Raw Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: Crust 4 cups raw almonds, finely ground in a food processor 2/3 cup agave nectar Filling 2/3 cup coconut water 1/2 cup pecans 1 cup raisins Directions: To make the crust, in a mixing bowl, combine the ground almonds and agave nectar, and mix well. Press the…

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Kung-Fu Hijiki Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup hijiki 5 cups water 1 yellow or red pepper, chopped 4 scallions, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh off the cob 5 to 6 cherry tomatoes chopped in half (optional) 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 teaspoons umeboshi vinegar…

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Hijiki Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup hijiki 3 cups carrots, grated 2 cups purple cabbage, grated 2 tablespoons ginger, grated 4 tablespoons umeboshi vinegar 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil Directions: Soak hijiki in water for 30 minutes, then rinse. Place carrots, cabbage and ginger in a large…

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Pumpkin Seed Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 3 tablespoons scallions 2 teaspoons umeboshi paste 1/2 cup water Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until creamy. Notes: Serve over steamed vegetables, salad, or noodles.

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Dandelion Salad with Warm Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 large bunches dandelion greens 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Sea salt and pepper to taste Directions: Wash greens, remove stems and chop into 3/4-inch pieces. Place greens in a large…

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Warm Thanksgiving Kale and Squash Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 large purple turnip, washed, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin 1/2 acorn squash, washed, seeded, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin 1/2 small butternut squash, washed, seeded, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin 2 tbs. grapeseed or canola oil (for baking) 1/2…

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