Recipes

I love to cook and create recipes. Cooking feeds my body, mind and soul.  It calms me down and gives me the opportunity to nurture those I love.  We all deserve to have a positive relationship with food, our body and our health.  I believe healing and good health starts with healthy food.

That’s why I love to share my recipes.  I hope these recipes inspire you to let your inner cook come out.  It really doesn’t take much to “jazz up” a meal.

So I raise my wine glass and say “salute” or” to your health”!  May you find your healthy way to live and sustain a healthy and happy lifestyle.

xxo

Patti

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Cucumber Cuties

Ingredients: One large cucumber-washed Container of your favorite hummus Container of your favorite guacamole Container of mixed green and black olives Bottle of your favorite hot sauce Salt and pepper Instructions: Slice the cucumber into 1/8 inch slices and place on a plate. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Alternate placing ¼ teaspoon guacamole or …

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

Why Brussels Sprouts? Because they are are so good for you. Brussels sprouts are rich in so many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K and a good source of folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you eat …

Creamy Garlic Soup – Dairy Free

This is a delicious soup that seconds as an immunity boosting elixir! Prep Time:  5 minutes Prep Notes:  Easy Cooking Time:  5 minutes Yields:  2 people Ingredients: 1 cup cashew milk (can substitute coconut or almond milk) 1 cup bone broth or veggie broth 1 tbs chopped jalapeño pepper 1/2 shallot chopped or 2 tbs …

Sautéed Chicken (or tofu) and Spinach (or broccoli) with Peanut Sauce

  Serves 4 Start by making the sauce. Ingredients: 5 tablespoons water 4 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter (or Tahini) 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar 2 teaspoons organic Tamari 2 teaspoons minced peeled ginger 2-3 cloves garlic, minced Whisk everything together in a small bowl or jar. Now cook the protein and veggies. …

Creamed Sesame Greens

Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1 large container of greens (spinach, kale, collards, mixed, whatever you like) 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced 2 tablespoons tahini 3 teaspoons water 1/2 teaspoon tamari 1/2 lemon Directions: Bring water to a boil in a large skillet with a tight fitting lid. Add greens and cook for 1-3 minutes. Drain …

Creamed Spinach

Ingredients 1 T oil 2 large boxes of baby spinach 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours 1/4 cup water pinch nutmeg (optional) 1 small onion, chopped finely 2 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 tsp sea salt pepper, to taste Instructions Pulse cashews and water in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add nutmeg. …

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Yields:  2 servings Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats-pulverized in your blender 4 eggs scrambled 1/2 cup water 1 banana 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons oil Directions: Place rolled oats in the blender and pulverize to small pieces. Place remaining …

Chocolate Mousse – Dairy Free – Egg Free

Serves 2 Preparation time:   5 minutes   1 can organic unsweetened coconut milk 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon run (optional)   Chill the coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Chill your beaters and bowl for about an hour. Open the can of coconut milk …

Pureed Lentils with walnuts and mushrooms

Pureed Lentils with walnuts and mushrooms 1 cup dried lentils 3 cups water 1 pkg. organic crimini mushrooms cleaned and chopped 1 onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic-chopped 1/2 tsp. dried sage 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary 3 tbs. olive oil 3/4 cup vegetable broth The juice of 1/2 a lemon Salt & pepper …

Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 0 minutes Yields: 4 people Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews 2 cups water Directions: Soak the cashews overnight in a bowl with enough water to come 1/2 inch over the top of the nuts. Drain and rinse. Place the cashews in a blender with 2 cups cold …

Creamy Mushroom and Ground Beef Soup with Greens (Dairy Free)

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients: One large onion chopped 1 lb. mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and quartered 1 tbs. butter or coconut oil 1 tsp. chopped thyme ½ lb. ground beef 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 3-4 cups beef broth 4 cloves of garlic crushed 4-5 cups chopped greens of …

Crispy Chicken Baked Wings with Garlic Pecorino Sauce

This is an easy baked version of a classic game day food topped with a delicious buttery sauce. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt (1/2 tsp table salt) 2 1/2 pounds’ chicken wings 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 2 garlic cloves, …

Guacatatoes

This recipe is a great alternative to serving potato chips.  It is certainly more nutritious.  Potatoes are a good source of B6, potassium, vitamin C, full of dietary fiber and are a classic comfort food. Ingredients: 1 package small red potatoes 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic crushed 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon chili powder …

Baked Bananas

Ingredients: 4 firm bananas 1 tsp. butter 1 tsp. coconut oil 1 tbs. honey 1-inch piece grated fresh ginger ¼ cup raisins ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 tbs. cinnamon Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Preheat oven 350 degrees. Peel bananas and cut in half lengthwise. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and …

Rice Pudding

1 cup cooked brown rice ¾ cup coconut milk ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground cardamom ¼ cup raisins 1 tbs. honey Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally. Continue cooking until raisins are plumb and most of the liquid has evaporated.  Serve warm.

Vanilla Latte

Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 cups hot water 2 tbs. grass-fed butter 2 tbs. coconut oil 2 tbs. Complete Vanilla Protein Powder ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. cardamom (you can even switch out the vanilla protein powder for chocolate) Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until everything is incorporated.

Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing

1/2 cup of tahini Zest of 1/2 lemon Juice of 1 lemon 2 medium sized cloves of garlic cut up 2 tbs of fresh ginger, peeled, and chopped 1 tablespoon tamari or Braggs 1/8 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1/8 c water Pinch Cayenne Pepper. Put everything in the blender and puree. Add additional water if …

Wilted greens with tomatoes, basil and leeks

3 tbs olive oil 1 large leek chopped (remove the green part) 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved 2 chopped garlic cloves 1 pound cleaned greens cut into bite sized pieces salt pepper 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil   In a large skillet heat the oil. Add the leeks and cook for …

Thai Peanut Sauce

1 clove garlic 4 tablespoons sugar free peanut butter Juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon grated ginger 4 tablespoons of tamari soy sauce 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil Warm water 3 scallions chopped ½ cup chopped cilantro Place ingredients 1-10 in a blender and add …

Chocolate Raspberry Power Balls

This recipe was shared on Facebook by a friend and I tried it. Since I LOVE chocolate so much I changed it up a bit and used my plant-based chocolate Complete protein powder. Oh my….are these yummy! I don’t know about you but I am always trying to find ways to get more nutrients from …

Coconut Banana Mousse

Makes 2 servings. 1 can organic coconut milk 2 tbs. honey ¼ teaspoon vanilla 3 tsp. walnuts chopped 1 banana sliced 1.5 tbs. butter (or your favorite vegan alternative) 1 tsp. honey (or your favorite vegan sweetener) 1/2 tsp. shredded coconut   Chill the canned coconut milk overnight. When you are ready to make your …

Baked Potato Fries with Garlic, Pecorino Cheese and Rosemary

Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 small potatoes scrubbed 2 cloves garlic crushed 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup grated pecorino Romano cheese 1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary   Preheat oven 450 degrees Cut the potatoes as desired to make the sized fries that you would like.  Place the last 4 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add …

Sushi Balls

    Ingredients: ½ lb. cooked shrimp chopped 1 avocado peeled, seeded and chopped ¼ cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons minced dried seaweed 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 tablespoons chopped scallions-divided 3 cups hot sticky cooked short grain brown rice Cook rice according to your package directions adding about 1/4 …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

1 can organic coconut milk 1 package dairy free chocolate chips 3 tbs. organic peanut butter (be sure there isn’t any sugar in the ingredients) 3 tbs. water (may need more or less) Chill the canned coconut milk overnight.  When you are ready to make your parfait, open the can of coconut milk and remove …

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with White Beans

Ingredients for sauce: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 cloves garlic 1 small jar roasted red peppers drained and rinsed Ingredients for beans: 1/2 cup finely chopped onions 1/2 teaspoon chopped oregano or ¼ teaspoon dry 2 cups cooked or 1 (15-ounce can) cannellini beans rinsed well and drained 2 tablespoons oil …

Spinach Quinoa Pilaf

Serves 4 Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbs. olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic crushed and chopped 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cups water 1/2 tsp. salt 2 cups packed baby spinach 2 large tomatoes chopped 1/4 tsp. black pepper Heat 1 tbs. oil in a saucepan and …

Zucchini Noodles with Puttanesca Sauce

1/3 cup olive oil 1 package grape tomatoes halved 1 clove garlic, crushed Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon anchovy paste ¼ cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capers chopped 2 zucchini zoodled into noodles 2-3 tablespoons of water   Place all ingredients except your zucchini noodles into a …

Thyme Pesto

I LOVE my Tower Garden.  This winter it produced so much fresh Thyme and spinach that I decided to try a new twist on Pesto.  Yummy….. Ingredients: 2 cups spinach ½ cup minced thyme ½ cup walnuts 2 cloves garlic ½ cup pecorino romano cheese ½ cup olive oil Put everything in your food processor …

Grated Ginger Sauce

Add these ingredients in a bowl and whisk.  You might want to double this recipe as it stores beautifully in the refrigerator. Juice from 1/2 a lemon 1 clove garlic – pressed 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp. organic tamari sauce 2 tbs. dried cilantro 1 1/2 inch peeled fresh ginger grated   (Tip: peel the …

Quinoa Pilaf

Cook quinoa according to the package for 4 servings ½ cup chopped fresh parsley ½ cup chopped walnuts ½ of a peeled orange cut up. Juice of the other ½ of orange 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Place cooked quinoa and all other ingredients in a …

Arugula Salad with Manchego and Apples

  I love visiting friends for dinner especially when they are fantastic cooks!  Like who wouldn’t enjoy that. My friend Marie made this salad one night…it was so delicious.  She was willing to share the recipe for posting.  Since I didn’t have walnut oil, I made it with olive oil (my friend owns a grocery …

Cherry Clafoutis

Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Contains Eggs & Nuts Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes Yields: 8 people Ingredients: 1 bag frozen whole pitted cherries 3 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup honey 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup cashew milk 1/2 cup coconut flour Directions: Preheat …

Seasoned Cauliflower Rice

This recipe is so easy and FAST.  It took me about 10 minutes to make. It is bursting with flavor and I was conservative with the spices I used.   If you try it please let me know what you think. Ingredients 1 head Cauliflower 1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro 3 cloves Garlic 1 Orange pepper …

Moroccan Bean Stew

1 onion, diced 1/2 C carrot, diced 4-6 cloves garlic peeled and sliced 1″ piece ginger, peeled and minced (I used a bit more–I love ginger!) 2/3 C dried garbanzo beans soaked overnight, or one can 2/3 C dried kidney beans, soaked overnight, or one can 1 C dried lentils 5 medium tomatoes cut up …

Green Gazpacho Smoothie

I adapted this smoothie from Dr. Mark Hyman’s Green Breakfast Smoothie.  I am always trying to find ways to eat more veggies throughout my day.  Since I always start my day with a hardy breakfast, I find this nutrient dense, whole food power smoothie is great for lunch on those days when I am on …