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  1. 1. 101 Recipes from Gods Garden! Healthy Recipes to Live By Sandra Vanhoy
  2. 2. A GHE Publishing Electronic BookPublished byGHE Publishing560 14th Ave. NWNaples, FL 34120941-353-4870Copyright © 2000 by GHE PublishingAll Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in anyfashion without written permission of the publisher. 2
  3. 3. 101 Recipes from Gods Garden! SENSATIONAL SOUPSSplit Pea Soup _________________________________________ 7E-Z Vegetable Soup _____________________________________ 8Quick Minestrone Soup __________________________________ 9Butternut Squash Soup _________________________________ 10Fresh Tomato Soup ____________________________________ 11Slow and Savory Veggie Soup ____________________________ 11Homemade Vegetable Broth _____________________________ 12Raw Carrot Soup ______________________________________ 12Barley Garden Soup ____________________________________ 13Quick Potato Soup _____________________________________ 13Lentil Soup ___________________________________________ 14 FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICESFast Fruit Compote_____________________________________ 15Grandmas Ambrosia Salad ______________________________ 15Fruit Porcupine ________________________________________ 16Strawberry-Banana Smoothie ____________________________ 16Tofu Fruit Smoothie ____________________________________ 17Blueberry-Banana Smoothie _____________________________ 17Fruit Blast Smoothie ____________________________________ 18Mango Smoothie ______________________________________ 18Pineapple Coconut Smoothie _____________________________ 19Millies Watermelon Basket ______________________________ 19Apple Cleansing Juice __________________________________ 20Mixed Melon Juice _____________________________________ 20Watermelon Juice______________________________________ 20Florida Fruit Salad _____________________________________ 21Hawaiian Fruit Salad ___________________________________ 21Banana Boats_________________________________________ 22 3
  4. 4. VEGGIES AND VEGGIE JUICESOriental Stir-Fried Zucchini_______________________________ 23Rice with Mushrooms and Pistachios_______________________ 23Shake N Bake Steak Fries _______________________________ 24Chickpea Veggie Dip ___________________________________ 24Veggie Combo ________________________________________ 25Veggie Wrap__________________________________________ 25Garlic Mashed Potatoes _________________________________ 26Sweet Potato Surprise __________________________________ 26Smashed Potatoes with Squash___________________________ 27Marinated Vegetables __________________________________ 27Picnic Potato Salad ____________________________________ 28Basic Carrot Juice _____________________________________ 28Carrot-Spinach Juice ___________________________________ 29Green Juice __________________________________________ 29Immune System Booster # 1 _____________________________ 29Immune System Booster # 2 _____________________________ 30Tomato Cooler ________________________________________ 30Wheatgrass Blend _____________________________________ 31 SALADS AND SAUCESOld-Fashioned Waldorf Salad ____________________________ 32Summertime Salad _____________________________________ 32Spinach Salad ________________________________________ 33Moms Spinach Salad Dressing ___________________________ 33Greek Salad __________________________________________ 34Balsamic Salad Dressing ________________________________ 34Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing ___________________________ 35Avocado Salad Dressing ________________________________ 35Salad in a Glass _______________________________________ 36Soy Mayonnaise _______________________________________ 36Homemade Ketchup____________________________________ 37Three Bean Salad _____________________________________ 37Crunchy Pea Salad ____________________________________ 38Guacamole ___________________________________________ 38Salsa _______________________________________________ 39 4
  5. 5. MOSTLY MAIN DISHESCalifornia Casserole ____________________________________ 40No Sweat Chili ________________________________________ 41Whole Wheat Pizza ____________________________________ 42Lentil Rice Casserole ___________________________________ 43Karens Pasta Salad ____________________________________ 43Mexican Pot Pie _______________________________________ 44Fiesta Rice Casserole __________________________________ 45Sunflower-Almond Spread _______________________________ 46Tabouli Stuffed Tomatoes _______________________________ 47Stir Fry Veggies _______________________________________ 47Rolled Oat Burgers _____________________________________ 48Couscous and Raw Veggies _____________________________ 49Ratatouille ___________________________________________ 50Stuffed Peppers _______________________________________ 51Arroz Con Frijoles (Cuban Rice and Beans) _________________ 51 BREADS AND GRAINSMoms Crunchy Granola Cereal ___________________________ 52Buds Biscuits _________________________________________ 53Quick Whole Wheat Bread _______________________________ 53Granola Bread ________________________________________ 54Holiday Crackers ______________________________________ 54Ezekiel Bread _________________________________________ 55Zacharys Cornbread ___________________________________ 56Dads Raw Breakfast Cereal _____________________________ 56Carrot Date Loaf_______________________________________ 57Quinoa Breakfast Cereal ________________________________ 57Pita Bread Sandwich ___________________________________ 58 SWEETS AND TREATSAlmond Milk __________________________________________ 59Banana Milk Shake ____________________________________ 59Dorothys Trail Mix _____________________________________ 60Strawberry Shortcake ___________________________________ 61Date Cookies _________________________________________ 62 5
  6. 6. Ants on a Log _________________________________________ 62Susans Strawberry Pie _________________________________ 63Snack Treat Mix _______________________________________ 64Fruit Squares _________________________________________ 64Carob Balls___________________________________________ 65Banana Ice Cream _____________________________________ 65Favorite Popsicles _____________________________________ 65Carob Bark ___________________________________________ 66Golden Macaroons _____________________________________ 66Fresh Fruit Pizza ______________________________________ 67 6
  7. 7. Sensational Soups Split Pea Soup1 clove garlic, minced1 onion, chopped1 T olive oil1 t cumin2-4 T Bragg Liquid Aminos6 c water1 c split peas1 c grated carrots1 potato, choppedSauté garlic, and onion in olive oil. Add cumin and 2 tablespoons ofBraggs and blend well. Add water and split peas, bring to a boil andsimmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 1 hour.Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, over low heat forabout 2 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste. 7
  8. 8. E-Z Vegetable Soup2 T olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, chopped3 carrots, chopped1/2 c chopped celery1/2 t Italian seasoning2 T Bragg Liquid Aminos1c fresh corn (off the cob)1 c cabbage, chopped1 can organic tomato sauce1 can organic, chopped tomatoes6-8 c water1 c whole wheat pasta spiralsAnything else that’s leftover in the fridgeIn large soup pot, sauté garlic, onion, carrots, and celery with olive oiland seasonings. Add corn, cabbage, tomato sauce, tomatoes andwater. Simmer for 1 hour. Add pasta, leftovers, and simmer untiltender, about 15 minutes. 8
  9. 9. Quick Minestrone Soup1/2 c onion, chopped1/2 c celery, chopped1/c c carrots, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1/4 t thyme3/4 t basil1/4 t oregano1 c cabbage, chopped11/2 c garbanzo beans (canned, organic)2 c red kidney beans (canned, organic)1 can organic Italian tomatoes, chopped6-8 c of Homemade Vegetable BrothSauté in 1/4 c of the broth: onion, celery, carrots, and garlic untilonion is tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 20minutes. Start with 6 cups of broth, and add more if needed. 9
  10. 10. Butternut Squash Soup1 c carrots, peeled and sliced1 c chopped onion1 clove garlic, minced2 T olive oil1 T minced ginger2 t curry powder1/4 t cinnamon1/8 t nutmeg2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks3 c organic apple juiceIn large saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook carrots, onion andgarlic in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ginger, curry, cinnamonand nutmeg; cook for 1 minute. Add squash and apple juice. Heat toa boil. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until squash istender. In blender or food processor, puree soup, in batches, untilsmooth. Return to saucepan; heat through. Serve hot or chilled.Makes 8 (1 cup) servings. 10
  11. 11. Fresh Tomato Soup1 large tomato1 medium cucumber1/2 red bell pepper1 t Italian seasoning1 t dill1 t Bragg Liquid Aminos1 t minced chives1 t minced parsleyPlace tomato in blender or Vita-Mix and blend at low speed untilcreamy. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve at roomtemperature or cover and chill. Makes 1 to 2 servings. Slow and Savory Veggie Soup3 diced carrots3 diced potatoes2 stalks celery, chopped1 diced onion2 c chopped cabbage2 c green beans4 c diced tomatoes1/2 c barley2 T dried parsley1 t dried basil2 T Bragg Liquid AminosPlace all ingredients in crock-pot. Add enough water or HomemadeVegetable Broth to cover vegetables. Turn temperature to low andcook until tender, 6-8 hours. 11
  12. 12. Homemade Vegetable Broth8 to 10 cups distilled water2 onions2 to 3 garlic cloves3 carrots3 to 4 celery stalks2 potatoes with skin1/2 c parsley1 t thyme1 t basil1 T Bragg Liquid AminosCut all vegetables into 1 inch pieces. Place in large soup pot and addseasonings. Sauté in small amount of water until slightly tender.Cover with distilled water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat andsimmer for one hour. Cool and strain broth, discarding vegetables.Broth may be frozen or kept in the refrigerator for one week. Raw Carrot Soup2 cups hot Homemade Vegetable Broth1/2 c chopped almonds1 c fresh parsley2 to 3 T Bragg Liquid Aminos1 c shredded carrot1/4 c finely chopped green onionsIn Vita-Mix or blender, place first four ingredients. Mix well, then blendin carrots to desired consistency. Pour into bowls and garnish withgreen onions. 12
  13. 13. Barley Garden Soup3/4 c barley1/2 c carrots, grated1 c yellow squash, grated1/2 c celery, chopped1/2 c scallions, chopped1/2 c parsley, minced2 c carrot juice1 c distilled waterSoak barley overnight in distilled water. The next day, rinse in hotwater and drain well. Combine all ingredients and heat slightly. Serveimmediately. Quick Potato Soup2 to 3 potatoes, peeled and diced1 onion, dicedHomemade Vegetable BrothSoy or rice milkBragg Liquid AminosParsley, mincedPlace potatoes and onion in a saucepan with just enough broth tocover them. Cook until tender. Add desired amount of soy milk tomake a creamy consistency. Season with Braggs. Pour into servingbowls and garnish with minced parsley. 13
  14. 14. Lentil Soup1 1/2 T olive oil1 large onion, chopped1 carrot, peeled and diced1 red pepper, diced1 t cumin1 c lentils4 c Homemade Vegetable Broth1 1/2 c diced tomatoes1 c fresh corn (cut off the cob)1 T Bragg Liquid AminosSauté the onion, carrot, and red pepper in the olive oil until the onionis tender. Stir in the cumin, blending for one minute. Add remainingingredients, cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cookfor about 30 minutes. 14
  15. 15. Fruits and Fruit Juices Fast Fruit Compote2 bananas, sliced6 dates, pitted and sliced3 T unsweetened, grated coconut3 T chopped almondsPlace bananas and dates into serving dish. Sprinkle with coconut andalmonds. Serve immediately. Grandmas Ambrosia Salad2 grapefruits, sectioned and sliced4 nectarines, sectioned and sliced1 c chopped pineapple1/4 c unsweetened, grated coconutStir all ingredients together into serving bowls. Reserve 1 Tablespoonof coconut and sprinkle on top. 15
  16. 16. Fruit Porcupine1 cantaloupe1 honeydewRed grapes, seedlessGreen grapes, seedlessSkewersCut cantaloupe in half and place upside down on large serving tray.Cut remaining cantaloupe and honeydew into 1inch cubes. Threadfruit onto skewers, alternating colors, leaving room to insert into thecantaloupe half. Insert filled skewers into cantaloupe starting at thetop and working down. This makes a beautiful centerpiece for adinner party. Strawberry-Banana Smoothie1 c organic apple juice2 bananas1 c strawberries1-2 c icePlace all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or blender and blend on high untilthick and slushy. Makes 2 servings. 16
  17. 17. Tofu Fruit SmoothieTofu (1/6 of a block)1 1/2 c frozen fruit1 c water1 t honeyPut everything into blender or Vita-Mix and blend until smooth. Canuse fresh fruit and add ice cubes before blending. Blueberry-Banana Smoothie1 c fruit juice2 bananas1 c blueberries1 c icePlace all ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender and mix well on highspeed. May add more ice for thicker smoothie. 17
  18. 18. Fruit Blast Smoothie1 plum, pitted1 orange, sliced2 handfuls of seedless grapes1 banana4 T grape juice1 c frozen strawberriesPlace all ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender and mix well on highspeed. May add ice for thicker smoothie. Mango Smoothie1/2 c water1 mango2 bananas1 c icePeel and slice mango. Place ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender. Mixwell on high speed until creamy. Serves 2. 18
  19. 19. Pineapple Coconut Smoothie3 bananas3 large slices of pineapple3 T grated coconut1 c apple juice2 c icePlace all ingredients (reserving 1 T of coconut) in Vita-Mix or blenderand blend until thick. Pour into mugs and garnish with remaininggrated coconut. Millies Watermelon Basket1 large oblong watermelon1 cantaloupe1 pineapple1 honeydewDraw handle across top of watermelon and a zig-zag pattern alongsides to represent a basket. Cut out along line and scoop out the fruit.Cut watermelon and remaining fruit into 1 inch chunks. Stir togetherin a large bowl and refill basket. This makes a great centerpiece for abreakfast or luncheon! 19
  20. 20. Apple Cleansing Juice1 small beet2 to 3 applesPeel and quarter beet. Remove seeds from apples. Run throughjuicer. This is a great cleansing juice. Do not have more than oneglass per day or you may detox too quickly. Mixed Melon Juice3 c cantaloupe1 c honeydew1 c watermelonRun all ingredients through juicer. Serving is 8 ounces. Watermelon JuiceUse approximately one pound of melon to make 8 ounces of juice. Ifwatermelon is organic you can also juice the rind along with the fruit. 20
  21. 21. Florida Fruit Salad2 oranges1 nectarine2 tangerines1 grapefruit1/2 pineapple1 pint strawberriesPeel oranges, nectarine, tangerines, and grapefruit and cut into smallpieces. Cut pineapple into chunks, and slice strawberries in half. Stirtogether in large mixing bowl. Chill one hour before serving. Hawaiian Fruit Salad1 pineapple1 pint strawberries1 kiwi3 bananas3/4 c grated coconutSlice pineapple in half lengthwise and remove core. Scoop out fruit,cutting into 1inch chunks. Place in a large mixing bowl. Slicestrawberries in half and peel and slice kiwi. Cut bananas into slicesand add all fruit to mixing bowl. Stir in half of the coconut. Fillpineapple halves with fruit mixture and top with remaining coconut.Chill before serving. 21
  22. 22. Banana Boats1 banana2 T nut butter2 T coconut1 T granolaPeel banana and slice in half lengthwise. Spread nut butter on eachhalf. Sprinkle with coconut and granola and serve. 22
  23. 23. Veggies and Veggie Juices Oriental Stir-Fried Zucchini2 t olive oil2 T water1 lb. zucchini, cut into 2 in. strips1 onion, sliced2 T soy sauce or Bragg Liquid AminosSpray skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Add oil, water, zucchini,and onion. Cook over high for 5 minutes, stirring until waterevaporates. Sprinkle with Braggs and serve. Rice with Mushrooms and Pistachios2 T olive oil1/2 c finely chopped onions1 1/3 c diced, fresh mushrooms1/3 c shelled pistachio nuts1 c basmati rice1 1/2 c water or vegetable brothHeat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Cook briefly, stirring,until wilted. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.Add nuts, rice and broth. Stir together. Cover and simmer for 15minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings. 23
  24. 24. Shake N Bake Steak Fries4 large baking potatoes1 T olive oil1 T sesame seeds1/2 t cumin1/4 t garlic powderPreheat over to 425 degrees. Spray large baking dish with non-stickspray. Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into 3/4 inch thick wedges.Place all ingredients into large baggy and seal. Shake together untilpotatoes are even coated. Place on baking dish and cook for 40 to 45minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown. Chickpea Veggie Dip1/4 c tahini or sesame seed paste1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice1/3 to 1/2 c warm water1 clove garlic, chopped1 (16 oz) can organic chickpeas, drained1 T Bragg Liquid AminosPlace all ingredients together in food processor. Blend until dip iscreamy, adding water as needed. Serve with freshly slicedvegetables. It is also good with apples. 24
  25. 25. Veggie Combo2 c potatoes, cut into large chunks1 c mushrooms, sliced1 c tomatoes, sliced1 c zucchini, sliced1 c cauliflower, sliced1 c broccoli floweretsSteam potatoes until tender. Combine in a large bowl with othervegetables. In a separate bowl make a dressing with the followingingredients:1/2 c lemon juice1/4 c minced onion2 garlic cloves, minced1 t dried oregano1 t Bragg Liquid Aminos1/2 c olive oilWhisk together all ingredients and pour over vegetables, stirringgently. Chill for 1 hour before serving for flavors to blend. Veggie WrapWhole wheat tortilla1 to 2 T Chickpea Veggie Dip1 carrot, grated1/2 tomato, sliced thinSalad greensSpread Chickpea Veggie Dip on tortilla, line with salad greens. Topwith veggies. Roll up and enjoy. 25
  26. 26. Garlic Mashed Potatoes6 medium red potatoes, quartered4 cloves or garlic, peeled2 T chivesSoy or rice milkNon-dairy butter substituteBragg Liquid AminosBoil the potatoes and garlic together until the potatoes are verytender. Drain water and mash potatoes and garlic together. Add soymilk and butter substitute to taste and stir until creamy. Add Braggsto taste. Sweet Potato Surprise4 large sweet potatoes, baked2 large slices of pineapple, diced2 T strawberry all-fruit jelly2 T apple juiceLarge handful of raisinsNon dairy butter substituteMash sweet potatoes and add pineapple. Stir in jelly, apple juice andraisins. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.Top with butter substitute. 26
  27. 27. Smashed Potatoes with Squash10 baking potatoes2 c peeled and chopped yellow squashRice milkNon dairy butter substituteBraggs Liquid AminosPeel and dice potatoes. Place into large pot, cover with water andcook for 10 minutes. Add squash and cook until vegetables aretender. Drain water and mash vegetables together. Add rice milk,butter substitute, and Braggs to taste. Marinated Vegetables2 c broccoli florets2 carrots1 c zucchini, sliced1 c cauliflower floretsPeel carrots and slice into circles or matchsticks. Mix vegetablestogether in mixing bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mixtogether the following ingredients:3 T extra virgin olive oil1/2 t garlic powder1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice1 T Bragg Liquid Aminos1 T Italian seasoningPour over vegetables and chill overnight for flavors to marinate. 27
  28. 28. Picnic Potato Salad4 c peeled and chopped potatoes1/4 c red peppers, diced1 c diced celery1/4 c minced onionBoil potatoes and cool. Add remaining vegetables and set aside.In a separate bowl place;1 T apple cider vinegar1 T Bragg Liquid Aminos2 t mustard1 avocado, mashed1 T Italian seasoningStir ingredients together and pour over potato mixture. Toss togetherlightly and chill before serving. Basic Carrot JuiceWe recommend only organic carrots. You need only to rinse themand cut off the tops. Cut pieces to fit into juicer. Process one pound ofcarrots to make approximately one serving (8 ounces) of juice. Anapple can be added if a sweeter juice is desired. Strain beforedrinking. 28
  29. 29. Carrot-Spinach Juice4 large carrots2 handfuls of spinachRun ingredients through juicer. Strain. This is a great source ofprotein and iron. Green Juice4-5 large carrots1 large kale leaf1 handful dandelion greensRun ingredients through juicer. Strain. Kale is a great source ofcalcium. Immune System Booster # 14-5 large carrotsSmall handful of parsley1 clove garlic1 apple, coredRun ingredients through juicer. Strain. The parsley takes care of thegarlic odor, and the apple sweetens the juice. 29
  30. 30. Immune System Booster # 26 large carrots2 stalks celery, cut into 1" chunksHandful of parsley2 cloves of garlicProcess all ingredients through juicer. Strain. This is a great juice toward off colds. Tomato Cooler1 large tomato, quartered1/2 cucumber, cut into strips1 stalk celery, cut into chunks1 small slice of limeRun all ingredients through juicer and strain. Makes one 8 ounceserving. 30
  31. 31. Wheatgrass Blend3 large carrots1 stalk celery, cut into 1 inch chunks1 apple, cored and quartered1/2 beet with the tops3 handfuls of wheatgrass1/2 handful of parsleyProcess ingredients through juicer and strain. This is a great energybooster. 31
  32. 32. Salads and Sauces Old-Fashioned Waldorf Salad5 c organic apples, chopped, unpeeled2 1/2 c chopped celery1 1/4 c chopped pecans, walnuts or cashews1/2 c Soy MayonnaiseLettuce leavesApple wedgesPecan halvesCombine first 4 ingredients; toss gently to coat, and chill 1 to 2 hours.Spoon salad into a lettuce-lined serving bowl. Garnish with applewedges and pecan halves. Makes 10 servings. Summertime Salad1 c cucumber, diced1/4 c onion, chopped1 c tomatoes, dicedMix all ingredients together, and chill for 1 hour. No need for dressing. 32
  33. 33. Spinach SaladSpinach leavesRed onion, cut into ringsTangerinesFor each salad, fill plate with spinach leaves. Top with onion ringsand tangerine sections. Sprinkle lightly with Moms Spinach SaladDressing just before serving. Moms Spinach Salad Dressing1/4 c apple cider vinegar1/4 c oil1/4 c honey1/4 c organic ketchup1/2 red onion, grated1 T Bragg Liquid AminosMix all ingredients together and stir thoroughly. Best if chilled beforeserving, allowing flavors to blend. Stir again before using. 33
  34. 34. Greek SaladLarge bunch of romaine2 tomatoes, chopped1 cucumber, chopped1/2 green pepper, chopped5 scallions, chopped1 c crumbled tofu or veggie cheese12-16 black olivesMix all ingredients together and serve with Balsamic Salad Dressing. Balsamic Salad Dressing2 T balsamic vinegar1 clove garlic, chopped1/2 t oregano1/3 c olive oilStir together all ingredients until well blended. Use immediately or youcan keep it in the refrigerator. 34
  35. 35. Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing3 c olive oil1 c apple cider vinegar4-6 cloves of garlic, chopped7-8 sprigs of fresh oregano, or 1 T dry2 T honey1 t Bragg Liquid AminosBlend all ingredients together with a wire whisk. Store in refrigerator. Avocado Salad Dressing1/2 c sliced avocado1/2 to 3/4 c water3 T lemon juice1/4 c cashews, chopped1/4 t garlic powder1 1/4 t onion powder1/2 t Bragg Liquid AminosBlend ingredients together in food processor until smooth. Store inrefrigerator. 35
  36. 36. Salad in a Glass1 large tomato1/2 avocado3 stalks of celery1 carrot, sliced4 large romaine leaves1 t Bragg Liquid AminosBlend tomato and avocado in Vita-Mix or blender. Add remainingingredients and blend until smooth. You can drink this out of a glassor pour into a bowl as a cold soup. It is great to take with you whenyou dont have time to sit down and eat. Soy Mayonnaise1/2 c soy milk powder3/4 c water1/2 t Bragg Liquid Aminos1/8 t garlic powder1 1/2 t onion powder2 T lemon juice1/4 to 1/2 c oilMix in blender on slow speed until smooth, all ingredients exceptlemon juice and oil. Continue blending and slowly pour in oil. Addenough for mayonnaise to thicken. Remove from blender and stir inlemon juice. Chill before serving. 36
  37. 37. Homemade Ketchup1/2 c organic tomato paste2 T fresh lemon juice1 T honey1/4 t onion powder1/2 t Bragg Liquid Aminos1/8 t garlic powder1/8 t oreganoMix together all ingredients. May adjust spices to taste. Three Bean Salad1 1/2 c cooked kidney beans1 1/2 c cooked garbanzo beans1 3/4 c cooked green beans1/4 c onions, minced1/4 c olives, sliced2 T pimento, diced1/4 c lemon juice1/4 c water3 T honey1/2 t onion powder1/4 t garlic powder1/2 t Bragg Liquid AminosIn a large mixing bowl, stir vegetables together. In a small bowl,combine lemon juice, water and seasonings. Pour over vegetablesand mix well. Place in refrigerator for several hours, allowing flavorsto marinate. Makes 5 cups. 37
  38. 38. Crunchy Pea Salad10 ounces frozen peas, thawed1 c diced celery1 c chopped cauliflower1/4 c diced green onion1 c chopped cashews1/2 c Soy MayonnaiseSpinach or romaine leavesCombine all ingredients except spinach. Chill. When ready to serve,place freshly washed spinach or romaine leaves on plates and topwith Crunchy Pea Salad. Guacamole2 large avocados, peeled and sliced1 tomato1 T lemon juice1 T Bragg Liquid Aminos1 clove garlic, minced2 T onion, mincedMash avocados with fork and add remaining ingredients. Makes agreat dip for blue corn chips. 38
  39. 39. Salsa1 c tomatoes, peeled and chopped1 c green peppers, minced2 T onion, minced1 clove garlic, minced1 t each: basil, oregano, and cilantro2 T olive oilBraggs Liquid AminosStir together vegetables in mixing bowl. Remove half and place infood processor. Blend until smooth and return to mixing bowl. Addremaining seasonings and oil and mix well. Chill before serving. 39
  40. 40. Mostly Main Dishes California Casserole1 c rice2 c lima beans, cooked1 c sliced carrots1/2 c fresh mushrooms1 t curry powder2 vegetable bouillon cubes1 c green peas1/2 c fresh cauliflower, sliced1c chopped broccoli1 California avocadoCombine rice, limas, carrots, mushrooms, curry powder and bouilloncubes in 2-quart saucepan with 3 cups water; bring to simmer; gentlycook for 35 minutes. Add peas, cauliflower, and broccoli; cook 10minutes longer. Spoon into serving dish. Peel and slice avocado;arrange in spoke-fashion over vegetables. Makes 6 servings. 40
  41. 41. No Sweat Chili1 T olive oil1 1/2 c onion, chopped1 1/2 c bell peppers, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced4 c cooked pinto beans3 c diced tomatoes6 oz tomato paste1 1/2 c water1 c fresh mushrooms, sliced1 T chili powder1 1/2 t cumin1 t oreganoSauté onion, green pepper, and garlic in olive oil. Transfer to crock-pot and add remaining ingredients. Cook over low for 1-2 hours. 41
  42. 42. Whole Wheat PizzaCrust:1 pkg. active dry yeast2 c whole wheat flour1 1/4 c very warm water1 t honey2 T oil1 to 1 1/2 c additional whole wheat flourIn large mixing bowl combine yeast and 2 cups flour. In separatebowl, combine water and honey. With mixer at low speed, graduallybeat liquids into the flour mixture. Increase speed to medium andbeat 2 minutes, scraping bowl. Add enough additional flour to make astiff dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead untilsmooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, turn onceand cover. Let rise until doubled, about one hour. Punch down, divideinto two balls. Place one ball onto lightly floured surface and rolldough into a 13 inch circle. Place on lightly oiled 12 inch pizza pan.Repeat with remaining dough. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.Topping:1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce1 t Bragg Liquid Aminos4 t basil1 t oregano1/2 t garlic powder1 c sliced mushrooms1 large onion, chopped2 bell pepper, chopped2 T olive oilVeggie Shreds (veggie cheese)In medium bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Spread on dough within1/2 inch of edge. Top with vegetables. Drizzle 1 T of oil over eachpizza and bake approximately 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from ovenand add veggie cheese. Return to oven just until cheese is melted. 42
  43. 43. Lentil Rice Casserole1 c uncooked lentils1 c uncooked rice4 1/2 c water1 large onion, chopped1/2 t curry1 T Bragg Liquid AminosVeggie ShredsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all ingredients (except VeggieShreds) in an oven proof casserole dish, cover and bake 1 hour.Serve with Veggie Shreds (veggie cheese) at the table. Karens Pasta SaladBoil 1 large bag of pesto flavored whole grain pasta. Rinse in coldwater and add:2 chopped carrots1/2 yellow bell pepper1/2 red bell pepperSmall can sliced black olives1/2 zucchini, chopped1/2 yellow squash, choppedDressing:1 c extra virgin olive oil1/3 c apple cider vinegar2 cloves garlic, mincedMix dressing together and pour desired amount over salad. Stir welland dive in! 43
  44. 44. Mexican Pot Pie1 1/4 c chopped bell pepper1/4 c chopped onion2 t oil2 c cooked pinto beans1 c tomato puree2 c corn kernels (cut off the cob)1 t chili powder2/3 c yellow cornmeal1 2/3 c water1 t Bragg Liquid AminosPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté bell pepper and onion in oil untiltender. Stir in beans, tomato puree, corn, and chili powder. Cover andcook over low heat for 15 minutes. Pour into 8" X 8" baking pan. Setaside.In separate saucepan, mix together cornmeal, water, and Braggs.Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until very thick, about 5minutes.Spread cornmeal mush over bean mixture to form a crust. Sprinklechili powder over top of crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust isbubbly around the edges. 44
  45. 45. Fiesta Rice CasseroleSalad:1 c basmati rice3/4 c water1 c fresh corn1/4 c sliced black olives1/2 c each: red onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bellpepper, and fresh cilantroDressing:1 clove garlic, minced1/4 c olive oil2-3 T freshly squeezed lime juice1/2 t cuminBring water and rice to a boil, turn heat to low, and simmer for 15minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add vegetables andstir well.In a small bowl combine dressing ingredients. Pour over the ricemixture and toss well. Serves 4. 45
  46. 46. Sunflower-Almond Spread1 1/2 c almonds1 1/2 c sunflower seeds1 carrot1 clove garlic1/2 red pepper, chopped1/4 c parsley, minced1/2 red onion, choppedPlace almonds and sunflower seeds in mixing bowl and cover withdistilled water. Cover and let soak 6-12 hours at room temperature.Drain. Using a food processor with an S blade or a juicer with theblank in place, process the almonds, seeds, carrot and garlic. Stirremaining ingredients into sunflower mixture.Dressing:4 large tomatoes3 T Braggs liquid aminos2 T Italian seasoningBlend ingredients in blender or food processor. Remove 1 cup of thedressing and mix into Sunflower-Almond Spread. Refrigerate at leastone hour before serving. Serve remaining dressing on the side.To serve, mound spread on a bed of lettuce and serve dressing onthe side. This can also be used as a topping for baked potatoes or asa side dish. 46
  47. 47. Tabouli Stuffed Tomatoes1 c bulgar wheat2 c distilled water1/2 c fresh parsley, minced1 T Bragg Liquid Aminos2 large tomatoes, chopped1/2 c scallions, chopped1 T extra virgin olive oil2 T fresh mint, minced4 tomatoesSoak bulgar in distilled water for one hour. Drain and pat dry. Addremaining ingredients (except the 4 tomatoes) and mix well. Coverand refrigerate for at least one hour.Core tomatoes and scoop out enough pulp to make a well. Fill withTabouli mixture. Place on a bed of lettuce and serve. Stir Fry Veggies2 T olive oil2 T Bragg Liquid Aminos1/2 onion, sliced1 red pepper, cut into strips2 carrots, sliced into circles1 t cumin1 c yellow squash, cut into 1" chunks1 c zucchini, cut into 1" chunksSauté onion, red pepper, and carrots in olive oil and Braggs untilslightly tender. Add cumin, squash, and zucchini and continuecooking until desired tenderness. Serve over a bed of basmati rice. 47
  48. 48. Rolled Oat Burgers4 c distilled water4 c rolled oats1/2 c Bragg Liquid Aminos1/2 c chopped carrots1/2 c chopped onions1/2 c chopped almonds1/2 c sunflower seeds1 T Italian seasoning2 t basil2 t oreganoPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring water to a boil. Remove fromheat, add oats and Braggs and let stand for 20 minutes. Addremaining ingredients and mix well. Form mixture into patties andplace on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake for approximately 20 minuteson each side. 48
  49. 49. Couscous and Raw Veggies1/2 c veggie broth1/2 c distilled water10 oz. package of couscousBring broth and water to a boil, add couscous and stir. Cover andremove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Uncover and add veggies.The veggies:1/2 c carrots, cut into matchsticks1/2 c broccoli florets1/4 c zucchini chunks1/4 c red pepper strips1/2 c green onions, chopped1/2 c cauliflower florets1/4 c yellow squash, slicedThe Dressing:Juice of 1/2 lemon1/3 c olive oil1/8 t ground cumin1/8 t curryPinch garlic powder1/3 c pine nuts (optional)Blend all dressing ingredients except for pine nuts. Toss with salad.Refrigerate at least one hour for flavors to blend. Garnish with pinenuts and serve. 49
  50. 50. Ratatouille3 T olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced1 red onion, chopped1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes2 red peppers, chopped2 c sliced zucchini2 c diced tomatoes1 t oregano2 t basilIn a large skillet, sauté garlic and onion in olive oil until slightly tender.Add eggplant and red peppers and sauté for a few more minutes.Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, covered, about 10minutes or until vegetables are tender.Serve over rice as a main meal or can be used as a side dish. 50
  51. 51. Stuffed Peppers4 bell peppers2 c cooked brown or basmati rice1 can black beans, drained1 onion, minced3 ears of corn, (cut off the cob)1 can tomatoes with chilies1 t cumin1 t chili powder1/2 t oregano1 1/2 c tomato sauceRemove top and seeds from peppers making a bowl shape. Steambell peppers until slightly tender. Set aside. Mix remaining ingredientstogether except for tomato sauce. Fill peppers with rice mixture andplace in oiled casserole dish. Pour tomato sauce over top. Bake at350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Arroz Con Frijoles (Cuban Rice and Beans)2 c cooked black turtle beans and their liquid4 T olive oil1 bell pepper, sliced1 large onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced3 c cooked brown riceMash beans and liquid slightly and heat until hot, stirring occasionally.In large skillet, sauté vegetables in oil until tender. Combinevegetables and beans. Serve over rice. 51
  52. 52. Breads and Grains Moms Crunchy Granola Cereal4 c rolled oats1/2 c shredded coconut1/2 c chopped nuts (I use almonds)1/4 c sesame seeds1/2 c honey1/2 c oil1/2 c raisinsPreheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together exceptraisins. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 30minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden. Remove from oven andstir in raisins. 52
  53. 53. Buds Biscuits1 package of yeast1 c warm water2 c rice milk3/4 c oil1/4 c honey1/4 t. baking soda4 t. baking powder6 c whole wheat flourPreheat oven to 450 degrees. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Addremaining ingredients and mix well. No need to let rise before using.Roll dough 1/2 inch thick on floured surface. Cut with biscuit cutterand place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Quick Whole Wheat Bread1 3/4 c of whole wheat kernels1 1/4 c water1 pkg. yeast1 T oil1 T honeyGrind wheat in Vita-Mix or grinder. Add remaining ingredients andblend together. Pour into oiled loaf pan. Let rise about 30 minutes.Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. 53
  54. 54. Granola BreadMake Quick Whole Wheat Bread replacing half of the water with riceor soy milk. Use molasses for the sweetener instead of honey. Add1/2 c granola, 1/2 c raisins, 1/2 c sunflower seeds and 2 T gratedorange rind. Bake according to instructions. Serve warm. Holiday CrackersInstead of baking cookies during the holiday season make these funshaped crackers and decorate with sesame seeds, unsweetenedcoconut, sunflower seeds, raisins, and other dried fruits.Make the Quick Whole Wheat Bread recipe dough. Knead in a littlemore flour. Roll the dough out to a 1/8" thickness on a flouredsurface. Cut into squares or use fun shaped cookie cutters. Arrangeclose together, but not touching, on an oiled baking sheet. Prick withfork and decorate if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on racks, store in airtightcontainer. 54
  55. 55. Ezekiel Bread2 packages of yeast in 1/2 c warm water8 c whole wheat flour4 c barley flour2 c soy flour1/2 c millet flour1/4 c rye flour1 c cooked and mashed lentils4 T honey4-5 T olive oil1 1/2 c warm waterDissolve yeast in the water and let sit for 10 minutes. In separatebowl, mix together flours and set aside. Blend lentils, honey, oil and asmall amount of water in blender, then transfer to large mixing bowl.Add remaining water and 2 cups of the mixed flours to lentil mixture.Add yeast mixture. Then stir in remaining mixed flours. Place onfloured surface and knead until smooth. Put in oiled bowl. Let riseuntil doubled in size. Punch down. Knead again and shape into fourloaves. Place into oiled loaf pans. Let rise. Bake at 375 degrees for45 minutes to one hour. 55
  56. 56. Zacharys Cornbread1/8 c oil1 c yellow cornmeal1 c whole wheat flour1/4 c honey1 T baking powder1/2 to 1 c rice milkPreheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake approximately 15 minutes in oilediron skillet. Serve hot with honey on top! Dads Raw Breakfast Cereal8 c of rolled oats1 c chopped almonds1 c raw sunflower seeds1 c oil1 c honeyMix dry ingredients together, then add oil and honey. Stir until cerealis evenly coated. No need to bake. Keep in tightly covered container. 56
  57. 57. Carrot Date Loaf2 1/2 to 3 c whole wheat flour1 package of yeast2 T honey1/2 t allspice3/4 c very warm water1 c grated carrots1/2 c chopped, pitted datesIn large bowl, combine 1 c flour, yeast, honey, and allspice. Addwater to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electricmixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes at high speed.With a spoon, stir in carrots, dates, and enough remaining flour tomake a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth andelastic, about 4 to 5 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, turning once to oiltop. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.Punch dough down. On floured surface, roll dough to 7 x 12 inches;roll up tightly from short end. Pinch seam and ends to seal. Place,seam side down, in oiled loaf pan. Cover, let rise in warm place untildoubled in size, about 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes oruntil done. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Quinoa Breakfast CerealRinse 1 cup quinoa. Place in saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring toa boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup choppedapples, 1/3 cup raisins, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and simmer untilwater is absorbed. Sweeten with honey to taste. 57
  58. 58. Pita Bread SandwichCut pita in half and spread with Guacamole, Sunflower-AlmondSpread, or Chickpea Veggie Dip. Line with romaine, spinach, or othergreens. Fill with grated carrots, chopped tomato, cucumber, scallions,broccoli, cauliflower, and sprouts. Top with Veggie Shredds(shredded veggie cheese). 58
  59. 59. Sweets and Treats Almond Milk1 c raw, shelled almonds4 c water2-4 T maple syrupIn a blender, grind almonds to a fine meal. Add 1 c of the water andthe maple syrup. Blend again for 2 minutes. With blender running onhigh, add remaining water slowly. Blend for 2 more minutes or untilcreamy. Pour through a very fine strainer or layer of cheesecloth.Keep in the refrigerator in a glass jar or airtight pitcher. Banana Milk Shake3 frozen bananas1 c almond or rice milk1/2 t vanilla1 T honey1 c icePlace all ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender and blend on high untilthick. If using room temperature bananas, just add more ice. Makes 2servings. 59
  60. 60. Dorothys Trail Mix1 c raisins1/2 c raw almonds1/2 c raw cashews1/2 c unsweetened, shredded coconut1/2 c sunflower seeds1/2 c each of dried apples, and apricots, diced1 c carob chipsCombine in a large mixing bowl. Store in tightly covered jars. Whenneeded, pack into small individual plastic bags. Make 5 1/2 cups. 60
  61. 61. Strawberry ShortcakeShortcake Biscuits:1 2/3 c very warm water3 T honey1 c rolled oats1 c almonds3 t baking powder2 1/3 c whole wheat flourPlace honey in bowl with warm water and stir to dissolve. Set aside.Place oats and almonds in food processor or blender and processuntil a fine meal. In mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, then addhoney and water mixture. Stir together until slightly moistened. Dropby spoonfuls onto a nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutesat 400 degrees. Make about 12 biscuits.Filling:2 pints sliced strawberriesTopping:1/2 c chopped almonds1 T maple syrup2 c water8 large strawberries1 frozen bananaPlace all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy.To serve, place biscuit in a bowl and top with sliced strawberries.Pour over topping and serve. 61
  62. 62. Date Cookies3 c organic dates, cut in half and pitted1 1/2 c unsweetened, shredded coconutRun dates through a Green Power or Champion Juicer with blank inplace to form a soft dough. (Can use food processor). Wet yourhands, shape into balls, and roll in coconut. Chill one hour beforeserving. Store in freezer or refrigerator. Ants on a LogCelery sticksAlmond or cashew butterRaisinsBreak celery sticks in half. Spread nut butter on celery and decoratewith raisins. This is a fun treat for children to make. 62
  63. 63. Susans Strawberry PiePie shell:1 cup chopped almonds1 c dates, pitted and sliced1/2 t vanillaCover almonds with water and let soak at room temperature for 4 to12 hours. Drain well. Grind in food processor until finely chopped.Add dates and vanilla. Blend well. Press evenly into a pie plate toform the shell.Filling:8 large strawberries5 dates, pitted and sliced2 ripe bananas1 T lemon juice2 pints strawberries, quartered1/2 pint strawberries, halvedBlend first 4 ingredients in food processor until well mixed. Pour intomixing bowl and add the 2 pints of strawberries. Stir together andpour into pie shell. Decorate top of pie with remaining strawberries.Chill at least 1 hour before serving. I keep this in the freezer and thawslightly before serving. For a different pie, substitute blueberries orpeaches in place of the strawberries. 63
  64. 64. Snack Treat Mix1/2 c raisins1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds1/2 c raw cashews1/2 c carob chips1 c roasted, unsalted soybeans1/2 c raw sunflower seedsMix all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Store in sealed container inrefrigerator. Makes one pound. Fruit Squares1 1/2 c rolled oats1/2 c whole wheat flour3/4 c unsweetened coconut1/2 c fruit juice1 1/2 c all fruit jamPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together, then addjuice. Stir just until moistened. Put slightly more than half of the crumbmixture in an oiled 5" x 7" baking dish and pat down. Spread fruit jamover this and top with remaining crust. Pat down slightly. Bake for 40minutes. 64
  65. 65. Carob Balls1/2 c carob powder1/2 c honey1 c almond or cashew butterUnsweetened coconutMix carob and honey together until well blended. Stir nut butter intothis mixture. Wet hands and form into balls. Roll in coconut. Place ona plate and put into freezer. Can be served frozen or cold. Store in abaggy in the freezer. Banana Ice CreamPeel ripe bananas and freeze for several hours or overnight. In aVita-Mix or blender, place 3 to 4 bananas and 1/2 to 3/4 cup of liquid.Can use any fruit juice or nut milk. Blend together on a slow speed.Store in freezer. Favorite PopsiclesTo make popsicles, use your favorite smoothie recipe and pour into apopsicle tray. You can substitute an ice tray. Pour mixture into tray,cover tightly with plastic wrap and poke holes in each cube with atoothpick or popsicle stick. Freeze until firm. 65
  66. 66. Carob Bark4 to 5 c carob chips1/2 c almond butter1 c sliced almondsMelt carob chips slightly over low heat in saucepan. Stir in almondbutter and continue to melt. Stir in almond slices until evenly coated.Pour onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Letcool at room temperature or fridge. When hardened, cut into 1 inchsquare pieces. Store in airtight container. Golden Macaroons1 c grated raw carrots, packed1/2 c water1/3 c honey1 1/2 c grated coconut1/2 c whole wheat flour1/2 c oats1 t vanillaMix dry ingredients together, then add remaining ingredients. Let sit10 minutes. Roll into tight balls and drop onto lightly oiled cookiesheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. 66
  67. 67. Fresh Fruit Pizza1 large 12 inch whole wheat pizza crust, baked1/2 c all fruit jamSliced fruit: kiwi, peaches, apples, strawberries, mango, etc.1/4 t cinnamonSpread jam over pizza crust. Arrange sliced fruit on top of jam.Sprinkle with cinnamon. Warm slightly in 350 degree oven for 15minutes. 67