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White Bean Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks in the early afternoon. There is something special about it.  It's so versitile that you can spread it on a sandwich or drip fresh raw veggies in it.  I have a fondness of hummus made with white beans as I feel it give it a smoother texture without adding additonal oil. 

White Bean Hummus

Ingredients

  • juice of 1 freshly sqeezed lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 16 oz can cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tahini
  • 1 Each, Green Onion, washed, root end trimmed, and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Aleppo Pepper (substitute 1/2 t of sweet paprika if not available)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley (stems removed)
  • 1 pinch of Aleppo pepper or sweet paprika for garnish

Simple Steps

1.

Add lemon juice, garlic clove, cannelini beans, tahini, green onion, salt, Aleppo pepper (paprika if substituting), and cumin to a high speed blender or food processor. 

2.

Process on high until smooth (add a bit of warm water if it needs to be thinned out)

3.

Refrigerate until chilled (approximately 1 hour)

4.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and pinch of Aleppo pepper or paprika.

Tip:  This is a perfect make-ahead snack.  It is much better than the store bought version because you are using fresh ingredients and no preservatives. Store refrigerated for up to 5 days. 

Vegetable Flatbread

Sometimes a girl just needs some pizza. This diary free version really hits the spot and is a much healthier version than its fat cousin. 

Vegetable Flatbread

Dairy Free Vegan Vegetable Flatbread

Vegetable Flatbread

Ingredients

  • 1 Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted Seven-Grain Flatzza
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 2 t extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 5 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into rings

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Prehead oven to 400 degees f
  • 2
    Place Flatzza on a sheet pan and toast in the oven for approximately 10 minutes until it just begins to crisp.
  • 3
    While flatbread is toasting in theoven, pre-cook the mushrooms by adding 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a saute and cook on medium heat until all juices are evaporated. Set aside.
  • 4
    Remove flatbread from oven once it starts to crisp. top it with sauce, wilted spinach, sliced bell pepper, sweet onion, and sauteed mushrooms. Bake it for approximately 15 minutes until vegetables are cooked through and when flatbread is browned and crisp. 

 

Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats

By prepping breakfast the night before it allows for a easy stress-free morning.

Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup oats (gluten free)
  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk (Try my recipe for home made almond milk here)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 2 T hemp seeds
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1/4 c. walnuts, chopped

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Blend blueberries in a blender until smooth
  • 2
    Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds in a bowl with a lid. let is set in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • 3
    Split the oats into two bowl and top with cinnamon, banana, and walnuts.
  • 4
    Serve and enjoy

 Tip: You gut microbes love to eat teh fiber int eh blueberries, oats, seeds and nuts. Meanwhile, your brain loves the omega-3 fats in the seeds and nuts. 

Fruity Water

It may sound simple enough but sometimes we just need a little reminder to liven things up. Add this or any variation of fruit to plain water and drink up.

Fruity Water

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • Filtered Water

Simple Steps

  • 1
    All all sliced fruit to a large pitcher adn top with fresh cold filtered water. 
  • 2
    Store in the refrigerator

Tip:  You can buy a bag (or several bags) of frozen chopped fruit and throw those into your cup, thromos, or uber-cool mason jar in the morning. They are already washed and cut and will keep your water colder longer.

Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Just say yum to this fresh delicous and nutritious dressing!

Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Raw Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Blen all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. 
  • 2
    Serve on top of your favorite mixed green salad or grain bowl.

Tip: Store extra dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Kale Chips

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Kale Chips
Kale chips are light and airy and give you the salty crunch you crave. My son polishes off a whole tray of these in one sitting.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  3. Spread kale leaves on the sheet pan and roast in an oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes turning halfway through cooking time until crisp.
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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans

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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans
Fresno Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans is the result of my search to use a new ingredient in a recipe this week. Hominy is made of dried maize, also known as corn. Typically hominy is used in soups and stews, but during the summer months I am always looking for ways to keep things fresh by adding ingredients from the garden. Choose a variety that has been simply processed with salt and lime. For black beans try to use no salt added canned or save money by cooking dried black beans and freezing them in pre-portioned containers. I used fresh Fresno Chilies from my garden but you can easily substitute the Fresno Chili with a Jalapeno. Feel free to add more or less chopped chili peppers to suit your own individual spice/heat preference.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain and Rinse hominy. Drain and rinse black beans. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Serve warm or cold as a salad.
  2. Use the hominy and beans to top salad greens, or as taco filling. Make one day ahead. This dish tastes great after the ingredients have had a chance to marry.
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