Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Strawberry Muffins

These muffins from the fat free vegan site were terrific! My picky husband and son loved them and so did I! This is a winner!

click here for recipe

Black Bean Soup

This soup is yummy and the recipe is from Dr Esselstyn's Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease book.

Monday, April 16, 2012


We made pizza tonight with the Nature's Hilights Brown Rice Pizza Crust. I had some Trade Joe's Pizza Sauce with no oil! and i threw some mushrooms and spinach on it. My husband made pizza last night with no oil with homemade crust and sauce and i had the same toppings and I have to say homemade was better but if you don't have the time or energy to make it from scratch this was pretty good.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lemon Coconut Chia Muffins

I got this recipe from Healthy Girl's Kitchen

Lemon Coconut Chia Seed Muffins
makes 12 muffins
adapted from this recipe from Peas and Thank You

dry ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup barley flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chia seeds

wet ingredients:
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk
1 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp coconut extract
1 Tbsp lemon zest (or zest of 1 small lemon)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, place all dry ingredients and stir to combine well.

In a medium bowl, place all wet ingredients and whisk to combine well.

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Fill each well of a muffin tin that has been lined with cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden in color and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stir Fry

I had stir fry for lunch! I cut up squash, zucchini and mushrooms and threw it all in a big fry pan with some veggie broth, tamari and All-natural oriental seasoning. I made Success brown rice boil in bag-- 2 packs. when it was done it put it in the pan with the veggies and steamed a little while and I had my lunch with a nice tupperware of leftovers to warm up later!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Raw Balls

Makes 10 - 12 Balls

• 1/2 cup walnuts

• 1/2 cup pitted dates

• Scant 1/2 cup raw carob powder

• Scant 1/2 cup maple syrup

• 1/2 cup almond butter

• 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

• 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

• 1/2 cup whole almonds

• 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

1. Place the walnuts in a food processor & process until coarsely ground. Add the dates & pulse until well combined with the nuts.

2. Add the carob powder, syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract & salt. Process until mixture is thick & smooth.

3. Add the almonds, pulse a few times until combined, but you want them to remain in crunchy chunks so do not over process.

4. Form into golf-size balls with your hands. Roll the balls in coconut.

Place in a sealed container in the freezer until hardened.