Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant with Cashew Coconut Rice

Just this last Wednesday I was invited to have some dinner with some friends so we decided to meet up and then cook and eat together. My friend is a vegetarian so instead of grilling up some burgers we decided to grill up some teriyaki eggplant and make cashew coconut rice to go with it. As a meat lover myself I was not sure I would particularly enjoy this meal, but I can safely say this is a meal that everyone will love. Here’s what you need (serves 4): teriyaki sauce:1/3 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup agave nectarsplash of tamari2 tsp grated […]

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Butternut Rice Pilaf

Butternut Rice Pilaf (to be served with Pineapple BBQ Roasted Salmon)   1 tsp coconut oil 1 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed into ½”-1” pieces 2 cups water or chicken broth 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped 1 tsp dried sage 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp cumin Salt and pepper to taste   Heat coconut oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes. Add squash, water (or stock), and rice, and bring to a boil. Cover […]

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Crock Pot Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice

It’s Crock Pot Tuesday! I have a vegetarian recipe for you this week. Prep this meal before you go to work, throw it in the crock pot and come home to a delicious and healthy home cooked meal.  You will wonder why you don’t use your crock pot more often!   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Kelapo coconut oil 3 cloves garlic 2 medium yellow onion 2 leeks 2 medium green pepper 2 medium white potatoes 2 c. baby carrots 2 15.5 ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained 4 c. vegetable broth 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon […]

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