This is a delicious fall treat for those first cool days that signal the end of summer. It’s also a hit at Thanksgiving dinner. It’s very filling and makes you feel warm inside even though it’s a salad. It’s also very healthy and vegan. – Veronica
Pumpkin Lasagna & Rosemary “Ricotta”, incorporates some pumpkin into the ‘cheese’ and is so yummy with the pumpkin sauce and gluten free noodles. A family favorite – for even the pickiest eater!
Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta starts by grilling chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side,combine with cooked pasta and my easy pesto.
Healthy Sandwich: Fresh Fruit Jam & Raw Almond Butter – Almost everybody loves sandwiches. The problem with sandwiches, however, is most of them contain bread and toppings loaded with sugars
When cooking for someone you love you want meals that are hearty and healthy. Chef V makes this delicious go-to recipe when she needs a man pleasing meal.
This recipe will make a romantic meal that leaves you both feeling great!
Freshly made gluten free spaghetti and hearty meatballs are covered in a tasty tomato sauce for a timeless and savory Italian dish. That’s amore!
Here’s my Mango Avocado Burrito Bowl, a spin on Chipotle Mexican Grill’s awesome burrito bowls. Use my recipe as a starting point and add any of your favorite ingredients like grilled chicken or fish to make your own. You can also turn this into an easy wrap with gluten-free tortillas.
Grilled artichokes, precooked and finished at the picnic. They’ll love these on the barbecue. Serve with my two vegan sauces: Raw Horseradish Mayonnaise, and Vegan Herb Aioli.
Tasty lettuce cups filled with a mixture of veggies and optional ground chicken. refreshing on a hot summer day, healthy coconut aminos sub for high salt soy sauce.
BBQ salmon is for cooking for someone you love. You want meals that are hearty and healthy. A man pleasing meal: BBQ salmon!
Chef V’s tip: This is my gluten-free, dairy-free version of mac and cheese. It uses butternut squash and cashews to create a creamy, slightly sweet sauce for gluten free brown rice pasta.
In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic in the coconut oil for 1 minute. Add the green beans and zucchini, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the curry paste, making sure to coat all of the vegetables.
Raw pesto lasagna made with zucchini, meaty Portabella mushrooms, and a rich tasting macadamia “ricotta” make this raw lasagna a summer treat. Pine nuts, garlic and spicy arugula in the pesto add even more flavor and zest.
think that it’s good for most people to have a little animal protein every now and then. Especially cold-water oily fish rich in omega-3s like salmon. If you do eat salmon, here’s one of my favorite entrees from my cookbook,
Easy fried rice – healthier version – Chef V tip: For more protein, add 1 pound chopped grilled chicken. This is a great side or a meal in itself.
On my trip to Greece I fell in love with Moussaka. But not with the ingredients – too much fat and carbs. Here is my healthier version. Make it vegan: replace the lamb with 3 cups of minced mushrooms.
Almost everybody loves sandwiches. The problem with sandwiches, however, is most of them contain bread and toppings loaded with sugars. But my fruit jam and raw almond butter sandwich will help fill you up with minimal impact on your blood sugar level.