Thursday, July 21, 2011

Health for Life cooking in August

The heat is in full force so we are going to keep it cool for August with a cool summer salad, oven baked chips and bean dip and then we'll cool it way down with some delicious non-dairy ice cream.

Mexicali Rice and Black Bean Salad

A cool, spicy Mexican style salad with black beans, corn, brown rice, vine ripe tomatoes, peppers, onion, avocoado and seasonings.

Best of the Boarder Bean Dip w/ Tofu Sour Cream
A blend of 3 kinds of beans, onions, chilis, and tomatoes, layered with Tofu Sour Cream (will be demonstrated) and freshly made Simple Guacamole, topped with vine ripe tomatoes and olives. This will be served with Home Baked Seasoned Corn Chips. I've served this at many "SAD" family function and is always very well received.

Maple Pecan Ice Cream
Most kids LOVE ice cream! Unfortunately, traditional ice cream is loaded with saturated fat, cholesterol, processed sugars, oils, and often artificial colors and flavors. It's not a very good choice for growing kids.
This Maple Pecan Ice Cream is a nut based ice cream sweetened mostly with dates, which is the healthiest sweetener to use. It has pecans for their unique flavor and a touch of maple syrup to give it that special touch. Nothing artificial here! This is so far my kids and grandkids favorite home made, nut based ice cream.

And there you have it! Health for Life cooking in August. Class dates are Wednesday August 3rd and Tuesday August 9th. I hope to see you in class. *


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*I will be demonstrating the Mexicali Rice and Black Bean Salad at my Bosch class on Thursday August 11, along with No-Key Lime Pie.

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