Mango-Asian Pear Salad

With Mango season in full swing, this mango salad is the perfect way to start using some of our local produce.  It is crisp and clean and great for the summer!

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Spring Pea Soup


3 Tablespoons *Butter infused Olive Oil

1 medium chopped onion 2 cups vegetable broth

4 cups of peas (fresh or frozen) hand full of fresh flat leaf parsley hand full of fresh mint leaves salt & pepper to taste

chopped fresh chives to garnish

In a heavy pot over medium heat cook onion in olive oil just until soft. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add peas and simmer till tender. Pour into blender and add parsley, mint, salt & pepper and puree till smooth. Add more broth if too thick.

Notes: Peas are fairly low in calories, contains almost every vitamin & mineral your body needs, high in fiber & protein. Peas also have a low glycemic index. Protein increases the levels of certain hormones that reduces appetite. Protein works with fiber to slow digestion. Fiber also feeds good bacteria important for gut health.

Parsley is known to detoxifies the body helps to ease strain on the kidneys. Mint helps with digestion.


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Rainbow Spinach Salad

Festive colors and flavors highlight this non-traditional spinach salad. Feel free to experiment with different added-in ingredients, or with different pairings of olive oils and vinegars.

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Bacon flavored olive oil paired with our Maple balsamic takes these brussel sprouts up a notch.

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Tomato-tofu relish

A great make-ahead item that works well with crusty sourdough bread, tossed with pasta, or as a topping for baked potatoes. Flavor intensifies over time. Follow the method EXACTLY or it will not turn out!!    

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Middle Eastern Hummus (Greece, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Egypt)

This classic Middle-Eastern pureed chickpea (garbanzo) appetizer is typically served with pita, falafel, or raw vegetables, but it works well as a dip or spread on almost anything

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Edamame Hummus (Asian adaptation)

Save yourself the hassle and use frozen edamame already removed from the shell. Be sure to read the label. Look for organic or non-GMO soybeans. Make this in a blender. Use edamame hummus the same way you would use any hummus.

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This South American classic is the ideal condiment for almost any savory dish, especially black beans, beef, chicken, fish, tofu, whole grains, and baked potatoes (including sweet potatoes).

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Candied Dark Chocolate Balsamic Walnuts

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Recipe Courtesy of Sabrina Najarian - Health Coach Specializing in Integrative Nutrition

2 tsp butter olive oil or ghee, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 2 cups walnut halves Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pan with parchment paper. In a non-stick pan melt ghee or warm oil, add sugar, vinegar, salt and mix well. Pour walnuts into pan and coat well. Pour onto parchment lined pan and separate with fork. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes till a nice brown color. Remove from oven and cool. Optional: add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper when tossing for some heat.

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Cranberry Almond Date Delight


1 1/2 cup Roasted Almond

2/3 cup Dry Cranberry 

12 pitted Dates

1 Tablespoon Black Currant Balsamic 


Grind Almonds fine in a food processor.

Add Cranberries and grind further, add pitted Dates and grind till well combined.  Move the combined ingredients into a plastic bag along with a tablespoon balsamic vinegar and knead well till well mixed. 

Use plastic wrap to make small balls and candy wrap with waxed paper.  

Yield: 40-50 ½” balls

Vegan* Gluten Free*

Recipe Courtesy of Junko Geil

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