VEGETARIAN SPLIT PEA SOUP

INGREDIENTS 18 cups liquid (broth, water, stock or combination) 1 lb split peas, picked over 1 medium onion, chopped 3 TBSP butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or 1/8 cup dried ½ tsp dried basil 1/4 lb quinoa, rinsed (brown rice or barley will do as well) 1 bay leaf 4 large potatoes, diced (can be any potato variety, I like to do half sweet potato) One 10 oz bag fresh spinach, rinsed, trimmed…

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GINGER ROASTED CARROTS

  INGREDIENTS 8-10 carrots, washed and cut into 1 inch slices (using a variety of colours improves presentation) 1” ginger grated or finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped ¼ cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup chopped onion 2-3 TBSP olive oil Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS 1. Grease a casserole dish and fill with first five ingredients 2. Drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper 3. Mix well so oil and ingredients…

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CURRIED POTATOES

  INGREDIENTS 3 TBSP Coconut oil ½ tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp cumin 1 ½ tsp turmeric ½ tsp cayenne pepper or pepper flakes 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 ½ tsp salt Pepper to taste 8-10 potatoes, peeled and cut into ½“ pieces 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk DIRECTIONS Melt oil in saucepan. Add mustard, and all spices until everything is combined well. Pour in milk and let it again, combine well Add potatoes and stir all…

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

  Looking for a savory dish to warm your home and your appetite? This is easy, hearty and healthy! Add a side salad and you have a full meal deal.   Ingredients: 2-3 acorn squash Olive oil, as needed Salt and pepper, as needed 1 cup onion, chopped ½ lb of ground turkey or sausage 1 stalk of celery, sliced 1/2 a red pepper, diced 1 apple, diced Rosemary, as needed 2 cloves of garlic, minced Goat feta or…

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Red Lentil Soup

  Ingredients 12 cups water or broth 1 lb lentils, well rinsed and drained 1 bay leaf 1 tsp cumin 3-4 carrots, sliced 1 cup sliced leeks or onions 1 large can diced tomatoes 1/3 cup dried cilantro 2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS salt Dash of pepper 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp ginger (minced or from jar) Juice of 1 lemon Directions: 1. Bring water/broth to boil. Add lentils and let simmer for 30 minutes 2. Add all…

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Fariyas’ Honey Glazed Fajita Spiced Chicken

  This is a great quick recipe with no added oil. It can be done in the boiler or on the bbq. I sear the chicken in a frying pan before putting on the bbq to avoid it sticking to the grill. Fajita Seasoning: One TBSP each: combine  mexican or chipotle chili powder,  kosher salt,  smoked Spanish paprika,  granulated sugar,  onion powder,  garlic powder and  ground cumin (taken from http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/gluten-free-chicken-fajita-bubble-bake/) Large pack of chicken thighs (about 12 to 16)…

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Brekkie Toad-in-a-hole

  TOAD-IN-A-HOLES INGREDIENTS 1 pieces sprouted grain bread 1 egg Butter for light spreading on bread Salt and pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS 1. Lightly butter both slices of bread and lay in a low-medium heated frying pan or skillet. 2. Take a small juice glass and cut a hole into the centre of the slice of bread, removing the piece and laying beside bread in frying pan. 3. Crack egg and pour into the hole of the bread and…

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Mexican Cauliflower

  MEXICAN CAULIFLOWER Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, chopped ¼ med red onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1 cup corn kernels, rinsed ½ cup chopped cilantro Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp Salt Pepper to taste 1-2 oz. white cheddar cheese, grated (optional) Directions: 1. Chop cauliflower into bite-size chunks and toss with chopped cilantro 2. Mix lime juice, zest, garlic, coconut oil, cumin,…

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protecting cells from free radicals

  Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant within the body, which means it helps by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert food into energy, but also from environmental exposures such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. Vitamin…

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QUINOA PROTEIN PANCAKES w/ FRUIT SAUCE

    QUINOA PROTEIN PANCAKES w/ FRUIT SAUCE Ingregients: 1 cup quinoa flakes 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup hemp hearts 1/3 cup ground flax seed ½ tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1 cup almond beverage or beverage of choice 2 eggs 1 TBSP coconut oil for skillet 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen) 1 TBSP pure maple syrup 1 tsp whole grain flour Directions: 1. Grind quinoa flakes in a coffee grinder or food…

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