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Quinoa Taco

April 23, 2016
Vegan Tacos

Quinoa Taco mixture

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic bulb, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsps. paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • a few dashes of cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 tsps. taco seasoning* click on link for the recipe
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked

Yummy Hummus

April 23, 2016

Hummus, made from garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), garlic, sesame paste, and spices, is a traditional Middle Eastern spread that has become very popular in the United States as an appetizer spread. One of the world’s oldest cultivated foods, garbanzo beans are rich in protein and fiber, folic acid, zinc, and magnesium. A study conducted by the National Institute of Health reported “…it could have beneficial effects on some of the important human diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, digestive diseases and some cancers.” Not only is it delicious, it’s good for you too! Nutritional quality and health benefits of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): a review.

Jukanti AK, Gaur PM, Gowda CL, Chibbar RN.
Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108 Suppl 1:S11-26. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512000797. Review. PMID: 22916806 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] (more…)

Veggie Quinoa Salad

April 23, 2016

Bursting with flavor, nutrition, and color, this quinoa salad is delicious and addictive! It offers a variety of textures and flavors, and a hint of heat in the dressing. Quinoa is nutrient-dense, and early studies show that quinoa may also be effective at combating inflammation.

1 cup quinoa, cooked
1 small summer squash, diced
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded
2 green onions
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese (more…)

Tofu Scramble

April 23, 2016

Soybeans have been in the human diet for thousands of years, and the quality of the protein level is equivalent to that derived from animal sources. Tofu, a curd made from soybean milk extract and shaped into a block form, provides a critical source of protein for vegan and vegetarian diets. The recipe below incorporates tofu into a delicious dish that can be enjoyed at any meal.

Using a fork mash one box of firm tofu, along with 1/2 tsp. cumin and a dash of cayenne, and set aside.

1 shallot, minced
1 garlic bulb, minced
1 tsp. safflower oil
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup broccoli, small flowerets
1 small bunch of basil, chopped
1 small avocado (more…)

1 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos
1-1/2 tsp. dark soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1 box tofu, drained, pressed, cut in cubes
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup veggie broth
1 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce
2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. green onions, sliced
3 dried red chilis
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced thinly
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp. sesame oil
3 Tbsp. Thai basil, chopped
2 bundles of brown rice soba noodles (more…)

Super Energy Kale Soup

April 23, 2016

Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes


1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium carrot, diced into ¼-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
1 cup diced celery
2 red potatoes, diced into ½-inch cubes
3 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped very fine
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried sage
salt and pepper to taste (more…)

2 cans coconut milk (1 full fat, 1 lite)
1 cup cocoa
1/3 cup agave
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. cornstarch (mix with a little coconut milk first) (more…)

Thai Udon Noodle Salad

April 23, 2016

2 bundles of udon, cooked
1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup tamari
1-1/2 Tbsp’ sesame oil
Crushed red pepper, to taste (more…)

Vegan Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup peanut butter,
¾ tempeh block, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
3 stalks, bok choy, sliced inc green portion
½ cup shitake mushrooms (more…)

This spring roll recipe can be made vegetarian with tofu, or with baby shrimp if you prefer. They are easy to make and fresher and healthier than the spring rolls you’ll find in most restaurants. ENJOY!

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Spring rolls ingredients:

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-size piece galangal OR ginger, grated
2 green onions, sliced into matchstick pieces
1 red chili, minced, OR 1/2 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (omit if you prefer very mild spring rolls)
1/2 cup shredded or finely chopped cabbage
4-6 shiitake mushrooms, cut into matchstick pieces
1/2 cup medium to firm tofu, sliced into matchstick pieces (if non-vegetarian: add 1/2 cup cooked baby shrimp)
Approximately 2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp. oil, plus more for deep-frying
1 pkg. spring roll wrappers (thawed if frozen) (more…)

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