I was inspired to make this Mexican fiesta salad/hors d’oeuvre after attending the Food Revolution Summit, this year. One of the best goals for eating we can have is to try to count the number of plants in each dish. Here we have over nine. This means we are getting tons of nutrition in every bite!
Spicy Immune Boosting Vegetable Stock with Ginger and Mushrooms
I made this spicy, gingery, garlicky veggie stock for my best friend Gigi. Born in Texas, we both love spicy foods and she asked me for something to give her dishes a “kick”! Here it is! Not only does this stock tickle your tastebuds, it’s full of nutrients to make you feel great. Use this stock whenever a recipe calls for vegetable stock, or add vegetables to the stock and simmer until cooked through for a delicious, spicy vegetable soup. You can also use it in a salad dressing instead of oil or when making hummus!
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Curried Cauliflower with Scallions and Golden Raisins
One of my favorite chefs is Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar & Grill, NYC. I love him and his food so much, that I celebrated my graduation from the French Culinary Institute there, with my best girlfriend and soon to be husband, Ed! Chef pulled out all the stops for me.
I am “plant-basing” many of his recipes and excluding salt, oil and sugar. This dish tastes amazing SOS free!
Fruit, Veggie and Cookie Dough Balls
Inspiration can come in many different ways. In this particular case, it was all about ease, and of course, taste. I wanted to create something simple, yet nutritious and delicious! Each “dough ball” has a unique quality to nourish the body, in different ways. For example, carrots are high in Vitamin C, which helps in the formation of collagen and absorption of iron. Blueberries are considered to be “the king of antioxidants”. They can protect against premature aging AND have the ability to reduce blood pressure. Cookie dough is…cookie dough. Enough said! –Ashley
Now you don’t have to go all the way to the cinema to enjoy delicious, but pricey, popcorn. This homemade popcorn is BETTER THAN WHAT YOU CAN GET AT THE MOVIES and 10 times healthier. This also makes for the perfect lunchtime snack for your child at school. It will keep them thinking about you (and loving you!) even when they’re not with you. –Ashley