Pickled Red Onions

June 28, 2017

My new, latest obsession is pickled red onions.  They are so easy to make and really add a lot of flavor to salads, tacos, avocado toast, sandwiches or whatever you put them on!  I got the idea from my favorite local restaurant, The Lovin Oven.  They add it as a garnish to their vegan burrito and my boys and I just love them! I decided since we love them so…

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Black Rice Cereal

March 3, 2016

This cereal is a sweet, tasty breakfast treat that everyone seems to like! I usually make a double batch of it so we can just heat it up quickly on busy school mornings. I got the recipe from Dr. Fuhrman’s email newsletter a couple of years back, but it can also be found in his book Super Immunity. A few notes about the ingredients: *  Make sure you use short…

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Banana Buckwheat Flax Pancakes with Pecans

April 20, 2015

Yes, pancakes.  These fall more into the fruit and whole grains for breakfast category than veggies for dinner, but people have been asking about breakfast, especially for kids, and this puts a pretty good spin on the old classic.  Pancakes are typically problematic with the refined white flour, dairy, eggs, sugar, and additives and preservatives.  This version is pure whole, lightly refined, plant food, and they are delicious!   Banana…

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Cara’s Apple Strudel

May 7, 2014

This apple strudel is from the Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman on p. 285.  It is a great dessert and a real crowd pleaser!  I don’t have pictures of it after we cooked it because we ate it up too fast! Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes (a little longer if  you don’t have an apple peeler) Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1/2 cup vanilla almond, soy…

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Avocado and Tomato sandwich

April 1, 2014

I don’t know if it’s fair for me to say, since I haven’t had one in so long, but this really feels to me like a direct replacement for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.  I pile the avocado pretty high, and it has that same creamy consistency that I remember from open faced toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 1 avocado 1…

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Tofu Scramble

February 22, 2014

Veggies for breakfast???    Yes! eat veggies all day every day!   The bottom line is the more vegetables you eat the healthier you will be, so try to incorporate as many vegetables as you can into every meal.    Serves: 2 to 4 Prep time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 2 onions, finely chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced…

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Banana Apple Oatmeal

December 29, 2013

We love Oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it’s loaded up with lots of fresh fruit.  We used to add fruit at the table, to each of our bowls individually, until I tried adding fruit while the oatmeal is cooking…  The result is AMAZING!!  The flavor and natural sweetness from the fruit is absorbed into the oats as they cook, making every bite absolutely delicious! Prep time: 10 min Serves: 6…

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Fruit Pops!

June 18, 2012

Fruit pops for the last day of school. If you have a hard time getting your kid to eat fruit, put it on a stick! They love it!!

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Banana Oat Bars

October 21, 2009

These banana oat bars are so good and you don’t have to feel bad about eating them! Ev helped me make this batch. Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.recipezaar.com/Dr-Fuhrmans-Yummy-Quick-Easy-BananaOat-Bars-223077 We used the optional apple sauce and sprinkled the top with some pumpkin spice! Yum!

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Fruit & nuts for breakfast??

October 1, 2009

I eat fruit and nuts for breakfast every day during the week and I switch it up a little on the weekends. Today I’m having strawberries, pineapple, a banana, and some almonds. I usually buy fruit from the cafeteria at work, which gets a little pricey, but they almost always have strawberries, and sometimes blueberries, and on those days I know it’s worth it. I fill one of those containers,…

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