+ vanilla, lavender rooibos ice tea

vanilla rooibos iced tea

2 teaspoons vanilla rooibos tea 1/4 teaspoon lavender 2 cups hot water 8 cups ice water fresh mint leaves for garnish method     Fill a large tea ball with rooibos tea and lavender. Allow to steep in 2 cups hot water for 10 to 15 minutes or until desired strength is achieved. Pour concentrated tea into a large pitcher; add ice water and mint… Read More

+ salad platter

salad platter

6 leaves of organic lettuce 2 organic carrots, julienned 1/2 organic English cucumber, sliced 20 organic cherry tomatoes 4 farm fresh eggs, hard boiled 1 avocado, sliced 1 organic lemon, halved 3/4 cup black beans 1/2 cup mixed olives 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon grapeseed or coconut oil Celtic sea salt and ground pepper method     Clean lettuce leaves and allow to dry…. Read More

+ taco bites

taco bites

10 organic cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 5 spears of asparagus, tough ends removed & sliced lengthwise 1/2 cup black beans 1 large carrot, julienned 6 leaves of butter or Boston Bibb lettuce 1/2 lemon or lime homemade taco or tandoori seasoning to taste method     Rinse lettuce leaves and allow to dry while preparing the tomatoes, carrots, and asparagus. Rinse black beans. Gently… Read More

+ raw energy bites

energy bites

1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal 1 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup ground chia seed 1/2 cup nut butter 1/3 cup raw honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup dairy–free chocolate chips (optional) method     Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Chill in the refrigerator for one half hour for easier rolling if desired. Roll into balls of any size according to your… Read More

+ tomato gazpacho

gazpacho

1 1/4 pounds ripe yellow tomatoes, stem ends trimmed 1 1/4 pounds ripe orange tomatoes, stem ends trimmed 1 four-inch piece English cucumber, peeled and seeded 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt 5 tablespoons grapeseed oil Freshly ground pepper method     Using the large holes of a box grater, grate yellow… Read More

+ potato salad

tri‑color potato salad

3 large organic white potatoes 3 large organic sweet potatoes 3 large organic purple potatoes 1 cup plain coconut yogurt 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 2 teaspoons dried tarragon 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon dried basil Celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper method     Bring filtered water to a boil in a large kettle. Cut potatoes to medium-sized pieces and boil until slightly… Read More

+ spring rolls

spring rolls

6 rice-paper wrappers 2 large organic carrots, julienned 1 organic red bell pepper, julienned 7 spears of asparagus, tough ends removed, julienned 1 avocado, sliced 12 large organic basil leaves method     To make the spring rolls: Soak one rice-paper wrapper in a large bowl of hot water until pliable. Transfer to a work surface. Place 2 basil leaves, one-sixth of the carrots, asparagus,… Read More

+ almond chia muffins

almond chia muffins

2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour 1/2 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons chia seeds 3 eggs 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 cup organic unrefined coconut oil, warmed method    In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, oats, coconut oil, almond and vanilla extracts, salt, baking… Read More

+ cinnamon oat granola

cinnamon oat granola

4 cups gluten-free oats 1 cup buckwheat groats 1 cup slivered almonds 3/4 cup organic unrefined coconut oil, warmed 3/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped method    In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, buckwheat, vanilla, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and apricots. Mix until all is incorporated. Pour onto a rimmed and… Read More

+ carob buckwheat granola

carob buckwheat granola

2 cups raw buckwheat groats 2 cups gluten-free oats 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup organic unrefined coconut oil, warmed 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt 1/4 cup carob powder method    In a large mixing bowl, combine buckwheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, vanilla, almond, coconut flakes, coconut… Read More