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Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce is another traditional dipping sauce that can be paired with spring rolls and drizzled over rice or noodle dishes to add some zing! After watching this clip you’ll be able to enhance many Asian dishes with this quick and easy gluten free sauce. You will also learn the secrets of how to make it the perfect consistency!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Serves 4 to 6

1 to 2 tablespoons garlic powder or 3 to 4 minced garlic cloves
1 to 2 tablespoons crushed red chili flakes
½ cup seasoned brown rice vinegar
1/3 cup agave syrup or honey
½ tablespoon gluten free tamari

Put all of the ingredients into a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer; stirring occasionally until it is thick. If you would like a bit more twang, add some fresh lime juice. Serve in small sauce dishes or ramekins with Garden Veggie Rolls, Nori Veggie Rolls, or slices of fried Ginger Teriyaki Tofu. This is a fantastic sauce to marinade free-range chicken in!

Almond Butter Sauce

Do you like peanut sauce? Well then you’ll LOVE this almond butter sauce! There is a secret ingredient that makes this sauce extraordinary… Check it out to learn what it is. This is the perfect compliment to all of Tif’s Asian recipes.

Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves 4 to 6

¼ cup wheat free tamari
¼ cup agave nectar (you may wish to use more if you like it sweeter)
½ cup almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut cream
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon optional chili flakes

Put all of the ingredients into a small saucepan; heat the pan to medium low and stir until all of the ingredients are mixed well and creamy. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the contents into individual sauce dishes or ramekins.

Serve with Garden Fresh Spring Rolls or the Veggie Nori Rolls

**Agave nectar can be found in most stores, especially health food stores. This sweetener is well worth having on hand. Unlike refined sugars, agave nectar is actually a healing food. It has a lower glycemic index and glycemic load than refined sugars so it delivers the sweetness without the spiking your blood sugar levels. And to top it off, agave nectar has been found as an effective remedy against unwanted intestinal bacteria.

Sprouted Quinoa Flat Bread

Ok, hands down this is one of my most favorite recipes! It is oh-so-delicious and very popular with folks. Not being much of a baker myself, I wanted to create a recipe that was easy to make, abundantly healthful, and as satisfying as a bite of bread. In this lesson you learn how easy it is to sprout quinoa and make the perfect flatbread for wraps, rolls and pizza!

This flat bread is best made thin. It is oh so easy, delicious, incredibly healthful, AND it even freezes well! I have a friend who doesn’t like quinoa, but he loves this flat bread! The sea veggie is not a must in the recipe, but it is a great way to get life supporting minerals in your body and it does add a subtlety to the flavor that I enjoy. This flat bread can also double as a pizza crust!

Preparation time: 10 minutes (in addition to overnight soaking of grain)
Cook time: 10 to 15 minutes
Yields about a 9X11 piece, or 2 smaller pieces

1 cup of quinoa
2 inch strip of kombu or wakame (sea veggie)
1/8 cup unrefined olive oil
2 cloves raw garlic
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
A little less than 1/8 teaspoon Xanthan gum (purchase at healthy grocery store)
Optional: 1 to 2 teaspoons or any herb that you may be fond of.

1.Soak the quinoa and sea veggie over night in 4 cups of filtered water in a large jar or bowl (cover with a sprout lid or paper towel). The next day, rinse the grain at least one time, but two times is recommended. Use the soaking water to water your plants… they will love it!
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
3. Put the rinsed grain and sea veggie into a blender. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, the optional herbs, garlic, and Xanthan gum. Blend until rather creamy. You will most likely need a tamper of some sort to help the blender because the batter will be pretty thick.
4. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Use your hands or a spatula to spread the batter over the parchment paper. I find it easier to make a rectangular type shape, but you could do two rounds (or whatever shape you like for that matter). Make it nice and thin, but without holes.
5. Place it in the oven on a baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then slide it off the baking sheet and right onto the over rack for an additional 8 minutes or so, or until crispy.
6. You can then dress it up with pesto or tomato sauce and toppings of your choice. Then put it back into a 375-degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Another option is to cool and freeze the flatbread for later. I also use it for sandwiches or to dip in soup. Fantastic!

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Pumpkin Seeds

This dish truly brings fun to the table! These little cabbage-patch-like veggies are so fun to eat your imagination just can’t help but come out to play! And the best part? In this recipe, these lovely little bites are scrumptious and healing too!

This way of preparing Brussels sprouts is simply DELICIOUS! I feel like they could be eaten as dessert! Brussels sprouts are splendid at supporting the body in detoxification, decreasing the development of cancer cells, repairing DNA damage (imagine that!), are a good source of omega 3’s, and an excellent source of vitamins C and K. The pumpkin seeds can help expel parasites, help with motion sickness and nausea, are high in zinc and omega 3’s, and are used medicinally to treat swollen prostate and impotency.

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Yields: 4 servings (as side dish)

• 1 lb Brussels sprouts
• 3 to 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
• ½ tsp sea salt
• ½ tsp course ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wash the Brussels sprouts and cut off any parts that might be brown or yellow.
3. Slice the Brussels sprouts in half.
4. Put them into a bowl and toss them with balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and the raw pumpkin seeds.
5. Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet or 9 x 13 baking dish, with the cut sides of the Brussels sprout down.
6. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender inside and crisp outside. I suggest stirring them 1 to 2 times during the cooking process to mix them up.

SMOOTHIES: Sunny Summer Recipes

Summer Smoothie Recipes

2 cups apricots

1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups almond milk

greens

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 1 cup blueberries

1 large banana

1-1/2 cups of nut milk or water

greens

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1-1/2 cups berries

flesh and water of 1 young coconut

small handful of basil leaves

spinach

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 3-1/2 cups watermelon

1 inch fresh ginger

2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional, for a thicker smoothie)

greens

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 1 mango

1 banana

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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1 cup unhulled strawberries

1 cup frozen unhulled strawberries

1 cup cashew milk

basil

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 1-1/2 cups red papaya

1 cup inner rib celery leaves

romaine lettuce leaves from the middle of the head

1-1/2 cups water

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2 plums

1 peach

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups of water or almond milk

greens

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 1-1/2 cups red or green grapes

2 cups melon (any variety)

greens

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 1 cup of guava or feijoa (pineapple guava)

flesh and water of 1 young coconut

zest and juice of 1 lemon or lime

greens

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 1 cup unhulled strawberries

2 bananas

1 cup water

handful of mint or other green

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 1 cup pitted cherries

1 banana

1 to 2 tablespoons raw cacao

1-1/2 cups water or nut milk

greens

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 2 bananas

1 cup raspberries

zest of 1 lemon

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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 2-1/2 cups cantaloupe

1 cup unhulled strawberries

mint

greens

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 3 bananas

2 tablespoons raw cacao

1-1/2 cups water or nut milk

mint

greens

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 1 mango

2 oranges, peeled

1 cup water

greens

passion fruit pulp, to top the finished smoothie

 

 

SMOOTHIES: “Just Desserts”

“Just Desserts” Smoothie Recipes

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

1 orange, peeled, segmented, and frozen

zest and flesh of 1 orange, peeled

2 tablespoons agave or honey

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1/2 avocado

1-1/2 cups almond milk

pale, mild greens

Blend all ingredients except the poppy seeds.  Add the seeds and stir through on low speed, or stir in manually.  Serve garnished with poppy seeds and grated orange zest.

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 Choc-Mint Pattie

2 frozen bananas, sliced

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

1 cup ice cubes

2 drops pure peppermint essential oil

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1-1/2 cups almond milk

1 cup torn kale

Blend and top with grated raw mint chocolate.

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 Raw Vanilla Ice Cream

1-1/2 cups cashews, soaked 4 hours

1/2 cups young Thai coconut flesh

2 cups young Thai coconut water

1 cup agave and/or maple syrup

2 whole vanilla pods, quartered

good pinch of salt

Blend all the ingredients until well combined and smooth.  You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender jug a few times.  If it’s too thick, add a little more liquid.  Pour the cream into ice cube trays and freeze.  Once frozen, pop them out and store in a labeled bag or container in the freezer to use as needed for adding decadence to smoothies.  To serve as ice cream, refrigerate the cream and churn in an ice-cream maker to process the frozen ice cream blocks in a high-speed blender till it reaches a soft ice cream consistency.

 

Super Green Ice Cream Variation:  Make vanilla ice cream as above and add 2 tablespoons green powder, like Deep Green Alkaliser, Vital Greens, or barley grass powder, and/or matcha green tea powder as needed when blending.

 

SMOOTHIES: Simple and Stunning Recipes

Simple and Stunning Smoothie Recipes

1-1/2 banana

1-1/2 cups coconut water

greens – as much as you like

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 3-1/2 cups watermelon

mint

greens

(no water or nut milk)

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 1 banana

1 to 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

water

mint

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 whole lemons

honey

water

greens

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 mandarins

4 tablespoons hemp seeds

water

greens

 

SMOOTHIES: Savory Recipes

Savory Smoothie Recipes

1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes

1 yellow bell pepper

1/2 avocado

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

pinch of cayenne pepper

squeeze of lemon juice

1-1/2 cups water

6 pieces green stem bok choy or 3 to 4 leaves Napa cabbage/wombok

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1/4 cup diced beets

1 granny smith apple

1/8 medium red onion

juice of 1/2 lemon

1-1/2 cups water

1/2 cup ice cubes

2 tablespoons tahini

1 bunch of cilantro

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1 cup diced celery root

1 granny smith apple

1-1/2 cups almond milk

1/2 cup ice cubes

1 bunch parsley

pinch of salt and pepper

 

SMOOTHIES: Superfood Packed Recipes

Superfood Packed Smoothie Recipes

1/4 cup goji berries, soaked

1 cup fresh or frozen berries

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

flesh and water of 1 young coconut

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil (add last)

greens

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2 bananas

1/2 avocado

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

2 teaspoons AFA algae

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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1/4 cup cubed beet

1 cup pitted cherries

zest of 1/2 lemon

1/2 avocado

1-1/2 cups nut or seed milk

greens

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2 bananas

flesh of 1 young coconut

1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon bee pollen

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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1 cup berries

1 orange, peeled

4 tablespoons hemp seeds

1-1/2 cups water

greens

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1 banana

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon maca powder

3 cups almond milk

mild greens

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1/4 cup diced beets

2 pears

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

4 tablespoons hemp seeds

1-1/2 cup water or nut/seed milk

greens

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1 banana

1 cup pineapple with core

2 teaspoons of micro-algae

1-1/2 cups water

cilantro

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1 tablespoon soy lecithin

2 to 3 bananas

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons mesquite powder

1-1/2 cups sunflower seed milk

greens

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flesh and water of 1 young coconut

1 lemon, quartered

1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon lucuma powder

greens

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2 cups pitted cherries

1 tablespoon maqui or acai berry powder

1-1/2 cups seed milk

greens

Ginger Teriyaki Salmon

It’s unfortunate that many teriyaki dishes are made with wheat-containing soy sauce. In this video learn how to make your own, fresh gluten free version of Ginger Teriyaki Salmon. But the adventure doesn’t stop there! Tiffany takes you beyond the kitchen through her unique perspective as she teaches you just how these wonderful fresh ingredients foster wellness through their medicinal properties. Enjoy!

 

 

Gluten Free Ginger Teriyaki Salmon

I was so bummed when I found out that wheat is in most soy and teriyaki sauces. So I came up with this recipe with some help from my friend Carol. Wow is it tasty! You can even use the same marinade for veggies, tofu, or other meats.

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Marinade time: 15 to 30 minutes | Cooking time: 7-10 minutes | Serves 2

• 1/2 to 3/4 pound fresh, wild salmon filet

• 1/8 cup gluten/wheat free tamari

• 1/8 cup pure maple syrup or dark agave syrup

• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon minced garlic

• 1 to 2 tablespoons grated or minced fresh ginger

• 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper or, if you like a little kick, a teaspoon of gluten free hot sauce.

1. The easiest way to marinade is to put all of the ingredients into a quart sized zip lock bag. Move the contents all around in the baggie to make sure that everything is coated and mixed well. You can also just put all the ingredients in a bowl or baking dish to marinate. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Use a medium sized skillet. Coat the skillet with a bit of oil and heat to medium high. When the skillet is nice and hot (1-2 minutes), put the fish (reserve marinade), skin side down.  It is fine to have bits of ginger and garlic on the top of the fish. Let the fish sear for 2 minutes and then pour the marinade over the top. Let it cook for 2 more minutes. The sauce should begin to thicken. Turn the fish over and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes depending on the thickness of the filet. If the sauce begins to caramelize, add a bit of water to thin it out. You want a syrupy consistency in the end. To check if the fish is done, stick a fork in the thickest part and open it up to see if the color has changed from bright pink to a lighter shade. Do not over cook because it will lose flavor and become dry. Take the fish off the heat immediately when it is done and transfer it to a plate or serving dish.  Cover the top of the fish with the extra sauce and tidbits from the skillet. Yum!

• Try this over rice of with a side of steamed veggies.

• Another option is to add 1/8 cup of gluten free Dijon mustard to the marinade.