Saturday, July 23, 2011

Virgin Mint Mojito

My kid friendly version of the classic mojito is super easy and really yummy. Take 1 32oz bottle of seltzer (chilled), 1/2 c fresh lime juice, a good handful of fresh mint leaves, 1/3 c agave nectar, few slices of limes, toss into a large pitcher and stir vigorously - fill with ice and enjoy! Perfect for a day like today....whew!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Raw Collard Salad

I Love Greens.
Steamed, sauteed, shakes, salads, soups.....any way. One of my favorites is this simple salad with collards. Wash and stack the leaves, roll then up and slice thin. Put into a bowl, add some EFA oil or olive oil, Bragg amino's, little apple cider vinegar....toss well and then add nutritional yeast. That's it. Simple, tasty, raw, and did i say tasty?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Comfort food, kid food, carbs.....whatever you want to call it - it's still an American favorite staple on the dinner table. If you have a favorite recipe from childhood that you don't eat because it's not vegan I am here to say that you can have it by just changing the ingredients. So I use Earth Balance instead of butter, soy milk in place of dairy and soy cheddar replaces the regular cheese. I like to make a rue with earth balance, olive oil & flour. I add spices of salt, pepper, tumeric, garlic powder, paprika & bragg aminos. Then vegetable broth and soymilk, heating and whisking until smooth & hot. I add shredded Follow Your Heart vegan cheese and continue whisking until melted. Then I add it to my cooked pasta and bake until done. You can add nutritional yeast or truffle oil to make a different version. But as far as I'm concerned Mac & Cheese is probably one of my favorite foods EVER!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fresh Pineapple Dressing

Sweet salad dressings are so great when it's hot out and breaks up the monotony of vinaigrette that we sometimes get into. This dressing is sweet, refreshing and spicy! Take a whole ripe pineapple, cut it up into cubes, put into a blender. Add juice of 2 lemons or limes, a 1/2 tsp. of celtic salt, 1c of sunflower oil, 1/4 c agave and 1/2 tsp. of cayenne. (can add fresh mint if you want) Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve with salad or spring mix. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Taste of Thai - Coconut Soup

After being on the road quite a bit the last 2 weeks, I realize there's no reason why I shouldn't share the great places to eat around me. Taste of Thai is in Ithaca, NY. They have amazing food and will make dishes vegan on request. My personal favorite is the Coconut Soup (Tom Kah) with tofu. But they also have good fresh and crispy Spring Rolls made with rice wraps and vegan Pad Thai......and oh so much more. So if your ever in the area and like thai, that's the place to go.