Appetizers & Snacks

Fruit Leather

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Ingredients 3 cups of fruit (fresh or frozen)1/4 cup sugar/agave (optional) Directions 1. In a food processor, combine fruit until blended smooth (will be thick) 2. Pour half the mixture on to a tray with parchment paper 3. Bake at 175 for 2-3 hours 4. Let cool and then cut in to strips or shapes 5. Enjoy!

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Smoked Tofu and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients 2 cups water3/4 teaspoon salt, divided1 cup quinoa, rinsed well1/4 cup lemon juice3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 small cloves garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1 6- or 8-ounce package baked smoked tofu diced1 small yellow bell pepper, diced1 cup grape tomatoes, halved1 cup diced cucumber1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley Preparation 1. Bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. 2. Spread the quinoa on a baking sheet to cool for...

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Whipped White Bean Dip

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Ingredients 3 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling2 tablespoons ice water2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, plus extra for garnish Directions 1. Place the beans in a food processor and blend until pureed and creamy. 2. Add in the garlic powder, salt and pepper, then continue to blend while streaming in the olive oil and ice water. Spoon the dip into a large bowl and stir in...

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Zucchini Bread

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Ingredients 6 tbsp ground flax seeds½ c warm water2 c cane sugar (or light brown sugar)½ c oil½ c applesauce1 tsp vanilla2 to 2½ c grated zucchini (~3 medium-sized ones)3 c whole wheat flour1 tbsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda1 tbsp cinnamon2 tsp nutmeg (optional)1 tsp salt1 c chocolate chips or raisins, optional Directions 1. Grease two loaf pans. 2. Mix together flax seeds and warm water. 3. Add sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla; beat well. 4. Add grated zucchini; stir until combined. 5. In a separate bowl, sift together remaining dry ingredients. 6. Add dry mixture to wet and...

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Lemon Dolmades

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Prep time: 20 minutesServes: 4  Ingredients:Rice Filling 1 cup (250ml) rice (brown or white) 3 cups (750ml) water 20-30 large grape leaves (see note) 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) extra virgin olive oil, plus extra as needed 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup (125ml) raisins Zest of 1 lemon Salt to taste 1 tbsp (15ml) fresh flat-leaf parsley Sauce Juice of 2 lemons 2 tsp of agave 6 Tbsp of olive oil Garlic 1 1/2 cups of vegetable stock 1/4 cup of flour (to thicken) Directions: Filling 1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce...

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