Chocolate Coconut Date Candy

Makes 1 piece of candy Ingredients 1 date 1 tsp peanut butter 1 almond 1 tsp coconut butter 1 tsp cacao nibs Directions Use a knife to split the date open. Spread peanut butter in the middle of the date, add an almond then top with coconut butter. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and enjoy! –Source… Read more

Tabouleh

A delicious grain-free variation of a favorite mid-Eastern dish. One large bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 large cauliflower, chopped, or one whole small cauliflower One large tomato, diced 3 scallions, diced 1/2 cup lemon juice Several sprigs of mint One avocado, diced Process cauliflower in the food processor with the S blade until well ground. Remove… Read more

Hale to the Kale

 Just in case you still have difficulty drinking kale, this smoothie may finally make you a convert.  With avocado for creaminess and pear for sweetness, the kale’s slightly bitter taste flavor completely disappears.  The many benefits remain, however.  There are minerals, vitamins A, C, and K, plus forty-five different antioxidants to help your body fight… Read more

Little Italy Salad

This rich and aromatic salad makes a hearty side dish you can also serve on a bed of greens and drizzle with Italian Dressing. Marinated portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes lend a meaty flavor. The tomatoes and black olives also give a nice color contrast. ½ cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes (golden if available) 1 large… Read more

Broccoli Raisin Salad

Proof that dinner doesn’t have to be complicated to be a success. 1 large crown of broccoli, cut into small pieces 1 tsp sea salt 1 Tbs olive oil 3 carrots, coarsely grated 1 red onion, finely diced 1 tomato, chopped 5 sundried tomatoes, cut into small pieces 1 apple, cubed ¼ cup raisins ¼… Read more

Persimmon Spinach Smoothie

If you’ve never had a persimmon, this beautiful smoothie is a wonderful introduction.  The recipe calls for Fuyu persimmons, the flatter ones that look like orange tomatoes, rather than the pointed ones.  Choose Fuyu persimmons that are soft to the touch and ripe, rather than too firm, and go for the richest orange color. 1 banana… Read more

Pomegranate and Pear Salad

This is a good salad to get you in the Fall spirit.  Pears and blue cheese pair beautifully (if you use cheese), but it’s the tart pomegranate seeds that really make this salad special. (Makes one serving) Salad   1 pear, cored, and thinly sliced 3 cups spinach leaves, divided ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup roughly… Read more

Hummus

According to researchers, the mineral and protein content of chickpeas are of a level so high, that they may actually lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. Chickpeas also contain elements that prevent the wrinkling of skin. This hummus tastes just as delicious as the hummus served in the finest Greek restaurants!  You can… Read more