Green Beans with Mint and Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, trimmed 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon shallots, minced 2 tablespoons mint leaves, minced Directions: Start by filling a large bowl with water and ice.  Set aside. Bring...

Very Berry Beet Smoothies

as inspired by Bon Appetit Ingredients:  2 cups frozen berries 1 beet, grated juice from 1 lime 1 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp chia seeds 1 sprig mint leaves 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until...

Green Apple Smoothies

Ingredients:  3   medium apples, cored and chopped 1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach or chopped chard 3/4 cup ice 2 Tbsp. packed fresh mint leaves juice of ½ a small lemon (about 1 Tbsp.) ½ inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled...

Strawberry Bars

Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup toasted unsweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup dark brown sugar or sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted 2 large egg whites 6 ounces...

Herbed Barley Salad

Adapted from Diabetes Forecast magazine Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 ¼ cups pearled barley (not quick-cook) 2 ½ cups water ¼ tsp. salt ¼ cup chopped walnuts 2 small carrots, peeled and diced ½ English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 2 small tomatoes, diced 2...

Spring Onion Crostini

Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 cups spring onions, whites and greens (approximately 2 large bunches) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter ½  cup water ½ lemon, zested and juiced ½  teaspoon fresh thyme ½ teaspoon fresh chives 2 oz. goat cheese 1 small baguette, cut into ¼-inch...