Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cashew Caesar Dressing

Here's another recipe from Dr. Fuhrman. This one is so good and the best part is no oil! It is kind of thick so it's great as a raw veggie dip and you can put lots on your salad and not feel guilty! Turkey Legs loved it, so did the kids.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

4 - 8 cloves garlic, roasted *
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/2 cup cashew butter
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions:Roast garlic, then blend all ingredients together. * To roast garlic; break the cloves apart. Leave the papery skins on. Roast at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes until mushy. When cool, remove skins. Yield: 2 cups Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Kale Potato Soup

I was pleasantly surprised with this soup. My oldest daughter ate 2 bowls and my 1 year old was even eating the kale. Give it a try!
1 large onion
1 clove garlic
2 big potatoes
1 large bunch kale
5 cups stock or hot water (stock tastes better)
1- 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans (drained and rinsed)
pepper to taste
Water saute onion, cooking and stirring until clear and slightly golden. About halfway, add the whole peeled garlic; when the onion is done crush the garlic with a fork. Add the potatoes and 2 cups of water.  Simmer, covered, until potatoes start to soften around the edges.  Meantime, wash the kale, remove stems, chop, and steam. (Don't try to cook it with the potatoes;  the flavor will be too strong. Really.) I would recommend chopping the kale pretty small. When the potatoes are very well done, puree half of them with remaining water and the pepper.  Combine all the ingredients and heat gently, correcting the consistency if necessary by adding hot water or milk. Makes about 6 cups and serves 4 if no extra water is added.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Another Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. salt (optional, I didn't add it and it was fine)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup light tasting oil or applesauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 T. water
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix all the dry ingredients in and bowl and then the wet ingredients in a different bowl. Add the wet to the dry and stir until moistened. Let sit 5 minutes. They are a little hard to shape, but you can try patting them into a 1/8 or 1/4 measuring cup. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, one baking sheet at a time on the middle rack.

I used applesauce instead of oil and dates instead of chocolate chips. The applesauce changes the consistency of the cookie but it is still really good. My friend who gave me the recipe used oil and they were VERY good and addicting. Turkey Legs couldn't stop eating them, hence, the reason I used applesauce, not quite as addicting!