I am so happy to be speaking in one of my favorite cities! Thank you for joining me at Green Festival Portland! Here are the recipes I made during my presentation. I hope you enjoy and come back to see me soon
Autumn Perfection Salad
1 1/2 lbs. baby kale
1 lb. brussels sprouts, finely grated or shredded
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 avocado, diced
1 apple, diced
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup lemon juice, about 1 lemon
3 tbsp. dijon mustard
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Toss all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients together, pour over the salad and toss.
Spinach Artichoke Dip with Coconut Bacon
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 mushrooms, chopped
1 can of artichokes, drained and chopped
1 lb. spinach, wilted, strained and chopped
1 package silken tofu
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight and rinsed
1/2 cup vegenaise
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. + plain almond milk
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 tbsp. smoked paprika
salt and pepper
3 cups unsweetened shaved coconut
3 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
3 tbsp. liquid smoke
2 tbsp. dark maple syrup
In a large frying pan sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms on medium heat until the onions begin to soften. Add in the artichoke hearts and spinach. Stir and reduce heat to low.
In a blender, puree the tofu until smooth. Add in the soaked cashews, vegenaise, lemon juice, almond milk, nutritional yeast, paprika, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Add more almond milk if it’s too thick to blend.
Pour the cream sauce over the veggies in the frying pan and stir well. Pour into a dish and serve immediately topped with the coconut bacon or you can make this the day before and heat up in the oven. 20 minutes on 350 degrees. Top with bacon after you heat it up.
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the tamari, liquid smoke and maple syrup together and toss in the coconut. Let sit 10 minutes. Spread over a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, toss and return to oven for another 5 minutes. Be very careful. These will go from perfectly golden to burt to a crisp very fast.