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Enjoy some of our favorite recipes for summer.

Red Cabbage with Lemon and Mint

This salad is surprisingly flavorful with fragrant lemon, refreshing mint and crunchy red cabbage and almonds. The dates add a subtle sweetness. Red cabbage is a hardy leaf that doesn’t wilt like softer lettuces. This dish travels well to potlucks and picnics. Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds, chopped 8 cups shredded red cabbage (about 1…

Sweet Potato Bean Salad

We put this salad together in minutes when invited to a potluck event while traveling. These were the ingredients we had with us and they came together beautifully. 1/4 red onion, diced 4 small cooked sweet potatoes or 3 medium, cut in small cubes 1 can or brick of garbanzo beans, no salt added, rinsed…

Fresh Fruit Tart – Raw

This Raw Fruit Tart is a variation of our Fresh Fruit Tart recipe with a flour crust. It is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic, barbecue or 4th of July celebration. Cacao Nibs give the crust a chocolate flavor. Ingredients: Crust 1/2 cup cacao nibs 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds…

Fresh Fruit Tart

This Fresh Fruit Tart is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic or barbecue. Dark chocolate lines the crust which is filled with a sweet vanilla custard and then topped with fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1 9-inch Pie Crust (make your own or get one ready made) 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips 1 cup raw…

Aguas Frescas

Here’s a great recipe for colorful drinks made from whole fruits. The meaning of the Spanish words – Aguas Frescas is “fresh waters’ and Aguas frescas traditionally are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. There is no added sugar in this recipe. The…

Global Community Kale Salad

Urban garden-grown veggies come together with a tropical fruit salsa to create this beautiful dish. Ingredients 1 head of kale, stems removed. 1 ½ cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen 2 yellow, orange or red bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped ¼ cup sunflower seeds Papaya Avocado Salsa Directions Place small handfuls of the kale…

Healthy World Burger

Everyone loves a good burger. These are the best veggie burgers we have ever had! You can make it mild or with a little spicy kick using chipotle and chili powders. Ingredients 1 cup cooked millet ½ cup cooked black rice ½ cup cooked red rice 1 cup turanicum (also known as Kamut), soaked overnight,…

Papaya Avocado Salsa

Papaya Avocado Salsa is colorful and refreshing. It can be served with crackers or tossed with a salad in place of the dressing. Ingredients: 1 ripe medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1/2 ripe papaya, peeled, halved, seeded, and diced 4 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro…

Creamy Kale Pesto

This no-oil pesto is a powerfully nutritious sauce packed with superfoods: Kale, Walnuts, Garlic. And it’s as delicious as it is nutritious. This is a new must-have all the time sauce in our house. Serve on everything! More please! 2 cups loosely packed kale leaves 3/4 cups walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 cup unsweetened…

Chocolate Ice Dream

  This is a lovely sweet treat for a really hot night.   1/4 cup raw cashews 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) 8 dates, soaked in water 10 frozen organic strawberries About 10 ice cubes (optional)   In a high-powered blender combine the cashews, vanilla, nondairy…

Raw Nectarine Tart

This recipe is for two individual tarts. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe if so desired. Total time to prepare these tarts is about 8 minutes (and that’s if you’re moving really slowly). Crust 1/2 cup raw almonds 2 to 3 (depending on size) raw medjool dates (pitted) Chop the almonds to the size of coffee…

Orange Creamsicle Ice Dream

  This brings me back to the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck and the Creamsicle Pop of my childhood. This is so much better! You’ll need to freeze some oranges in advance.   2 oranges, peeled, sectioned and frozen 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla   In a…

Blueberry Ice Dream

  There is nothing better on a hot night than this. One warning though – you’ll get a purple tongue! But that’s part of the fun.   1 bag frozen blueberries (12 ounces) 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk   In a high-powered blender combine the cashews and nondairy milk until…

Popeye’s Sweet Sensation

On a hot summer night, here’s a sweet treat to have for a light dinner. 1 cup frozen spinach 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 4 ice cubes In a high powered blender, blend ingredients until creamy. Serve immediately. Makes 1-2 servings.

Fruity Hibiscus Ice Tea

When temperatures rise it’s important to stay hydrated. Make it delicious with this Fruity Hibiscus Tea. My friend Beth who lives in Costa Rica grows this lovely flower and then dries the petals and bags them to give to friends and family. I’ve help harvest, dry and bag them when I have visited her and…

Peanut Chocolate Smoothie

I was so inspired by Jessica Nadel’s blogpost yesterday with her Peanut Butter Milkshake Smoothie recipe. When I saw it, I had to have it. I do have a problem following recipes exactly and I did not have all of the ingredients so I came up with my own. Thank you Jessica for the inspiration!…

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Tabouli is typically made with Bulgur wheat or a semolina couscous. This recipe uses the high protein, ancient grain, quinoa, which cooks up quickly. Or you can sprout this pseudo cereal and make an all-raw dish. It is naturally gluten-free. 1 bunch mint – minced 1 bunch parsley – minced 3 green onions – chopped…

Red Bean and Millet Burgers

1 3/4 cups red beans (kidney), cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked millet 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, ground to a meal 1/4 cup ground flax seeds 1 small onion 2 medium carrots 2…

Sundaes!

  Make your own Sundaes the way you like them. Here’s what we made for Valentine’s Day.   Serves 2 Organic Vegan Ice Cream 2 Tablespoons organic walnuts, chopped 4 fresh or frozen organic strawberries, sliced 1 banana, sliced length-wise into 4 pieces, then cut all pieces in half 2 Tablespoons organic cocoa powder 1…

Kale Salad in Costa Rica

While on a farm in Costa Rica I put this fresh kale salad together. I love to use mandarina aceto, a local citrus fruit here to dress all my salads. One bunch dinosaur kale, about 8 ounces. One yellow bell pepper, seed and diced 1/2 avocado 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered One half papaya, seeded and…