This beet hummus recipe comes from Elise over at simplyrecipes.com. She is one of my favorite bloggers and I was lucky enough to hear her speak at the last Blogher Food conference. I myself, would not have ever thought of combining beets into a hummus type dip, so, leave it to Elise. She is the inspiration for me on many fronts.
This chocolate "dirt" is perfect for dusting cakes and cupcakes. It's made from one simple ingredient --dark chocolate chips and super easy to prepare.
I recently used this dirt to dust the Whipped Cream Frosting on my Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes.
This dressing is great for both green salads and chopped salads, and I made a combination of both to serve with our salad, using greens from our garden and cubes of cucumber.
I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed my Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Muffin recipe! I've received many reports that people are making them for Christmas morning. Here's the Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting to go along with buns.
You will find this cool and creamy cucumber avocado soup refreshing on a hot summer day. I've been drinking it all weekend and experimenting with it along the way.
The idea for this green smoothie comes from the amazing Sarma of oneluckyduck.com. I recently purchased her book Living Raw Food and am loving it. While some of the recipes can be complex, she has many that can be made in minutes.
This Ginger Cilantro Shake is a hybrid of her Cilantro-Pineapple Shake and her Bangkok Baby. Here is my version, a nice healthy green drink for Saint Patrick's day.
During the last few months, several people have asked me what kind of protein powder I use in my frozen drinks.
I love making this fruit filled, high protein smoothie for the boys after school or for breakfast.
My boys and I love eating this sauce over fish and chicken. It's also great on top of salads. Now that we're settled back in after a wild weekend that took us straight from Blogher into Yom Kippur, I will be making this to serve with our dinner tonight. I'll serve it over salmon and greens and I know that the boys will lap it up, as they always do.
This gluten-free trail mix recipe is convenient, plenty filling and nutritious to boot. The dried cranberries are rich in simple carbohydrates –much needed energy when exercising, the macadamia nuts have protein, which slows down the aforementioned carbs and makes this mix stick to your gut and the chocodrops are packed with the anti-oxidants found in dark chocolate.
View the full recipe: http://www.elanaspantry.com/2008/03/31/my-favorite-trail-mix/
This refreshing green smoothie is a great post workout drink. It is hydrating, full of good greenness and a nice little dose of fat. I like to think of it as a green Piña Colada, or a "Greeña Colada." I feel so healthy drinking it!
I often enjoy serving this yummy, healthy green beverage in wine glasses. Remember to drink it slowly, so that you can absorb and digest every ounce of green goodness.
This is a do it yourself sparkling fruit drink you can make in a snap for your friends and family this New Years Eve.
Here's the link the full recipe and other great Gluten Free New Years Eve (or Day!) recipes:
The other night I had the privilege of eating this amazing gluten free salad at Frasca, a fabulous restaurant in downtown Boulder. Their salad however, had salami, while mine, for a little hit of protein, contains walnuts.