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Beet Hummus Recipe

Happy Independence Day everyone! I have 2 words for you BEET HUMMUS. What?! Who knew that was even a thing, well I sure didn’t until I discovered this recipe on Oaks at Ojai. Like I always say don’t “beet” it until you try it!

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INGREDIENTS

One medium sized garlic clove

½ cup chopped roasted beets

1 cup cooked white beans or cannellini beans

2 Tbs. olive oil

2 Tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice

½ tsp. sea salt, optional

¼ tsp. ground black pepper, or to taste


DIRECTIONS

Puree all ingredients until smooth.  Serve with fresh veggies as a dip or with pita or tortilla chips


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Cauliflower Flatbread with Pesto

Thank you Christine Denney with Oaks at Ojai for creating this perfect substitution, if you crave carbs…I mean Italian like I do then this is brilliant and tasteful as well.  Yummo!

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INGREDIENTS

Preheat oven to 400
4 cups raw cauliflower “rice”
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup soft goat cheese
1 tsp. dried oregano or basil
Pinch of salt


DIRECTIONS

Pulse batches of raw cauliflower in a food processor until a rice-like texture is achieved. Measure after ricing.
Fill a large pot with about one inch of water and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover and cook 4-5 minutes. Drain into a fine mesh strainer.
Transfer to a clean kitchen towel and wring out the water (as much as possible). Important step!
Mix strained and drained “rice” with beaten egg and cheese & herbs. Use your hands and mix very well.
Press dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment (important) until it is about 1/3 of an inch thick. Make the edges slightly higher, if you like, to accommodate the toppings.
Bake the crust for 20-25 minutes until it is firm and beginning to brown.
Add sauce & toppings and bake 5-10 more minutes until toppings are heated (until cheese on top is melted, if using cheese.
Simple Pesto for Topping
1 c. basil leaves, ¼ c. Parmesan, ¼ c. olive oil, 1 ½ tsp. minced garlic, a pinch of black pepper: process all in food processor or blender until smooth. Spread on fully baked cauliflower flatbread.
This flatbread can also be topped with tomato sauce and a choice of other toppings such as sauteed mushrooms and onions, etc and dusted with a bit of Parmesan or cheese of your choice.


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La Puerta Pico de Gallo Recipe

This funny recipe is not only simple but equally delicious and rich in flavor. Thank you Kathryn B. at Rancho La Puerta for sharing this!

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Pico de Gallo is a fresh and healthy crowd-pleaser, whether as a dip or a condiment for your favorite seafoods or salads. The commingling of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles and fresh lime celebrates the summer harvest. You may adjust the proportions of tomatoes and other ingredients to your liking, or sub bell peppers for the chiles altogether for a sweeter and mild salsa fresca, but ripe tomatoes are a must. Be generous with the lime juice to get a citrusy burst of flavor.  Use it in tacos, atop scrambled eggs on tortillas, inside cheesy quesadillas…anywhere a piquant jolt helps bring the taste buds to life!

Ingredients

  • 4 large Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1/4 -inch
  • 1 small jalapeño or serrano chile, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced white or red onion*
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or more to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and use as a dip or use as a topper on your favorite summertime dish. This recipe makes about two cups of pico de gallo. Enjoy!


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Spaghetti Squash Aglio E Olio with Rainbow Chard

Pasta lovers, this recipe is for you! Skip the carbs and dive in to this Spaghetti Squash dish. – it’s the real deal! With a total of seven ingredients, surprisingly this tasty dish does not lack in flavor. Think healthy Italian, sans the carbs! Yes, seriously – this spaghetti squash tastes so much like pasta that it is hard to tell the difference. Add in lentils or chicken for an extra does of protein. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Spaghetti Squash Aglio E Olio with Rainbow Chard

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 medium spaghetti squash, halved + seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Want more healthy recipes from Half Baked Harvest?  You can follow Half Baked Harvest on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


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Gingerbread Granola

Happy Holidays! One of the things I love most about the season is celebrating with family and friends as we gather together to share a meal. Are you hosting a festive brunch this year? Bring seasonal flavor to an unexpected breakfast item with this recipe. Just one handful of Gingerbread Granola will have you hooked! Even better, all the ingredients are Vegan approved. All month long, we’ve been sharing our favorite holiday recipes on the Recipe Redo Blog. Visit our last few recipes for more holiday inspiration! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Gingerbread Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups rolled oats (GF for gluten free eaters)
  • 1 3/4 cups raw nuts (I used almonds, pecans and a few walnuts)
  • 3 Tbsp organic cane sugar (or sub extra molasses or maple syrup mixed in with wet ingredients)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (sub agave, or honey if not vegan)
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Minimalist Baker. Want more healthy recipes from Minimalist Baker?  You can follow Minimalist Baker on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and  Pinterest.


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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

In the spirit of all that is Merry and Bright, we are compiling our very favorite Holiday Recipes! Keep up with us all month long as we post a new recipe each week. For Caprese lovers, this appetizer is a no-brainer. With only 5 ingredients, preparation for this appetizer is easy – leaving you more time to work on the main dish! Each bite is just as fresh and delicious as the one before. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!
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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 15 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced or torn into small pieces
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Gimme Some Oven. Want more healthy recipes from Gimme Some Oven?  You can follow Gimme Some Oven on social media: FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  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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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Happy December! In the spirit of holiday parties, gift giving and peace on the earth, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday recipes! Keep up with the Recipe Redo Blog for the month of December as we share them with you. First up, this Festive Pomegranate Guacamole will charm your guests with a surprising take on classic Guacamole. We suggest serving on a round platter around a bowl of veggies or a dipping item of your choice to form a Holiday Wreath! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 medium ripe avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, mostly leaves, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños (or 1 serrano pepper), seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium pomegranate, deseeded (about 1 cup worth of pomegranate arils)
  • Entirely optional: ½ cup crumbled feta

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Cookie and Kate. Want more healthy recipes from Cookie and Kate?  You can follow Cookie and Kate on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  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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