Summer Cooking Classes at The Academy for Plant Based Cooking!

The test kitchen is buzzing with the development of new recipes for summer cooking at “The Academy of Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking.”  Learning how to cook with new and exciting ingredients, meeting new friends, learning ways for improving your health and enjoying laughter and lunch after class in a beautiful setting are just a […]

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Zucchini Boats

Ingredients: 4 large zucchini – washed ¼ c. finely chopped vegan mozzarella cheese (if preferred, you could omit the “cheese” option if not preferred) 2 T. bread crumbs 16 cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Fresh chopped basil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the zucchini vertically […]

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Ingredients: 4 pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeds scraped 3 oz. baby spinach 1/3 cup pitted black olives, chopped 1 tablespoon capers, chopped ½ cup almonds, chopped 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped roughly Sea salt + pepper Procedure: Bring a large pot of water to a bowl. Add spaghetti squash and cook for 10-12 […]

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Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Vegetables

The flavors of roasted vegetables and chickpeas come together nicely and the “pop” of flavor at the end from the Sicilian Lemon balsamic vinegar is a great combination. Ingredients: 12 small mushrooms – sliced 2 ripe tomatoes – cut in quarters 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow pepper, cut in strips 1 red onion […]

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Quinoa-Apricot Raisin and Nut Muffins

Makes about 2 dozen small muffins Ingredients: ½ c. apricot paste (make in food processor by blending dried apricots to a paste) ¾ c. quinoa, cooked well – make sure there is no water left in the pan 1 ½ c. oatmeal ½ c ground nuts – I used pecans but walnuts are even more […]

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Gremolata

This garnish can be used over quinoa or as a side dish on its own. Its mixture of sweet, sour, bitter and fresh adds an amazing flavor “sensation” wherever it is used. Ingredients: Six Scallions – as fresh as you can find them 2 small lemons – Meyer lemons if you can find them 2 […]

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Elegant Fig Salad

A quick and easy salad made with fresh figs. Ingredients: 2 small red onions – sliced in wide strips ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts (walnuts or almonds also work well) Large bunch of lettuce (can be romaine or other salad greens) leaves torn roughly 2 cups of watercress or arugula 6 ripe fresh figs Balsamic vinegar […]

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Fennel and Orange Salad

This salad has the flair of both Arab and Sicilian influence with its combination of citrus and olives. It’s a staple in most households in Sicily. Ingredients For the Salad: 2 large oranges (navel oranges work and if you can find blood oranges, that’s even better yet) 1 head of young fennel, preferable with green […]

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Change Your Life Bread

A Recipe Adapted from My New Roots’ Life-Changing Loaf of Bread If you like a hearty slice of bread you will love this recipe! This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread is delicious. Makes 1 loaf Ingredients: 2 cups raw sunflower seeds – not in the shell 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup […]

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