Swap traditional lasagna noodles for thinly sliced sweet potatoes for a nutrient-dense, energy-packed dish! Ingredients: 2 tablespoon avocado oil, divided 1 medium onion, minced 1 – 28 ounce can of no added salt diced tomatoes, undrained 3 tablespoons no added salt tomato paste 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided in half 2 teaspoons oregano 1… Read More


Ingredients: 1 ½ tsp paprika 1 ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp red pepper or cayenne ½ tsp onion powder 1 tsp black pepper 1 pinch salt ⅓ cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 cup raw, pureed avocado 1 ½ tsp lemon juice, raw ½ tsp garlic powder 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast Directions:… Read More

Ingredients: 4 – medium carrots (washed, ends trimmed) 1 – small white onion (cut in chunks) 1 – clove garlic (peeled) 1 pound – uncooked red lentils 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon tahini (optional) ½ pound walnuts ½… Read More

Timing: 45 minutes | Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 3 carrots, diced 12 ounces mushrooms, roughly chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 ½ cups dry red lentils, rinsed 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 cups vegetable broth 3 tablespoons tomato… Read More

Roasted Vegetable Pasta with California Avocado Pesto

Instructions Preheat the oven to 450 F. Cover a large 17¼-inch-by-11½-inch-by-1-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Put the vegetables on the sheet and roast them for 25 minutes or until they are tender and their edges are browned. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water… Read More

Roasted Veggie and Chickpea Stew

Serves 4   Ingredients:   1 small red onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 small butternut squash or 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 small eggplant, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste 2 (14.5… Read More

stuffed sweet potato

2 large sweet potatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced ¼ cup red onion, diced 4 eggs ½ tsp seasoning blend 1 cup fresh spinach Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tbsp goat cheese crumbles 2 Tbsp harissa chili paste Chives for garnish   Directions: Heat your oven to 400 degrees… Read More

yield: 5 SERVINGS prep time: 1 HOUR cook time: 30 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES INGREDIENTS: 1 cup brown rice 1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved FOR THE CHICKEN 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon red… Read More

Garden Chickpea Salad

Adapted from Taste of Home Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Salad: 3/4 cup canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 medium carrot, julienned 1 small zucchini, julienned… Read More


TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: 8 servings. Ingredients 1/4 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon grated lime zest 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons canola oil 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper   SALAD: 4 cups fresh baby… Read More