Tofu Pesto Pasta

PrintTofu Pesto Pasta IngredientsPesto Ingredients: 1 cup basil leaves 1 cup firm tofu 3 tablespoons parmesan 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste Other: 8 ounces gluten-free pasta or pasta of choiceDirections1. Place all sauce ingredients into a food processor. … Read more

“Dance the Night Away” Energy Bars

Print“Dance the Night Away” Energy Bars Ingredients2/3 cup dried tart cherries 1/3 cup dried apricots 1/4 cup pitted whole dates (about 5) 1 cup raw almonds 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 2 teaspoons flaxseeds, optional 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional Nonstick cooking spray DirectionsReconstitute any of the fruit that is not moist and tender by … Read more

Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

PrintButter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet PotatoesIngredients4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds) 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toastedDirectionsPierce each potato with a fork 3 to 4 times on each side. Wrap each potato in a damp paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes, turning … Read more

Turtle Cheeseball

PrintTurtle Cheeseball Turtle CheeseballIngredients1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 Tbsp caramel sauce 1 cup powdered sugar 2 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup caramel bitsDirectionsIn a large bowl, mix cream cheese with butter until fully blended. Add caramel … Read more

Nuts & Bolts Candy Clusters

PrintNuts & Bolts Candy Clusters Nuts & Bolts Candy ClustersIngredients24 ounces White Chocolate Candy Bark 1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter 2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal 2 cups Dry Roasted Peanuts 2 cups Pretzel Sticks broken 1 cup AlmondsDirectionsUsing a double boiler {or a bowl placed over a sauce pan simmering 1-inch of water}, slowly melt … Read more

Old-fashioned Cracker Jacks

PrintOld-fashioned Cracker Jacks Old-fashioned Cracker JacksIngredients3 (3.5 ounce) bags microwave freshly-popped popcorn 2 cups roasted & salted peanuts 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup white corn syrup 2 tablespoons molasses 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Sea salt, to tasteDirectionsPreheat oven to 250 degrees. Toss the … Read more

Spicy Sesame-Vegetable Pasta Salad

PrintSpicy Sesame-Vegetable Pasta Salad Spicy Sesame-Vegetable Pasta SaladIngredientsDressing 3 tbsp organic olive oil 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp Mirin 1 tbsp light soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce) 1 tbsp garlic chili sauce 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger Pinch xanthan gum, optional (see Note) Salad 1 tsp organic … Read more