Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini Hummus

GF, Vegan, Sugar free
Happily serves 6

All organic ingredients

3 cups Butter beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups yellow and/or green squash
1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
2 garlic cloves, or 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 TBSP onion flakes
Himalayan sea salt to taste
Red pepper flakes (optional) or Cheyenne pepper

Cut garlic and let sit 5-10 minutes.
Steam sliced zucchini about 3-5 minutes.
Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend well.
1/2-3/4 cup is a perfect serving size, dip celery or cucumbers for perfect well combined meal.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Refined Sugar Free, GF

Happily serves 16

All Organic Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Lime juice

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 Cup Coconut vinegar

5 crushed garlic cloves

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

2 TBSP Coconut sugar (I use less and usually use stevia)

1 Cup Avocado Oil

Mix or blend well.  Shake before use.

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Dijon Lemon Dressing Recipe

Dijon Lemon Dressing

Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/3 Cup lemon juice

1 TBSP Dijon mustard

2 Crushed garlic cloves

1/4 Cup flaxseed oil or Macadamia Nut oil

1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

Sea salt/pepper to taste

Grind Flaxseeds in a coffee grinder on medium speed until well ground, set aside.  (Keep extras in Freezer.). In a blender combine lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper and any of the additions you choose. Blend for 1 minute, then begin pouring oils very slowly through the feed hole in the lid of the blender. Blend until smooth.

Variations/Additions

1 tsp of curry powder

1 TBSP minced basil or rosemary

1 TBSP honey or Stevia

Dash cayenne

Five Chinese Spice

Allspice

Ginger, fresh or powder

Rutabaga Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Rutabaga Sweet Potato Soup

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 butternut squash, cut in half

3 garlic cloves

2 cups rutabaga, peeled and diced

2 cups sweet potato, peeled and diced

Coconut Oil

1 tsp. Sea salt

½ tsp pepper

1 Yellow onion, chopped

¾ Cup soaked cashews

2½ Cups Coconut milk

2 Cups vegetable or chicken broth

½ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp thyme

Directions

Preheat oven to 400º .

Rub the squash with oil and place cut-side down on a baking sheet.

Cut garlic and let sit 5-10 mins.

Coat the rutabaga and sweet potato in oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Add both to baking sheet. Bake for 50-60 minutes, rotate half way through.

Sauté onion and garlic until soft and caramelized.

Remove roasted veggies from oven and blend all of the above in a food processor until smooth. The nuts may remain grainy, but that’s okay. You can add water to reach desired consistency.

Rutabagas Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3.5 ounces (100 grams), raw

Calories 39

Calories from fat 2

Total fat 0 g 0%

Saturated fat 0 g 0%

Trans fat

Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Sodium 20 mg 1%

Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g 7%

Sugar 6 g

Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 31%  Calcium 5% Iron 3%

Health Benefits of Rutabagas

All crucifers (brassicas or cole crops) are high in antioxidant and anti-cancer compounds. The anti-cancer properties of these vegetables are so well established that the American Cancer Society recommends that Americans increase their intake of cruciferous vegetables.

Rutabaga’s most significant nutrient comes from vitamin C. One cup contains 53% of the daily recommended value, providing antioxidants and immune system-supporting functions that help protect the cells from free radical damage. Although rutabagas provide only 5% of the iron needed for healthy blood on a daily basis, vitamin C enhances its absorption, while helping to form both collagen and the thyroid hormone thyroxine, which protect cells against damage, encourage wounds to heal, fight infections, and promote healthy bones, teeth, gums, and blood vessels.

Beta-carotene-rich rutabagas are also an excellent source of potassium and manganese (for energy), and a good source of fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6 (helps support the nervous system), calcium (for strong bones), magnesium (helps absorb calcium and combat stress), and phosphorus (helps metabolize proteins and sugars).

Herb Potato Salad – Served Warm or Cold

Herbed Potato Salad

Vegan, GF, Vegetarian

Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 lb.Organic baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ Cup Whole grain mustard

¼ – ½ C Avocado oil

1 Cup chopped fresh herbs: thyme, tarragon, dill, chives

2 – 3 TBSP Capers, drained, finely chopped

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Place (diced) potatoes in a large pot of cold water, bring to a boil. Remove & allow them to cool.

Place potatoes in a large bowl, toss with garlic, mustard, avocado oil, herbs, and capers.

 

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

GF, Vegan, Paleo

Happily Serves 6-8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Spaghetti squash
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP Coconut sugar
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp white or black pepper
2 TBSP Avocado oil
1 Diced yellow onion
3 Celery stalks
2 Cups cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage, broccoli, and or carrots)

Cut spaghetti squash in half length wise and carefully scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up in a glass dish, place 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until flesh is very tender. Shred flesh with a fork so it breaks apart into strings, set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together Coconut aminos, garlic, coconut sugar, ginger, and pepper.
Heat avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Add onion, celery, stirring often, steam for no more than 3 mins.
Stir in cabbage until heated.  This should take no more than 7 mins total.
Stir in spaghetti squash and “soy” sauce mixture until well combined.