nutritional yeast and a mild curry powder. Greens are garnished with capers, Castelvetrano olives, avocado, scallions and then topped with a seared Wild Alaskan salmon fillet. Read More →