Apples Ambrosia

apples

This unique recipe can be used as a delightful side dish or a perfect way to end any meal.  It also acts as a great healthy snack for anyone with a bit of a sweet tooth.  Apples not your thing?  No problem, substitute with a fruit of your choosing and ENJOY!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 apple(s)/pieces of fruit, of your choice, cut up in bite size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in large skillet.
  2. Add spices and mix until blended.
  3. Add selected fruit and cook until heated through.

ENJOY!!

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Smoothie

pumpkin pie

This Pumpkin Pie Spiced Smoothie, (recipe is for a single serving) is perfect treat in the afternoon when you’re looking for something light to get you through between meals.  Also makes for a great on the go breakfast shake!

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful frozen butternut squash
  • ½ frozen avocado
  • 1 glass of almond-vanilla milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ Granny smith apple
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg)

Directions:

1. Add all the ingredients to the blender.
2. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth
3. Add milk to thin out if it is too thick. Add more spices to taste, if desired.
4. Enjoy

Note: You can add Greek yogurt or protein powder for a protein shake.

Cauliflower Dijon Dish

cauliflower

This cauliflower dish with dijon sauce is a great way to convert any haters who steer away from this healthy veggie into lifetime lovers!  Try it for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower cut in bite size pieces
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer)

Directions:

  1. Steam cauliflower util they are al dente. You don’t want it too hard or mushy, then drain.
  2. Mix sour cream and mustard. You can add more of each till you get the right Dijon flavor for you.
  3. Stir in sour cream mix and cheese. You can use an avocado oil based mayonnaise in place of the sour cream if desired.

ENJOY!!

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Matcha Cookies

matcha cookies

Matcha cookies, also referred to as green tea cookies, are full of powerful antioxidants as matcha is just the powder form of green tea.  This recipe was makes approximately 9 cookies, is a great way to treat yourself while also doing something good for your health.

Ingredients:

  • 150g flour (75g Almond flour – not almond meal / 75g whole wheat flour
  • 30g tahini
  • 50g maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 360°F

2. Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients into another

3. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated

4. Scoop the dough in lined baking tray

5. Bake for 15min

Note: You can add 1 cup of chocolate chips to give more “crunchiness”

Scrumptious Sweet Potato

sweet potato

This sweet potato recipe is a perfect dish to serve at your next holiday meal.  It’s not only great for your health but great tasting too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato (or however many you need to feed your family)
  • ¼ c butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

  1. Peel potato and cut up into bite size pieces.
  2. Place in crockpot and add butter, seasonings, orange juice, and syrup.
  3. Cook on low for about 4 hours
  4. ENJOY!

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Mediterranean Dip With Lentils

lentil dip

Another instant guest favorite is this Mediterranean dip with lentils.  Easy to make ahead of time and can be easily served with veggies or pita chips.

Ingredients:

  • 150g red lentils
  • 120g cooking juice
  • 100g dried tomatoes
  • ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Place lentils in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil
    Cover, reduce heat and simmer 12-15 min or until tender
  2. Drain well and KEEP the water
  3. After draining, combine with remaining ingredients (dried tomatoes, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper) in a food processor and blend until smooth

Keep the dip in the fridge until you are ready to use.  Serve with veggies, pasta, pita or crackers.

Note: Store well in the fridge up to 7 days

Roast Beef Made Easy

roast beef

This crockpot recipe is not only easy but the best way to ensure a perfect roast every time!  Add your favorite veggies to this recipe and make it the perfect addition to any holiday meal.

Ingredients

  • Roast (2-4 lbs)
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 cup organic vegetable juice
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ c red or Marsala wine (optional)
  • ½ Tbsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp thyme

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours and ENJOY!!

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Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

Don’t let the name of this recipe fool you. This marbled pumpkin chocolate bread is moist, dense and decadent and could easily do double duty as a dessert!

~8 mini or 1 large loaf pan

Ingredients:

Wet

• 300g pumpkin puree (homemade or store-bought but NOT pumpkin pie mix) – I used butternut squash puree
• 50g raw honey
• 125ml soy milk (unsweetened)
• 3 tbsp avocado oil
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• Vanilla extract

Dry

• 250g flour (100g almond flour (not almond meal) + 150g whole wheat flour)
• 2 tbsp baking powder
• 1 tbsp baking soda
• 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove)
• 1 handful raw walnuts

Chocolate layer:

• 3 tbsp warm water
• 3 tbsp cocoa powder (raw unsweetened)
• 1 handful dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 365°F

2. In a bowl combine all the wet ingredients and mix well

3. In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Add to the wet and mix until combined.

4. Divide the batter into equal parts in the 2 bowls

5. To one bowl add the cocoa powder and water and mix in.

6. To the other one, add the walnuts and mix.

7. Spoon the plain batter and chocolate batter alternately into the prepared loaf pan.

8. Swirl the batters together with a knife

9. Sprinkle chocolate chips or nuts on top

10. Bake for 50-60 min (or until a toothpick from the center comes out almost clean)

Note: Store well in the fridge up to 5 days

Breakfast Muffins

breakfast muffins

These breakfast muffins are a great way to start your morning off right!  Not only are they super easy to make but also great when you are hosting a breakfast as this recipe makes 12 small muffins AND you can also customize to suit specific dietary needs.  What more can you ask for in a breakfast muffin!

Ingredients:

• 6 eggs
• 3 tbsp soy milk (unsweetened)
• Spinach, mushrooms, ham, cheese, tomatoes… (ingredients of your choice)
• Spices, herbs, salt & pepper
• Avocado oil (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
2. Oil the muffin tin if you don’t use a silicon muffin tin
3. Whisk 6 eggs, 3 tbsp milk, salt, pepper and all the spices/herbs to taste
4. Divide your ingredient evenly into tin
5. Pour the egg mixture in each well to come to the top
6. Sprinkle with cheese if you want
7. Bake for 20-25 min

Note: Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat

Veggie Dip Recipe

dip

Add some festive flare to an old classic and have some fun with this easy to make veggie  dip recipe.  Want to add some extra holiday spirit?  Try displaying the vegetables in a shape of a tree and line the dip as tinsel separating each section.  Sprinkle sliced chives on top to add even more magic to this perfect and healthy appetizer.  Or, how about making a festive wreath?  Be creative, the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • Veggies of your choice
  • 1 tsp Redmond’s Real Salt Season-All Salt

Directions:

Mix the first 3 ingredients and chill for at least an hour for best flavor.  Remember to have some fun when displaying this dish and find vegetables in vibrant colours!