Curry Quinoa Salad with Cashews

Quinoa can be used in various ways. It cooks up well for salads and sides. Choose your favorite veggies and season to taste. With just 2 ingredients: curry powder and bouillon, you are adding 8-12 different herbs and spices to the dish. It’s a great way to add lots of flavor with little effort. Ingredients…

Apricot Almond Bites

Sweet treats can be made with healthy ingredients and without added processed sugars. Dried fruit is a great natural sweetener and works well in many dessert recipes. Ingredients ½ cup moist, dried apricots 3 Tbs. Almond butter 2 Tbs. Unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 cup almonds—chopped 1/8 cup walnuts—chopped Add apricots to a food processor—fitted with…

Strawberry Vinaigrette

I like to make my own salad dressings; this way I can control the amount of sugar and salt that is added. This is one of my popular “house” dressings. Serve with your favorite salad greens or veggies. Enjoy! Ingredients  2 Tbs. Unsweetened Strawberry Fruit Spread ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup (of choice:…

Kale Salad

Kale is such a nutritious green that I find myself adding it to a lot of my recipes. For this one, kale is the star. To balance out the bitterness of the kale I use apples and a fruit spread sweetened with fruit juice. It’s quite refreshing! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale—removed from stems…

Immune Support Soup

I love to find ways to use turmeric in my recipes. With its many health benefits (see below), it is definitely worth knowing how to incorporate into your dishes. This is a great soup for the colder seasons–inspired by super-spice, turmeric! Ingredients 2 cups red lentils, rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to…