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Serves 8 – Takes 30 minutes
- ½ cup cilantro leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15-oz. can, rinsed and drained)
- 2 Tbs. lime juice
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 4 7-inch whole-wheat pitas, split crosswise
- 4 jarred roasted red bell peppers, drained and sliced into strips
- 1 ½ cups baby spinach leaves
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. To make Hummus: Process cilantro and garlic in food processor until chopped. Add chickpeas, lime juice, oil, and 1/4 cup water; purée 3 minutes, or until creamy.
2. To make Quesadillas: Place 4 pita halves on baking sheet. Spread each with 1/2 cup Hummus. Top with peppers, spinach, and remaining pita halves. Bake 10 minutes, or until crisp. Cut into triangles, and serve.
Light and sparkling, ginger ale has always been one of my favorite drinks. But drinking sugar-laden, chemically laced store bought soda is out of the question. This is the way Ginger Ale was made before it was commercialized and ruined. It was loaded with health benefits. The addition of real vanilla in this recipe adds a wonderful depth of warmth to the spiciness of the ginger.
makes about 3 cups concentrate which should yield about 6 glasses of Ginger Ale
- 4 cups water
4- to 5-inch piece of ginger
1 teaspoon white Stevia powder (liquid Stevia works just as well)
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
a wedge of lime
sparkling water (no artificial sweeteners)
- Peel the ginger and cut it into slices.
- Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the ginger and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Strain the liquid into a heatproof glass container and add the Stevia and vanilla. Stir to dissolve.
- Store in the refrigerator until cold. Serve over ice with an equal amount of sparkling water and a wedge of lime. (I have also used lemon when I didn’t have lime)
As most of you know the ginger in this recipe has anti- inflammatory properties as well as being chemo-protective. This is a great alternative for those of you who don’t buy store bought soda drinks!
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian looking for a quality protein shake to drink after your workout or as a meal replacement then look no further. Here’s a simple protein shake recipe for vegans and vegetarians. This recipe is 100% raw and 100% vegan.
2 Cups of seeds (soaked overnight)
4 Cups of Pure Water
2 frozen bananas
2 Medium Size Dates
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
a pinch of salt (optional)
Nutritional Facts – 32 ounces