2 years ago
Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

From Eating Well.

Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

From EatingWellSummer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Here is a great, all-purpose salad dressing. The pleasing pungency of Dijon mustard makes it a good match for slightly bitter greens, such as escarole, chicory, radicchio or Belgian endive. It also makes an irresistible dipping sauce for crunchy vegetables (especially fennel) and crusty whole-wheat bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, (coarse or smooth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil

Preparation

  1. Whisk garlic, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.
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2 years ago
Carrot-Sesame Dressing

Using a high-speed blender would probably result in the smoothest possible dressing. Use your favorite mild-flavored oil if (like me) the idea of otherwise-unspecified “vegetable oil” makes you a bit leery. From a post on Ask MetaFilter.

Carrot Sesame Dressing

½ cup white miso
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup packed finely grated peeled carrot
2 tablespoons finely grated peeled ginger
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons honey

Mix everything together in a jar. Seal tightly and shake hard. Use it in a day or two, it doesn’t last long in the fridge.
posted by Splunge at 9:56 AM on March 26

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2 years ago
Avocado Halves with Honey and Mint Recipe

From The Daily Meal.

Avocado Halves with Honey and Mint Recipe

If you like avocados you will surely like this recipe; it is simple and straightforward, and the beauty of each ingredient (keep in mind there are only five!) is able to shine. Because of the simplicity of the dish, it is a good idea to round up the best quality of everything you can find – ripe avocados, local honey, and good-quality olive oil. This is great as an appetizer, served before pasta or fish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite honey
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Place each half, cut side up, on a serving plate.

In a small bowl, combine the honey, mint, and salt. Whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time. Adjust seasoning to taste, adding more olive oil or honey as desired, and lemon juice if using.

Divide mixture between the 2 avocado cavities. Serve immediately.

Recipe Details

Serves 2

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more than 2 people.

(Source: thedailymeal.com)

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2 years ago
Balsamic-Port Drizzle

Source: Eating Well.

Balsamic-Port Drizzle

Summer 2002

Ruby-red port gives this dressing a sophisticated sweetness and depth that makes it ideal for drizzling over dark greens topped with fresh fruit (try juicy plums), golden raisins or snipped dried apricots, toasted nuts and crumbled goat cheese.

Balsamic-Port Drizzle Recipe

About 1 cup

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup port, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot, (1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preparation
  1. Combine port, vinegar, honey, thyme and shallot in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in mustard, oil, salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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2 years ago
Banana-Kiwi Salad

From Eating Well.

Banana-Kiwi Salad

February/March 2006

Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma’s fruit salad. This unusual combination of tropical fruit in a savory shallot vinaigrette will have you dreaming of the tropics.

Banana-Kiwi Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 4 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 firm ripe bananas, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, shallot, vinegar, honey, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add kiwis, bananas, bell pepper and mint; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with cashews.
Tips & Notes
  • Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
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2 years ago
Garden Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

From Cooking Light.

Garden Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This salad holds well, so it is a fine side to bring to a cookout or pack with a lunch.

Garden Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
  • YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Ingredients
  • Vinaigrette:
    • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad:
    • 1 1/2 cups (1 x 1/4-inch) julienne-cut zucchini
    • 1 1/2 cups (1 x 1/4-inch) julienne-cut yellow squash
    • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
Preparation

To prepare vinaigrette, combine the first 7 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

To prepare salad, combine zucchini and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss well. Cover and chill.

(Source: myrecipes.com)

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3 years ago
Three-Fruit Salsa

I’d substitute red bell peppers for green to avoid that nasty acrid flavor that green bells give. From Cooking Light.

Three-Fruit Salsa

This salsa takes on a tropical appeal with its Thai-inspired notes.

Three-Fruit Salsa
  • YIELD: 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled cantaloupe
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled mango
  • 1 cup sliced small strawberries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss to combine. Serve salsa with a slotted spoon.

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3 years ago
Green Apple and Celery Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Skip toasting the walnuts, of course. From Cooking Light.

Green Apple and Celery Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

This crunchy salad can chill for up to an hour before serving. If you want to get a head start on the preparation, slice the celery, chop the parsley, and toast the nuts in advance.

  • YIELD: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 3 apples)
  • 4 cups thinly sliced celery (about 6 stalks)
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
Preparation

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add the apple and remaining ingredients, and toss well to combine.

(Source: myrecipes.com)

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3 years ago
Black Peppered Nectarines

Three pounds of nectarines in the CSA box this week! Two were bruised and starting to go bad from that point, so I came up with this simple treatment. I put it in the dehydrator overnight and had it for breakfast, but you could do the dehydrator during the day and have it for dessert instead.

A Raw Right Now original.

Black Peppered Nectarines

Dice two to three nectarines and place in a bowl. Add the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon or so of honey or your preferred sweetener — if your nectarines are ripe and sweet, you’ll need less; if they’re not so sweet, you’ll need more. Adjust to your taste. Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, several generous grinds of black pepper and a small pinch of salt. Stir to mix, then pour into a dish that will fit into your dehydrator. Cover with plastic wrap and dehydrate at 118 for four to six hours, or until quite juicy. Stir in a tablespoon of Mila or ground chia and return to the dehydrator for another hour to allow the juices to thicken up.

Would be good over a raw tart crust or topped with crunchy soaked-and-dried buckwheat. I just ate it with a spoon.

I also did a variation with Dapple pluots and a combination of Chinese five-spice powder (old, been kicking around the spice cabinet far too long) and cinnamon. Tasty. Gotta get new five-spice, though.

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3 years ago
Raw Meyer Lemon, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.I’ve come to realize over the years that I’m the kind of heathen who actually prefers regular (Eureka) lemons to Meyers, so I might just use ordinary ones — cheaper and available more of the year.
Originally from the blog Roost: A Simple Life.

Meyer Lemon, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
(tweaked from Emily Lee Angell’s recipe)
For the Crust
2 cups raw almonds soaked overnight
1/2 dates, pitted (about 7 or 8 dates) if dates are really dry, put them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes, discard water
1/4 cup non-sweetened coconut flakes
Place almonds and dates in a food processor and mix until chopped and  well incorporated. Cover the bottom of a 9inch spring form cake pan  with the coconut flakes (this prevents the cake from sticking the the  pan). Pour the almond mixture on top of the coconut flakes , spread out  and mold into the cake pan.
For the Filling
3 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
3/4 cup fresh meyer lemon juice
3/4 cup raw honey (you can use regular honey if you don’t want to go 100% raw)
3/4 cup raw coconut oil (Artisana is my favorite brand) you do not have to warm it, just use it straight out of jar
1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean, split open and seeds scraped, pod discarded
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
To make the cheese, blend the cashews, lemon, honey, coconut oil,  vanilla/vanilla bean, and sea salt. Blend until smooth and adjust to  taste. (For the best results you need to use a high speed blender!)
Pour mixture on top of the “crust” and carefully tap the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles.
For the topping
1 bag of frozen blueberries (or any berry that you prefer)
honey or dates to sweeten ( I didn’t measure I just poured and tasted)
1/4 cup apple cider (this is optional, but my mixture was too thick  so I added the cider to smooth it out….orange juice would work great  too or water if needed)
Place honey, berries and cider/juice in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Pour over “cheese” mixture. 
Place the pan in the freezer for at least three hours or overnight.  Before serving place on counter to thaw slightly. This is best served  semi frozen, soft enough to run a serrated knife through.

Via veganbohemian, who suggests

If you don’t eat honey I’m sure you could use raw agave nectar instead. That’s what I would do =)  It looks amazing!!!

Raw Meyer Lemon, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.I’ve come to realize over the years that I’m the kind of heathen who actually prefers regular (Eureka) lemons to Meyers, so I might just use ordinary ones — cheaper and available more of the year.

Originally from the blog Roost: A Simple Life.

Meyer Lemon, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

(tweaked from Emily Lee Angell’s recipe)

For the Crust

  • 2 cups raw almonds soaked overnight
  • 1/2 dates, pitted (about 7 or 8 dates) if dates are really dry, put them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes, discard water
  • 1/4 cup non-sweetened coconut flakes

Place almonds and dates in a food processor and mix until chopped and well incorporated. Cover the bottom of a 9inch spring form cake pan with the coconut flakes (this prevents the cake from sticking the the pan). Pour the almond mixture on top of the coconut flakes , spread out and mold into the cake pan.

For the Filling

  • 3 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
  • 3/4 cup fresh meyer lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup raw honey (you can use regular honey if you don’t want to go 100% raw)
  • 3/4 cup raw coconut oil (Artisana is my favorite brand) you do not have to warm it, just use it straight out of jar
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean, split open and seeds scraped, pod discarded
  • 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt

To make the cheese, blend the cashews, lemon, honey, coconut oil, vanilla/vanilla bean, and sea salt. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste. (For the best results you need to use a high speed blender!)

Pour mixture on top of the “crust” and carefully tap the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles.

For the topping

  • 1 bag of frozen blueberries (or any berry that you prefer)
  • honey or dates to sweeten ( I didn’t measure I just poured and tasted)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider (this is optional, but my mixture was too thick so I added the cider to smooth it out….orange juice would work great too or water if needed)

Place honey, berries and cider/juice in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Pour over “cheese” mixture. 

Place the pan in the freezer for at least three hours or overnight. Before serving place on counter to thaw slightly. This is best served semi frozen, soft enough to run a serrated knife through.

Via veganbohemian, who suggests

If you don’t eat honey I’m sure you could use raw agave nectar instead. That’s what I would do =)  It looks amazing!!!

Cite Arrow via veganfeast
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