Remember tollhouse chocolate chip cookies??? That feeling like dag, I just want to eat the raw douughh omgg.. Just wait till you try this cookie dough replica with peanut butter. Yup. It’s crack. You’ve been warned. These babes. Peanut. Butter. Cookie. Dough. Musical eating is allowed (moaning). BEWARE: may trigger binge eating.
1 1/2 cups boiled chickpeas (or canned, rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup peanut butter- the kind that only has 1 ingredient: peanuts
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (try using 1/3 cup of moist pitted dates instead!)
1 1/4 tsp maca powder (or vanilla extract, I don’t have vanilla and maca is like vanilla cupcakes)
squeeze some juice from 1/4 of a lime
1 tsp grated fresh ginger (ground powder would probably work too)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (or vegan dark chocolate chips)
Cacao powder for dusting
Put all ingredients except chopped nuts(or chocolate chips) in a food processor (S blade) or in a high speed blender like a Vitamix. Blend until smooth like cookie dough.
Fold in chopped nuts with a spoon
Using a tablespoon, form 24 balls and roll with your hands, set aside.
Put about 1/4 cup of cacao powder in a small bowl and roll ~3-4 balls at a time in the cacao powder
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and, normally I would say share with loved ones but this one you’re going to want to hide in the back and keep them all to yourself. *see no evil* Savor in good health!
1 Cookie Dough Ball According to non-italics ingredients out of 24 has:
It’s funny- I really don’t like foods that are too spicy. Currently giving myself a lil pat on the back for successfully making a dish with some definite kick, that I can eat without, you know, crying. This is one you’ve got to share with friends. Have fun, sizzle sizzleee
1 medium sized sweet potato, boiled and skin removed (save the skin to eat later)
3/4 cup no-salt-added canned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed (no salt added if using canned)
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 – 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced tiny
1/3 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
oil for cooking (like unrefined coconut or olive oil)
Using a large frying pan, heat ~1 tsp. oil over medium and sauté onions and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add in mushrooms and red bell pepper and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a separate bowl when finished cooking
In the meantime, using a large bowl, mash boiled skinless sweet potato with a fork with diced tomatos and add in nutritional yeast, cumin, chili powder and mix well to combine. Stir in black beans, jalapeno, and cilantro.
Using the same frying pan as before, heat and spread ~1 tsp of oil over medium heat. Place a tortilla flat on the frying pan and spread ~1/2 cup of sweet potato mixture evenly over the tortilla, then spread ~1/4-1/3 cup of sauteed onion vegetable mix on top of that so it looks kinda like this:
Place another tortilla on top, flip after ~3 minutes of cooking (to flip I placed my plate on top of the second tortilla and flipped it into my plate and slid it from the plate back onto the frying pan)
Using a pizza cutter, cut into 4 sections. Serve with salsa and guacamole. I made avocado cream with 1 mashed avocado and the juice from 2 limes, mixed well. So good! Go pats!
I know, eating heart healthy is hard. You just. You love meat way too much, you can’t give it up. I know the feeling. Like a meatless meal is a deprived, sad, flavorless, unsatisfying sounding situation, right? Well- these burgers and fries.. you’ll never look back. Welcome to the earth shattering world of f*ing BOMB healthy food!!
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, well rinsed, and drained
1/3 cup ground rolled oats (throw some oatmeal in the blender)
3-4 Tbsp vegan BBQ sauce (reach for one without high fructose corn syrup that has <140 mg sodium per serving)
Preheat oven to 350*F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (These also work well cooked on skillet or grill)
If your brown rice isn’t cooked yet, I have learned in my nutrition classes that vitamins are lost when cooked in excess water or when water is drained off. Thiamin, (aka vitamin B1) is lost as temperature or pH rises but it is more heat stable in acid, so it would be a good idea to cook rice with some lemon or lime juice, adding acidity to help retain nutrient content. Cook in amount of water that will be absorbed during cooking : 1 cup rice, use 2 cups of water.
Heat a skillet over medium with 1/2 Tbsp oil, onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Saute for 3-4 minutes, until onions are translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
To a high speed blender or food processor, add walnuts, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and blend until smooth, but not butter.
To a large mixing bowl, add drained black beans and mash well with a fork (nice work out, takes about 3-5 minutes, if you don’t feel the burn, you ain’t doing it right! Gotta love it.) Leave some whole beans for good texture though.
Add cooked rice, spice-walnut mixture, sauteed onion mushroom garlic mix, maple syrup, ground oats, BBQ sauce, and mix thoroughally with a wooden spoon until moldable dough forms. If too dry, add a tad more BBQ sauce, if too moist, add more ground oats. Taste and adjust seasoning as you’d like.
For larger burgers, divide into 5 patties (~1/2 cup in size) or form 10 smaller burgers (~1/4 cup in size). To help form the patties, line your 1/2 or 1/4 measuing cup with plastic wrap and pack with burger mix. Press down to pack firmly, then lift out by the plastic wrap’s edge, and use hands to flatten slightly on the parchment paper, forming a 3/4 inch thick patty.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes on each side for a total of 30-40 minutes cooking time.
Serve over a toasted bun with kale, super thinly sliced cucumber and red onion, avocado, and another drizzle of BBQ sauce. The cooling cucumber and avocado complement the heat from the BBQ sauce deliciously.
What even is “tempeh”??? It is made by cooking and fermenting soybeans and forming them into a condensed patty type thing. I prefer its texture to its similar tofu brother, however, this is my first time actually experimenting with a soy product, so we’ll see! I love how it has a meaty texture and picks of flavors really well. It has a slight bite of chewiness and is full of protein, calcium, and iron. I used the WESTSOY Five Grain tempeh (which has gluten), but I’m sure any kind would be superb. Just be sure the version you get is GF if you have a sensitivity.
Serves one. About 230 calories and 14g protein per serving.
1/3 block of organic “west soy” tempeh
1 tablespoon maple syrup
juice of 1 key lime or about 1/2 regular lime
1/2 – 1 tablespoon grated ginger
juice of 1 orange or about 1/3 cup orange juice
Using a knife and a cutting board, cut off 1/3 of the block of tempeh. Turn this on its side and slice it in half so that you have 2 skinnier third pieces. Cut these two third pieces into triangles.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the orange juice, lime juice, maple syrup, and ginger, and mix with a spatula to combine
Put the tempeh triangles in the pan and allow them to sizzle on one side, moving around while sizzling.
Flip the tempeh when ready, and allow it to sizzle on the other side. Be sure to keep it moving so it doesn’t burn and add a little more oj (or whatever you’d like to add to make it even better!) if needed.
When the tempeh has soaked it up, time to eat! I had a little orange glaze left over in the pan so I stir fried some rice in there, delish! Serve with kale, rice, scallion, avocado, sunflower seeds – whatever you got! 🙂 xx
I LOVE fig newtons. Figgy-Mahn Rollz are a much healthier alternative with a new pimped out rasta / reggae swag. They are the perfect sweet-tooth fix, or a great energy bite for a snack or workout. Figs are high in calcium and dates with all that potassium, whole grain oats, fabulous fiber in here, phytochemicals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory flaxy polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. What more could you ask for? ❤
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup moist pitted dates
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp coconut oil (to grease baking sheet)
If using a food processor S blade:
Blend the oats alone until a rough flour
Add in the dates and the lime and process until it forms a smooth uniform dough
If using a high speed blender like ninja or vitamix:
Blend the oats alone until a rough flour and pour into a separate bowl
Blend the dates and the lime until smooth
Using a fork or mashed potato masher, combine the date paste with the oat flour until smooth and uniform
Spread the coconut oil over the baking sheet to grease it
Spread the dough onto the baking sheet. It doesn’t have to cover the whole sheet. Trim edges so they are straight and try to make it an even thickness
1 cup moist dried figs, with the hard things on top taken off
1/4 cup ground flax
1 Tbsp maple syrup
Blend until smooth using high speed blender or food processor
Recipe: Shamrock Shake Soft Serve! This is way too thick and creamy to fit through a straw! Mmm.. Made homemade ice cream before? Growing up, my family had an ice cream maker and we would make it all the time. White sugar, heavy cream, takes about a half hour in the freezer bowl. This is so healthy, so quick, and it barely costs anything. Much more delicious alternative to a shamrock shake too.
Make sure bananas are ripe and peeled before you freeze them
Chop chocolate chips
Wash, de-stem kale
Measure ingredients roughly
You will need…
5 frozen bananas
7 fresh kale leaves
7 fresh mint leaves
a dash of vanilla
¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
Peel and freeze bananas
Bananas: Make sure you wait until they are spotted brown, you absorb more nutrients and get a sweeter banana!
Potassium: essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure
Vitamin B6: important for amino acid metabolism
Vitamin C: antioxidant, boosts your immune system
Fiber: great for digestion helps regularity and fullness
Reduce Stress: they are high in the amino acid tryptophan, which converts into the feel good neurotransmitter serotonin in your brain
Hangover cure: because alcohol depletes nutrients like potassium and bananas help to replenish that
Kale and greens goes in the food processor or blender first! Then bananas on top of greens
Kale: wash, dry, and de-stem before adding to the food processor.
Fiber- regularity and satiety. GI health, fullness
Calcium- Connie Weaver’s study 9/11 subjects better available calcium from kale!
Vitamin E – fat soluble antioxidant
Vitamin K – blood health
Process until smooth, adding water or non-dairy milk as necessary or desired
Fold in chopped chocolate chips
Chocolate: Cacao powder has beneficial antioxidants and iron!
What’s up, Doc? Carrots are surprisingly sweet. The vibrant orange color offers beta-carotene, which converts to the fat soluble antioxidant vitamin, vitamin A. Ever heard carrots are good for your eyes? That’s the truth! Vitamin A from carrots may improve night vision. These scrumptious morsels are sweetened with potassium and fiber-rich dates, and stuffed with brain-power boosting essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Preheat oven: 350F. Place 9 Cupcake Liners in 3×4 Muffin Tin. Makes 9 Morsels
Ingredients I Used: (Feel free to play around with this, I rarely have all of the ingredients or measure)
1 ½ cups steamed carrot (try grated carrot!)
1 cup dates (pitted)
¾ cup brown rice flour (try oatmeal- might be favorable texture!)
Blend wet: steamed carrot, dates, crystalized ginger, ground flax egg mix, vanilla in a food processor or high speed blender like a vitamix. Transfer to large bowl
Fold mashed banana and dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well combined. Be sure not to over mix. Mixing too much can cause a tough product from the proteins formed depending on the flour used. Still- practice minimal stirring.
Divide mixture evenly amongst the muffin liners. Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Enjoy in good health!
Just because I’m Jewish doesn’t mean my family doesn’t do something special Christmas morning ;-). These babies are light and fluffy, with the perfect chewy to crispy-ness ratio. So warm and satisfying. Crowd-pleaser approved.
The one essential ingredient for this recipe? MOCHI!
Mochi is traditionally seen in japanese cuisine, and this Grainaissance brand is literally just brown rice! But it puffs up like an incredible puffed pastry! You can buy it unflavored, or savory, I like the cinnamon raisin one for waffles. 🙂
Apple Cinnamon Topping:
a grated apple
grated ginger (to taste- start small! this stuff is powerful 🙂
a drop of vanilla
a handful of chopped walnuts
Serve with fresh berries, cinnamon, and real maple syrup :-*
Yuuumm!! Want something smooth, creamy, sweet, tangy, spicy, cool, filling, and refreshing? Something low fat, gluten free, nutrient dense, cancer curing, heart disease reversing, and blood pressure lowering? Something that will smooth up your skin and slow the aging process?!
Yes, please! I am BEYOND GRATEFUL that this guy came and surprised me with an amazing raw vegan dinner- made in my lil dorm room 🙂 Thank you SamWise!
3 zucchinis, peeled with a potato peeler to make thick noodles, or if you’ve got a spiralizer, use that!
Schiffinade iceberg lettuce
Dressing: adjust ingredient quantities as desired. Blend in high speed blender until smooth.
Organic Mango Juice
Sugar Plum Cherry Tomatoes
Organic Frontier Thai Curry Powder
Hope you love this easy, healthy, and yuummmmmmy recipe as much as I did! Enjoy and reap good health! ❤