32 oz. container of organic vanilla soy milk from Costco: about $1
6 oz. Whole Soy Plain organic yogurt: $1.69
TOTAL: $2.69 (still much cheaper than the 16 oz. tubs of Greek yogurt I used to buy at around $5 each)!
I can't wait to experiment with different flavors and milks (coconut yogurt...yum!)
Other recipes I tested this week that you MUST try:
- Chocolate Mousse Tart: Another amazing recipe from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Made Easy for 1 or 2 People; completely raw, vegan, and gluten-free; a crust made of walnuts, pecans, coconut flakes, dates, and sea salt; a filling made with avocado, dates, cocoa powder, carob powder, and vanilla...sounds like heaven right?
fresh sugar snap peas from
my garden complete the meal!
- Quinoa and Sprouted Bean Salad: On my recent trip to Costco I also picked up a huge bag of organic quinoa and TruRoots Organic Sprouted Bean Trio and made this recipe from the TruRoots Facebook group page (I have already made my own adjustments below):
Makes 4 to 6 servings
- 1 1/2 cups sprouted beans, cooked according to package directions
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
- ½ cup diced avocado
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1-2 teaspoons soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon or less of chipotle chile powder, depending on heat
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts: One of Jennifer Cornbleet's recipes...who knew swiss chard could taste so good raw? The swiss chard is marinated in lemon juice, which softens it, giving it a cooked quality. I also added some chopped almonds for extra crunch.
- Sprouted Wehani Rice: I sprouted Lundberg Wehani Rice in my Easy Sprout Sprouter, but cooked it over low heat for about 10 minutes because it was still a bit crunchy (sprouting definitely cuts down on the 1 hour cooking time!) I tossed in some maple syrup, olive, oil, cranberries, pepitas, and scallions.
- Sauteed Beet Greens: Don't throw out the leafy tops of your beets! They are super nutritious and taste like spinach or swiss chard when cooked. You can toss them raw into salads, but my beet greens were mature and thus a little bitter. I tweaked this recipe by subbing maple syrup for the sugar and adding a drop of liquid smoke in place of the bacon (I cooked the greens in a tsp. of coconut oil rather than bacon grease).
Curing fresh olives from my aunt's farm in Sicily
...a treat from my dad's recent trip to Italy