Hazelnuts are native to Oregon. Before the flavored coffee craze, they were called Filberts by the locals. This is a delicious way to serve up a classic taste of the great northwest. This recipe was inspired by a dinner at Timberline Lodge on the majestic Mount Hood. As far as visuals go, this is a stunning appetizer, especially when served in a hot skillet. If you happen to have a small cast iron skillet, even better. Not only is it a classic look, but the cast iron cools slowly, keeping the nuts tasty and warm for at least an hour.
Cashew Hibiscus Cream
Don’t let the hibiscus intimidate you. The flowers are often available in the Latin aisle of your supermarket. Or you can purchase hibiscus tea and make it very strong. The rest of the ingredients are likely already in your kitchen. The recipe itself is only 6 ingredients. The flavor is definitely “una fiesta en la boca!” aka a party in the mouth!Thanks to Kassia Emily Fiedor and "Cocina Holistica"!
Decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse
The secret to this amazing plant-forward mousse is the avocados and the date sugar. Completely plant-based, and no refined sugar, just dried dates. You won’t believe the taste and the texture! A gift for the the New Year! To you from Chef Leander!
Sesame Cashew Power Balls
Indulge yourself! Here is a great tasting, chewy treat that travels well and satisfies the afternoon (or morning) munchies. Six ingredients and 15 minutes is all it takes. They are one of my favorite snacks. Not too sweet, and oh so satisfying!
Savory “Cheese” and Garlic Biscuits
These biscuits are the perfect savory side for soups and salads! And they are so easy to make, I'm sure they will show up often at your table. Try them alongside some fresh Instant Pot Mushroom, Farro soup!NOTE: This video also details the process of using a kitchen scale to make cooking, and especially baking, easier and more reliable. For other video's like this, check out the How To tab on our Cookbook Page Thanks to Kassia Fiedor for permission to adapt their great recipe! Make sure to check out Kassia's website as well!
Microwave Banana-Pecan Oatmeal
Oatmeal in the microwave is easy enough. So why not pack it with some super nutrition? Treat your body and your health to this high-density deliciousness. It’s still “start-to-table” in less than 3 minutes.
Amazing Almond Flour, Vegan Biscuits
These melt-in-your-mouth biscuits are so simple they may just become a regular on your table. Easy enough to make for breakfast. Sturdy enough for dinner. And scrumptious enough for a summer dessert. Did I hear “Strawberry Shortcake?”Thanks to Kassia Fiedor for permission to use this great recipe! Make sure to check out her website as well!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls
One taste and you would never guess these are sugar-free! Or you can add the optional TBSP of low-glycemic agave if you prefer. Either way, these power balls are big on both nutrition and taste!