April 2012

Gingered Carrot Raisin and Fresh Pineapple Salad

April 30, 2012 All Year

carrot raisin pineapple salad

A few things make this simple carrot raisin salad particularly good. Fresh pineapple. Fresh grated ginger. And no mayonnaise, no dressing at all.

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Chocolate Orange Jalapeno Sorbet

April 23, 2012 All Year

chocolate orange jalapeno sorbet

Recipe for chocolate orange jalapeno (or habanero) sorbet using cocoa, coconut palm sugar, orange juice and peel, and one jalapeno or habanero pepper. A fairly healthy dessert.

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Banana Coconut Sorbet

April 20, 2012 All Year

coconut banana sorbet on brown rice pudding square- vert

A light, simple, easy to make banana coconut sorbet. Several preparation methods are included: with a high speed blender, with an ice cream maker, or with a regular blender and no ice cream maker.

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Grilled Pineapple, Banana and Mango

April 19, 2012 All Year

grilled pineapple mango and banana with plate and fork

What can a vegetarian grill? This simple, healthy fruit dessert of grilled pineapple, mango, and banana.

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Black Bean Tostada with Avocados, Tomatoes, and Mango Salsa

April 18, 2012 All Year

black bean tostado with tomatos, avocados, mango salsa (2)

Black bean, avocado, and mango salsa tortillas to satisfy the whole family. Made with corn tortillas and homemade black beans cooked with cilantro, onion, and garlic (canned beans will also work) and topped with a layer of tomatoes and Ataulfo or champagne mango salsa.

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Mango Salsa

April 17, 2012 Dairy free

veggies for mango stir-fry

Mango-sweet, lime juice-tangy, and a little jalapeno hot: mango salsa from smooth, non-stringy Ataulfo mangoes is good on burritos, tostadas, or just on top of beans and rice.

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The best mangoes

April 15, 2012 Spring

Ataulfo champagne mangoes

Learn about the best mangoes available in the US, Ataulfo or champagne mangoes. Why the most common grocery store variety, Tommy Atkins, is not as good. How to cut mangoes, and what to do with them.

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Asian-Style Almond Cilantro Sesame Dressing for Stir-Fry, Noodles, or Salad

April 14, 2012 All Year

stirfry with baked ginger garlic tofu and almond cilantro sauce

An indulgent Asian-style dressing that’s creamy with almond butter, gingered, hot, sweet and sour, and cilantro-flavored all at once. Works on noodles, in a stir-fry, or on a chopped cabbage salad.

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Baked Brown Rice Pudding

April 12, 2012 Dessert

brown rice pudding square

This economical brown rice pudding is an easy dessert or even a stand-by dinner. Vary the spicing: nutmeg and cinnamon, saffron and turmeric, or cardamon and allspice. Add chopped fresh fruit like pear or apples, or dried fruit like raisins, dates, or cherries.

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Marinated Ginger Garlic Tofu

April 11, 2012 Dairy free

tofu marinating in its container

Use a basic tofu marinade with ginger, garlic, tamari and dark sesame oil to add salty, spicy, and deep flavor to a block of tofu.

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