Apple Walnut Salad

For our springtime celebrations theme I prepared a variation of the traditional Passover dish: haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey, and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided to try out a nice, sweet balsamic vinegar instead. And to balance the…

Veggie Nut Loaf

Years ago during my ashram days I used to make a nut loaf from the Higher Taste cookbook. The original recipe has cheese in it so I made some adjustments to make this recipe vegan. I omitted the cheese and added chickpea flour as a binder. I also used lentils to put more fiber and…

Cabbage Apple Citrus Salad with Walnuts & Raisins

This is a variation of my Autumn Slaw recipe. In this dish, as well as in the original, there is no added sugar, salt or oil. Instead of fresh orange juice, I use one of the new vinegars we now carry at Mother Earth’s  Storehouse, tangerine balsamic. It blends quite well with the fresh lemon…

Nutty Delights

Sweet treats can be made with healthy ingredients and without added processed sugars. Dried fruit is a great natural sweetener and works well in many dessert recipes. Organic walnuts and almonds are on sale at Mother Earth’s this month! Ingredients ½ cup dates (the moister, the better)—rough chopped ¼ cup dried plums (prunes)—rough chopped ¼ cup…

Kale Apple Salad

I like to prepare  this dish in the autumn, though it can be enjoyed any time of year. The shredded apples add a nice freshness to the dish and balance the bitterness of the kale. It’s great as a holiday side and is very easy to make. Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2-2 ½…

Apricot Almond Bites

This is another variation of my dried fruit-based sweet treats. I have created several varieties, using different types of dried fruits as the base. They are full of nutrition and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings–guilt free! Ingredients 1 cup (moist) dried apricots, roughly chopped 6 tablespoons almond butter ¼ cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut…