Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New pizza recipe for pizza night!

PIZZA NIGHT calls for a New pizza recipe creation...


Tonight I created a delicious veggie pizza with a crust that does not have to raise.  The dough takes about 10 minutes to make and then you top your pizza, bake 20 minutes and dinner is served.

This pizza features the following toppings:

  • Spinach picked fresh from the garden 
  • Broccoli
  • Homemade tofu bacon
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • homemade cashew parmesan crumbles
  • Mozzarella soy cheese on half the pizza 

*I rarely if ever eat soy cheese because whole foods are much healthier and soy cheese is highly processed and high in fat, but once in a while I use it on half the pizza for my family because they really enjoy it.  It is a great transitional food for those who have had previous cheese addictions but should be slowly weaned out of the diet.
Homemade Caesar Dressing

This Caesar dressing is one of my famous signature recipes, I created a new lower fat version tonight.  It makes a delicious compliment to pizza night!

**Notice this plate has more salad than pizza, that is the key to health and weight loss.  Veggies should dominate your diet.

Pizza Topping Suggestions:

  • Onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spinach
  • grated carrot
  • mushrooms
  • tempeh sausage
  • tofu bacon
  • broccoli
  • pineapple
  • marinated eggplant
  • fresh basil
  • fresh tomatoes
  • marinated artichokes
  • asparagus
  • hummus
  • kale
As you'll notice this is not a 'pretty' pizza, it is LOADED with veggies.  I didn't really make the pizza for visual appeal I wanted to show you what a real, healthy pizza should look like.  Choose your favorite veggies, experiment with different sauces or hummus and veggies and make sure you include plenty of fresh green leafy veggies. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Nutrient Packed Southern Style recipes

Southern Sweet Potato and Greens Stew Recipe

My Family LOVED this stew, it has a delicious flavor!!!!

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This stew is NUTRIENT PACKED and yet absolutely delicious!  This soup has yams, spinach, kale, tomato, black beans, tempeh and MUCH more....

This is a potent anti-cancer soup full of antioxidants and nutrition.  Many people ask me how they can get enough nutrients on a plant based diet so here is the 
Nutrition breakdown for an average servings size of this soup:

Calories:  298
Protein:   14g  or    32% of your RDA for protein~!
Fat:        3g

I have listed the RDA % [daily percentage] for 1 small serving of this soup.

Vit. A       654%
Folate       46%
B1           38%
B2           22%
B3           18%
B5           18%
B6           47%
Vit. C       62%
Vit. E        7%
Vit. K      212%

Calcium      13%
Copper       67%
Iron         21%
Magnesium    39%
Manganese    77%
Phosphorus   39%
Potassium    28%
Selenium      5%
Zinc         23%

Omega 3's    16%     

I know what you are asking, WHERE did the omega 3's come from, there is no flax seed or fish or walnuts in this stew? 

Guess what, those are not the only foods that contain omega 3's..........WHAT????

Yep, that's right.  Green leafy vegetables are excellent sources of omega 3 fats, even bananas have omega 3's.  Most plant foods contain small amounts of omega 3's so if you are eating a healthy whole food plant based diet, you can get enough without flax or any other food touted to contain 3's.

I would also like to point out that you can get nearly 25-50% of your daily value of most nutrients in one little serving of stew!  That is powerful nutrition!

Southern Sweet potato and greens stew


Simple Quick Low Fat Cornbread

Okay, I admit this is not going to be the most moist cornbread recipe.  I have an excellent moist decadent cornbread recipe for the cookbook, however this one makes up in 2 minutes, bakes for 12 minutes and is still delicious.

I needed something quick and easy to go with the southern stew and cornbread seemed perfect.  However I wanted a low sugar, oil free recipe perfect for weight loss and diabetics!

Low fat Cornbread Recipe


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nutrient Packed Lasagna Recipe

Nutrient Packed Sweet Potato Vegetable Lasagna

 This is the healthiest lasagna you could possibly eat, it is packed with phytonutrients!  It contains carrot juice, sweet potatoes, fresh tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, onion, garlic and much more!
The sweet potato gives a nice sweetness to the acid tomato base of the lasanga, the sweet potato is very subtle but delicious in this dish.  It is not traditional but very delicious! 

This recipe was inspired by the Engine 2 Diet recipe, I created a homemade sauce for the lasagna, added carrot juice for depth of flavor and increased nutrition and added a little flair of my own!

 A delicious slice of the lasagna!

You can see the broccoli, spinach and even the almond cheese crumble on top.  This meal takes a little extra time but is well worth it!
Well that rounds out today's meals, it was a delicious first day!

Italian vegetable bean pasta, breakfast and weight loss book

Italian Vegetable Bean Pasta Recipe

I created this recipe last night, I needed something quick and simple and with things I had in my bare cupboards.  It was grocery shopping day so this was a quick and easy dinner.  It is whole wheat spaghetini pasta with canned tomatoes with garlic and basil, fresh spinach, white beans and spices.

Italian Beans and Pasta in Cream Sauce Recipe
It isn't anything gourmet but it tastes great and is really easy to make, a nice one pot meal!   

 Yam and  Fruit Breakfast Recipe for the weight loss book

I am working on a weight loss book, it will be awhile before it comes out but I am documenting all the breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for the book.  This is a simple baked yam, banana, apple, cucumber with cinnamon and currants.  It is simple to make and very filling.

If you are looking for an excellent weight loss solution, this upcoming book will be exactly what you are looking for.
  • Lose weight effortlessly
  • Eat MORE food and still lose weight
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Detailed menu plans and recipes
  • Includes comfort foods gone healthy so you can still enjoy your favorite foods!
Stay tuned or visit:  Integrative Healing Clinic  for more nutrition information, recipes and to sign up for our newsletter to be notified of the upcoming weight loss program, recipe books, monthly recipes, nutrition information and more..........

I hope you will enjoy all the the recipe photos, I am hoping to be able to get some more videos up however I cannot find the power cord to my digital video camera so who knows when I will be able to get working on that but just know I am trying to get it worked out so I can do food demonstrations for you.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gluten Free Raspberry vanilla waffle recipe and the lost recipe.......

Gluten free Buckwheat Raspberry Vanilla Waffle Recipe

These waffles are gluten free and are sweetened with dates, they are the healthiest waffles you will ever make!  I have been trying to come up with delicious waffle recipe creations that are also healthy.  Buckwheat is actually not a grain, it is a seed, it does not contain gluten and is a nutrient packed ingredient that really adds a delicious flavor to these gluten free waffles.

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1 c. buckwheat groats

Protein      22.5 g.
Omega 3's  12%
Zinc    51%
Excellent source of B vitamins

I wanted to come up with a delicious summer breakfast recipe and these waffles seemed perfect.  I am going to post the recipe as a little teaser for my upcoming book:

Buckwheat Raspberry Vanilla Waffle Recipe


The lost photo for Black Bean Burritos

A good tip to remember:  Always make sure you TURN YOUR CAMERA OFF when you are done using it or you  might miss a perfect photo opportunity due to a dead battery.

I must confess that I made delicious burritos with homemade tortillas, I had the burrito all dressed up with tofu sour cream, homemade guacamole, homemade salsa and it was photo ready......I pulled out the camera and the battery was dead....ugh.

I'm sorry that I didn't get a photo, but trust me the burritos were delicious.
Hopefully  the free raspberry vanilla waffle recipe will make up for my mistake :-D

Stay tuned for more recipes that will be included in the new recipe book.