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Greek Chickpeas

Ingredients:

4 (12 oz.) cans of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and boiled for a minute or two
1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste dissolved in 12 oz of warm water
1 large onion, thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil (to cover bottom of pot)
Sea salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
Fresh or dried basil (optional) Read more about Greek Chickpeas

 

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Almost all store-bought mayonnaise is made with vegetable oils that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, like soybean and safflower oil. Regular consumption of vegetable oils that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids leads to a decline in health over the long term because of their high omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio. Read more about Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

 

Swiss Chard Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

2 quarts vegetable broth
1 carrot, chopped
2 pounds Swiss Chard, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
1 cup of brown rice, already cooked
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions: Read more about Swiss Chard Soup Recipe

 

Cool Cucumber Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber, peeled
12 ounces of organic yogurt
1 clove of garlic, pressed or minced
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Slice peeled cucumber down the middle, length wise, and use a spoon to scoop out all the seeds. Then, chop cucumber into large chunks and blend together with all other ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Enjoy this cool and delicious cucumber sauce over a fresh vegetable salad, or with any slightly spicy dish that you enjoy. Read more about Cool Cucumber Sauce Recipe

 

Avocado-Potato Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large ripe avocado, mashed
6 medium Yukon gold or red potatoes
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 ribs of celery, chopped
1/2 cup sweet red bell pepper
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Steam and cook the potatoes until tender but not too soft. Mix thoroughly with all other ingredients. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy this simple and delicious avocado-potato salad.

This recipe was adapted from a similar recipe found in the May/June 1999 issue of Health Science. Read more about Avocado-Potato Salad Recipe

 

Avocado Orange Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 

2 ripe avocados, scooped out and cut into bite-size pieces
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
2-4 leaves of dark green lettuce like romaine or red leaf
1 tablespoon of chopped green onions (optional)
House Dressing, to taste

Directions:

Put avocado and oranges on a plate lined with lettuce, sprinkle with chopped green onions, and add dressing. Enjoy this simple and delicious salad. Read more about Avocado Orange Salad Recipe

 

Avocado Dill Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large ripe avocado
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of dried dill
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a strong blender until smooth. Enjoy this refreshing and healthy dressing on fresh salads, steamed vegetables, and whole grains.

Keeps well in an airtight bottle or container for a few days. Read more about Avocado Dill Dressing Recipe

 

Savoury Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 

2 large acorn or 1 butternut squash
1 large spanish or any yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
3 cups of vegetable broth
Sea salt, to taste (optional)

Directions:

Cut squash into halves and place skin side down in a casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees Farenheit, or until tender. After it cools enough for you to handle, scoop out the flesh.

In a fair sized pot, boil onions and garlic in vegetable broth until tender. Add the cooked squash and sea salt. Blend all ingredients with a hand held blender or in a conventional blender if you like a smooth, creamy soup.

Serves four. Read more about Savoury Squash Soup Recipe

 

Cold Korean Noodles with Sesame Dressing Recipe

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable broth
3 tablespoons unpasteurized honey
2 tablespoons organic tahini
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon naturally brewed soy sauce or tamari
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Salad Ingredients: Read more about Cold Korean Noodles with Sesame Dressing Recipe

 

Egg Salad with Artichokes Recipe

Ingredients:

5 soft-boiled organic eggs, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
1 small green onion, chopped
House Dressing, to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir gently. Serve immediately and enjoy this delicious and healthy egg salad Read more about Egg Salad with Artichokes Recipe

 

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