Monday, December 5, 2011

Banana Carob Fruit Dip


- 6 bananas
- 1/4 cup raw carob powder*
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- Fruit of choice for dipping


- Blend bananas, carob powder, and cinnamon in blender or food processor until smooth
- Pour into bowl and place in center of large plate.
- Chop fruit of choice and arrange around outside of plate.

*This is where I get my raw carob powder -

Note: I think the dip would be even better if you added a few dates to it, but I happen to be out at the moment. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Smoothie of the Moment I tend to get stuck on things, food wise, for a few months or so and right now I'm stuck on a simple banana blueberry smoothie! Enjoy! (notice I couldn't wait to drink it after I took the picture (; )


- 10 or more bananas
- 1 c fresh or frozen blueberries
- enough water to reach desired consistency
- <3


1. Blend all until smooth!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cucumber Al Fredo


Noodles: 3 - 4 cucumbers


- 1/2 small avocado
- 4 - 5 stalks celery
- 1/2 cucumber
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- juice of 1/2 lemon


1. Make noodles out of cucumber using a spiral slicer or a vegetable peeler. You can use the center where the seeds are for toppings.

2. Blend all sauce ingredients until smooth.

3. Pour sauce over noodles and top with veggies of choice.

I like to put my cuke noodles on top of some chopped romaine. I topped mine with cherry tomatoes, the centers of the cucumber, and fresh corn.

Here is a picture after it is all mixed up. You still can't see the sauce very well because it is the same color as the cucumber and lettuce, but it's very nice and creamy and salty from the celery. Hopefully I will get a new camera soon. My old one is broken so I'm using my computer.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Simple Sauce

I made this the other day when I didn't have much in the house and didn't have much money either. :) Turned out to be DEE-licious!


- 1 large tomato
- 1 small avocado (or less)
- Juice of 1 lemon


1. Blend all in blender until smooth or keep a little chunky.

This sauce can be used as a base to add other things to like peppers, herbs, sun dried tomatoes, etc.

Can be a dip, dressing, zucchini noodle sauce, or soup base.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Homegrown salsa


- 4 lg tomatoes, preferably homegrown or local since it's tomato season!!
- 2 ears of corn, cut off the cob
- 1 ripe (red) jalapeno or more for HOTT. If you can only find green ones you can use that, or set some green ones on your
window sill until they start turning red.
- 1/8 large yellow onion*
- 1 clove garlic*
- juice of 3 small limes
- herbs of choice. For classic salsa I like just using cilantro. This time I didn't have any on hand so I picked some dill and garlic chives from my garden and that worked really well.


1. Dice tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and garlic.
2. Mince herbs.
3. Through everything together in a bowl and mix with lime juice.

Another option is to blend some or all of this, depending on how you like your salsa.

This is good right away, but gets even better if you let it sit in the fridge for a few hours.

*the 80/10/10 diet does not recommend eating onions and garlic. If you don't use these foods, you can leave them out completely or use a milder version like green onions and/or garlic chives.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Corn Salad


- 4 raw ears of corn, cut off cob
- 2 small/medium cucumbers, diced
- 1/2 pint grape tomatoes or equivalent of larger ones
- juice of 1/2 lime
- fresh cilantro to taste, minced


1. Mix all ingredients in bowl
2. EAT!

Almost forgot!! - This is really good in romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Apple Pie in a Bowl!

The amounts of ingredients can be changed to make as much or as little as you'd like. This is the amount I use to make one meal for myself.


- 5 apples, I like gala or fuji
- About 1 c of dates - moist varieties work best - medjool, khadrawi


1. Grate apple with a cheese grater. If you don't have a grater - dice small.

2. Blend dates in blender w/ enough water to make desired consistency. Start with a 1/4 c water and add more as needed.

3. Mix apples and dates in large bowl. Tada! Apple pie in a bowl! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cauliflower Dill Salad

- Sorry for the blurry picture, my camera is broken, so I had to take the picture with my computer.


- 1 small head cauliflower, diced small
- 1 ear raw corn, cut off the cob
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 small avocado, or less, optional
- juice of 1 lemon, or more to taste
- dill to taste, i probably used about 2 Tbsp


1. In large bowl, mash avocado together with lemon juice
2. Put all other ingredients into bowl with avocado and mix well.
3. Eat as is, or serve over a bed of lettuce, or in ice berg lettuce leaves.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Strawberry Ba-nay-nay Smoothie

When you feel like digging in your fridge and pigging out on chips and dip, or pasta, or ice cream, etc. Get in your kitchen, blend this up and guzzle it down. Then tell me if you feel scarfing down cooked objects formerly known as food.


- at least 7 bananas, the more the better.
- 1 pint strawberries preferably from your farmers market.
- a few frozen strawberries if you like it cool
- 4-6 dates


1. Put all in blender with enough water to get desired consistency and blend.

*it makes a lot more than is in the picture, but I drank half of it before I thought of taking the picture. :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Creamy Dreamy Avocado Dip


- 1 small avocado
- 1 large tomato
- 1/2 large red, orange, or yellow bell pepper
- juice of 1 lemon
- optional - pinch of fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil


1. Blend all ingredients in blender
2. Add in a little love, blend again.
3. Enjoy!

This goes really well with the collard wraps or can be used as a salad dressing. And it makes quite a lot. I usually share.

Sorry for not having a picture. I'll add one next time I make it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Collard Wraps

Sorry for the LONG hiatus. I've traveled, been without internet, etc. But I'm back! And here's a recipe. As soon as I get a picture I'll post the dip that I eat with these. Enjoy!


- Several collard leaves, the bigger the better.
- veggies of choice (I used carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, grape tomatoes cut in half, and spring mix)


1. Cut the stem out of the collards, cutting the leaf in 2.
2. Julienne all veggies (cut into long thin strips)
3. Lay collard leaf bottom side up with one of the short sides closest to you
4. Place all veggies at the edge of the leaf close to you and roll.