Enjoy a warm bowl of porridge for breakfast with cinnamon, cloves, raisins and berries creating a healthy yet delicious way to start the day. Amaranth porridge is a popular breakfast in India, Mexico, Peru and Nepal. Amaranth is one of our favorite plants. Beside the fact that it grows like a weed, one plant produces 60,000 seeds, so it is grain-free and gluten-free. The greens are higher in nutritional content than kale and spinach, and can be popped into puffed amaranth. Amaranth is high in fiber, protein, and is a source key of other vitamins and minerals. We both noticed we felt light after eating this breakfast. I hope you enjoy this breakfast!
Total Time: 25 Minutes | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Serves: 2
Note: This will provide 2 servings at 316 calories each with 8.8 grams of protein and 9.9 grams of fiber and is 8 plus points for Weight Watchers.
Creamy Pecan Sauce is a wonderful sauce to dip vegetable wraps, rice wraps, smother over pasta, enjoy on salads and so much more. It is packed with flavor and really brings any meal, even roasted vegetables, to life! Enjoy!!!
Creamy Pecan Sauce
We celebrated Mother Earth yesterday with garden fresh greens and herbs infused with 100% vegan and gluten free ingredients for an Earth friendly dinner for all of us earthlings! Gerald is on a roll today and came up with the witty name of Mung Dip Yum! This meal can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. Mung Dip Yum contains rice noodles, fresh veggies, fresh herbs, veggie broth with a ginormous rice wrap on the side with creamy pecan sauce for dipping. A hearty meal that will leave you feeling refreshed and a full happy belly!
Tip, for kitchen harmony prepare everything first, then start cooking. I chopped and had everything lined up and then began. I first started by making the sauce and setting it aside in dipping cups. Then, I made the wraps and set them aside on the plate. After the first two items were ready, I proceeded to make the soup. It is easier for me to do each dish and then move on to the last so I stay calm and peaceful. This is what I find works best for me, do what works best for you!! Enjoy!
Total Time: 30 Minutes | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Serves: 4
Mung Dip Yum
Opt to serve with a Veggie Rice Wrap and Creamy Pecan Sauce - found in Sauces!
Veggie Rice Wrap
Happy Earth Day! I asked my husband, Gerald, what a good way to celebrate was and he said "Ki Lime Cookies!" I was so excited with his response I made some right away. In Sumerian text, Ki, refers to Planet Earth. Check out Gerald's site to learn more about the Anunnaki. I think the name is perfect! We tested the cookies and they are fantastic!
Sweet with a little tang. The cookie dough is soft and sticks together well and they're rolled in coconut sugar for an extra tasty treat. Enjoy these easy cookies. I whipped these up in and was eating one in about 30 minutes!
Total Time: 30 Minutes | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Makes: 10 Small Cookies
Ki Lime Cookies
Note: I find Coconut Sugar is similar in taste and texture to brown sugar, feel free to use that instead.
Moist applesauce muffins are a hands down keeper. These muffins are delicious, flavorful, healthy and very hard to resist.
If you want to double the recipe and freeze the balance they freeze fabulously and make a wonderful easy treat to enjoy at any time of the day.
We had ours with fresh squeezed orange juice this morning for breakfast. We may or may not have sampled another with coffee to ensure it was blog-worthy, it is! Cinnamon, raisins, applesauce, vanilla and oats come together magnificently. Plus muffins are so easy to eat, to take with you on the go, pack in your lunch, as a treat for your loved-ones or yourself! These are hard to keep around, enjoy!!!
Total Time: 35 Minutes | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Bake Time: 20 Minutes | Servings: 12 Muffins
Applesauce brings me back to Washington state where we lived on a couple acres and had some apple trees growing. We'd harvest the apples and my mom would have baskets and buckets full of apples. She'd get out her huge pot and spend the day in the kitchen making cups and cups of applesauce. We'd have so much we'd freeze it so we could enjoy it in winter months. I was so spoiled with the homemade applesauce growing up. As an adult, I'd buy organic applesauce at health food stores trying to find the right blend but to no avail. Love was missing! Love is such a key ingredient that often is overlooked.
We've tested this recipe 3 times and each time consumed the fruits of the labor willingly! We've tried it cooked, raw and cooked. Raw is easy, quick and very delicious but for me, the cooked version wins. Probably because that is how my mom made it and it reminds me of her. It tastes amazing, heavenly, the flavors dance together and tickle your senses. Now, you can make your own homemade applesauce. It's an easy no muss, no fuss recipe. Peel apples, core them, combine them in a pot with a few ingredients over med-low heat for 25-30 minutes and then blend them into a delicious applesauce. I don't recall my mom blending, we'll apply my husband's engineering side and optimize!!
Lately we've been eating raw food for the first half of the day with a cooked meal at night. We both LOVE the way raw food makes us feel. Vibrant, alive and energized. We just enjoyed a Detox Smoothie from the Oh She Glows Recipe Bundle filled with greens, fresh herbs, cayenne and more and I am feeling energized and ready to share this wonderful meal my husband and I enjoyed yesterday for lunch. I meant to make a light lunch, it turned out grander than planned. It is amazing how filling plant based foods can be!
We had a Fiesta Salad with carrots, zucchini, jalapenos, avocado, cilantro, lime and green olives covered in a Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing. It was heavenly. I attempted to make a cheese dip but it was more like a big glob that dare not be shared until revised. It made us laugh at the consistency. Thankfully the salad offered more than enough good food to re-fuel and re-set our bodies. This salad can do the same for you! Envision fresh flavors at their finest that are high in alkalinity to help balance your body.
One can never go wrong with a banana berry smoothie! This is one of our favorite smoothie combinations and it is just bananas, berries and dairy free milk creating a very creamy, flavorful smoothie. I love to add boosters that you can't tell are there so we get our natural vitamins and minerals easily, first thing in the morning. I topped it with puffed amaranth, the health benefits continue to grow. Enjoy this easy yet glow worthy smoothie!
Total Time: 10 Minutes | Servings: 2 Smoothies
To enjoy take:
BLEND, Pour, Enjoy!
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Today we've been refueling our body with fresh raw meals. From green smoothies, fresh squeezed orange juice to this! An almost raw dinner with black beans, fresh vegetables, cilantro, lime and avocado with pecans on top. We had ours with a homemade healthy dressing made from avocados, cilantro, lime and even a little jalapeno to spice it up. This salad made us feel great! The flavor is sensational and we both ate our full bowl, leaving us feeling vibrantly healthy from all of the fresh living foods. One of our healthy habits is to take a walk before dinner, even if it isn't very big and get some movement in. Then we work up an appetite and are ready to be refueled. I hope you enjoy this healthy, delicious, brain-food, alkalizing, heart healthy salad! This meal is free of gluten, dairy, oil and is high in protein!
Total Time: 15-20 Minutes | Servings: 2 Salads
Black Bean Ensalada
Directions: In a food processor, pulse the carrot and place in the bottom of 2 bowls. Proceed with the cucumber, pulsing until fine, add on top of the carrots. Continue with the red onion, pulsing until fine and placing in the bowl. Continue with the green chili, pulsing until fine, placing on top of the other ingredients. Slice the cilantro, squeeze the lime, add the diced avocado and with clean hands gently mix together.
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
Eating plant based foods can restore your physical body within a matter of months and in turn lead to spiritual growth. Eating pure living food is one of the easiest ways to nourish, cleanse and energize your body! Originally I didn’t start out for the animals, but as the years go on, my compassion only grows. I see the sentience in animals, even birds. I’ve become more sensitive to meat and dairy, even in food pictures. It no longer appeals to me, and I am so thankful for that.
The abundance of food and options is what really tickles me. I’m constantly learning new things in the kitchen from vegan cheeses, milks, butters and so much more. Raw vegan food has really helped us take our creativity and energy to a whole new level! I made a cheese today that had heart healthy ingredients with digestion cleansers instead of clogging our arteries or giving us bad cholesterol. I love it!
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