Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Throwing it together....

It's amazing what you can just throw together! Brown rice, steamed broccoli, shredded carrots, quartered cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, banana peppers, and fresh corn from the cob! Seasoned with a little garlic powder, cumin and extra fine sea salt. Squirt it with a little lime juice and eat it on a tortilla or in a bowl!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

5 Pepper Pico De Gallo

What a great time of year to use the delicious produce from your garden!

5 Pepper Pico De Gallo

2 c. fresh diced tomatoes
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 banana pepper, seeded and diced
1 anaheim pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and minced (leave seeds for a extra kick)
1 garlic clove, minced
3 TBSP. lime juice
1 TBSP. finely diced white onion
1 tsp. finely chopped cilantro or more according to taste
few dashes of extra fine sea salt

-In a large bowl, mix all ingredients well. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator OR
gobble up with your favorite tortilla chips, or top a vegan dog! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Peaches & Cream Oatmeal

I like eating oatmeal in the mornings. It's filling and you can always mix it up a little. At the grocery store, I picked up a few peaches and OMG...they are the best. Especially these non-clings. HMMMM  So I threw this recipe together and it's very delicious!

Peaches & Cream Oatmeal

1 c. soy creamer (I use Trader Joe's)
1/2 c. old fashioned oatmeal
1 fantastic tasting peach, pitted and chopped
1 TBSP. turbinado sugar or brown sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. extra fine sea salt (optional)
few dashes of cinnamon

-In a microwave proof bowl, combine all ingredients. Microwave for 5 minutes.
-Take out and stir. Let set for a few minutes to cool before eating.  If you want it thinner, add more creamer.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pancake Roll with Pineapple Banana Filling

I wanted to do something a little different with pancakes and fruit. So I whipped this up this morning!

Pancake Roll with Pineapple Banana Filling

Use your favorite pancake batter recipe and add more liquid to make the batter thinner. Prepare your pan or skillet and make 8" round pancakes. You can make the pancakes larger if you have a big appetite!  Watch carefully so the cakes don't burn. You should end up with big thin cakes.

Filling mixture
1 c. orange/pineapple juice
1 TBSP. cornstarch
1 TBSP. turbinado sugar
1/2 c. pineapple tidbits, fresh or canned
1 banana sliced into 1/4" slices
strawberries and coconut optional

-In a small saucepan, whisk together the juice, cornstarch and sugar.
-Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
-Turn off heat. Gently stir in the pineapple and banana slices. Let sit a few more minutes.

Take a prepared pancake and put about 1/4 c. sauce mixture in the middle. This will be a little messy. Gently roll up the pancake and place seam side down on a plate. Top with more of the filling mixture.

You can also top it off with homemade coconut whip cream and pecans!