Vegan Baked Beans with Brown Sugar

Summertime is always filled with spending time outside. Picnics, barbeques, and gatherings with friends. This is a perfect dish everyone can enjoy; its vegetarian and vegan friendly. Navy beans, red beans, and sweet brown sugar make this a delightful treat. Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 2 cans navy beans 1 can red beans or kidney beans 8 ounces of tomato sauce 1 tbsp. dijon mustard 1 … Continue reading Vegan Baked Beans with Brown Sugar

External link to Rosemary, Parsley, and Basil Hummus

Rosemary, Parsley, and Basil Hummus

Creamy chickpeas blended with rosemary, parsley, and fresh basil. I love hummus and this one is one of my favorites!  Yield: 2 cups of hummus For the Hummus: 1 can chickpeas; drained and rinsed 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 tsp. rosemary 1/2 a lemon; juiced salt; to taste olive oil, to taste; add as needed  Preparation: For the hummus:  Wash and pat … Continue reading Rosemary, Parsley, and Basil Hummus

Cucumber Salad with Moscato and Rice Wine 

This lovely cucumber salad is a great side dish for any barbecue, picnic, or outdoor get together with friends. Its simple and so easy to make. Fresh vegetables paired with rice wine vinegar and moscato wine, makes it a great marinade that’s slightly sweet and super delicious! Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup red cabbage 1 cucumber 3 celery stalks 2 carrots 1/4 tsp celery … Continue reading Cucumber Salad with Moscato and Rice Wine 

Zucchini and Squash Noodles with Sun- dried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Zoodles are so fun to make! It’s a great way to get more veggies into your diet and so delicious and ready in minutes! This dish is whipped up with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil in a simple sauce of olive oil and a little butter. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 zucchini 1 squash 6 sun-dried tomatoes 1 tbsp. butter 3 tbsp. olive oil fresh … Continue reading Zucchini and Squash Noodles with Sun- dried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Sauteed Kale with Shredded Coconut and Pecans

Kale is such a fantastic green loaded with healthy benefits. The shredded coconut gives this salad a light sweetness, and the pecans lend a nice texture and crunch. Lightly sauteed the flavors meld,and smell delicious when cooking. This is my go to when I want a light lunch or dinner I’ll toss in some canned tuna for extra protein. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. … Continue reading Sauteed Kale with Shredded Coconut and Pecans

External link to Chickpea Salad with Cashews, Snow Peas, and Sweet Chili Sauce

Chickpea Salad with Cashews, Snow Peas, and Sweet Chili Sauce

There are so many wonderful flavors and textures in this salad. Chickpeas, snap peas, red pepper, coconut flakes, and cashews tossed in a sweet chili orange sauce compliments all the ingredients so well. I love making this for summer parties and gatherings with friends. Yield: 10 servings Ingredients:  2 cans Chickpeas 1/2 snow peas 1 red bell pepper 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut 1/3 cup raw … Continue reading Chickpea Salad with Cashews, Snow Peas, and Sweet Chili Sauce

Citrus Shrimp Salad Stuffed Peppers

The fresh citrus zest really brightens up this dish, and served in cute and colorful bell peppers it’s an all in one go to recipe! Note: To zest the lemon and lime, wash well and dry. Carefully using a micro plane, gently rub the fruit along the grater until you get to the white of the inner peel and stop. Continue all the way around until … Continue reading Citrus Shrimp Salad Stuffed Peppers