Thursday, May 26, 2011

Health for Life Cooking in June

Lentil Sloppy Jo's - An old-time childhood favorite that everyone loves! I've made these for several friends, including my husband, and they have been a huge hit! These Sloppy Jo's are nutrient rich with high protein brown lentils, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, onions, garlic and a succulent Sloppy Jo sauce to cover it all up and make it look just like the real thing! Served open face on a sprouted wheat bun for a tasty, fun summer time meal.

Roasted Summer Squash - There aren't many vegetables that I don't like, but summer squash is one that just doesn't do much for me. It's about as flavorful as water. But when you take some of the water out with grilling or roasting, you concentrate the sweet flavors and it's delicious. Unfortunately it's hard to grill without using oil so I roast them in the oven to get those concentrated flavors. With a sprinkling of your favorite seasoning, they are the perfect companion to any meal.

a Napa Rice Salad - This "Rice Salad" recipe, which is what it was originally called, contained chicken. The combination of vegetables, however, sounded good to me and I decided that chick peas would be a good substitute for the chicken. Sure enough, they work beautifully! This salad is a combination of long grain brown rice, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), peppers, peas and a sweet vinegar dressing with just a touch of mustard. I've changed the original dressing recipe to one that contains no processed sugars or oils and I've added some shredded napa cabbage to the salad which is a tender mild flavored cabbage that will add anti-cancer phyto-chemicals.

Cherry Cheese Cake

For dessert, we will top it all off with a dairy free Cherry Cheese Cake. This cheese cake is rich and creamy and so delicious!
Contains nuts and soy.

And there you have it! Health for Life cooking for summer fun! Class dates are Tuesday June 7 and Wednesday June 15. We will begin at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you in class!

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Health for Life cooking will demonstrate how to incorporate the wonderful plant foods that nature provides into delicious meals that are rich in phyto-nutrients, protein, calcium, and taste! Processed flours and sugars are rarely used and processed oils are never used! To purchase my cookbooks and find out when my next cooking classes are, visit