Most people cook asparagus, but did you know when it is tender and young, it is delicious and sweet served raw as well? I like to use it raw in salads sometimes to preserve the nutrients, and add a little sweetness and crunch. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a simple, easy to make slaw that is perfect for Spring when asparagus is abundant. It also contains some healthy fats in the form of nuts and seeds to add a little protein as well, so I have eaten this for lunch before since it is good to make ahead. So if you don’t want to heat up the oven or stove but are craving some asparagus, give this a try!
At gatherings like Spring graduation parties, it is good to have some refreshing and healthy dishes alongside the more rich ones. One of my favorite things to serve at a party or bring to a potluck is the Southwest Corn and Black Bean salad I am sharing with you today. I made this a lot in college whenever I had to attend things like picnics or banquets where you had to bring a dish to share. It is always a hit! It is colorful, healthy and perfect for a picnic. This can be made a day ahead of time as well, just hold off on adding the avocado until just before serving.
Think you can’t enjoy delicious baked goods when you are eating gluten free and vegan? Think again. I have a delicious scone recipe to share with you today and it is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free. Bob’s Red Mill makes a wonderful gluten free flour blend that can replace regular flour 1:1, and it tastes just as good! So that is what I use in most of my baked goods, and it makes it super easy. These scones feature fresh blackberries and chocolate chips which are a heavenly combination. They are perfect for whipping up on a Saturday morning and enjoying warm from the oven!
My Mom and I used to make a simple chocolate mousse recipe that was so good we made it just about every weekend at one point. It contained whipped cream, dark chocolate and a little sweetener. It was always so rich and delicious! But, I have since given up dairy and animal products, so I had to figure out a new way to make it. What I came up with is swapping the cream for coconut milk, and using non-dairy chocolate chips. It tastes just as good, but it is healthier and dairy free! If you are looking for something to make for Mom this mother’s day, this is a great recipe for a chocolate lover!
Homemade vegetable beef soup isn’t just for the winter season. This recipe is full of spring inspired vegetables and hearty chunks of beef, and the broth is so rich and flavorful. A tasty soup that’s perfect for lunch or dinner for the whole family!
I love guacamole and avocados in any form. But organic avocados can get a bit spendy when you buy a bunch to make something with. One really good solution…adding green peas to it to not only extend the guacamole, but also add some protein and keep it green as well (this guac doesn’t discolor as bad as the regular stuff). This is delicious, and easy to make if you have a blender or food processor. Not only that, peas are in season now that it is Spring, so it is the perfect time of the year to enjoy them!
Beets are good year round, but I especially love them in the Spring. I think that they are the most flavorful, sweet, and delicious when roasted. They are rich in nutrients, so they are something that is good to enjoy often. The salad I am sharing with you today combines them with heart healthy avocados and sweet pears in an Asian dressing for a delicious combination. It may sound unusual, but it is so delicious! Next time you are in the mood for beets, give this salad a try!
My family loves to cook and entertain. One person in particular is my Uncle Ken who is known for his famous chili burrow’s recipe. This dish is best described as a Mexican chili that you stuff into a flour tortilla shell like a burrito hence the name chili burrow. Combining ground beef and steak with green chilis creates a spicy yet tangy filling for a burrito! This recipe has been a family favorite for many years and trust me this recipe feeds a crowd! I hope you all will enjoy them as much as we do.