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Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Balls Recipe

After posting a recipe for healthy falafel balls a few weeks ago, one of our readers played around with our recipe and came up with a great recipe of her own for balls made out of sweet potatoes and pinto beans.

Included with this unique recipe is a simple and delicious tahini dressing recipe that goes perfectly with the balls. If you enjoy sweet potatoes, pinto beans, and middle eastern flavors, I encourage you to give the following recipe a try:

Ingredients: Read more about Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Balls Recipe

 

Healthy Miso Gravy Recipe

If you enjoy gravy with mashed potatoes, I encourage you to give this healthy miso gravy recipe a try. Miso - also known as fermented soybean paste - provides a unique salty flavor to anything you add it to, and is an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin K, manganese, copper, dietary fiber, and healthy bacteria.

Miso is called den jang in Korean supermarkets, and can often be purchased for reasonable prices in Asian food stores. Read more about Healthy Miso Gravy Recipe

 

Almond Sesame Squares Recipe

This scrumptious dessert recipe calls for two healthy and protein-dense plant foods: almonds and sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are also an excellent source of calcium.

This recipe also requires the use of a Champion juicer, which comes with a flat plate that allows you to make all-natural ice cream out of bananas, all-natural nut butters, and desserts like almond sesame squares. Read more about Almond Sesame Squares Recipe

 

Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

If you enjoy spinach turnovers but are wary of eating flaky pastries on a regular basis, you may grow very fond of this recipe for truly healthy spinach turnovers. In order to keep it as simple as possible, it calls for frozen spinach, which actually has an excellent nutrient profile. Read more about Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

 

Black Olive and Tomato Tapenade Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of pitted and roughly chopped black olives (sun-dried is best, but canned will do)
2 tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons of sun-dried red peppers, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
2 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste Read more about Black Olive and Tomato Tapenade Recipe

 

Classic Gazpacho Soup With Avocado Salsa Recipe

Ingredients:

2 1/4 pounds (1 kg) tomatoes
1 cucumber
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and ground black pepper (optional)
1 ripe avocado
1/4 red onion

Directions:

Peel cucumber, then cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a table or teaspoon. Chop remaining cucumber flesh into small, bite-size pieces. Read more about Classic Gazpacho Soup With Avocado Salsa Recipe

 

Persimmon Pie Recipe

Crust:

Ingredients:

1 cup of almonds, soaked for 6 to 12 hours, then drained
1 cup of dates, soaked for 1 to 2 hours, then drained

Directions:

Please note that if you are pressed for time, you can make the dough/crust of this pie without soaking your almonds and dates.

Use a food processor to bring together almonds and dates. Add a little water if needed to bring almonds and dates together into a well homogenized mixture. You should end up with a coarse, slightly moist, dough-like consistency. Read more about Persimmon Pie Recipe

 

Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup of cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toss sweet potato or yam cubes with olive oil until evenly coated. Spread cubes out in a baking dish. Top with cranberries and diced apple. Read more about Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

 

Shanghai Bok Choy Recipe

Ingredients:

1 package of Shanghai bok choy - approximately 8 small to medium heads
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1-2 cups of vegetable broth or water
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Cut the ends off the bok choy heads so that the leaves separate. Rinse leaves in a sink or basin full of water. Rinse a few times, using fresh water each time, as the grit tends to linger. Drain. Read more about Shanghai Bok Choy Recipe

 

Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of raw hazelnuts, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel and roughly chopped
1 cup of dried black mission figs, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained
1/2 a cup of dates, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of sesame seeds, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel
1 cup of shredded coconut

Directions:

Use a food processor to bring together hazelnuts, figs, dates, cacao, and water. Read more about Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe

 

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