Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dill Guacamole

More dill! Here's a new twist to your traditional guacamole, and an easy way to elevate your sandwiches (such as my above Chick'n patty).

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Corn Salad with Dill and Cilantro

Need a Memorial Day recipe? Fresh corn salads make for the perfect summer dish for pot-lucks, picnics, or easy light dinners. I've posted a few other variations before, but here's another one that might just be my new favorite!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kamut-Apricot Bars

Have you tried Kamut? It's one of those "ancient grains" - a type of wheat called khorasan wheat, and has more fiber, protein, and vitamins that your average "modern day" wheat. I've had pasta made with Kamut before (which I also recommend trying- it makes for a nice- and healthy- change), but hadn't tried other Kamut products. When I saw a bag of Kamut puffs at my grocery store, I knew I had to try them. And it got me inspired to try a new variation of my snack balls & bars.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Parfait! -and non-dairy yogurt info

Yogurt, fruit, and granola makes for a delicious snack or breakfast. I used to eat at least a yogurt a day before going vegan. Since January, I've pretty much stayed away from the non-dairy yogurts, as my initial impressions of them were not so great. Grainy, odd-tasting soy yogurts were what I'd experienced. But, there are a lot of new products that are actually really good (it may just take some trial & error to find the one(s) you like).  Read on for my explorations in the non-dairy yogurt world.
**For my granola recipes, see these links:
Maple-Banana Low Fat Granola
Healthy Tropical Granola

Monday, May 21, 2012

Avocado & Pinto Bean Salad

Nothing fancy or complicated here. Think: open a can 'o beans and have easy yummy dinner/lunch/snack/salad ready in 5. Sound good?! Good!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Polenta Pie - and the versatile blogger award!

Polenta- I only have one other recipe that I regularly use it in, but I really like it. And this little 'ole pie? Well, it's being welcomed into my favorite easy delicious dishes. Minimal prep, chock full of fresh herbs, healthy, and ready to eat in less than 45 minutes. Sounds like an easy week-night dinner (and leftovers!) to me! And who doesn't want pie for dinner, right?!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lima Bean & Cantaloupe Salad

 This recipe brought to you by: the colors green and orange!

It started with a bag of lima beans, a can of mandarin oranges in my cupboard, a bottle of orange champagne vinegar from Trader Joe's, and some hot weather.

Usually the only recipe I use lima beans in is succotash. So I thought I'd make use of that bag of lima beans in my freezer in a new way...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

AM Green Machine!

I have been having my pumped-up oatmeal consistently for breakfast for a whiiiiillllllleeeeee... but as the weather's getting warmer, I've decided to mix it up a bit. Literally.

This green smoothie is super healthy, and a great way to jump-start the day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cookie dough cupcakes and *alternates*

I don't know about you, but I don't go to many 1 year old's birthday parties. But, I went to one this weekend and I thought- what better treat to bring than COOKIE DOUGH in CUPCAKE FORM??!

Speaking of this weekend, we were *supposed* to have been in Mexico Saturday. Yes, instead we were at a birthday party filled with screaming children. How did that happen? And how else might one vary these cupcakes? For these exciting topics and more, read on! ;-)