Rosemary, Garlic, Pepper, Potato Bakes

Rosemary Garlic Pepper  Potato Bakes: I didn’t even plan it this way, but after making these potato bakes, my house smells so divine.   Baking rosemary is like the healthiest candle or potpourri ever!  The combination of potatoes, peppers and herbs makes the perfect appetizer or side dish, without all the fat.   This quick, easy, healthy and delicious take on French fries turned out even better than expected and it is ready in 30 minutes.  Yum.

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Chai Chia Berry Pudding Bowl

I love chia for all of the benefits that it offers…fiber, antioxidants and protein to name a few.  I am always looking to create  great new combinations with chia seeds..  Today, it is Chai Chia Berry Pudding.  We already love chai when mixed with tea, so, why not include it in other recipes?  The result is that the pudding is completely smooth, and goes down like silk. Yum.  On a practical note, on occasion, I am not in the mood for the texture of chia seeds, so I ground them in the Vitamix with a dry grains container.  They are then powdery, and smooth and very pudding like.  Kids will never suspect that this is so healthy and good for them!

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Jackfruit Rice Tortilla Soup With Mango Salsa

It is cold, really cold.  And as much as I would like a nice green salad, I can’t resist some soup…some hot and hearty soup. Here it is, Jackfruit Rice Tortilla Soup &  Mango Salsa. This recipe was inspired by  www.halfbakedharvest.com, and Tieghan’s Salsa Verde Chicken And Rice Tortilla Soup.  I saw this soup on Instagram, and couldn’t stop thinking about how to create a vegan version.  This is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and soul warming.

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Tofu Cauliflower Kale Tacos With Lemon Mint Creme

It is Taco Tuesday, and as far as I am concerned, everyday can be  Taco Tuesday.  Corn tortillas are the one thing that those on a gluten free diet can eat without feeling like they have resorted to an inadequate substitute for the gluten version.  Genuine tacos are made with corn tortillas, so there is no deprivation or sacrifice involved.  This vegan version of Tofu Cauliflower Kale Tacos with marinated tofu, cauliflower, kale and peppers is  light and healthy and the tangy lemon mint crème, makes them feel like a treat.  If you enjoy a lower carbohydrate meal, you can serve the stirfy topped with the lemon mint crème, without the tortillas.

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Hearty Provencal Vegetable Soup With Pesto

I woke up today, and it was snowing.  A day like this needs comfort food,  and this Hearty Provencal Vegetable Soup With Pesto,  is just that.   I made this soup in 30 minutes and tossed in zucchini, carrots, potatoes, gf pasta, rice and quinoa, onions,  and topped with pesto and raw parmesan.  So cozy and comforting.

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