14 results for tag: Appetizers

Norwegian Cauliflower Soup

When I was in Norway this year, I had the most delicious cauliflower soup and it inspired me to come home and make it. This cauliflower soup is beautiful, creamy, and delicious. Add some pesto or infused oil as garnish to take your soup to the next level. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup ... More

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho is a perfect choice for those hot summer days, when you need something cold (or room temperature, if you prefer), yet something savory and even spicy.  This soup is completely raw, retaining all its vitamins and minerals.  It has no fat, is totally gluten free, is absolutely 100% healthy, not to mention that it is a ... More

Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are so much fun to serve in the summer.  They look and taste wonderful, delivering lots of nutrients with very few calories.  This is a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 fresh zucchinis 2 fresh ears of corn 2 garlic gloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 1/4 fresh red chili pepper, finely minced (optional... More

Hasselback Potatoes with Herbs

I love this unique way of baking potatoes.  It must be my Scandinavian heritage as this method originated in Sweden, but I think these are so fun and oh so delicious.  Originally Hasselback potatoes were topped with butter, nuts, and breadcrumbs, but I like mine topped with olive oil, herbs, and vegan parmesan cheese.  Give ... More

Amazing Quinoa Tabouli

Tabouli is a wonderful, “out-of-this-world” salad.  I especially like it on hot summer days.  There is something about it that just tastes so refreshing.  It also delivers quite a nutritional punch.  I sometimes serve it with pita bread, sometimes as a side dish, but most frequently just by itself.  Enjoy! Ingredien... More

Split Pea Soup

Split pea is a very nutritiously dense legume.  One that should be added to a healthy diet due to its many health benefits.  The most common way to eat split peas is in a split pea soup.  Here is a totally plant based version.  I love this soup. Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large ... More

Fresh & Restaurant Style Salsa

There is nothing like fresh salsa to liven up a dish.  You will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own salsa, and it is so delicious and good for you that you can practically eat it every day.  At least that is what we think in our household. Fresh Salsa Ingredients: 3 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup red ... More

Cranberry Pomegranate Crostini

It is almost Christmas, ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, and my sister and I are having fun in the kitchen. Today we are making a cranberry crostini that practically sparkles with Holiday cheer, both in flavor and presentation. This is a great addition to any holiday meal. I love the complexity of flavors in this ... More