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Heart Health & Recipes

By Jan Buhrman

In February, 2015, John Bagnulo and I taught a class on Heart Health. Here I share ways to Restore Heart Health and a few of the recipes: Most importantly, a diet rich in healthy fats, fiber, and nutrients can help stave off cardiovascular disease. Ways to Restore Cardiovascular Health Meditate, pray, reduce stress Walk,...

Apple Sandwiches with Date Caramel & Almond Butter

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe is from thisrawsomeveganlife.com. Serves 2 to 4 4 apples Almond butter or other nut butter Caramel: 1/2 cup dates 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil (or use water… won’t be as creamy though) 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Make the caramel: blend all ingredients until smooth. Assemble: Slice the apples thinly...

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

By Jan Buhrman

Base: 1 cup cashews 1 cup buckwheat groats 2 cups Medjool dates 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Middle: 1/3 cup peanut butter (or almond butter) 1 tablespoon water Top: 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon cacao powder To make the base: grind the cashew and buckwheat into...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Spices

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 2 lbs Brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 shallots minced 2 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon nigella seeds 1 teaspoon yellow...

Pork Curry

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 4 tablespoons coconut oil two onions, finely chopped two apples cut into small pieces 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2” ginger 2 teaspoons ground...

Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! SERVES 8 We used 20-25 wild shrimp in the shell. We removed the shells and reserved the shells the day before serving and made...

Sweet Potato and Spinach Fritters

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! Makes 24 small one-bite fritters Disclaimer: This recipe may come out differently dependent on method of cooking sweet potato/spinach, etc. I made these a...

Scallops and Parsnip Puree

By Jan Buhrman

This time of year, the bay scallops are like candy and served with this puree, they are remarkable. I only use a smudge of puree (along with a little drizzle of pumpkin oil, muldon sea salt and cracked pepper) under the scallops so guests can toothpick the scallops and smear the smudge onto the...

Cashew, Almonds, Chocolate & Coconut Rolls

By Jan Buhrman

These fructose-free bliss balls are a great treat to serve your friends and family to show them that quitting fructose can still be delicious! 1/2 cup cashew butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1...

Ginger Pumpkin Soup

By Jan Buhrman

Serves 8 and freezes very well. Note: You could use raw pumpkin in this recipe – cut into small pieces and add with the stock. Cook 20-30 minutes until the pumpkin is soft and then blend the soup. I love to add lime, cilantro and chili paste in for a more asian spicy flavor...

Curried Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens & Garbanzo Beans

By Jan Buhrman

I have had several requests for vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving.  Seriously, skip the turkey and go straight for the side dishes!  Who could go hungry?  I did get a request for vegetarian gravy.  I needed to think about this possibility: deglazing a pan of roasted vegetables with a rich vegetable stock, and of course...

Teenage Eggplant Dinner

By Jan Buhrman

My son and his girlfriend came into the house last night just as I was putting out a beautiful dinner of sweet potatoes, greens, asparagus and scallops.  They turned down an offer to join us for dinner. “What’s wrong with my dinner?  Why can’t you join us???” was my complaint and whining expression of...

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