Cinnamon and Sour Cream Apple Bites

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You’ve probably heard that old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but how healthy are these lovely red orbs? Like a lot of things in life, the answer is – it depends. Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber (good for weight loss and keeping you regular). The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may …

Bean and Faux Chicken Soup

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This vegetarian recipe for bean and faux chicken soup uses dry beans rather than canned. Using the crockpot to cook the soup reduces the time it would normally take to prepare the beans, and allows you to come home to a hot, healthy, delicious dinner. Pair this soup with some fresh bread for a simple weeknight meal. One of the …

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan Vinaigrette

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This recipe for roasted fennel with parmesan vinaigrette is simple, tasty and adds a bit of exotic flavor to your table. A member of the parsley family, all parts of the fennel plant are edible. This recipe uses only the bulbs, but you can also use the stalks and fronds like you would celery – chopped in salads, braised or …

Sesame Ginger Steamed Broccoli

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As a vegetarian, you can’t underestimate the power of delicious side dishes, and this recipe for sesame ginger steamed broccoli is a quick and easy way to create a delicious side dish for any meal. In fact, I’ve had many delicious dinners out with friends and coworkers at traditional steak houses. While some may express concern with the venue, I …

Bean, Rice and Cabbage Bowl

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As I continue my education into things vegetarian and vegan, I’m starting to become much more selective what I buy. I’ve learned to be wary whenever I hear the word “industry,” for example, “the dairy industry,” “the meat industry,” “the wool industry.” Webster’s defines industry as, “a distinct group of productive or profit-making enterprises,” among other things. And that’s where …

Quinoa Power Bowl

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• 1 C tri-color quinoa • Cubed sweet potato • 1 medium slicing tomato (like beefsteak), diced • 1 medium cucumber, chopped or diced • 2 medium Haas avocados • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar • 1/4 C balsamic vinegar • Pumpkin seeds • Chopped walnuts 1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. • If …

Sweet Potato Bombs

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• 1 medium sweet potato, baked • 2 Tbsp organic, raw almond butter (smooth or chunky) • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts • 1 tsp chia seeds • 1 tsp ground flax seed 1. Bake your sweet potato (see recipe notes for instructions). • You can quickly bake the potato in the microwave. Prick the skin …

Great Greens Salad Slaw

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• 12 oz. bag of broccoli slaw • 2-3 oz. baby kale, finely chopped • 12 oz. bag frozen, shelled edamame • 2 green onions, thinly sliced • 1/4 C each dried cherries, cranberries, sliced almonds and pumpkin seeds • 1/4 C olive oil • 1/4 C champagne vinegar 1. Cook the edamame according to package directions and set aside …

Roasted Herb Potatoes

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• 1 3/4 lbs small red potatoes • 1/3 C melted butter • 2 Tbsp fresh minced garlic • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme • 1 tsp seasoned salt • 1 tsp paprika 1. Preheat over to 425. • This is a great alternative to french fries when …

Savory Oats with Brie

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• 2 tsp olive oil • 1 shallot, chopped • 2 C cherry tomatoes, halved twice • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 C old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 clove garlic, minced • 5.5 oz. small Brie, cut into cubes • 1/4 C fresh basil leaves torn • 1 Tbsp toasted pine nuts 1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. …