Wednesday, July 16, 2008

3 Bean salad

This is a great refreshing salad. Matt and I ate it all the
time when we lived in Hawaii

3 Bean Salad

1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 chopped red onion
1/2 chopped green pepper
1 bunch parsley or cilantro chopped

mix all in a bowl and set aside

1/2 c oil (your choice, olive, walnut, canola)
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c honey or agave nectar
salt and pepper to taste

pour dressing over bean mixture and
refrigerate until ready to eat!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Whole Wheat bread

whole-grain-oatmeal-bread recipe


2 Cups water or soymilk
1 lg egg slightly beaten with 1 T water
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 c butter ( melted) applesauce,or oil
1/2 Cup maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Cup rolled oats
4 Cups whole grain flour (whole wheat, oat, barley, whole wheat pastry,
12-grain, etc. or a mixture of several)
2-4 Tblsp. vital gluten
2 1/2 tsp. yeast 3 packets

Special equipment: 2 (8- by 4-inch) loaf pans

Heat milk in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart saucepan over low heat until hot but not boiling, then remove pan from heat and stir in oats. Let stand, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooled to warm.

Stir together water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon honey in a small bowl; let stand until foamy, 5 minutes. (If mixture doesn't foam, discard and start over with new yeast.) Stir yeast mixture, melted butter, and remaining honey into cooled oatmeal.

Stir together whole-wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add oat mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a well-floured surface and knead with floured hands, adding just enough of remaining unbleached flour to keep from sticking, until dough is smooth, soft, and elastic, about 10 minutes (dough will be slightly sticky). Form dough into a ball and transfer to an oiled large bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel; let rise at warm room temperature until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Lightly butter loaf pans. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times to remove air. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a loaf, then place 1 loaf in each buttered pan, seam side down, tucking ends gently to fit. Cover loaf pans loosely with a kitchen towel and let dough rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly brush tops of loaves with some of egg wash and sprinkle with oats, then bake until bread is golden and loaves sound hollow when tapped on bottom, 35 to 40 minutes. (Remove 1 loaf from pan to test for doneness. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen.)

Remove bread from pans and transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.

Cooks' note:
Bread keeps, wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature, 4 days.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

This is one of my new favorite snacks.

It also helps with regularity if ya know what I mean

Fruit and Nut Granola

Clementine's Fruit and Nut Granola

1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
5 cups oats
1 cup wheat bran
1 cup flax seed
2 cups raw almonds
2 cups pecans
2 cups chopped apricots
2 cups unsweetened coconut
2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup dried fruit of your choice

Preheat oven to 325
In a small saucepan, heat oil and nectar
pour oatmeal , oat bran and flax seed into oven proof pan(big)
pour oil/nectar mixture over and stir until well coated.
Bake 15 minutes. Add fruit and nuts. stir
Bake 15 minutes. stir
Bake 15 minutes. stir
Bake 15 minutes. stir. let cool completely
store in jars or plastic bags
so yummy!! Enjoy

Friday, April 25, 2008

Wow this looks amazing!

My friend courtney posted this on her blog and I wanted to share it! this just looks so yummy. If you have good recipe you want to share please share!

Warm asparagus and avocado salad

This lovely salad really shouts green and healthy!

Warm asparagus and avocado salad

Serving Size: 4


  • 250 grams fresh green asparagus
  • 100 grams sugar snap pea pods
  • 5 scallions
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. oil

for the dressing

  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 3 tbs. sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbs. walnut oil
  • 2 tbs. soy cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh sprouts as garnish


  1. Remove the hard woody part of the stems of the asparagus.
  2. Cut the asparagus in thirds. Kook the asparagus in boiling water with a bit of salt for about 5 minutes or until cooked al dente. Pour off the water and plunge the asparagus into cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Pour off the cold water and place the asparagus in a bowl.
  4. Cut the sugar snap pea pods in half. Cook them in boiling salted water for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Pour the water off and plunge the pea pods in cold water.
  6. Add the pea pods to the asparagus.
  7. Peel the avocado, cut in half and remove the nut.
  8. Cut the avocado in bite sized pieces, into a bowl with lemon juice.
  9. Heat the oil, and bake the asparagus and sugar snaps to re-warm them.
  10. Add the sliced scallions and mix all together.
  11. Place the warm vegetables in a serving bowl.
  12. Warm the salald dressing and wish the ingredients together.
  13. Put the avocado pieces as the top layer over the warm vegetables.
  14. Pour the salad dressing over the vegetables and garnish with the spouts.

Perfect pizza pizzazz salad

This salad is very good. You can use turkey pepperoni or just keep it out. very satisfying and delicious!

Pizza Pizzazz Salad

Pizza Pizzazz Salad


  • 1 8-oz. pkg. field greens
  • 1 5-oz. pkg. baby lettuce
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced, separated in rings
  • 1/2 red sweet pepper, cut in bite-size strips
  • 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 6-oz. link pepperoni, casing removed, and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 Recipe Herb Dressing
  • 1 5.5-oz. box Italian-seasoned croutons


1. In a extra-large salad bowl combine greens and lettuces. Top with tomatoes, red onion, sweet pepper, beans, pepperoni, and cheese. Cover and chill up to 6 hours. Makes 20 servings.

Herb Dressing: In screw-top jar combine 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil; 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar; 1/4 cup snipped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley; 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil; 4 garlic cloves, minced; 1 teaspoon sea salt or 3/4 teaspoon salt; and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and shake. Before serving, shake dressing well; pour over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with croutons.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fresh Start With Portebello mushroom curry

We Had this for dinner las t night and it was very yummy!



1. In medium saucepan combine rice, 2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

2. Meanwhile, in blender or food processor combine 1/2 cup of the coconut milk, the cilantro, 1 teaspoon of the ginger, 1 garlic clove, and the lime juice. Cover; blend or process until nearly smooth. Stir into rice. Cover; keep warm.

3. In 12-inch skillet cook mushrooms in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes; turn occasionally. Add green onions, curry powder, red pepper, and remaining ginger and garlic. Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and remaining coconut milk. Heat through. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

4. To serve, divide rice among plates. Top with mushroom mixture and sprinkle with nuts. Makes 4 servings.