Summer 2019

Recipe Archive

Interested in other dishes? We have many more delicious recipes for you, here.

When you register and join the Natural Healing and Cooking Class there are many more tasty and healthy recipes as well as meal planning tools included.

Kale and Quinoa Superfood Salad

Here's a great way to add more dark leafy greens to your diet. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich ingredients we can eat, containing twice as much fiber as any other grain… in fact, quinoa is not actually a grain at all, it's a seed!  Kale is a great addition to this dish, high in calcium, antioxidants and phytonutrients, dark leafy greens are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits. Be creative and add any other toppings to this salad that you happen to have or enjoy!

Ingredients
2 cups quinoa
4 cups mushroom broth (use dried, soaked shiitake mushrooms)

4 packed cups kale, chopped into bite-sized pieces
Juice of 3 large or 4 small lemons
½ cup chopped nuts or seeds of choice (e.g. walnuts, almonds, or sesame seeds)
2 avocados, chopped
1 cup red onion, minced
2 cups pomegranate seeds (or chopped seasonal fruit)

Instructions:
1. Cook the quinoa in the mushroom broth (can use rice cooker or stove). Simmer for 20-25 minutes, covered, until all of the water is absorbed.
2. In a large bowl, massage the kale with lemon juice until it reaches the softness that you like, usually about 5 minutes.
3. Fold in the cooked quinoa, then stir in most of the nuts, add the avocado in gently, then most of the pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle your
remaining nuts and pomegranate seeds on top.


White Bean and Broccoli Burgers

These white bean broccoli burgers are packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, making them perfect for any lunch or dinner. The patties are also super easy to freeze and save for another day - just wrap them individually and store in the freezer.  

Ingredients
1 yellow onion, peeled and minced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup finely diced broccoli
3 tablespoons tahini (or ground toasted sesame seeds)
2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini or navy beans, drained well
1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine onion, garlic, broccoli, and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté with a small amount of water (if needed) until veggies are soft and onions are translucent. Remove from heat, stir in tahini.
3. Add beans to a large mixing bowl, mash using a fork or potato masher. Add skillet mixture, oats, and sea salt, stirring to combine completely.
4. Using hands, form mixture into patties about 4 inches across, 3/4 inch thick.
5. Place patties on prepared baking sheet, bake at 350 °F for 25 minutes.


Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

One of the best taco creations ever made - introducing spicy cauliflower tacos with a creamy, avocado cilantro sauce on top. Not only does one serving of cauliflower give you 77% of your daily dose of Vitamin C, it also is a great source of manganese, vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, and potassium. 

Ingredients
½ cup brown rice flour (or your favorite whole-grain flour)
¾ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, divided
1½ teaspoons onion powder, divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon pepper, divided
1 medium head of cauliflower
¼ - ½ cup of your favorite hot sauce (omit if sensitive to nightshade
vegetables)
½ ripe avocado
½ cup cilantro, chopped
½ lime, juiced
½ teaspoon garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
6-8 tortillas (I used sprouted grain tortillas)
Toppings: red cabbage, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, jalapeno slice

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray, or use parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, add flour, ½ cup non-dairy milk, 1 teaspoon onion powder, garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Whisk to
combine.
3. Remove the leaves and stem of the cauliflower and break it up into bite-size florets. Add the cauliflower to the flour mixture and toss until
evenly coated. Spread the florets in an even layer on the baking sheet.
4. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes, then remove. Pour the hot sauce over the cauliflower, toss until evenly coated, then bake for 10 minutes.
5. To make the sauce, add avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, ¼ cup milk, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to a blender, food processor, or use hand blender. Blend until smooth.
6. Assemble the tacos by adding a scoop of cauliflower onto each tortilla. Drizzle with avocado cilantro sauce and any add optional toppings you like (e.g. chopped green onions, grilled onions, slivered cabbage, salsa,
beans, or rice)

 

Lemon Berry Cheeze Cake

Enjoy this tangy lemon cake for a festive feast, for Flag Day, Father's Day, or for any good reason!

Ingredients

1 cup raw nut of choice (cashews, macadamia nuts, blanched almonds, or walnuts)
1 cup coconut cream (the hardened portion at the top of full fat coconut milk)
2 tablespoon arrowroot or kudzu
2 large lemons, juiced and zested
Pinch sea salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup, to taste

Crust
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups toasted nuts of choice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4-5 dates, pits removed

Instructions
1. Add raw nuts to a mixing bowl and cover with boiling hot water for 1 hour, then drain thoroughly.
2. In the meantime, line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Add oats, toasted nuts, sea salt, and dates to a high speed blender or food processor, and mix on high until a dough-like consistency is formed.
3. Squeeze the mixture between two fingers and see if it sticks together like dough, instead of it crumbling. If too dry, blend a bit more.
4. Transfer mixture to parchment-lined baking sheet or pyrex baking dish, and spread evenly. 5. Then place parchment paper on top and use a flat-bottomed object or your fingers to press crust down firmly until it's evenly distributed and well-packed.
6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toast crust in oven for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
7. Once cashews are soaked and drained, add to a high speed blender with coconut cream, arrowroot starch, lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt, and maple syrup.
8. Mix on high until very creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavor as needed. It should be very lemony, and not overly sweet.
9. Pour filling over the nut crust and spread into an even layer. Tap on counter to remove any air bubbles.
10. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the edges look very slightly dry and the center appears soft, but not liquid-y.
11. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to refrigerator to let cool completely (uncovered) - at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
12. To serve, slice fresh strawberries and place blueberries and strawberries in a design over the top. Serve and enjoy!


Orange-Tahini Ices

This recipe is the perfect remedy for a hot summer day! Don't worry about buying popsicles molds if you don't already have them - you can just use paper cups and ice cream sticks as an alternative.

Ingredients
10 oranges
2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
1. Extract 2 cups of juice from the oranges. Combine 1/2 cup orange juice and the tahini in a blender for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a 1-quart bowl and stir in the remaining juice and vanilla.
2. Pour into small paper cupes and free overnight. To make popsicles, place ice cream sticks in the cups and freeze overnight.