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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil Salt Spice blend of your choice Directions Preheat oven to 400F. Drain the can of garbanzo beans in a strainer and rinse with water for a few seconds to clean off the beans. Shake and tap the strainer to rid of excess water. Lay […]

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Laurie’s Sassy Water

Ingredients 2 liters of water 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger 1/2 lemon thinly sliced 1/2 of a cucumber thinly sliced Fresh spearmint leaves Preparation Mix and leave overnight, strain and drink the next day

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Mexican Black-Bean Chili from Victoria!

Ingredients 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced green bell pepper 1 pound lean ground beef 1 1/2 cups no-salt-added beef broth 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 2 (15-ounce) cans […]

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Healthy Homemade Granola Dry

Ingredients 5 cups rolled oats 2-3 cups of raw almonds or pecan halves (or other nuts) 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds) ¾ cup sesame seeds ½ cup wheat germ or ground flax seed 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp salt Options: ½ – 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes […]

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Steel Cut Oats

3.5 cups Water 1 cup Dry Steel Cut Oats (found in bulk section of grocery store) 1/2 cup milk Boil water and add in steel cut oats. Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add milk and let cook until desired consistency. After it has cooled, I refrigerate the batch. Options to flavor & […]

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Curried Carrot and Apple Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped (2 cups) 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 tablespoon curry powder 5 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (3 cups) 2 large McIntosh or other apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (3 cups), peeled and coarsely chopped (3 cups) 1 bay leaf 4 1/2 cups reduced-sodium […]

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