Cabbage & Bean Salad with Spicy Pesto Vinaigrette

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup red cabbage, shredded ½ cup carrots, grated 1 red pepper, sliced thin 1 orange pepper, sliced thin 1 cup sliced radishes 1 cup baby greens 1 red chili pepper (fresh) and chopped 2 cups cannellini beans ¼ cup champagne vinegar Juice and zest of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil […]

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Carrot Orange Mint Sodas

Makes 4 sodas Ingredients ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped fine 2 cups orange juice ¼ cup honey (optional) 4-6 carrots (medium sized) Ice Seltzer water Directions Mix together chopped basil leaves, orange juice and honey and set aside. Juice the carrots and mix juice together with the orange and basil mixture. Dived the mixed juice […]

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Chocolate Dried Cherry Nut Clusters

Makes about 15 clusters Ingredients ½ cup raw almonds ½ cup raw peanuts ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup dried cherries 8 ounces dark chocolate melted Himalayan pink salt Directions In a medium bowl mix together almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds and dried cherries. On a baking sheet lines with parchment paper place a teaspoon or […]

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Dried Cherry Cola

Makes 4 colas Ingredients 2 tablespoons sucanat (raw unrefined sugar) 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons dried cherries, chopped ½ cup water Ice Seltzer Directions In a small sauce pan combine sucanat, cinnamon stick, cherries and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low heat and let simmer for about 3 -4 minutes. Take […]

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Fruit, Herb & Nut Parfaits

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla flavor ½ cup blackberries ½ cup strawberries, cut in half and hulled ¼ cup sliced almonds 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]

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Lemon Thyme Coolers

Makes 4 coolers Ingredients 1 cup Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup 1 tablespoon lemon zest Juice of 2 lemons Ice Seltzer Lemon thyme leaves Directions Place ¼ cup lemon thyme simple syrup in a tall glass, add ½ teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice fill the glass with ice and then seltzer, stir well […]

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Lemony Whole Wheat Chips

Serves 4 Ingredients 10-12 whole wheat tortillas, cut into 3 inch triangles 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon canola oil Juice of 1 lemon Salt Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut tortillas and place in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl mix the parsley, oil, lemon juice and salt, mix well and […]

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Minted Iced Cocoa

Makes 4 iced cocoas Ingredients 4 cups skim milk ½ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup sugar 4 ounces dark chocolate Directions In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, mint leaves and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Remove mint leaves and add dark […]

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Roasted Spring Vegetable Salsa and Whole Wheat Chips

Makes 2-3 cups salsa Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 small spring onions, chopped fine ½ cup fennel bulb, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 3 spears of asparagus, chopped fine ½ cup fresh peas ½ cup carrots, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine ½ cup fresh […]

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Whole-Wheat Pesto Mozzarella Panini

Serves 6 Ingredients Whole-wheat bread Fresh mozzarella slices Tomato slices Salt Basil sauce (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place basil sauce on each side of the bread slices and on the basil sauce place sliced mozzarella and tomato, season with a little salt. Combine the slices to form a sandwich and brunch the top side […]

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