Lentil Stew

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Such an easy soup to make when the weather starts getting a little chilly.  Also, a great way to use up any greens you have left in your garden! -Veggie base:  saute onions, carrots and celery in 2 T coconut oil -Transfer to slow cooker and add lentils:  2 cups french lentils, rinsed -Liquid:  Water or broth (to cover) -Season:  bay leaf, italian seasoning, salt, etc. -Add … [Read more...]

Live Cashew Cream Cheese

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I am calling this recipe "live" because of the fact that it uses a probiotic capsule as part of the ingredients.  I thought this was pretty interesting; I read more and more every day about the importance of probiotics and gut balance. Ingredients: -2 cups cashews, soaked for 1-2 hours -1 cup purified water -Powder from 1-2 capsules probiotics -1/2 bunch fresh dill, … [Read more...]

Creamy Avocado Herb Salad Dressing

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If there is one thing EVERY person should know how to do it the kitchen, I'd say it should be knowing how to make your own salad dressing. That stuff that comes in the bottle has all kinds of stuff in there that you don't need, it doesn't taste as good, and it is overly expensive. I'm always winging in when it comes to salad dressings, but I periodically posted a comment … [Read more...]

Herb Avocado Dip

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For a refreshing summer snack, blend in a Vitamix or cuisinart: -1 avocado -2 cups greens (spinach, kale, sorrel, asian greens, etc.) -1/2 herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, tarragon, etc.) -1 roma tomato -1 T each: fresh lemon juice, apple cider* vinegar, olive oil -1 t sea salt *or change it up with red wine vinegar, or balsamic … [Read more...]

Coconut Cucumber Soup

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If you are looking for a quick and refreshing summer soup, look no further! In a vitamix, blend: -3 cucumbers, peeled -coconut milk (or meat of 1 fresh coconut) -4 T fresh lime juice -2 T almond butter -1/2 cup greens/herbs (basil, cilantro, mint, etc.) -1 T fresh ginger -Water to thin (about 1 cup) -Season with:  salt, cayenne, or add thai "flair" by adding a splash … [Read more...]

Warmed but Raw Lasagna

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I've posted a recipe very similar to this one in the past (No Bake Lasagna), but I wanted to try it again with a slightly different twist.  This recipe is inspired by a cooking class I recently attended a Glow Live Foods Cafe in Ketchum.  A huge thanks to Chef Brooke Hovey and Cafe Owner Molly Peppo! Directions: -Make your "cheese" pesto filling (see below) -Make your … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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For Elena's anniversary of her baptism, we make the cake decorating task into a fun and creative project. We found this photo for inspiration: Then we went to our greenhouse in search for something that would work. Chocolate chips mimic seeds in the middle of a flower, and we figured edible nasturtium petals and mint leaves would make a nice arrangement.  When … [Read more...]

Herb Cheese Crackers

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We could all eat these every night! 15 oz cheese (we put parmesan, cheddar, or swiss blocks in the cuisinart to shred) 3 cups almond flour 3/4 cup olive oil 9 T water 1 t salt herbs-- take what you have from the garden:  oregano, dil, rosemary etc. and finely mince it Combine all the above in a bowl.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Create round crackers … [Read more...]

Miso Soup

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-3 – 1” pieces of wakame (sea vegetable) -4 cups water or stock -1⁄2 cup chopped kale or Swiss chard -4 tbsp light or mellow unpasteurized miso -2 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish Soak wakame in a small bowl of cold water for 5 minutes to rehydrate. Put water in a 4 quart pot, bring to a boil.  Remove wakame from bowl and tear into pieces, removing the spine. Add … [Read more...]

Refreshing Quinoa Salad

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My son's favorite whole grain is quinoa, and I'm thrilled that he loves its nutty flavor (and fantastic nutritional profile, especially protein!).  I'm always trying to find something new to do with quinoa.  This salad might be fun for kids as the veggies are raw and therefore very crisp and crunchy.    Here's how to make it: *Cook up some quinoa in your rice cooker *Wash and … [Read more...]