Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday recipes, breakfasts, desserts and more.....

Chocolate peanut butter cups

Oh yes, these are as decadent as they look!! Okay, for all you chocolate professionals out there you will notice I did not temper the chocolate. Naughty, naughty I know but I was in a hurry and just wanted to see if the recipe would even turn out before I went to all the trouble to make them pretty. Plus my husband will probably eat them all in 30 seconds so looks really didn't matter for this batch :-D The chocolate peanut butter cup recipe is not the healthiest recipe but it is certainly better than the ones you buy in the store and makes an excellent holiday dessert. This recipe contains, all natural peanut butter, organic powdered sugar, dairy free dark chocolate.

Tempeh Taco Salad Recipe

This turned out delicious!! My daughter said, "mom you should open a restaurant."That was a high compliment from the pickiest eater on the planet! I must say, this was fabulous!!! I ate a little too much of it because it just tasted soooo good!  Yes, healthy food can taste amazing!!!

The tempeh taco salad recipe contains brown rice, black beans, corn, taco seasoning mix and dairy free homemade sour cream and guacamole.  This recipe will be featured in my upcoming recipe book.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

The idea for this recipe just came to me after my morning workout. I created it in the kitchen while my family was still sleeping. They really enjoyed it. The pumpkin and spices made a delicious fall breakfast.

This is a simple, delicious fall recipe.  Great Harvest whole grain bread, pumpkin, tofu, nutritional yeast, with pumpkin pie spice syrup. Yummy!

This is the photo of the french toast without the pumpkin spice syrup. It is a beautiful french toast with NO eggs.

Sauteed Asparagus a
nd Almond Feta Sandwich

Don't be fooled by the asparagus, this sandwich is delicious! I sauteed asparagus, orange bell peppers and onion in vegetable broth and a touch of olive oil until softened. I served the vegetables on toasted whole wheat bread with veganaise and homemade almond feta cheese, topped with tomatoes and a little baby romaine. You don't have to make your almond feta pretty, just spread it all over the sandwich and enjoy!!!

Gluten-Free No Clam Chowder

The secret to the texture of this no clam chowder is coconut meat sauteed in a garlic, kelp mixture in place of clams. This was rich and creamy and it has no flour, it is gluten free. Cashew cream will thicken when heated so no flour is necessary!

This was FABULOUS!! I love chowders, especially in the fall.

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette

I roasted garlic, orange and red bell peppers, parsnips and yams in the oven in a vegetable broth sauce. I served them over a bed of spinach and topped it with a roasted garlic vinaigrette.

This was an amazing salad, the dressing has a bit of a 'bite' to it. If you don't like a vinegar bite you could tone it down a bit. I LOVED it!!

Roasted Portobello Burger

This was so amazing. Yes, that is just a portobello mushroom cap!! This is so simple, marinate portobello mushroom caps 30 minutes, sautee then roast in the oven. They are so good!!!

We really enjoyed these. I always serve veggie burgers on toasted whole wheat bread because whole wheat buns at the store are a health nightmare but you can use buns if you want!

Stay tuned for holiday candy Recipes

Peppermint bark
peanut butter fudge
English toffee
Chocolate mint truffles
Caramel turtles
 and much more....

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