Every kid's favorite food... pizza!! This is one of my favorite recipes for a Friday night, mainly because pizza is perfect weekend food, and pizza is really easy to make vegetarian if you're trying to cut down your meat intake. I generally eat meat only three times a week, so this is a delicious option for one of the meat-free nights of the week! This pizza is also completely organic and refined sugar-free!
This is also my PERFECTED crust recipe! I love cooking gluten-free, but not all of my recipes are gluten free because I believe that whole, organic grain is healthy and full of necessary nutrients. So, this crust is made with whole wheat flour, and it's the perfect mix of crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside!
Also, you can top with ANYTHING you like! I topped this one with olives and peppers. But I've also used fresh pineapple, mushrooms, cilantro, fresh tomatoes, really anything you like!
1 1/3 cup warm water (between 100-110°F)
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1 Tbs. raw honey
2 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups whole wheat bread flour
sprinkle of cornmeal for dusting
1 12 oz. can organic tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
1 Tbs. basil
*Use Organic ingredients when feasible.
My first quiche! Okay, first of all... making quiche is a learning experience. Second of all, quiche takes a long time to cook, so if you're planning to eat it that day, PLAN AHEAD! Third, I had so much fun making this even if it's totally crazy and just came off the top of my head! Ha! This quiche is made with farm fresh, organic free-range eggs. It's also made with all organic veggies, and the hash-brown crust is made with home-grown, organic potatoes! It's also very versatile so you can pretty much throw whatever you like in it! I think adding olives, tomatoes, and other kinds of peppers would be a great addition to this recipe! This recipe is also topped with fresh, organic, Parmesan cheese, but if that's not an option for you cheddar cheese would work just as well!
3 cups freshly grated potatoes (about 3-4 large potatoes)
1/4 cup butter (melted)
3 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup dairy unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup diced onion (about a half of a small onion)
1/2 cup diced mini sweet peppers (about 4 small peppers)
3/4 cup diced sliced turkey (omit if you prefer vegetarian quiche)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Italian spice
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup (split into 1/4 in the mixture, and 1/2 to sprinkle on top)
This recipe is great for all of you Lacto-Vegetarians out there! (For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, a lacto-vegetarian diet consists of regular vegetarian principles, but also includes dairy products, such as milk and cheese, as well.) The good news is that this recipe uses a very small amount of cheese in it, and it is completely gluten free! Meatless chicken nuggets are also a good source of protein due to the quinoa, and they offer lots of essential vitamins from the sweet potatoes!
Here at Chronically Beautiful, I do not promote any one particular dietary theory, but instead believe in the concept of bio-individuality. This means that one person's food, is another person's poison. It's really important to experiment with the foods that we consume, and find out what works best for our own individual body type. (With that said, I highly encourage a diet that contains high quality, whole, organic food. And I highly discourage anything that is heavily processed or comes in a box pre-made.) Although I am not a vegetarian, I generally only eat meat three times a week. Therefore, I love vegetarian recipes that are quick, easy, and taste delicious!
This recipe works great for using up any left over sweet potatoes in the fridge. It's quick and easy, and kids love it! It's also great because you can generally add spices and herbs to your liking. I will include the spices and herbs that I personally use in the recipe below, but I would highly encourage you to experiment with your own favorite flavors! I'm a strong believer of always expanding your palate, and it's hard to go wrong with certain recipes such as these! :)
Meatless "Chicken" Nuggets
*To cook 2 cups worth of cooked quinoa, you will need to cook approximately 1 cup according to the instructions on the packet. Make sure quinoa is completely cooled and chilled before using for recipe. I like to add salt to my quinoa, but that is completely optional.
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Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.