Root Vegetable Ravioli

This is a guilt-free pasta dish that celebrates the versatility, beauty, and delicate flavors of vegetables. Thinly sliced beets, kohlrabi, and butternut squash stand in for regular wheat pasta to make ravioli that is better than the original and superior to gluten-free versions. This recipe is so delicious that you might toss out the pasta

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

December is the last month of sweet potato season, and what better way to enjoy these grounding root vegetables than in a delicious, hot soup? Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index and are high in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. This recipe from Natural Chef graduate, Hannah Pearl Warner, features warming spices

Kale Chips – Choose Your Own Flavor!

Make your own “Alive & Radiant” kale chips! Recipe by Zachary Mazi, Bauman College Santa Cruz Administrator Here’s The Base 2 cups (dry) cashews, soaked overnight and drained 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 3/4 cup water 1 Tbs. salt Blend in a VitaMix with your choice of flavor ingredients (see variations below). Toss the completed flavor

Spicy Garlic Carrot Fries

Carrots are nutritional heroes; they store a gold mine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts into vitamin A. Carrots are actually an herbaceous plant that stores sugars, vitamins, and minerals in its long orange root. Nutrition Facts: Raw carrots are an excellent source of vitamin

Smoky Herbed Coleslaw

Time to change up the coleslaw for tomorrow’ s BBQ. Celebrate the Fourth with some nutrient dense veggies! Cabbage is a densely nutritive vegetable, packed with antioxidants and other cancer-preventative compounds. Ingredients ¾ lb purple cabbage, cored and finely shredded ¾ lb green cabbage, cored and finely shredded 1 large carrot, grated ½ small red

Peach Sage Jam…an incredible combination of flavors

It’s peach season! Try this nutritious version of peach jam for a twist on an old favorite. This summery jam is thickened with arrowroot and chia seeds, giving it a nutritional boost. The yellow peaches are perfectly complimented by the addition of honey and a touch of sage. Ingredients: 1 lbs yellow peaches 1 tsp

Creamy Almond Milk…with a twist!

Fresh almond milk is quite different than the store bought variety. It’s light, fresh tasting, and full of healthful fats, vitamins, and minerals. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Studies have shown that almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, the high fiber content gives almonds a prebiotic

Simple deliciousness in a cup

Are you a chocolate connoisseur? A lover of cupcakes? Are you suddenly craving chocolate AND cupcakes? Well, here’s a deliciously simple recipe to satisfy those cravings. Dairy, egg, nut, and sugar free to boot!  The combination of dark chocolate and coconut oil is both delicious and nutritious. Studies have shown that dark chocolate may help

Parsley Energy Booster

Parsley is great source of antioxidants, folic acid, and Vitamin K. This simple juice is packed with nutrients to give you a boost of energy!   Ingredients 2 large bunches parsley 4 small carrots 2 stalks celery 2 small green apples Procedure Push parsley through with carrots or celery to get the best yield. Finish

Make your own herb oils

Herb oils are great for adding flavor and color to dishes. Even use them as a garnish on soups or main dishes. Herb oils are useful in creating elegantly plated dishes. NOTE: Make sure to only use fresh herbs, not dried. What you’ll need: 1 cup lightly packed soft-leaved green herbs (basil, chervil, parsley, chives,