Summer Polenta

This is my interpretation of a recipe by Ami Ann Mackey, moderator of the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge on Facebook. It made an excellent light meal this warm weather night! It has wonderfully fresh flavors and you can spice it up or keep it mellow, depending on your preference.

Summer Polenta
Yield: 10 slices

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Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

In summer—or as soon as we can get outside without being rained upon—we make grilled marinated portobellos into a meal featuring other grilled veggies, like asparagus, zucchini, red bell peppers…you name it!

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

2 portobello mushrooms

Marinade
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
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Vegan Pesto Pasta

This is a fast, easy, tasty, creamy, vegan dish. I make it for filling lunches and quickie dinners.

Pesto Pasta
2 portions

8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine or rigatoni noodles
PESTO
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional, increases fat)
4-6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 avocado
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
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Pita Pocket Snack

My current favorite snack—a whole wheat pita pocket filled with baby spinach leaves, tomato slices, cucumber slices, a few slices of avocado, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Oh my.

Does this need a recipe? Not really.

Other fillings—

Hummus, slivered carrots, red bell peppers, fresh herbs…Invent! Enjoy!… Read more

Savory Morning Oats

Generally, I top my morning steel cut oats with half a chopped apple, a few chopped walnuts, two chopped dates, and a splash of plain almond milk. But lately, I’ve been wanting savory flavors, so I’ve been creating these, which always incorporate greens, and come in a variety of flavor profiles from around the world. Here’s my collection—

MEXICAN
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Roasted Root Vegetables

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