Tag Archives: dairy free

Orange Cannellini Beans

26 Apr

Beans are a super healthy and versatile food. I am not huge fan of beans, but luckily my husband is. I try to find ways to eat more beans and this recipe is loaded with flavor and so easy to make. It is best if made in advance and let the flavors soak in. Perfect recipe for the summer.

  • juice and rind of 1 orange
  • 2 15 oz cans of cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for few hours.

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Watermelon “Pizza”

11 Apr

When you find something you like, you must recreate it! Well, at least thats my thoughts when I find a dish I find tasty and fascinating. When I saw watermelon pizza on a menu, I complete passed by it because I thought DOUGH! You don’t find dough on this pizza, only healthy tasty ingredients. This makes a great appetizer or a side dish. I love it with smoked salmon or shrimp coctail.

  • watermelon slices
  • pesto
  • sliced almonds
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • arugula
  • balsamic vinaigrette
  • chopped onion (optional)
  • feta cheese (optional)

Toss the aruguala in the vinaigrette. Spread 1 tsp of pesto on each slice of watermelon, add the sliced almonds, tomatoes, arugula and the optional onion and feta cheese.

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Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

29 Mar

Some recipes sounds way too easy and healthy to be tasty, but this one is an exception. The origin of this easy recipe was featured on Facebook, so I had to play around with it. I added my own twist to it to satisfy chocolate lovers in my family. These muffins taste like Southern fruit cobbler. You could use raspberries, blackberries or diced peaches.

  • 2 ripe bananas smashed
  • 4 eggs
  • rasberries
  • dark chocolate chips

Blend the smashed bananas and eggs together. Place raspberries in the bottom of  greased muffin tins. Pour banana egg mixture on top of the berries. Top each muffing tin with 5 chocolate chips. Bake in 375 F degree oven for 15 minutes or until firm. Enjoy as dessert or breakfast.

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Roasted Miso Broccoli

16 Feb

No more boring broccoli! I should serve broccoli  more often for its health benefits, but shy away from it because it is not very exciting vegetable to me. This tasty recipe was so delicious that my non veggie lover husband enjoyed it.

2 small bunches broccoli, cut into florets
2 tablespoons white miso paste
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh peeled ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the miso paste, oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, a pinch of black pepper, and red pepper flakes until well-combined. Add the broccoli to the bowl and toss with the miso mixture until it’s well-coated.

Transfer the Broccolini to a baking sheet and arrange into a single layer. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring once about halfway through. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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Rosemary Carrots

14 Jan

This recipe comes from a fellow  wordpress blogger Every Day Sarah Jane. I roast carrots regularly, but I have not thought of seasoning them with rosemary. I had to try this, and was not disappointed.

 

  • carrots,  peeled and cut into 1/2 X 3 inch slices.
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tbs rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a  bowl, toss together carrots and the seasonings. Lie flat on a baking sheet. Cook for 15 minutes, flip. Cook for additional 15 minutes or until tender.

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Flourless Healthy Brownie Bites

13 Jan

No one will ever guess the secret ingredient in this recipe: bananas. No added sugar or fat! These little brownie bites are as quilt free as any dessert can be. So far everyone who has tried them has loved them. I am super happy that my husband gets his sweet tooth craving satisfied with these little treats.

  • 1 1/2 cups smashed very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup of all natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

Heat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Mix all of the ingredients until everything is well blended. Spoon into muffin pan evenly. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Cool and place in the fridge. Enjoy quilt free!

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Rosemary Salmon

12 Jan

This recipe is one of the fastest and easiest fish recipes ever. The salmon is baked in foil, which leaves absolutely no clean up! The rosemary makes this recipe stand out from ordinary salmon dishes. I love it when I taste a new creation that tastes this delicious.

  • 1 lb skinless salmon fillet, cut into serving size pieces
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh rosemary leaves
  • lemon slices
  • 4 tbs sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tbs capers, drained

Heat oven to 400 F degrees. Place the salmon pieces on a piece of foil big enough to fold and seal. Brush the salmon with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and rosemary. Place a lemon slice, wine and capers on each piece of fish. Wrap the salmon tightly in the foil packets. Bake 10-15 minutes. Enjoy this healthy and tasty dish with salad on veggies.

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