Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's a Vitamix Day!

Just look what I made this morning! Mmmm... beautiful as a dip or as a sandwich spread, you will not be disappointed with this "cheese".

  
Sun-dried Tomato Cashew Cheese
http://www.yourveganmom.com/your_vegan_mom/2009/12/party-snacks.html

I also made a garlic hummus which started out fat-free but looked more like mashed potato than hummus.  So I added some tahini and some olive oil and then it started to look right.

Garlic hummus

What morning would be complete without a beautiful smoothie to start the day. (I drank the smoothie and forgot to take a picture, so I'll have to make another... Oh brother!)

2 cups unsweetened Almond Breeze plain almond milk
1 frozen ripe banana
1 heaping tbsp. almond butter
1 tbsp. ground flax
ice cubes if desired

Yummers!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

C is for Cookie

Today I baked two kinds of cookies for my friends, family and clients.  Take a look:


Banana Maple Oatmeal cookies from fatfreevegan.com


http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/02/banana-maple-oatmeal-cookies.html

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies from the Clean Eating Mama

http://www.thecleaneatingmama.com/2010/12/vegan-almond-butter-crunch-cookies.html

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blueberry explosion smoothie

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1 cup organic chocolate soy milk
2 navel oranges
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 tbsp. hemp hearts

Put it in my Vitamix and let it go!  Beautiful, creamy, smooth and especially tasty.  I give credit to my friend Shari who introduced me to this recipe as a surefire hangover cure. :-)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tracy's salad

Today I made a lovely salad for my client.

Mesclin salad greens, avocado, baby peas, tomatoes, raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, lime juice, sea salt, pepper, and a sprinkling of Epicure 3 onion dip mix. :-)

Here is a picture of it:

YUM!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Indian potatoes with spinach

So this month I have decided to cook and eat as many potatoes as I can.  Why?  Well, for a starchy food you cannot go wrong with the potato, no processing just pure food.  You plant a potato you get a potato!  What do you get when you plant bread?  A nasty mess, that's what!  I will include white, yellow, red and sweet potatoes in my repetoire this month.  Children and clients alike will benefit from this experiment I'm sure. :-)

Let me thank VeganDad for my first recipe!





http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2009/04/indian-style-potatoes-and-spinach.html