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Citrus Roasted Kale with Sea Salt

Roasted superfood kale with fresh squeezed lemon and sea salt

Salty, lemony, kale-y?  Citrus Roasted Kale is all that, and more.  Often referred to as the “The world’s healthiest food”, kale holds an extensive list of nutricional benefits.  Some, of the many, being that kale is high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C, A, and K. Much hardier than spinach, kale holds its shape and does not shrink down as much when cooked.  Roast it a little longer for more crisp and.. Read More

Autumn Gold Dal with Jasmine Rice and Cilantro

Autumn Gold Dal with turmeric, cilantro, naan, and jasmine rice

Autumn Gold Dal is a delicious blend of warm red lentils, and fresh immunity boosting spices. Turmeric and ginger are full of rich antioxidents, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Jalapeño and garlic hold immunity, and metabolism boosting benefits.  When these fresh spices simmer together, they create a warm and comforting Dal.  Not only is it packed full flavor, its also completely vegan!  Whether you are vegan or not, this recipe is sure.. Read More

Rainbow Kelp Noodle Salad with Jalapeño Peanut sauce

Vegan Kelp Noodle salad with jalapeño ginger sauce

Rainbow kelp noodle salad is full of fresh crunchy veggies and delicious kelp noodles. It’s completely raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo, and so good that you won’t notice the other 4.  Alone, the salad is good, but this sauce, this jalapeño ginger peanut sauce, this is what does it.  With spice from the jalapeño, subtle sweet from the peanut butter, and a hidden heat you get from true ginger. With.. Read More

Cinnamon Toast with Caramelized vegan Banana Butter

Cinnamon swirl bread pairs perfectly with fresh blueberries, and warm caramelized vegan banana butter.  This “butter” is completely vegan, as it is made solely of melted banana.  Soaked in sweetened cinnamon, that loaf of bread is the source of the cinnamon aroma that’s been filling the van these last couple days. Traveling our cinnamon scented van a little further south on the California coast, we took up an offer from.. Read More

Beet and Carrot confetti 

Farmers Markets, they get me every time.  The smiles on the vendors faces, the samples, tables overloaded with beautiful selections of fresh fruits and veggies, I have to fill my bags, there’s no way around it.  But with just a 50 quart ARB fridge in the van, we run out of cold room fairly quick, and I’m presented with the challenge of finding new ways to quickly use these farmers.. Read More

Roasted Romanesco

Saying goodbye to the beach for now, we are on the move inland, to small town wine country.  Opted to follow a sign dispaying “farmers market today”.  The Husband hates farmers markets, but knows I love them so made the detour for me.  He let the pup run around the empty field nearby, and came back with these pretty orange-yellow-pink wildflowers.  Coke cans make for a nice travel vase!   .. Read More

California Cuties Vinaigrette 

California “cuties” are tiny handheld, seasonal mandarin oranges from the San Joaquin Valley.  Their season runs from November to April, and you may see them in stores as clementines or mandarins, but either one will work for this vinaigrette.  These little oranges provide nice combination of sweet and citrus, that makes them a pleasing addition to any fresh vinaigrette…. especially this one!   Pictured with arugula, cucumber, grape tomato, purple cabbage and.. Read More

Lemon Gold 

A fresh explosion of citrus, with the natural sweetness of dates, Lemon Gold is the Holy Grail of sauces.  Turning boring steamed broccoli into a delicate treat, plain salad into a sensation of bursting flavor, or grilled chicken into a finger lick’n good time.  Try it over rice and green beans, steamed broccoli, roasted cherry tomatoes, tossed with pene pasta, chicken tostadas, mashed potatoes, fish tacos, a marinade for grilled.. Read More

simple cilantro parsley Pesto (V)

I make pesto a variety of ways, but this is my go-to version.  It’s simple, quick, totally vegan, and cheap too!  Traditionally pesto is made with basil and pinenuts, but can be made with any green and any nut.  I usually add a chile for spice, because everything is better with a touch of heat, but up to you, works fine without it if you prefer. I make it with.. Read More

Toasted veggie & pesto Sandwich

This is a little bit of a veggie yardsale, but thats ok, veggies are good for us!  Tofu is a surprising blank canvas, and with a little seasoning can pretty much be transformed into just about anything.  Although I wouldn’t say it tastes like chicken, it did place a nice addition in texture to this vegan style sandwich.      Pesto is actually really easy to make, and sooo much.. Read More