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New Recipe! Healthy Lunch or Sophisticated Appetizer

Looking for a new, healthy lunch option? What about a sophisticated appetizer? You can put this Tofu Egg Salad on whole grain bread, a grain-free wrap (like Blue Mountain basil coconut wraps) for lunch…or put it in a pepper bowl (ooh – what about stuffed into a baby pepper?!) for a sophisticated appetizer or first course. Let me know how you use it!

This is a preview recipe from the upcoming Healthy Family Healthy You book – in final process!

Tofu No-Egg Salad

Serves 4

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1 tub extra firm sprouted tofu, or extra firm tofu, drained and pressed (if desired)

1/3 cup grape seed Follow Your Heart vegan mayonnaise

1/8 tsp smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoons yellow mustard

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon dulse flakes (this is a type of seaweed that comes in a shaker like salt)

1 scallion, finely chopped, white and green parts

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

 

Drain tofu and press if desired.

Put vegan mayo and all spices into a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix well. Add scallion and celery and mix again. Add tofu. Break up with a fork and mix all ingredients gently. You want it to mix well but keep it the consistency of egg salad, rather than paste!

 

What problem can I solve & Which recipe do you want?

15 Recipes left to test before the Healthy Family, Healthy You book comes out! Which 1 do you want to test? You buy the ingredients, make the recipe (I’ll email it to you after you volunteer) and tell me 1 – if you like it 2 – if the directions are clear 3 – if you have any suggestions for changes.

Email me natasha@healthyfamilyhealthyyou.com or post to my Facebook page.

I’ll be eternally grateful and thank you personally in the book!

  1. Artichoke tushies
  2. Spicy zucchini sticks
  3. “You won’t miss the cheese” grown up and kid pasta
  4. Pasta salad
  5. Colorful stirfry
  6. Tofu Eggless Salad
  7. Vegan Cheese Enchilada Casserole
  8. Chicken Parmesan (made with tofu)
  9. Healthy Chinese Dinner
  10. Mushroom Stroganoff (made w tofu shiratake noodles)
  11. Portabella Mushroom “Bacon” Burgers
  12. Spaghetti Bar
  13. Baked Spaghetti Betty Bowl
  14. Tostadas
  15. Sunshine Ice Pops

Also, even if you can’t test a recipe (or even if you can) please tell me how I might best help or support you around food, family and nutrition? If you could have any service in this area, what would it be? Food delivery, nutrition info, recipes, meal planning; healthy strategies for yourself, for your kids, for your community? Something else? Go!

Finally, if you need encouragement to have a salad for lunch, check out this delicious picture!

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Chocolate Banana Baked Matzo Brei! (Vegan and whole wheat of course)

Chocolate Banana Baked Matzo Brei! (Vegan and whole wheat of course)

I know I said that I don’t usually take time to make my own recipes for Passover, given that the holiday is plenty of work already!

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Chocolate Banana Matza Brei

Serves 3

3 whole wheat matzas (or spelt, or regular)

1/2 cup mashed banana (approximately 1 large banana

1 Tablespoon potato starch

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

1 sprinkle of cinnamon

1/4 cup chocolate chips

Optional: 2 Tablespoons sugar

Heat oven to 350. Break up matza, place it in a mixing bowl and soak it in hot water until soft (at least 5 minutes). Drain carefully.

Add banana, maple syrup, potato starch and optional sugar, if using. Mix well.

Place the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread it out with a fork so that the thickness of it is even throughout. You can also make it round and cut into pizza triangle shapes when it’s finished. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon on the top.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the top is solidified and hardening. Flip the mixture over (it may not stay together perfectly) and bake another 10 minutes, or until the mixture is cooked throughout.

Take the pan out of the oven. Add the chocolate chips on top right away. The heat from the matzo brei will melt them. You can also use a knife or a fork to spread them around and help the process along. Cut into pieces and serve hot!

Provide more maple syrup for those who want it. You can also leave off the chocolate chips for those who don’t want them.