I was first introduced to Lentil Haystacks while living in Michigan. There is this terrific woman named Betty who made this meal for her family every Friday evening while her kids were growing up. I thought the concept was a bit weird at first, but after one bite I immediately loved it. My version is a bit different then hers. Instead of ranch dressing you use hummus on your toasted bread. Instead of cheese you sprinkle sunflower seeds over the top. You will also enjoy the extra crunch of added cabbage to get some cruciferous vegetables in your meal! Overall it is a delightful meal full of crunchy, creamy, tangy, and meaty (from the lentils) textures in your mouth! What are you waiting for?
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Peanut sauce drizzled over zucchini noodles with cilantro, tofu, and peanuts, is fresh and delicious.
This is a super easy and fast recipe. Well, that is, if you have the 3 separate recipes done ahead of time. So, for example, I made the mushroom risotto on Tuesday and we ate some of it for dinner, I always have a batch of cashew parmesan made and in the fridge, and then I baked the squash Wednesday morning (you can also cook in a crockpot). That evening I had the idea to stuff the butternut squash pieces with leftover risotto... it worked out! Delicious.
Mushrooms are nutrient powerhouses! Just eating half a mushroom a day (or 15 a month) can help lower your risk of breast cancer by 64%!!!!! Seriously? That's absolutely insane! It's too bad so many people dislike mushrooms! Mushrooms have antioxidants, selenium, folate, vitamin D, vitamin C, potassium, and a good amount of protein and fiber! Research shows that consuming mushrooms can help to lower your risks of...
I love me a good old bowl of home made granola! It's simple. It's fast. It's delicious. It's healthy. Make yourself some today! If you have celiac and need to avoid gluten then please make sure to...
This Miso-Tahini Kimchi bowl is my favorite type of meal, because you can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and then every day after you can have dinner on the table in less then 5 minutes. If you're the sort of person who doesn't like to eat the same thing everyday then a simple solution is to...
Who doesn't like cornbread? everybody loves corn bread. Especially with apple sauce and honey and almond milk (ok, maybe that's just me). Northerners like their cornbread sweet! This honey-sweetened-cornbread recipe is from the north.
If you enjoy an international flare to your snacking needs then you won’t want to pass up this treat!
Todays recipe is my tried and true combination for seasoning popcorn. It's the collection of toppings I've been using for years! I like to try out different combinations from time to time (like the za'atar popcorn I posted a few weeks ago--link on the blog) but this combination has stuck out as my favorite...
If you've ever been the California Pizza Kitchen you probably haven't tried their soup. I get it. Why would you order soup at a California PIZZA Kitchen...
Za'atar is the name of a condiment made from several dried Middle Eastern herbs that include oregano, thyme, and marjoram mixed with sesame seeds, dried sumac (a NON-poisonous red berry that is dried and ground and gives a tart lemony flavor to foods), and often salt, as well as other spices. The exact recipe really depends on which region of the Middle East you are currently in. I was given some as a gift but you can find it in your local middle eastern shop or the international section of a large grocery store.
Beets add moisture to baked goods and can be used as an oil replacer (like in this recipe). It also adds a lot of antioxidants and fiber. If using beets scares you, no worries, use apple sauce instead!
So much flavor and texture, this is a favorite in our house. Dig in!
This has been one of the healthiest yet most loved breakfast recipes of ALL my cooking classes!
Some like it hot. Some like it cold. Some like it with melted earth balance buttery spread oozing all over it. You choose.
Everyone thought I bought these rolls for Thanksgiving. The recipe is a little more labor intensive, but the results were exactly what I would have hoped for.
Moist, Sweet, and Citrusy.
Hot, sweet, and satisfying.
Vegan Caramel Pecan Rolls made from whole wheat flour and refined sugar free.
Granola in under 45 minutes? Sign me up. Sugar and oil free. Done.
It's just really good.
If you’re feeling REAL fancy you can make coconut whipped cream with a bit of maple syrup and make your breakfast oats bonkers and all thanksgiving like… but try not to eat that everyday.
When you just want a bowl of fall... you make this.
Tahini sauce makes everything better! This bowl has potatoes, beans, quinoa, and veggies. boom.
Put more tasty fiber on t0 your fiber (salad).
Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper time. When pizza's done in minutes you can have pizza ANYTIME!
Coconut is loved or hated. This recipe loves coconut.
By using a rice cooker you have oatmeal with only about 5 minutes of work total... SO EASY! Work smart not hard when it comes to healthy eating.