I tried Kris Carr's vegan cleanse and had this juice every morning for breakfast. You actually feel healthier after drinking this juice. She calls it, "Make Juice, Not War Green Juice". :) P.S. This recipe is for 2, sometimes I just halved the recipe. You could also save one of the servings for a mid-morning snack or to have at lunch. Just make sure to refrigerate it if you choose to save the second serving.
This is my favorite homemade dressing, including non-vegan dressing recipes. I just love the flavor of this dressing and knowing that it's a bit healthier. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. Whether you're a vegan or not, I hope you enjoy this dressing. It is from Kris Carr.
P.S. For the vegan mayonnaise, I prefer Vegenaise.
For adults only! To create a real Latin flavor, make this with dulce de leche liqueur. If you can't find it, some Irish cream whiskey could take its place. Prepare the espresso with an espresso machine or just use instant espresso powder (or you could even order it from you local coffee place and just reheat it before serving). Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann.
This is a super easy summer dessert that could easily be served to guests. The adult version includes cassis, a French liqueur. You could easily adjust this for kids by omitting the cassis. This idea came from Rachael Ray. Enjoy!
I love the combination of grapefruit and avocado, so I put them together in a salad! It's a nice combination of tangy and sweet and should hit the right notes on your palate. The dressing is made from a combination of Greek yogurt and pomegranate juice. I really could just eat the dressing with a spoon! I hope you enjoy this creation. It is very healthy with just a hint of naughtiness from the sugar. Enjoy! Note: I created this recipe to serve two, but amounts can be easily adjusted
This is just a simple, fun recipe by Sandra Lee. I have made these for appetizers before, but have also enjoyed them for lunch. There are few ingredients and cook time is pretty brief. I just love the flavor combination. I hope you enjoy these little bites!
A very simple recipe with gourmet taste! From Food and Wine Magazine. The flavors of the smoked salmon, Gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard complement eachother very nicely. I enjoy the hint of lemon, too. This makes a simple lunch special.
This is a healthy recipe from Ellie Krieger. I like to use these as a "to-go" dinner option for those busy weeknights. Good for lunches, though, too! I usually use a store-bought rotisserie chicken, instead of the 4 cooked chicken breasts, to make this recipe super fast and easy. I sometimes use regular romaine lettuce if I dont' have napa cabbage leaves. This is a very flexible recipe.
This soup can be prepared very quickly. It should be brothy so that the orzo just floats in the lemony broth. Note: the pasta will absorb some of the broth the longer it sits, so serve as soon as it's ready! Recipe by Eva Longoria, tweaked a bit by me. P.S. You can use your own homemade broth if you would like!
Another recipe from Ingrid Hoffman's Latin kitchen. She keeps this in her fridge to always be ready to add a little something extra to recipes such as: chicken, beef, pork, potatoes, beans and lentils. You can also use it as a base for soups. It will keep for up to a week in an airtight container in your refrigerator - or you can freeze it in an ice cube tray and use the cubes like bouillon! *For a spicy sofrito, add a chopped jalapeno!
Take me back to the Caribbean! Ripe mangoes are important for that Caribbean flavor, buy them in advance and allow them to ripen. The mango flavor is balanced by banana, lime juice and dark rum. Yum! Credit goes to Ina Garten.
I love pepper jelly. This recipe is a mix of sweet and heat. My favorite way to use it is: Pour some pepper jelly over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers. You can't get any easier than that for an appetizer and it has always been a crowd pleaser. I like to have both items on hand, just in case I have unexpected guests. This recipe makes 3 cups of pepper jelly and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. It also makes a great hostess or neighborly gift!
This is a newer Barefoot Contessa recipe that we just tried and loved! There are few ingredients and it is very simple to prepare. The sauce is just delicious and complements the fish extremely well. Enjoy!
Desserts were never a large part of the African diet. For a long time, sugar was really expensive. Desserts were usually reserved for Christmas. This is a fairly healthy and easy to fix dessert. Recipe from Angela Shelf Medearis.