Chipolte Sour Cream Dip

Chipolte Sour Cream Dip

This is really the quickest and simplest dip to whip up, but it tastes great and goes with so many things. It can also be used as a salad dressing, or a condiment, like mayonnaise. I usually just cut up carrot and celery sticks and romaine lettuce leaves to dip into it. Chipolte's are a roasted, smoked chili pepper with a rich earthy flavor. The sour cream is a perfect complement with it's tart, refreshing flavor that helps cool the heat of the chili. Read more »

I love cabbage, and this really hit the spot. So much so that I ate nearly the entire bowl myself. Using heirloom red cabbage and yellow carrots and fresh herbs from our garden the colors were intense. This photo doesn't really do it justice. The taste was just divine, and the raw energy packed into this quick-to-prepare meal was just what I needed. If you don't like the taste of apple cider vinegar tonics, this is a good way to get the health benefits of ACV without really noticing it. You can also add whatever fresh herbs you like, I used cilantro, parsley and wild mint. Read more »

One of the most popular legumes in the world, chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) were one of the first crops to be cultivated. They are one of the tastiest and most versatile of the pulses. Chickpeas are also high in fiber and contain the phytonutrient isoflavone, which may help to prevent cancer. Chickpeas belong to the family of legumes, also known as pulses. A study of 10,000 men and women in the USA found that those who ate pulses at least four times a week had a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease. This tasty marinated chickpea salad can be put together quickly, stored overnight in the fridge and eaten for lunch the next day. Read more »

Quinoa Salad

If you like couscous salads but are looking for something even healthier, and wheat-free this salad fits the bill. It's light on the digestive system, but filling. The quinoa provides lots of extra protein and fiber. Like couscous quinoa cooks very quickly, so it's an easy dish to prepare anytime. Read more »