Recipe: Zucchini Pops

YIELDS: 5 servings

Recipe - Zucchini PopsINGREDIENTS:

  • 5 small zucchini with full blossoms
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup whole grain flour
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Nasturtiums (edible, peppery flowers) for garnish

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H2mojO: A New Probiotic Drink

mojo logoH2mojO, a non-dairy water kefir beverage, is now available for purchase in its first retail store, in New Hope. The fermented beverage is non-alcoholic, made from organic raw sugar, apple juice, natural fruits, spices and kefir—a bacteria yeast combination full of bioavailable vitamins and live probiotics.

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Chilled Blueberry Soup

YIELDS: 4 servings

This soup would work well as a nice summer appetizer or complement to any meal.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 pints of blueberries (preferably fresh but frozen will do).
  • 1 or 2 large oranges (for juice and zest)
  • 1/2 lemon for juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • Hearty Handful of mint (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of half and half (use milk as a healthy alternative or almond milk as a non-dairy alternative)

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Double Chocolate No Bake Brownie

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

Altered from Recipe by Living Nutrition

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • 1 tsp espresso (can use water)
  • 1 cup raw cacao (or really dark cocoa, non alkalized)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 8-12 fresh medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp to 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (optional and to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal (optional)

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Traditional Blueberry Cobbler

YIELDS: 4 servings

Cobbler dough is somewhere between a biscuit and a cookie: fluffy, a bit flakey, buttery, and at least slightly sweet.  The key is not over-mixing the dough; get it so that it’s just combined, barely holding together, then drop it onto the filling in mounds, leaving space for steam to escape for the cooking blueberries.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4-6 cups blueberries, washed
  • 1 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits, plus some for the pan
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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Summertime Blueberry Coleslaw

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Peanut and Tree Nut-free,
Vegetarian, Egg and Soy-free (if Using Soy-free Vegennaise)
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium head cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup Vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Truly Pure & Natural Creamed Blueberry Honey
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sea salt to taste

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Grilled Pecan Crusted Salmon

Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 wild salmon steaks
  • 2 Tbsp mustard (any type, preferably seasoned)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 4 Tbsp crushed pecans (if whole, place in plastic bags and use rubber mallet to crush)
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Nothing like pick-your-own

Pick-Your-Own season has started. Why should you consider this form of grocery shopping? Scroll down for our top 5 reasons.

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Fish Kabobs

Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Main course
YIELDS: 3 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb fish steak, cut into 1 1/2 in wedges
  • 1 onion, cut into 1 1/2 in wedges
  • 1 green pepper, cut into 1 1/2 in pieces
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 fresh peaches
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey

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Homemade Iced Tea with Fresh Mint Ice Cubes

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 8 servings

This recipe is healthful and refreshing, with an impressive presentation. It is easy to brew all summer long, using only loose, organic tea and common household items (no fancy gadgets needed).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-quart mason jar, with lid and ring
  • Cheesecloth (1 layer about 5”x 5” square)
  • Loose tea—herbals, rooibos and white blends work best for this method
  • Ice cube tray -a few sprigs of fresh mint from the herb garden

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Coconut Coffee

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 1 serving

Coconut oil is good for the brain, memory, blood sugar, anti-inflammatory and more, and serves as a great substitute for milk. This is a great way to start the day.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Coffee (organic)
  • Coconut oil (extra virgin organic)

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