Monthly Archives: June 2013

Not Too Sweet Plum Sorbet

Standard

Image

My kids are teenagers (my youngest turns 13 tomorrow!) and they very rarely go to the grocery store with me. It doesn’t seem that long ago when they were ALWAYS¬†with me. One in the shopping cart and one glued to my hip. I remember the few times I’d shop by myself and it felt like such a luxury.

Well every now and then I can talk one of them into joining me on a trip to the store. Now it’s a gift to spend that kind of time with them. Funny the way it is. Anyway, recently Eli and I were checking out the produce area and he asked if we could get some organic plums. Hmmmmm…YES!!! They were the best plums ever and I decided to play with a few sorbet ideas.

Read the rest of this entry

Roasted Poblano Sweet Corn Chowder

Standard

Image

I’ve been thinking about making this for at least a week. I wanted to make a lighter version of corn chowder with a little Texas twist to it. So I added roasted poblanos and a simple fresh salsa to my version.

Well, I actually grilled the peppers and corn because it’s way too hot here to roast anything. ¬†And I grilled some kale to throw in to give it a little nutritional kick. If you’ve never grilled kale, please give it a try…it’s soooooo good.

Read the rest of this entry

Heather’s Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Standard

Image

Heather is one of my YTT classmates and she brought these delicious treats to share with our group. I warn you now, these are a little addictive. Very hard to have just one. And it’s crazy, but they really taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough, but are made with super healthy ingredients like cashews, hemp seeds and shredded coconut.

Read the rest of this entry

Two Potato Salad

Standard

Image

I’m a potato salad freak. I love it. But, it’s hardly ever vegan. It’s usually loaded with heavy mayo and eggs. Not my thing. So I came up with this version and I get to be freaky in love with it.

I think my passion for potato salad goes back to when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure my grandmother thought it was an important food group for growing children. She was so happy whenever she saw how much I loved potato salad. Looking back, it was kind of weird, but in a sweet way.

Well, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Steam potatoes, chop a few veggies, toss it with vegan mayo and some seasonings. The secret ingredients are a little white wine and fresh thyme. I think it works and is way healthier than the mayo/eggy stuff you usually get.

Read the rest of this entry

Moroccan Quinoa Confetti Salad

Standard

Image

So, I graduated from 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training last weekend. Yay for me and my amazing classmates!!! And how do all good yogis celebrate, with a vegan potluck, of course. Everyone brought in the yummiest food and we all sat around in our circle of gratitude and chowed down. I brought this Moroccan quinoa salad.

Read the rest of this entry

Blueberry Lavender Ice Pops

Standard

Image

So I stopped by my local farmers market yesterday afternoon and somehow got totally inspired to make this. It started when I walked by the blueberry guy. There was no way I was leaving without some of those babies. Then I spent a long time talking with the lavender guy. He had some tomato samples sprinkled with this amazing lavender seasoning…oh my.

When I saw this cute little tin of culinary lavender, I knew I wanted to pair the blueberries and lavender in some way. I’ve actually never put these two things together, but they seem like a natural flavor combination. Think I will probably be playing around with this idea some more.

Read the rest of this entry

BBQ Tofu Salad With Cornbread Croutons

Standard

Image

If I ever write a cookbook, I so want this recipe to be in it. There is a lot going on with this little salad and it’s all super delicious. For starters, I made my own BBQ sauce…without sugar, corn syrup, preservatives, additives, flavoring, coloring or any of the other junky junk that you’ll find on the labels of most store bought barbecue sauces. To sweeten the sauce, I used only a handful of medjool dates and the taste is amazing.

Read the rest of this entry

Nicki’s Peaches + Cashew Cream

Standard

Image

Peaches are ripe and ready here in Texas. And I’m lucky enough to have a yoga friend with two peach trees in her backyard — one yellow and one white. They are absolutely beautiful. Full of sweet, fragrant fruit.

My friend, Nicki, has lots of fruit trees in her yard and keeps a wonderful raised garden on the side of her house. She grows things like romaine lettuce, arugula, mint, tomatoes, kale, swiss chard. For her meals and snacks, she just walks outside and picks a few things. I’m in awe of her.

Read the rest of this entry

Goji Berry Chocolate Granola

Standard

Image

How is it even remotely possible that I have been writing this blog for nearly six months and I am just now posting a granola recipe? I mean come on…yoga + granola…it just sort of goes. Don’t ya think?

I love having homemade granola in the house. It’s so easy to make and the variations are endless. The inspiration for this recipe came from a recent trip to my local health food/homeopathic store called the Natural Kitchen. Such a cool little shop. I’m amazed by how much they pack into this tiny little storefront. But I always seem to find exactly what I need whenever I stop in.

Read the rest of this entry

Pineapple Basil Slushie

Standard

Image

I crave it. You get to read about it. Really wanted this today. It’s getting pretty warm down here in Houston, and this little drink made me so happy.

Also, our basil plants are finally doing well. So every time I look outside they seem to be calling my name…”Hey you, foodie yoga girl, do something creative with us.”

Read the rest of this entry