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…)


April 23, 2016

Homemade sushi takes a while to make, but it’s well worth the effort. Try this time-tested family recipe favorite.

1-2/3 cups sushi rice

Rice seasoning
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. salt
1/3 cup sugar

Filling (all ingredients peeled and sliced in matchsticks about 1/2″ thick):
1 cup mushrooms
1 ripe avocado
1 large carrot
1 large cucumber

Sauce for mushrooms and carrots:
1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari
4 Tbsps. sugar

Sheets of toasted nori (seaweed) for wrapping (more…)

Asparagus is high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Basil contains phytochemicals that may lower cortisol and reduce anxiety and tension. Combine asparagus and basil with whole wheat pasta and you have a delicious and nutritious side dish.

20 stalks asparagus, trimmed
1 box whole wheat spirals
1 cup frozen peas
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
2 cups baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, refined
Bunch of fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp. lemon zest, finely chopped
2 tsp. oregano
4 green onions, sliced
Salt and black pepper to season
Feta cheese, crumbled

Smoothies are a great and delicious way to get fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Kale, Banana, Kiwi, Avocado Smoothie
2 cups Kale
1/2 Banana
1 whole Kiwi
1/2 Avocado
Add ice, a cup of water and blend on high. Optional: add 1-2 scoops of protein powder

Tofu, Strawberry, Mango with Yogurt Smoothie
3 oz. Tofu
4 whole Strawberries
1/2 Mango
Add all ingredients, ice, little honey or agave, and blend till smooth.

Curry Cauliflower Soup

April 23, 2016

1 Tbsp. coconut oil, refined
1 cup onion, chopped
2 bulbs garlic
3 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
2 carrots
2 small Granny Smith or Macintosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1 head cauliflower, chopped
4 cups vegetable stock
3 Tbsps. curry
1 tsp. thyme
salt, pepper (more…)

Cumin Black Bean Sauté

April 23, 2016

1/2 cup black beans
1 bulb garlic
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 15 oz. can salt-free diced tomatoes
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Dash crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 cup quinoa, cooked

1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 stock of celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup leeks, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbps ginger, minced
2 Tbsp curry powder
3 cups peeled butternut squash,can be frozen
5 cups vegetable stock
1 cup lite coconut milk

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