Revised & updated 1/18/2021 - I think the reason a lot of people, especially kids, don't like vegetables is because the way they're cooked leaves them bland & tasteless. Not only that, but most methods cook out all the nutrients, but roasting retains all the precious nutrients. You've never tasted carrots, or any vegetable for that matter, until you've roasted them. They are amazingly sweet, nutty & oh so delicious... I guarantee this will become your preferred way to cook & eat them from now on!
Serves: 2 to 3
When I discovered quinoa in 2009 I became hooked on this healthy, ancient grain. Shortly after that I created this recipe which became one of my favorite meals & Signature Recipes!
These cookies are so yummy & you can customize them in many ways. Don't limit yourself to just almond butter... you can also use an equal amount of either cashew butter, peanut butter (either smooth or crunchy) or any type of nut/seed butter you like. Make a double or triple batch & freeze them, so you'll always have some on hand for a cookie craving!
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
This rice has a great creamy texture & wonderful flavor. Makes a terrific side with Asian dishes or alongside steak, chicken or pork. You could also turn this into a vegetarian meal for 3 by adding 3 cups of roasted or steamed vegetables... such as a colorful combo of carrots, cauliflower & broccoli or whatever are your faves.
Bright & cheery, smooth & creamy, with a nice fruity flavor & just a hint of tang makes this my very favorite dessert. I'm sure once you taste it, it'll be your favorite too!
Gawd, I am such a Foodie... I actually dreamt this sandwich to life while I was sleeping one night! Good thing I remembered it when I woke up & made it that morning for breakfast. It tasted just as great as I imagined it would... it's salty & sweet, easy to prepare & oozing with deliciousness, so what's not to love?
Move over commercially prepared ranch dressings, there's a new, easy to make dressing in town & it's comin' for your salad! Everyone I've served this to says it's the best ranch dressing they've ever had & ask me what brand it is. They're surprised when I tell them I made it from scratch & beg for the recipe.
Yield: 6 - 1/4 cup servings
Broccoli is one of those vegetables that people either love or hate. Once they try it roasted though... a lot of those haters change their mind. Roasted broccoli has a whole different taste & smell than broccoli cooked any other way. Broccoli is considered a superfood & something you want to have in your diet regularly.
A kick of spice, a burst of tang, a hint of sweetness & a nice bit of crunch makes this dish simply awesome & one you'll want to make over & over again. It even makes a fantastic, healthy, anytime snack. Because of it's color scheme this makes a perfect, healthy addition to your Christmas holiday table. Your family & guests are going to love it!
Serves: 4 as a side dish or 2 for a light meal
Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient American whole grain. It's nutritionally rich, has a fluffy texture & a great nutty flavor. Additionally, it has the best amino acid profile of all grains, is as versatile as rice, is "heart healthy" & gluten free.
Yield: 3 cups