Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quinoa salad with summer vegetables & peaches

This was my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink dinner tonight. It is highly adaptable! Use whatever local seasonal produce you can get. This is what I used: Cooked quinoa (1/2 cup per serving) Salad greens (I used spinach but use anything–lettuce, arugula, spring mix, … Continue reading

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Salad dressing!

Here is a link to an awesome list of salad dressing recipes: 16 vegan salad dressing ideas

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Mustard greens!

Move over kale…there’s a new sheriff in town!!! Ok I still love kale. I will always love kale. But this week I cheated on kale with mustard greens! They are SO YUMMY! I just barely steamed them (1-2 min). They … Continue reading

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Stone fruit & lentil salad

I made this this week & it is SO yum. You MUST check out the Post Punk kitchen if you haven’t already. Isa is amazing. Stonefruit & lentil salad Here are the substitutions/changes I made: Pickled red onions: she says … Continue reading

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Here is a great article that helps clear up the soy controversy. I highly recommend following Kris Carr’s blog and Facebook page. She’s awesome! Kris Carr on soy

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Tempeh Taco Salad with Fire-roasted salsa

The top photo is just the salsa and the second one is the whole salad! I adapted this recipe from one I got from my CSA, Great Country Farms. In general with ingredients like veggies I don’t always specify amounts … Continue reading

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Banana Nice Cream

Anytime you have an excess of bananas and you have more perfectly ripe bananas than you can eat, freeze them! They should be VERY ripe. Peel and put in a freezer bag (it’s important to peel them first!!!) then you … Continue reading

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Grilled veggies with rice & lentils & kale

I. Love. Summer.!!! Hot sun, pool, beach, lake, water sports, long days, warm nights, baseball… and most of all the fruits & veggies!!! Zucchini is great raw but also yummy grilled!! I don’t have an actual grill but my grill … Continue reading

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This was my first ever attempt at Sangria and I totally made it up on the fly. Feel free to tweak to your tastes ­čÖé One bottle Rose wine 1 cup chopped watermelon 1 cup chopped cantaloupe 1 peach chopped … Continue reading

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I was looking for a good gazpacho recipe and I couldn’t decide on one so I just combined my favorite elements of each: Gazpacho 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes 1 large cucumber (peeled if the skin is icky) 2 stalks celery … Continue reading

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