Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Hummus is easy to make and is a great food for vegan, vegetarian, and non vegetarian diets. It is high in iron and vitamin C, with beneficial amounts of both vitamin B6 and folate. It is also a good source of protein, fiber, and potassium. See also my recipe for Hummus Three Ways. Print Recipe Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Vegetarian, …

Lentil Barley Soup

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You have to love soup! It’s comforting, filling, healthful, and this recipe makes enough for leftovers. Freeze some for busy weeks or for easy lunch box meals. Another tip is to stir chopped spinach or kale into this soup during the last few minutes of cooking. What an easy way to get your daily veggies! Print Recipe Lentil Barley Soup …

Apple-Cranberry Salad with Candied Walnuts

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The flavors in this salad complement each other perfectly. If you are a cheese lover, top salad with a tangy variety such as crumbled feta, blue, or goat cheese. Print Recipe Apple-Cranberry Salad with Candied Walnuts Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   4 servings    Ingredients 4 tsp. apple cider vinegar1 tsp. sugar1/4 tsp. dry mustard1/4 …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Easy! And what an amazing roasted flavor. Even Brussels sprouts skeptics will go for this recipe. Print Recipe Roasted Brussels Sprouts Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   6 to 8 servings   Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs. (about 4 cups) Brussels sprouts1-1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. black pepper Makes:   6 to 8 servings   …

Chicken Noodle Soup

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Comforting, soothing, just like Grandma used to make. If you prefer a vegetarian option, swap the chicken for canned beans. Print Recipe Chicken Noodle Soup Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   about 6 servings   Ingredients 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil3/4 cup chopped onion3/4 cup chopped celery1 cup thin sliced carrots2 garlic cloves, minced2 cartons (32 oz.) chicken broth3/4 tsp. …

Thai-Coconut Veggie Bowl

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 You will love the flavor combination in this one-bowl dinner that offers a powerhouse of nutrition.  All ingredients can be found in most grocery stores. Print Recipe Thai-Coconut Veggie Bowl Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   4 servings   Ingredients 3 cups cauliflower florets (about 1/2 medium head)1 medium sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch …

Barley Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

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Barley offers a chewy, nutty texture, and is a good source of protein, magnesium, iron, Vitamin B-6 and calcium. When combined with the orange, strawberries, greens, and almonds, this salad is a powerhouse of nutrition and flavor! Print Recipe Barley Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   about 4-1/2 cups   Ingredients Salad 1/2 cup barley (See …

Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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You can’t imagine that these moist cookies are made without any added fat or eggs! They are easy to whip up and freeze well, too. Print Recipe Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Soy Free (technically Nut Free, too, because peanuts are legumes) Makes:   30 cookies   Ingredients 3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)1/2 cup applesauce (See Fresh …