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Cucumber and Lentil Salad

by Mama Lisa

This recipe is tremendously easy and is really great for potlucks, picnics or as a side for any meal. My mother was clever enough to think this one up on her way to a party one day, needing to mix up a last minute dish. And, it has stuck with us ever since!



2 cups Steamed Lentils
half a Cucumber, sliced and quartered
1/4 cup Green Onions, diced
1 Lemon, squeezed
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper


Slice and quarter half of a large Cucumber and set aside. Dice your Green Onions and also set aside.

You can either steam your own Lentils, or Trader Joe’s has lovely, pre-steamed Lentils in their Salad and Greens section of the Produce Department.

Place the Lentils, Cucumbers and Green Onions in a large bowl together. Squeeze the Juice of one Lemon into the bowl and add a swirl of Olive Oil (about 1-2 tsp. worth). Sprinkle in Salt and Pepper to taste. Stir all the ingredients together until evenly combined.


Other Fun Add-ins:

Pablano Peppers
Feta Cheese
Chopped Snap Peas
Brown Rice
Yellow Squash
Parmesan Cheese
Marinated Tofu
Shredded Kale
Steamed Spinach
Chick Peas


Cashew Pudding ~ Easy as 1,2,3

by Ailis Roisin

This sweet and creamy dessert is happily healthy and surprisingly vegan! It is full of protein, good fiber, low calories, is sugar-free and rescues you from your treacherous sweet tooth cravings in the most delicious way. And, it only requires three ingredients and takes less than three minutes!



8 oz Raw Cashews
1 cup Vanilla Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
1 tbsp (or less) Agave Nectar


Place all three ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Blend until creamy and smooth (less than a minute, if that).

Serve. Yes… it is seriously THAT easy!

Other Fun Add-ins:

To make chocolate pudding, add a tablespoon of Cocoa Powder and a touch more Agave Nectar.
Add 1/2 cup any fresh fruit you fancy… Strawberries, Blueberries, Bananas, Mango, Freshly Grated Lemon Zest… near endless possibilities here!

**Keep any extras Refrigerated** 

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