Cajun Quinoa

This recipe is a variation of my Cajun Quinoa Salad. Now that the weather is cooler,  I am more inclined to prepare warm dishes (rather than salads). To stay true to its name, “Cajun”, I added the Cajun holy trinity, which consists of celery, peppers, and onions. The nutritional yeast gives the dish extra flavor–and protein. This…

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge

Here’s another one of my healthy fudge recipes. Dates provide all of the sweetness you need and the peanut butter softens the date flavor. You can also use almond butter, if you prefer. It’s a sweet treat that you won’t mind giving to your kids. Ingredients: 2 cups soft dates (medjool, deglet, etc.)—rough chopped ½…

Cabbage Croquettes

This is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe.  You can use different types of vegetables for this dish (zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.). The consistency of the pancakes will vary depending on whether you shred or grate the veggies. I usually shred the vegetables with a box shredder. You can also use a food processor…

Spicy Sautéed Cabbage & Tomatoes

Cabbage is a wonderful vegetable full of great nutrition (see below). It is great roasted, baked, and sautéed–or in salads, soups and stews. In this recipe the cabbage is sautéed with just a few simple seasonings that are quite tasty together. Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil, or your favorite cooking oil ½ teaspoon brown/black mustard seeds…

Vegetable Stew

This is an easy one-pot dish, made with fresh veggies, legumes, grains and seeds. The quinoa helps to thicken it up and adds fiber and protein to the dish. Ingredients 8 cups water 3-4 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste or 8 cups vegetable broth 2 teaspoons curry powder 5 tablespoons uncooked quinoa, rinsed and…

Tofu Scramble

This is one of my favorite tofu dishes. I often prepare this at home for breakfast or brunch. It’s a great alternative to scrambled eggs. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 1 (14–16-ounce) block extra-firm tofu 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil) ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup diced…

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I first started making chia pudding when I began my job at Mother Earth’s. I learned about the health benefits and properties of chia seeds and how they work in recipes. They remind me of tapioca, but can be eaten raw. The recipe I used (which wasn’t one of my own) was ok but not…