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Summer Vegetable Tian

June 15, 2015
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This gorgeous dish is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so simple, healthy and easy to make, yet incredibly flavorful and delicious. It can be served as a side dish but it also stands on its own. I ran out of potatoes on the evening I prepared and photographed this dish, so I served it over a bed of fluffy basmati rice with a pat of butter, salt, and Herbs de Provence. The key to this recipe is using a good quality olive…

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Carrot, Coconut & Banana Cupcakes w. Honey-Lime Frosting

November 13, 2013
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These cupcakes adapted from The Green Kitchen are filled with wonderful warm spices that fill the kitchen as they bake in the oven. They are very light and airy, not too sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Gather Cupcakes 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or Earth Balance) 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups ground almonds (or almond meal) 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (i.e. coconut,…

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Hummus-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

October 23, 2013
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Simple, healthy, delicious side dish from Susan Voisin’s FatFree Vegan Kitchen blog. Gather 1 large head cauliflower (you will use only half) Sea salt and pepper 2/3 cup hummus Fresh rosemary Method Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the cauliflower and trim off all the leaves and the bottom of the stem. Place it stem-down on your cutting board. Cut it in half straight down through the middle. Take each half and make another parallel cut so that you have four…

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Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Muffins

October 23, 2013
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These seasonal muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with frosting for dessert. The coconut milk makes them satisfying but light, and the orange and spices lend a warming flavor perfect for Fall. Gather Dry Ingredients 1/2  cup almond flour 1/2  cup coconut flour 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 pinch sea…

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Quinoa & Cauliflower Cakes w. Ramps

October 21, 2013
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Simple, healthy, whole food is anything but ordinary in Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. The creators of the Green Kitchen Stories blog are known for their creative flavor combinations, gorgeous styling, and colorful photography. This is one of our family’s favorite recipes from the vibrant cookbook. The cakes can be served warm or enjoyed cold the next day. Gather 1 cup quinoa 1 2/3 cup cauliflower florets, from one medium head of cauliflower 6-8 ramps (or wild leeks), cleaned and coarsely chopped*…

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Mushroom Poblano Tart in a Cornmeal Crust

October 14, 2013
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Inspired by a polenta cornmeal crust from the book Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck and a mushroom poblano filling featured in Bon Appétit, this easy-to-prepare tart is perfectly delicious any time of day. Cornmeal, poblano chile peppers and crimini mushrooms make a divine flavor combination—and if you’d like, you can roast the poblanos first to give them extra depth. Gather Crust 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup filtered water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 cup polenta or corn grits…

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Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013
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Bring together the flavors of the season with this comforting cake adapted from Roost blog. Slightly spiced, naturally sweetened and entirely free of grain, gluten and dairy, this earthy cake is delicious and leaves you feeling good. If you prefer a layered cake, simply double the recipe. For a smaller morsel, this recipe would make a fine batch of muffins. Gather 3 cups almond or coconut flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon…

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Healing Spiced Camu Cider

October 4, 2013
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There’s nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a chilly night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry has spread around the world, earning it the nickname “nature’s vitamin pill” due to its antioxidant and anti-viral properties. The camu berry is one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C—as much as 60 times more…

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Açaí Berry Cheesecake in a Cacao Walnut Crust

September 27, 2013
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This is one beautifully decadent “cheesecake” to be made for truly special occasions. Loaded with antioxidants and superfood goodness, this naturally sweetened dessert is deeply indulgent without any of the guilt! Gather 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours to soften, then drained 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons agave nectar (I use maple syrup) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup açaí powder 1 tablespoon lucuma powder 2/3 cup mashed bananas 1 tablespoon tahini…

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Healing Ayurvedic Kitchari

September 26, 2013
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Kitchari is a traditional one-pot Ayurvedic dish that’s known to gently detoxify and balance the body. Abundant in protein, chock full of health benefits, easy to digest, inexpensive and easy to make, this has become a staple dish in our home. Calming, warming and soothing, it’s wonderful when recuperating from an illness or any great physical or emotional stress, such as childbirth, surgery, or extensive travel. There are different variations for this recipe, but this is the one I typically make for our…

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