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Category: Lunch & Dinner Entrees

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Happy Hummus Wraps

So easy, a 3 year old can do them!  Mix it.  Match it.  Make it your own.  Enjoy! Ingredients Romaine Lettuce Leaves Favorite Hummus Sliced Black Olives Sprouts Sliced Sweet Pepper Chopped Broccoli Florets Artichoke Hearts Whatever else floats your little boat Instructions Lay Romaine leaves flat on prep surface. Schmear ’em good with hummus.  *Sprinkle* on the goods. Roll leaves over and cup … Read More Happy Hummus Wraps

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Israeli Salad

Who says lettuce has to steal the show in a salad? This salad boasts the fresh taste of cucumber in the company of a slew of delicious, colorful fruits and vegetables. Simple and simply gorgeous! A must try in my book! Serves 2-3 Ingredients 3 large Tomatoes, diced 3 medium Cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and chopped 1 Sweet Red Pepper, finely chopped ½ Small Onion, … Read More Israeli Salad

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Love-Your-Liver Detox Salad

Snap, savor & crunch with this uber fresh and flavorful salad. Makes about 8 cups. Ingredients 6 cups finely shredded Purple & Green Cabbage (about ¼ head each) ¾ each Orange & Yellow Peppers, chopped 4 tbsp finely chopped Red Onion 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 3-4 tbsp Hemp Hearts 3 tbsp Cilantro Leaves, coarsely chopped ½ tsp Fine Sea … Read More Love-Your-Liver Detox Salad

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Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients For the Salad 1½ cups packed Baby Spinach 6-7 Fresh Strawberries, quartered or thickly sliced ⅛-¼ cup Walnuts, roughly chopped ⅛-¼ cup Pecans, roughly chopped 2 tbsp Hemp Hearts   For the Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 tbsp Honey ½ tsp Stone Ground Mustard 4 tbsp Aged Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar   ¼ t Salt 3 tbsp Walnut Oil 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil … Read More Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Fall-icious Pear Salad

This salad is so tasty and with the pecans, pears and easy yet delicious maple-balsamic vinaigrette, it is perfectly at home on a table for any fall feast. Serves 2-3 Ingredients For the Salad: 1 Bartlett Pear, thinly sliced 3-4 cups Spinach-Arugula Mix Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette, recipe follows Candied Pecans, recipe follows   Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 tsp Sweet Yellow Onion OR 1 Small Shallot, … Read More Fall-icious Pear Salad

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Sweet Potato & Cranberry Salad with Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients For the Salad: 4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise and sliced into ½ inch chunks 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper ½ tsp Fine Sea Salt ½ cup Dried Cranberries 6-8 cups Baby Spring Mix or Spinach   For the Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette: ½ cup + 1 tbsp Fresh Orange Juice ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ … Read More Sweet Potato & Cranberry Salad with Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette

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Southwestern Throw-Down Avocado & Bean Salad

That is unless you’re like me in which case it’ll serve 1 and you’ll need to make them their own.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this one and love it every time!  I know the ingredient list looks a little long but really isn’t so bad and comes together super fast and you can easily and rather inexpensively scoop up … Read More Southwestern Throw-Down Avocado & Bean Salad

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Tabbouleh

Love this dish!  So good and perfect for enjoying while basking in the sun with friends! Serves 2-4 Ingredients ¼ cup Bulgur (preferably no. 3 or 4) 2 small Lemons, juice only 3 cups finely chopped Fresh Curly Leaf Parsley (approx. 1½ -2 bunches) ½ cup finely chopped Fresh Mint Leaves ½ lb Ripe Tomatoes (3 Romas), finely diced 1 large Onion, finely chopped … Read More Tabbouleh

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Yeah, you heard me.  B l a c k – E y e d   P e a  S a l a d . Seriously, this is my favorite way to eat black-eyed peas.  Like, just leave the fork in the dish and back off.  I’ll be done when it’s gone.  Okay?! Ingredients 4 cups cooked & cooled Black-Eyed Peas ¾ Red Pepper, Diced ¾ … Read More Black-Eyed Pea Salad

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Crisp Apple & Walnut Chickpea Salad

Where sweet & savory meet scrumptious – this makes a fun dish with delightful textures. INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked or 2 cans (15oz) Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 cup small diced Apple (I used Fuji but go with whichever kind suits your fancy) 1/2 cup Celery, diced 1/2 cup Organic Dried Cranberries (chopped fresh would be great too) 1/2 cup Walnuts or … Read More Crisp Apple & Walnut Chickpea Salad

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Sweet’n’Crunchy Quinoa Salad

So ridiculously chock full of nutrition and so incredibly good!  This one is definitely a family favorite that always gets devoured.  Yea…I’m not stoppin’ ’em. INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked Quinoa (about 1.5 cups dry) 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Pink Lady Apple (or other apple of choice), cored and diced 1/2 cup small chopped Carrot 1/2 cup … Read More Sweet’n’Crunchy Quinoa Salad

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Garlic & Thyme French Lentils

My favorite lentil dish thusfar!  Being so inexpensive, lentils were consumed at large during the Great Depression.  Who knew what a blessing and gift they were as they are so utterly chock full of nutrtion (protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates to keep you going.  What a package, right?!)  This perfectly savory recipe makes a showstopper out of a most humble legume. Ingredients 3 tbsp … Read More Garlic & Thyme French Lentils

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Roasted Honey-Dijon Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary

Yes, this makes one large batch and for very good reason!  What a great mix up in a holiday spread while still perfectly quaint for a mid-week family meal. Serves 8.   INGREDIENTS 5 lbs Sweet Potatoes (About 5 Medium Sized) Skin On (OR mix it up with 4 Sweet Potatoes & 3 White) 3-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil* 3-4 Tbsp Whole Grain Dijon … Read More Roasted Honey-Dijon Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary

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Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad

My husband absolutely LOVES this recipe, as do I and our precious children.  I love the combination of tastes and textures, as well as the versatility of this recipe.  SO GOOD!  What a great alternative to chicken salads! INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked or 2 cans (15oz) Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1/2-1 cup Celery, diced 1/2 cup Organic Dried Cranberries 1/2 cup Walnuts … Read More Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad

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Popcorn Tempeh

These little poppables make great nibbles’n’bits for snack time, plate well for lunch or dinner and go great on salads.  Dip ’em.  Pop ’em.  Share ’em!  …or don’t.  We’re not telling. Ingredients  2 packages Tempeh 2 Tbsp Whole Wheat (Bread) Flour or Coconut Flour (may be omitted, if desired) 1.5 tsp Sea Salt 1 tsp Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Paprika 1/4 tsp Onion Powder … Read More Popcorn Tempeh

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Sneaky Chickpea Burgers

Jazz up classic meals with pops of color and flavor!  Sneaky Chickpea Burgers” please the palates of even the pickiest eaters.  What a fun way to get more veggies!  Seriously, even though most kids don’t like things like dijon or heavy herbs, they won’t notice them in these burgers! Makes 7-8 Burgers Ingredients 1 cup carrot, cut in discs ½ cup chopped red bell … Read More Sneaky Chickpea Burgers

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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers

Makes 4 patties. These are incredibly simple and a great alternative where you’re trying to add more plant-based nutrition into the family’s diet. Our family loved these! I really love how ridiculously easy they are to make. Ingredients 1 can Organic Black Beans OR 1 1/2 cups prepared Black Beans, rinsed and drained1/2 cup Sweet Potato Puree (simply pre-bake a sweet potato and mash … Read More Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers

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Crunchy Hummus Wraps

Build your own delicious eats with these perfect add-ins and add-ons to a proven fan fave!  Of course, this is more for ideas or to just get you started.  We’re sure you’ll mix it up to make it all your own.  Get creative and run with a garlic lovers theme, smoky BBQ style mixing in some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.  Whatever you come up … Read More Crunchy Hummus Wraps

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Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Couscous

I have to say.  I wasn’t all too sure when I saw a recipe calling for cinnamon in a stew but, oh my word, this one keeps that spoon just repeatedly hitting that bowl.  Different in an incredibly scrumptious kind of way! Ingredients 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 medium Zucchini, coarsely chopped 1 medium Onion, chopped 1 large Carrot, chopped 1 tablespoon … Read More Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Couscous

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Summer Chickpea Soup

A tried-and-true favorite, this one always gets rave reviews! Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Large Onion, Peeled & Finely 4 Garlic Cloves, Minced 2 Carrots, Trimmed & Finely Chopped 2 Stalks Celery, Finely Chopped 3 Cups Vegetable Broth or Water* 1 Bay Leaf ½ – 1 tsp Dried Thyme or 2 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves, or to taste (I like a little extra … Read More Summer Chickpea Soup