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Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Ingredients

16 oz. cooked brown rice pasta

2-4 green onions, diced

1 avocado, diced

1 orange bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup black olives, sliced

1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed

Dressing:

5 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp maple syrup

2-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

2 tsp dried basil, or 4 tsp chopped fresh basil

2 tsp onion powder

Instructions

Cook pasta according to directions on package, then let it cool.

Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Mix vegetables separately, then pour dressing over and stir to combine. Gently stir in pasta until evenly distributed.

 

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Homemade Bread

Ingredients

2 cups very warm water

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

4 cups whole wheat flour

3 tbsp vital wheat gluten

2 tbsp ground flax seed

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tbsp dry active yeast

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a bread maker and use the knead only setting. 

If you don't have a bread maker, you can form the dough using a mixer, or by hand. Knead the dough until it is soft and smooth. Cover the dough and allow it to rise in a warm place for about an hour. 

Once the dough has raised, remove it from your bread maker or mixing bowl and form it into a loaf. Place the loaf into a loaf pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Cover the loaf pan and let it raise for about 15 minutes while preheating the oven. 

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. 

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Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups Cold Water

1 Small Golden Delicious apple - quartered

1 Celery stalk cut into chunks

1/2  Small zucchini

1/8 cup Fresh parsley 

1 tbsp Ground flax seed

1 1/2 cups Packed fresh spinach or 1 cup frozen spinach

1 1/2 cups Packed fresh kale or 1 cup frozen kale

3/4 cup Frozen pineapple - unsweetened

1 frozen banana

 

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. 

 

 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

16 oz. Brussels sprouts

2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

salt (optional)

pepper to taste

Instructions

Stir together balsamic vinegar, onion powder and garlic powder. Pour over Brussels sprouts and stir to cover. Spread on baking dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until they start to look charred.

Brussels Sprouts
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Mango and Millet Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS

4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup millet
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped mangos

INSTRUCTIONS

Bring water and salt to a boil. Add the millet, old fashioned oats and dates. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the mango. Let simmer for another 5 minutes. 

Serve with extra fruit and your favorite plant based milk if desired.

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Spicy Garlic Hot Wing Sauce

Ingredients

1 cup Frank's cayenne pepper sauce

2 tsp. maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce

 

Instructions

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator. Keeps up to a month.

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