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Spring Forward with a Fresh Perspective!

Start Spring with a clean slate! In the spirit of the season of renewal, it’s time to ditch old habits for a healthier attitude.

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Classic Vegan Falafel

Looking for a Vegan treat to bring in to the nightly dinner rotation? Look no further than this Classic Vegan Falafel. With a Gluten Free option, this dish delights as a healthy alternative. What exactly is Falafel? Think everything you love about hummus (hint: chickpeas) in a new medium. As a bonus, this dish is a breeze to make – Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Classic Vegan Falafel

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (300 g) dry chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup (30 g) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped white onion
  • 7 cloves garlic (~21 g)
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g) gluten free oat flour (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g) ground cumin
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • optional: Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Grape seed (or other high smoke point) oil for pan frying

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Minimalist Baker. Love what you taste? Follow Minimalist Baker on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting

A glass of iced green tea is a summer classic for the health enthusiast. It’s well known that green tea is full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that are good for your body. Take your devotion to the next level – make this Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting. Matcha powder is made of compressed green tea leaves through a de-veining and stone grounding process. As a natural sweetener, Matcha powder is most commonly used in Japanese confectionaries. For this recipe, all vegan ingredients and natural sweeteners are used – so you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups light spelt flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 teaspoons matcha powder

  • 1/2 cup ripe mashed banana (1 medium banana)

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar or coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

For the Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting:

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (or honey)

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons agar agar flakes

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional)


For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Making Thyme for Health. Love what you taste? Follow Making Thyme for Health on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Midsummer Detox: Superfood Quinoa Bowl

Longer, hotter days call for a recipe to match! Looking for a great recipe to kickoff your Summer Detox? Look no further than this superfood packed, and delicious Quinoa Bowl. Feel free to make swaps and mix in your favorite veggies for a superfood bowl that’s all your own. Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Superfood Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients

For the Bowl:

  • 6 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, florets removed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Almonds
  • 1 batch Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette (see below)
  • toasted sesame seeds or chia seeds, for garnish

For the Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup neutral-flavored cooking oil (i.e. vegetable oil, grapeseed oil, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or agave, to make this vegan)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Gimme Some Oven. Love what you taste? Follow Gimme Some Oven on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Happy and Healthy July 4th! Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Crisps

Happy 4th of July! As you head out on your travels this weekend, don’t forget to plan your contribution to the cookout! I’m crazy about this Independence Day Inspired appetizer – Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps. Yum! As far as preparation is concerned, it won’t take long plop these healthy pizza crisps down next to the grill master’s spread! One suggestion – be sure to pick a gluten free or whole wheat pizza dough as your base for the crisps! Altogether, this dish makes for a patriotic and yummy statement for your holiday celebration! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Crisps

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (about 1/2 a pound) recipe of your favorite pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 16 basil leaves, chopped + divided
  • 8-12 ounces brie, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Balsamic Honey Glaze
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Love what you taste? Follow Half Baked Harvest on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Caramelized and Roasted Eggplant Hummus with Parsley

What’s not to love about Hummus? It’s an irresistible and ultra healthy snack that I can’t seem to get enough of. Dip it, spread it, however you enjoy it – it’s an excellent snack to have on hand. Have you ever tried making your own Hummus? It’s easier than you may think – follow this fantastic recipe for a new take on Hummus that you can make from scratch. Think Roasted and Caramelized Eggplants – Yum! Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • large bunch fairy tale eggplants or 1 medium sized eggplant {1 cup cooked flesh}
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice from 1/2 lemon {about 1 tablespoon}
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley + more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • olive oil

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on With Food + Love. Love what you taste? Follow With Food + Love on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Avocado, Orange and Jicama Salad

Jicama is most likely the healthiest vegetable that you’re currently not eating. Jicama is crunchy and sweet to the taste – these two properties alone fulfill my qualifiers for a yummy mid-day snack. Consider Jicama’s impressive profile – high in fiber, Vitamin C and heart-healthy Potassium. Jicama is ideally consumed raw with hummus or guacamole, in stir-fry, in a salad and more! Today, I direct you to this recipe from Food & Wine that uses Jicama in an Avocado and Orange Salad! Try this salad as a light option for a summer meal! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Avocado, Orange and Jicama Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 navel oranges
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small jicama (1 pound)—peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 Hass avocados, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

For detailed preparation instructions and more, visit the original recipe on Food & Wine. Love what you taste? Follow Food & Wine on Social media: Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram.


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Sunrise Nori Wraps from Eating Clean

Redo afternoon snacking with these yummy treats! These Sunrise Nori Wraps are an ideal appetizer for summer cookouts or afternoon munching galore. Even more, any leftover Tahini dressing is absolutely delicious on your favorite salad! This recipe hails from the delightful Amie Valpone, editor-in-chief of the new cookbook Eating Clean. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle

Serves 4
An excerpt from Eating Clean:
If you like California rolls, you’ll love these nori wraps (though personally, I think they’re so much better!).The tahini dressing is truly addictive—you’re going to want to dress everything in it—and the cabbage provides a nice crunch. If possible, use a food processor to slice the cabbage so you can get it super thin.Also, make sure the vegetable strips are all the same width and length so that they don’t hang over the edges of the nori sheets; this will make rolling up the wraps easier. Use leftover tahini drizzle as a dressing for salads or as a dip for crudités.

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For the Sunrise Nori Wraps:

  • 4 nori seaweed sheets
  • ¼ small head red cabbage,
  • very thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, julienned
  • 1 small cucumber, julienned
  • 1 large ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 recipe Spicy Tahini Drizzle
Spicy Tahini Drizzle:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons chickpea miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon raw tahini
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Water, as needed to thin the drizzle

Directions:

Place the nori sheets on a flat surface. Divide the cabbage, carrot, squash, cucumber, and avocado among the sheets. Top each pile of vegetables with a heaping tablespoon of the Spicy Tahini Drizzle, and then roll up the nori sheets into a tube shape. Make the tahini: Combine all of the ingredients except the water in a blender. Blend, adding water 1teaspoon at a time as you go, until the mixture becomes a thin sauce.

 


amievalpone1Meet the chef! For more about Amie, her new cookbook Eating Clean, and this recipe, you can find Amie on our Chef Spotlight Page. Additionally, you can keep up with Amie on her Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more inspiration! 

 

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