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Yam Noodle, Snow Pea and Asparagus Toss

I’m thinking maybe add some cooked cocktail shrimp and have a complete meal!

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Cook Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Grate or mince ginger and garlic. Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Shave carrots into ribbons and add to sauce mixture; toss to coat. Set aside.
  3. Rinse snow peas and remove the little strings. Rinse and trim asparagus and cut into 2 inch pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add snow peas and asparagus; cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon to a colander; rinse with cold water until cool. Add snow peas and asparagus to carrot mixture.
  4. Add yam noodles to boiling water; cook until just soft, 6-7 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add to bowl; toss well. Slice basil and sprinkle over top.
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lemon cilantro vinaigrette

Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrette is so much more flavorful than either bottled or packaged. The one downside is that you need to shake it up every time you pour it. Pre-packaged dressings have added emulsifiers to make the ingredients “stick together.” But I prefer to not consume chemicals with my food so I’m OK with shaking the bottle once in a while!

This is a variation on my original recipe, this time using fresh lemon juice instead of vinegar, going lighter on the seasonings, and adding cilantro and parsley to the mix. Continue reading “Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette”

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Beet Ginger Smoothie

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks, and no added sugar!

1/2 C melon, chopped (or apple, including peel)
1 dozen red grapes
1/2 stalk celery with leaves
1 small piece of lime or lemon
1/2 fresh beet
1/2 banana Continue reading “Beet Ginger Smoothie”

Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

Thai Salad with Peanuts

If you have a peanut allergy in your house you can switch the Thai peanut sauce for any other kind of Thai cooking sauce without peanuts.

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Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Strain and set aside.
  2. Chop green onions. Rinse and drain edamame beans and let dry. Chop cilantro and peanuts if using.
  3. Add noodles plus rest of ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently until well blended. Serve at room temperature, sprinkle with cilantro and additional chopped peanuts if desired.
Recipe Notes
  • It's super important to check the labels of any jarred sauce you buy.  Make sure there are no added chemicals, sugars, HFCS, MSG, or "added coloring".  Citric acid is ok as a preservative but if you see anything you can't pronounce, put it back on the shelf.
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Curried Chickpeas and Rice

Curried Chickpeas with Rice

Here’s another recipe from Cooking Light magazine, which I adapted to make even healthier.  The original recipe used pork but I made it vegetarian by using chickpeas instead.  I also swapped out the regular dairy milk and used light coconut milk, and swapped the white flour to millet flour, although it would probably be just fine without any flour at all.  I added garam masala and increased the amount of curry powder because the original was bland.  I think the result is a really nice vegan meal.  Having pre-cooked rice and chickpeas on hand makes it a super-fast weeknight meal. Continue reading “Curried Chickpeas with Rice”