Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Ingredients: 4 oz Pasta such as Rotini 4 oz dried kidney beans 2 large portabella mushrooms 1 medium red bell pepper 1 small head/bunch broccoli 1 tablespoon chopped sun dried tomatoes 2-3 tablespoons feta cheese 1 – 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Pam/oil spray Salt and pepper to taste Method: Cook pasta and drain…

Coconut Crepes with Fire Roasted Figs

Ingredients: Pancake: ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup dried coconut 1 cup milk 1 egg white 2 teaspoons oil Pinch of salt Almond topping: ½ cup almond meal ½ cup milk (whole or 2%) 2 teaspoons castor sugar 2-3 drops orange essence Orange Sauce 1 cup fresh orange juice 2 teaspoons brown sugar 4…

Cranberry Banana Bread

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour ¾ cup castor sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup cooking oil such as canola oil 3 tablespoons orange juice ½ teaspoon orange peel ½ teaspoon orange essence 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 cup mashed banana (about 2-3 medium) ½ cup walnuts ½ cup…

Kale and Carrot Stir Fry

Ingredients: 2 cups finely shredded fresh kale leaves ½ cup grated carrot ½ cup water 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 3-4 dried red chili broken into 2 pieces   Method: Wash and dry kale leaves.  Once they are dry shred the leaves. Add…

Crunchy Almond Crepes with Orange Sauce

Ingredients: Pancake: ½ cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon sugar ¾ cup 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon orange peel Filling: ¼ cup generous whole almonds toasted ¼ cup almond meal/almond flour 2 tablespoon 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Sauce: 1 cup fresh orange…

Bulgur with Shitake Mushrooms and Bok-Choy

Ingredients: ½ cup bulgur 1 ½ cups water 1 teaspoon oil 8-10 dried shitake mushrooms 1 red bell pepper 1 cup button mushroom 2 small bunch bok-choy 4-5 garlic cloves 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ teaspoon chili paste Salt and pepper to taste Method: Wash bulgur thoroughly In a covered saucepan, bring water to a…

Creamy Fruit Oatmeal

Ingredients: ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 cups water 1 cup milk ½ cup diced fresh apples ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup dried cranberries Pinch of salt Cinnamon 4 tablespoons agave nectar Method: Boil water in a saucepan and once water starts boiling add oats, chopped apple, raisins, cranberries, and salt. Cook for about…

Banana Oat Bread

I had to make something without milk and milk product.  So I searched online and got some ideas to make this banana bread.  Even though I am not a banana fan, I had so many over ripe bananas.  So to make it a bit different and to reduce the strong banana smell, I add so…