15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup, sliced green onions
1/4 cup, shredded carrots
1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 – 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
salt, pepper and paprika to taste
Large whole tomatoes

In a food processor pulse chickpeas, celery, green onions and carrots until blended coarsely.
Add dill pickle relish, Dijon mustard and vegan mayonnaise.
Blend until mixture holds together.
Season to taste.
Cut out core of tomatoes.
Make cuts around the top of tomatoes, going about halfway down.
Lightly sprinkle inside of tomatoes with salt.
Stuff with “tuna salad”

Serves 4

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16 ounce jar with lid
small salad/pickling cucumbers, approximately 7
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons pickling spices
3 garlic cloves, unpeeled, optional
1 sprig fresh dill
filtered water

Scrub the cucumbers.
Pack them vertically in the jar.
Add salt, pickling spices, garlic cloves (if using).
Add water to fully cover the cucumbers.
Place dill on top of water.
Cover with tight-fitting lid (some liquid may escape during fermenting).
Place outside on a table, if possible, or inside near a sunny window for 1-2 days, depending on the air temperature (speeds up fermentation process).
Place jar in the refrigerator.
New dills after 3 days, half sours in about a week and a half, and full sours after three weeks.

Note: Deli pickles at a fraction of the price!

Dressing:
2 tablespoons plain yogurt, or plain non-dairy yogurt
1 tablespoon shelled raw pistachios or raw cashews, finely chopped
1 tablespoon green tea, steeped and cooled to room temperature
1 tablespoon green onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red wine or balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salad:
3/4 cup frozen, shelled edamame
1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/3 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1/4 cup radishes, thinly sliced

Dressing Directions:
In a small bowl stir yogurt, pistachios, tea, onion, parsley, vinegar, and garlic.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Salad Directions:

Defrost edamame in microwave according to package directions.
Cool to room temperature.
In a medium-size bowl, toss edamame, celery, artichoke hearts, and radishes with dressing.

Serves One

1 medium spaghetti squash (see Note for preparation)
2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper

Prepare spaghetti squash (See Note).
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Add onion and sauté until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
Stir in tomatoes and cook for approximately 1 minute, just until tomatoes are warm.
Use a large fork to shred the “spaghetti” from the squash and place in a large bowl.
Add sautéed vegetables, olives and basil.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve warm.

Serves 4

Note: Spaghetti Squash The Microwave Way

 

Dressing Ingredients
3 tablespoons extra virgin organic olive oil
2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Salad Ingredients
2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Whisk the dressing ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add the salad ingredients.
Toss together until thoroughly blended.

Serves 4

Submitted by: Linda Jost Hom

 

1 small zucchini, julienned
1 medium carrot, julienned
1 cup cilantro, divided, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup bean sprouts, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons almond butter
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
2 garlic cloves
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, optional
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Water

Place prepared zucchini and carrot in a large mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 cup bean sprouts and 1/2 cup cilantro. Toss
In a blender, combine 1/2 cup cilantro, almond butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, ginger, hot sauce, salt and black pepper.
Blend until smooth.
Add water slowly if a thinner dressing is desired.
Pour dressing over zucchini-carrot mixture and toss to coat evenly.
Garnish with more bean sprouts and cilantro.

Serves 1 generously

Note: Julienned zucchini and carrot can be stir-fried in a lightly oiled, sauté pan for a minute or two. This salad holds endless possibilities. Snow peas, edamame are just a few of the add-ins that can be used.

 

4 ounces soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
1 cup frozen, shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1 cup bean sprouts, washed and drained
1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, peeled, sliced with seeds removed
12 ounce package firm tofu, drained and sliced thickly
2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Sesame seeds for garnish

Cook soba noodles as stated on package.
Add edamame to the noodles for the last three minutes of cooking
Rinse with warm water
Drain well
Set aside
Dry tofu with kitchen towel
Mix a teaspoon of sesame oil with a teaspoon of soy sauce in a small bowl
Brush mixture over tofu steaks
Grill, using an indoor grill or outdoor grill for two to three minutes per side
Place noodle mixture in a large bowl
Add the bean sprouts, cucumber slices, and chopped green onions
Mix remaining soy sauce, sesame oil and lime juice in a medium bowl.
Pour over salad and toss
Garnish with cilantro leaves and sesame seeds, if desired
Serve with grilled tofu steaks arranged on top

Note: For a spicy alternative, mix into the dressing 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce or sriracha sauce

1 medium zucchini
Handful of baby arugula, baby spinach, or greens of your choice
zest of 1/2 lime
1/2 cup slivered almonds or cashews

Avocado Pesto
1 avocado, peeled and diced
6-10 basil leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
2 scallions, diced
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta
Prepare the zucchini noodles with either a spiralizer, a peeler for long, linguine-shaped noodles, or a mandoline with the julienne blade.
Cut the pasta strands to the desired length.
Combine zucchini noodles in a bowl with washed arugula, lime zest and almonds or cashews, set aside.

Pesto
In a food processor chop garlic and scallions until fine.
Add avocado, basil, lime juice, tahini and oil.
Blend until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper – to taste.

In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta mixture with the pesto, toss together.

Serves 1 generously

Note: Can sauté zucchini noodles in a small frying pan with one teaspoon olive oil over medium heat for approximately two minutes before combining with the other ingredients.

 

15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a salad bowl, mix the garbanzo beans, black beans, mint, parsley, onion and grape tomatoes.

Place the jalapeño pepper, garlic clove, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar into a blender. Blend until thoroughly combined.
Pour the dressing over the salad.
Toss to mix.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Serves 4

1/2 yellow onion (chopped)
1/2 orange bell pepper (chopped)
1 garlic clove (minced)
10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
1 head of broccoli (chopped)
2 vegetarian sausages (chopped)–optional
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 avocado, diced
1 cup cooked white quinoa
juice of one half fresh lemon
Sea salt
Olive oil

Stir fry the first 5 (6 with the vegetarian sausages) ingredients with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat until vegetables are soft, approximately 10 minutes.
Add the stir-fry ingredients to the cooked quinoa along with the diced avocado. Sprinkle with lemon juice, sea salt and olive oil (to taste).

Serves 4