Mini Agave Gingered Cupcakes

Adapted from VT recipe Mini Agave Gingered Cupcakes   Yields:  24 mini cupcakes Time: 40 Minutes Vegetarian Recipe These mini cupcakes get a zip of flavor from crystallized ginger sprinkled over the creamy frosting. Cupcakes ½ cup agave ⅓ cup unsulphured molasses 5 Tbs. vegan butter, cut into pieces ½ cup almond milk 1 large…

Edible Gardening 101: Your Best Basil Harvest Ever By Willi Galloway Want to make a huge batch of pesto later this summer? Then start harvesting your basil now! The biggest mistake you can make with basil is not harvesting enough in early summer. To understand why harvesting early and often is so important with basil,…

Gluten Free Potato Salad

Brought to us By VT Gluten Free Potato Salad Serves 8 30 minutes or fewer Plain yogurt and grainy mustard make a light, tangy sauce for potato salad. Serve slightly warm or chilled. 2 lb. fingerling potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt ¼ cup whole-grain mustard 2 tsp. olive oil 1…

Super Summer Veggies

Summer Squash and Red Peppers If you are looking for healthy low fat summer veggie options then you might want to pair these three together.  The fresh summer squash both yellow and green with the sweet red peppers makes a wonderful and healthy combination.  Quickly slice them up and pan saute them for 1-2 minutes…

Summer Tofu Papaya Avocado Rolls w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing

Modified from VT’s original recipe Summer Tofu Papaya Avocado Rolls w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing Yield: Serves 6 (20 Item Recipe) Time: 30 minutes Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Rice paper wrappers (also sold as spring roll skins) can be found in the Asian section of many markets. Cut all the filling ingredients about 3 1/2 inches…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

Agave Macadamia Nuts

Modified from Elana Amsterdam’s of Elana’s Pantry original recipe Agave Macadamia Nuts Time: 10 – 15 Minutes Yield: 2 Cups (4 Item Recipe) Naturally Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free Ingredients: 2 cups raw macadamia nuts 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons organic agave nectar ½ teaspoon organic lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to…

Raw Pineapple Cilantro Macadamia Nut Salsa

Modified from VT original featured recipe Raw Pineapple Cilantro Macadamia Nut Salsa Time: 10 Minutes Yield: 8 Servings (9 Item Recipe) Naturally Raw, Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 large organic pineapple, quartered ½ cup raw unsalted macadamia nuts, chopped ½ cup organic red bell pepper, diced ¼ cup organic red onion, diced 2 Tbs. organic…

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

One of our favorite Gluten Free recipes from VT Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas Time: 1 Hour (23 Item Recipe) Yield: Serves 8 (makes 16 enchiladas) Naturally Vegetarian & Gluten Free Right from the start, the originality and flavor profile of this recipe made it a standout for VT taste testers. “My wife and…

Braised and Raw Black Kale Salad

Shared with Us By Chef Aaron London Braised and Raw Black Kale Salad Time: 12 – 15 Minutes Yield: 4 – 6 Servings (12 Item Recipe) Naturally Vegetarian Ingredients: ½ cup pine nuts, divided ½ cup olive oil, divided 2 medium onions, thinly sliced (3 cups) 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.) ½ tsp. red…