Curried Rice Salad

Here is a healthy, packable lunch that is easily made omnivorous by adding leftover cooked chicken.  Here, I have made a vegan version with savory tempeh.  The recipe also uses leftover cooked rice, so it’s doesn’t require much prep other than chopping some veggies. The dressing is a spicy blend of yogurt, sriracha, curry powder…

Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

I love the nuttiness of wild rice in a salad.  This version adds sweet shredded carrots, luscious green kale and edamame for a boost of protein. Wild rice contains more protein that other varieties of rice, and it’s not really a rice at all.  Its the seed of an aquatic grass.  Wild rice boasts impressive…

Low-sugar, Gluten-free Banana Bread

Letting the sweetness come from truly overripe bananas reduces the need for added sugar.  Cinnamon and nutmeg are warming spices that further add a subtle sweetness. Generally, I don’t include eggs very often in my baking, but in this bread they really add structure.  I use coconut oil instead of butter or inflammation-causing vegetable (soy…

Miso Roasted Vegetable Chicken Soup

Well, it’s that time of year – already.  Both of my boys caught colds and the rest of us in the house have been trying to avoid getting sick.  And we’ve had a sudden snap of cold weather.  It just felt like the right time for a hearty, immune-boosting chicken soup.  What makes this recipe…

Pumpkin Scones

A warm, healthy breakfast treat that celebrates fall.  Gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and sugar free. Warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices pair with delicious cooked sweet potato. Although these scones are vegan, they would be delicious slathered with ghee or grass-fed butter.  Also, almond butter, apple butter or even peanut butter. Pumpkin Scones 1 lb cooked sweet…

Spicy Thai Salad

Crunchy, sweet cabbage wrapped in a spicy peanut sauce, collides with colorful carrots, bell peppers and cilantro.  This salad is a cinch to make if you have a head of cabbage and some cold cooked rice in your fridge. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand but I like the sweetness of shredded…

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Mac and Cheese

For anyone missing creamy, cheesy comfort food while avoiding gluten and dairy.  Served over rice pasta, this sauce is packed with veggies and allergy-friendly.  And it’s got an authentic orange color and tastes better than the kind that comes in a blue box.   No, you won’t be fooled into thinking you’re eating cheese, but…

Herbal Socca with Pesto, Mushroom and Tomato

Delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a quick snack!  This protein filled socca is loaded with whatever green herbs you have on hand…parsley, basil, cilantro, oregano…and then quickly fried in olive oil and topped with whatever you fancy.  So easy and so satisfying.  Get creative! Herbal Socca with Pesto, Mushroom and Tomato 1/2 c. chickpea flour…

Black Bean and Lime Tostadas

This is my go-to quick and tasty lunch lately.  It’s super quick to make and deliciously satisfying. Sweet corn kernels hidden in the masa flour compliment the spicy black bean topping. Red cabbage adds delightful crunch and cilantro, a potent detoxifier, pulls the flavors together.   A squeeze of lime and a dollop of sour…

Grain-free Harvest Spice Muffins

Can a muffin be grain-free and still be a muffin?  What if it is also sugar-free, dairy-free and egg-free? Does it even matter if it tastes as good as these? Well, “What the heck is in it?” you might be asking.  Plant-based protein, healthy fat and lots of goodies like apple chunks, raisins and pecans. …