Monday, January 27, 2014

Buffalo-Style Cauliflower With Cashew-Dill Dipping Sauce

We tried a new recipe tonight, Buffalo-Style Cauliflower With Cashew-Dill Dipping Sauce, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!  I (Kristen) am not a fan of super-spicy foods, so Judd added a little extra maple syrup to the sauce and it was just right for me!  Of course, you can make it as spicy as you'd like, depending on your preference.  If you make this recipe, please try to make the Cashew-Dill Dipping Sauce too.  It was the perfect addition to an already near perfect dish.  If you have a strong blender such as a Vitamix, there's no need to pre-soak the cashews.

Additional note:  This recipe calls for an ingredients called arrowroot.  If you don't have it in your pantry, you can also use EnerG Egg Replacer or cornstarch, anything that will help to thicken the buffalo sauce. 

As always, please send us a note if you try this recipe and let us know what you think.  It's definitely one of our new favorites!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"How To Live To 100"

I have been watching a new show on the Cooking Channel called "How To Live To 100".  I have already tried a few recipes and they are awesome.  The host Jason Wrobel is quirky to say the least!  After an episode or two, he grows on you and is rather entertaining.  I made dinner for Kris the other night, and tried the Peruvian Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes.  She loved it!  I also made Agave-Lime Grilled Tofu from Chef Tal Ronnen's book "The Conscious Cook" to add to the meal, and the flavor was delicious.  If you like meals full of rich flavor, this cookbook is a must.  ~Judd

Judd's "go-to" Seed Blend

Since I travel for work a lot, I like to bring a premixed blend of seeds to add to a lot of my meals. Not only does it add flavor, it also gives you a extra boost of nutrients!  You can mix any blend you like, but my favorite is a sesame, chia and hulled hemp seed combo.  All you need is an empty spice jar and the seeds of your choice!  Add to soups, salads, or most any entree.  Check out The Top Five Healthiest Seeds for a long list of the benefits of adding seeds to your diet.

P.S. Don't forget to pack your Nutritional Yeast also!

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

We recently made this easy, delicious Slow Cooker Lentil Soup from EveryDayMaven™!  We added one peeled and cubed sweet potato to our batch at the suggestion of our daughter's friend Shelby who shared this recipe with us.

If you don't have a food processor, or just don't want to deal with cleaning it up, you can just chop your veggies by hand.  We did!

This is the perfect meal to make in the morning and forget about until you're ready for dinner.  It's one of our new favorites!
Image Courtesy of  EveryDayMaven™