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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 

summer salad with kiwi, red cabbage, and cherries

Summer Salad with Kiwi, Cherries, Romaine, and Red Cabbage

I love making simple salads I can make in minutes. This lovely salad has crispy romaine lettuce, shredded red cabbage, fresh kiwi, and sweet cherries. Its great on hot days, and for a quick and delicious meal at home. Yield: 1 salad Ingredients: 1 cup romaine lettuce 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage 1 kiwi 6 black cherries 1/2 tbsp. sesame seeds 1 tbsp. olive oil … Continue reading Summer Salad with Kiwi, Cherries, Romaine, and Red Cabbage

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Red Grapes and Coconut Milk

Ah Smoothies! I love them. When I’m post-workout, or when I want a creamy sweet treat in the Summertime I’ll whip up one of these and be on cloud nine. The combination of coconut milk, strawberries, and red grapes is so delicious! Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 6 frozen red grapes 1 cup coconut milk 1 tbsp. flax-seed 1 … Continue reading Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Red Grapes and Coconut Milk

Coconut Kale Salad with 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 Coconut Kale Salad with Pecans

cantaloupe, banana, and coconut smoothie

Cantaloupe, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

    After a workout or when I’m on the go I love to make smoothies. Especially when its hot outside, I like cold drinks. This is packed with fruit, protein, and healthy coconut milk. You can mix any fruit or non-dairy milk you like. I also love using pineapple and strawberries in my smoothies. Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen … Continue reading Cantaloupe, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

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Sweet Chili Chickpea Salad with Cashews and Snow Peas

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 Sweet Chili Chickpea Salad with Cashews and Snow Peas