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Sweet & Spicy Lo Mein

Enjoy this delicious meatless favorite for lunch or dinner.

 

Flavorful Fall Persimmon Bowl

This Persimmon Smoothie Bowl is fall in a bowl. Every decadent bite is packed with bursting flavor and nutrients. Persimmons are an immense source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese, antioxidants, fiber, and so much more!

 

Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States A delicious creamy soup for those crisp autumn days.

 

Vegetable Lasagna

Here is another healthy delicious meat free recipe.

 

Yummy Honey and Figs

Back to School: In the Kitchen with Bonnie, Recipe by Bonnie Eskenazi 2 ingredients, one great snack or dessert!

 

Harvest Time Corn Salad

Try this refreshing salad as a side for lunch or dinner.

 

Szechuan Zoodles

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Enjoy this tangy and delicious dish as a side or main entree.

 

Southwest Wrap

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Get a taste of the southwest in this delicious wrap. Serve it with a little pasta and it satisfies any appetite.

 

Fire Roasted Corn Chowder

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Enjoy this hearty and healthy comfort food for lunch or dinner.

 

Eggplant Parmesan

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States This eggplant dish lets you indulge in a little taste of Italy.

 

Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Here is another delicious meatless meal. If you like tomatoes, you will love this recipe for lunch or dinner.

 

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Try this healthy, delicious , meat-free recipe.

 

Greek-Mexican Quesadillas

Recipe by Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff Out of the box, innovative fusion cooking is a sure way to bring excitement back to cooking, since variety is the spice of life and the best cooks frequently get bored at times with tried and true food preparation processes.

 

Heavenly Stuffed Peppers

A delicious twist on your average stuffed peppers. Packed with vibrant vegetables, flavor, and plant based protein to leave you satisfied- but also running back for seconds!

 

Marco's Kid Friendly Smoothie

Today everyone is trying to eat healthy. Here is a smoothie recipe that is prepared by a six year old relative of the center. This is a favorite of his which he makes everyday.

 

Deirdre's Big Game Dish Picks

Here are some delicious healthy meals and snacks for the big game.

 

Deirdre's Mid Winter Fusilli

I know you and your family will enjoy this healthy and delicious fusilli.

 

Healthy Thanksgiving Day Dishes

Enjoy these delicious Thanksgiving Day dishes. They are healthy, easy to make and will be enjoyed by the entire family.

 

Healthy Halloween Dishes

For some frightfully good eating on Halloween, take a look at these recipes.

 

Pumpkin Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone Fall is here and the perfect way to celebrate is by drinking this nutritious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

 

Early Autumn Green Smoothie Detox

Recipe courtesy of Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff Green smoothies are packed full of nutrition that helps detoxify our livers, kidneys and bloodstream, as well as reducing inflammation and helping to rehydrate our bodies.

 

Vanilla Superfood Energy Balls

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone. The perfect-delicious snack to keep you energized and satisfied through out the day! Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and vitamins to make sure you feel your best.

 

Pumpkin Spiced Waffles

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone Pumpkin Spice Waffles are the perfect fall breakfast! Topped with delicious sliced bananas, crushed pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

 

Heavenly Plant-Based Veggie Stir Fry

Recipe and photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone Say Goodbye to unhealthy stir-fry! This Plant-based Stir-fry is filled with real-whole food ingredients to keep you satisfied and energized!

 

Outstanding Overnight Oats

Recipe and photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone Say goodbye to boring oatmeal! These Outstanding Overnight Oats are loaded with flavor and nutrients to keep you satiated throughout the day.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Superfood Smoothie

Recipe and photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone This Chocolate Peanut butter Superfood smoothie is the perfect way to sneak in your greens, protein, and vitamins without compromising any taste!

 

Easy Memorial Day Weekend Potato Salad

Recipe and photo courtesy of Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff. This coming long weekend will also be the official start of the summer 2018 picnic season. Our Biosyntrx staff agreed that this is their favorite 'go to' potato salad recipe.

 

Fresh Pesto Pasta

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone You’ll love this delicious and healthy spin on your average pesto. Just fresh, simple ingredients filled with vitamins, healthy fats, and protein to help you feel great, not bloated!

 

Flavorful Sweet Potato

Recipe and photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone A delicious & unique twist on this low fat, vitamin packed sweet potato that is fresh and flavorful!

 

Delicious Dark Cherry Chocolate Delights

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone These Dark Chocolate Cherry delights are the perfect way to your heart this Valentine’s Day!

 

Truffled Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Ellen Troyer with David Amess and the Biosyntryx Staff Cold weather, anxiety-comforting-dense macaroni and cheese reaches a gourmet level with generous drizzles of sumptuous white truffle oil, and a few sliced mushrooms and broccoli florets for presentation.

 

Deirdre's Picks for the Big Game 2018

We had two buffalo on the ranch and they were the inspiration for this dish- we like to make it using ourfootball_smallUntitled-3 Imus Ranch Turquoise Buffalo Tortilla Chips, which were also named after them.

 

Ranch Rosemary Scalloped Potatoes

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Serve these with Meatless Meat Loaf and a green vegetable for a real comfort-food dinner.

 

Vanilla Blueberry Oatmeal

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone Say goodbye to boring and bland oatmeal! And hello to a supercharged start to your day. You will never see oatmeal the same ever again!

 

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Pass the cauliflower mashed potatoes please! Wait, did you just say cauliflower? Yes, you heard that right! This mash is made completely out of cauliflower, so it is completely guilt-free and healthy. Not to mention it tastes DELICIOUS!

 

Deirdre's Savory Side Dishes

Try these delicious sides at your next Thanksgiving Dinner or just enjoy on a cool autumn day.

 

Hot Curried Zucchini Soup

By Deirdre Imus for The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Many zucchini soups are served chilled, but we make this curried version to serve hot.

 

Autumn Roasted Veggie Bowl

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone The Autumn Roasted Veggie Bowl is the perfect tasty fall dinner. It's quick and easy to make so you can make it when you're in a pinch, and not to mention it is super delicious. It's filled with veggies and healthy grains that are packed with nutrients and FLAVOR! Perfect for those cozy fall nights.

 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Basil Pesto

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Stacey Antine, HealthBarnUSA Gnocchi (pronounced knee-oh-key) is a fun word to say but it’s even more fun to eat! We added sweet potatoes to this classic Italian pasta to give it a big boost of vitamins and minerals

 

Ring In The New Year With These Great Recipes

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This thick, rich soup makes a delicious start to just about any meal. That's because each onion adds it's own distinct flavor to the mixture - the result is pure harmony

 

Yunk's Grilled Cheese

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys- Paired with a steaming cup of Tomato Soup, this sandwich sets the stage for a classic American lunch. You may find the cooking method unconventional but, trust me, it tastes great!

 

Beets with Balsamic Vinegar

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys In this dazzling...salad, the sweetness of fresh-cooked beets balances perfectly with the tartness of vinegar and lime.

 

Buffalo Red Chili Enchiladas

We had two buffalo on the ranch and they were the inspiration for this dish- we like to make it using our Imus Ranch Turquoise Buffalo Tortilla Chips, which were also named after them.

 

Buckin' Bronco Brownies

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Anyone who likes chocolate surely loves brownies. And this particular recipe serves up enough dense, luscious treats for a whole crowd of chocolate lovers to enjoy

 

Mouthwatering Mexican Tofu Scramble Bowl

Photo & Recipe courtesy of Rebecca DeSimone This Mexican twist on eggs anytime is full of flavor and nutrients. It is packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals to nourish your body.

 

Quick Black Bean Soup

Recipe by Dr. Risa Gorelick Preparation Time: 45 minutes or less

 

Energizing Acai Bowl

This pretty bowl is packed from bottom to top with antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins, & minerals!​

 

Dreamy Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes

By Rebecca DeSimone Come on who doesn't love Pancakes? We all have a special place in our heart for pancakes, but sadly they aren't always the healthiest option.

 

Honey Glazed Grilled Vegetables

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Eskenazi Add these yummy organic veggies to your backyard BBQ. You can use any veggies in this recipe!

 

Sweet Potato Gnocci & Basil Pesto

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Stacey Antine, HealthBarnUSA Gnocchi (pronounced knee-oh-key) is a fun word to say but it’s even more fun to eat! We added sweet potatoes to this classic Italian pasta to give it a big boost of vitamins and minerals – including an amazing boost of vitamin A.

 

Tomato and Herb Tart

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Chef Robert Trainor, Hackensack University Medical Center This Tomato and Herb Tart is made with Honey from our rooftop beehives at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 

Sweet Simple Summer Salad

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Bonnie Eskenazi The star of this recipe is Hackensack Honey from our rooftop beehives.

 

Nutrient- Dense Stuffed Peppers

Recipe by Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff Today's Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is to honor Paul Honan's fierce commitment to the magic of vitamin C. Red bell peppers are always listed first in plant-based vitamin C content. View recipe

 

Stephanie's Fiesta Salad

Recipe by Stephanie Ronchi This recipe is a favorite at any function my family has. It is healthy, tasty and is a good side dish with lunch and dinner or just by itself.

 

Picnic Season

It's that time of year again, the weather is warm, days are longer and we look forward to sitting outside and eating meals in the backyard or on our decks

 

Salads From Around The World-Far East

Our final salad recipe in April takes us to the Far East. Staple foods from countries like China and Japan are rice, noodles and bok choy. These recipes are delicious, good for you and easy to prepare.​

 

Salads From Around The World-USA

Our third salad recipe takes us back home to the United States of America. These are some of my favorite salad recipes from our Imus Ranch cookbook. As we say on the ranch, Come and get it!

 

Cinco de Mayo

This week we celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!!! These dishes are my healthy spins on our favorite Mexican recipes.​

 

Salads From Around The World-Greece

Greece is considered the cradle of western civilization, the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games and delicious food. Fresh salad, tomatoes, and olives are all part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. Καλή όρεξη! (Translated- Enjoy your meal!)

 

Mock Chicken Szechaun Stir Fry

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This dish uses a spicy, dark sauce known to the Szechuan region of western china – it can kick any stir-fry into high gear. You can find prepared Szechuan sauce in the Asian food section of most grocery stores.

 

Pasta & Sweet Peas

Recipe Courtesy of HealthBarn USA Sweet peas make this spring recipe a favorite at Healthbarn USA! We start by opening the peapods and gathering all of these green nutritious vegetables!

 

Imus Ranch Garlic Bread

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Serve this delicious, crunchy bread with pasta, or anything else you like. As far as I’m concerned, garlic bread goes with everything!​

 

Bean Quesadillas

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys When you’re craving a real Southwestern meal, serve these quesadillas with Cowgirl Guacamole,

 

Garden Fresh Pasta

Recipe courtesy of HealthBarn USA-What tastes better than garden fresh tomatoes, herbs, and garlic on top of your favorite pasta?

 

Deirdre's Snacks For The Big Game

Fun Healthy Food for the Big Game!

 

Donnie's Baked Vegetable Dumplings with Miso-Tamari Dipping Sauce

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys These delicacies are great as either an appetizer or a side dish. They’re not hard to make; it just takes a bit of time for the dough to rise.

 

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of Healthbarn USA These sweet potato pancakes are delicious and nutritious! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A) that keeps your eyesight laser sharp. Made with whole wheat flour and milk, these pancakes are a good source of fiber and bone building calcium, too.

 

New Years Recipe's

Ring in the New Year with these great recipes.

 

Cranberry Orange Relish

Recipe and Photo by Health Barn This harvest cranberry orange relish side is super fresh, easy to make and not loaded with sugar! Fresh cranberries are notoriously tart and sugar helps make these nutritious berries edible!

 

Grassie's Baked Ziti Casserole

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This recipe makes enough so you’ll have leftovers to reheat for another meal. The casserole keeps well in the refrigerator for several days, and it’s so delicious that you’ll be happy to serve it again.

 

Butternut Squash Vegetable Soup

Recipe by Anna Percontino, Health Information Management, HackensackUMC My family has enjoyed this recipe for years.

 

Apple and Pear Quinoa Compote

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Serve this as a sweet and delicious, protein-packed side dish for either lunch or dinner.

 

Vegan Shepard's Pie

Recipe and Photo by Angela Liddon Last night we paid tribute to our Irish roots with this delicious vegan shepherd’s pie with gravy. It was not only the first time I have made a vegan version of this classic dish, but it was also the first time I have ever made a shepherd’s pie, period!

 

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Recipe by Barbara Simpson Muirhead Foods This recipe is a “tried and true” pie recipe that we have made many times over the years and is a customer favorite.

 

Cherry Crisp a la Mode

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Just as the name implies, a perfect cherry crisp is a delicious layer of sweet and bubbly fruit covered by a crisp, crumbly sweet topping.

 

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This lovely cake is simple to make and delicious enough to serve just as is, but it can also be topped with a scoop of nondairy vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

 

Mango Hot-House Cucumber Salad

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This hearty but cooling salad is always welcome after a hot morning's work in the New Mexico sun.

 

Meatless Meat Loaf

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Nothing says "comfort food" like a good old-fashion meat loaf, and our Ranch version is no exception.

 

Imus Ranch Alfredo Sauce

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Alfredo sauce is traditionally served over pasta, but it’s equally delicious on top of rice or vegetables.

 

Eddie's Pico de Gallo

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Literally translated from the Spanish, the name for this spicy relish means "roosters beak."

 

Pimento Cheese

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Here's a zippy cheese spread that is so much better than the processed, store-bought versions; the difference is like night and day.​

 

Spiralized Summer Squash Salad

Recipe coutesy of Barbara Simpson Muirhead Foods We are enjoying our spiralizer here at Muirhead Foods. It is easy to use and easy to clean (watch the blade). Summer squash is now available on the east coast in the markets and is a perfect vegetable to spiralize.

 

Bok Choy with Garlic and Sauteed Onions

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys I recommend using all organic non GMO ingredients. Also known as Chinese white cabbage, bok choy is a relative of Chinese cabbage; with its crunchy white stalks, it also bears a passing resemblance to wide –stalked celery topped with dark green leaves.

 

Grain Salad

Recipe courtesy of Muirhead Foods Enjoy this healthy and delicious dish anytime.

 

Ranch Tacos

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys I recommend using all organic non GMO ingredients. Seitan is sometimes called wheat meat because it’s made from gluten, which is the protein component of wheat with the starch removed.

 

Broccoli and Edamame Casserole

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys The tender vegetables and rice in this dish are whisked into a luscious cheese-flavored sauce and then covered with a light, flaky crust.

 

Mushroom Ceviche

By Caricel Lebron This is a summer recipe that I have enjoyed since my childhood. It's quick and easy to make and tastes delicious.

 

Carrot Cake

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and phytochemicals, carrots are a nutrition powerhouse that help boost the immune system and fight off infection

 

Tomato Soup with Broccoli and Parmesan

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This is the kid's favorite soup at the ranch. We make it with our ranch grown heirloom tomatoes.

 

Super Loaded Oatmeal

Start your day with this antioxidant packed breakfast.

 

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking For Kids and Cowboys Remember the classic Toll House cookie from childhood? While it probably conjures up many warm memories, this version is even better because it's loaded with more nutrients.

 

Bonnie's Bowtie Broccoli Pasta

Recipe by Bonnie Eskenazi For a quick and easy meal try this delicious pasta dish.

 

Sidewinder Summertime Coleslaw

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys This particular dish is named after one of the trails on the mesa. The kids love the vivid purple color that red cabbage lends to it, but you can use all green cabbage if you prefer.

 

Basil, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Recipe by Bonnie Eskenazi If you LOVE basil, this is a quick, easy salad (meal) for you.

 

Fresh Fruit Blintzes

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys The tender, delicate pancakes will keep for three or four days in the refrigerator. Lay them flat and separate each with a sheet of waxed paper. Then wrap them airtight. Serve the blintzes with fruit filling or warm maple syrup.

 

Simple Vegetable Salad Side

Recipe by Bonnie Eskenazi Simple quick and yummy!

 

Rio Grande Granola

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys Everybody at the Ranch loves this granola. It has a slightly chewy texture, a fragrant spicy taste, and just the right amount of sweetness. ​

 

Veggie-Packed Potato Leek Soup

Recipe by Toni Okamoto for Vegan Outreach I love soup season! You can pretty much throw whatever veggies you have into this soup and puree them. This recipe makes a HUGE batch, so if you don’t want a lot, feel free to cut it in half. I like to freeze the extra servings.

 

Penne Primavera with Cream Sauce

Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys The tender-crisp crunch of fresh vegetables adds not only healthy nutrition but also texture to this creamy pasta dish. Serve it with a crisp side salad.

 

Deirdre'e Big Game Day Dish Picks

It's cold outside so a combination of healthy comfort foods with healthy salads will keep you feeling good!

 

Spicy Bean and Tomato Stew

Recipe by Deirdre Imus Kids and cowboys love this served over rice with some crusty bread to sop up the sauce. The black beans, like all legumes, are high in protein as well as fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and complex carbohydrates.

 

Mini Potato Leek Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Appetite for Life, Antine, Harper Photo of recipe by Stacey Antine(HealthBarn USA) Photo of Healing Meals community cooking day by HealthBarn Foundation.

 

Fresh Coconut Cake

By Deirdre Imus, from The Imus Ranch Cooking For Kids and Cowboys This cake is a little bit of light, delicious heaven with the pleasant surprise of strawberries tucked between the layers.

 

Pumpkin Seed and Hemp Kale Chips

Recipe by Deirdre Imus- Try these delicious and healthy chips as a snack or side. They are easy to make and packed with nutrients. Enjoy anytime

 

Bonnie's Bodacious Bean Soup

Recipe by Bonnie Eskenazi My best food memories are from my childhood. My dad made this simple navy bean soup every Sunday in the fall & winter. When it was ready, my sisters and I would sit and savor every drop.

 

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

By Megan Hanna for Natural Healthy Concepts Thanksgiving is almost upon us! But how do you celebrate Turkey Day if you’re vegetarian? Stuff your face with these delicious meatless recipes even meat-eater family friends are sure to love! Consider your search for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes at an end.​

 

Crispy Baked Onion Rings

Posted by V-Lish Note from recipe contributor Kristy Turner, author of But I Could Never Go Vegan!: “Baked onion rings?,” you may be exclaiming. “For shame!” Now, before you go clicking this page shut, listen up. It is possible to get crisp baked onion rings with a crunchy, crumbly exterior and a soft interior. It is possible for said baked onion rings to satisfy your greasy, fast-food-style onion ring craving.

 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

By Ellen Troyer With The Bosyntrx Staff It would not be Halloween week in this office without a slice of homemade pumpkin bread.

 

An Autumn Sunday Dinner and Dessert

By Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntrx staff Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. —Leonardo Da Vinci Ever since our chief operating officer, David Amess, ran the Colorado Springs Spartan race last spring we have become fans of the Spartan organization commitment to teaching healthy lifestyle habits.

 
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Pumpkin Seed Alfredo With Kale and Peas

By Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntrx staff Our delightful Biosyntrx staff loves pasta and we are always searching for interesting nutrient-dense recipes for our weekly staff meeting luncheon that we can prepare quickly with staple ingredients most always kept in the pantry.

 

Cajun Spiced Tofu Burgers

By Deirdre Imus-These homemade burgers cook up golden and crunchy on the outside and a slightly spicy, nutty flavor on the inside. Serve them like hamburgers, on buns with ketchup, onion, lettuce, pickles, and mayonnaise...all the fixins you like.

 

Tofu Banana French Toast

Here’s a terrific twist on a popular kid favorite: Serve this sweet and hearty breakfast as we do with maple syrup, Raspberry-Banana Puree, or any fruit preserve.

 

Chicken Jack's 3 Bean Chili

Hearty and flavorful, this recipe is everything you would want in a chili.

 

Zucchini And Summer Squash Saute

One of the joys of a garden full of zucchini is that there are so many wonderful ways to prepare it. This fast, colorful sauté is one of our favorites.

 

Aubergines-Fuel For The Brain

My taste buds fell in love with the variety of dishes, both hot and cold, created using aubergines while vacationing in France a few years ago. Until then, I had only enjoyed them true to my Italian heritage as eggplant parmesan. By Samantha Hekeler

 

Hemp Sensation

Move over spice rack! Hemp Seeds are moving in to your recipes with their nutty nutrient packed raw hearts and kicking up the flavor on just about everything from your morning yogurt and cereal, smoothies, luncheon vegetable wraps, dinner side dishes and meals, and even desserts. Hemp is considered one of the world's most nutritious plants.

 

Deirdre's Kale Smoothie

Recipe by Deirdre Imus Nutritious Kale Smoothie

 

A Friend's Texas Homemade Hot Pepper Jelly With Crackers And Cheese

A Friend's Texas Homemade Hot Pepper Jelly With Crackers And Cheese Healthy Recipe Pick

 

Deirdre's Homemade Mac & Cheese

Deirdre's Homemade Mac & Cheese Healthy Recipe Pick

 

Bonnie's Krispy Spinach Bites

Enjoy these Crispy Spinach Bites anytime.

 

The REAL-LY Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipe

The REAL-LY Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipe healthy Recipe PIck

 

Baked Eggplant Fingers

Baked Eggplant Fingers Healthy Recipe Pick

 

Deirdre's Organic Mini Pecan Pies

Delicious Mini French tart pies

 

Festive Summer Rigatoni

A tantalizing combination of your favorite fresh seasonal vegetables and pasta!

 

Simply Delicious Quinoa Fruit Salad

A refreshing twist for Quinoa lovers and newcomers that can be enjoyed as a side dish or a meal, or indulge your sweet tooth and top it with a dollop of your favorite organic yogurt. (Mine is Chobani black cherry!)

 

Samantha's Summer Vegetable Medley Orzo

May be enjoyed hot or cold. Great as a main or side dish.

 

Arborio Sweet Rice Pudding

Arborio is a short-grain Italian rice that contains a higher percentage of soluble starch than regular long-grain rice. It's the starch that gives arborio its characteristic creaminess, which makes it ideal if not only for risottos but also for this creamy, rasin studded pudding. It will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for several days, but it's really best eaten right away.

 

Mesa Grande Vegetarian Meatballs

Serve these classic Italian favorites with pasta and tomato sauce as a main course, or make them small and put them on toothpicks with Imus Ranch Barbeque or Southwestern Teriyaki Sauce for a delicious hors d'oeuvre.

 

Imus Ranch All Organic Granola

The Kids love it! Great for breakfast and snacks. We serve it with homemade Brazil Nut Milk.

 

Perry's Old World Potato Salad

This is the best! Nothing beats this classic deli-style potato salad as a side dish with burgers or sandwiches. Just be careful not to overcook or overmix the potatoes, so they won't fall apart.

 

Mr. Martin's Maple-Glazed Pecans

Use these crunchy sweet pecans on salads, with desserts, or on stir-fried veggies. You can use the same recipe to make glazed walnuts, as well.

 

Millet/Quinoa Blueberry Muffins

Millet/Quinoa Blueberry Muffins Healthy Recipe Pick

 

Angie's Artichoke and Kalamata Salad

In this salad, the tangy, brine-cured Greek olives add a lot of zip. Serve with a bowl of soup for lunch or as a starter or side dish at dinner.

 

Oven Roasted Potato Skins

At the Ranch, we use the scooped-out potato flesh left over from this dish to make hash browns for breakfast. You can do the same by simply seasoning the potato with salt and pepper, forming it into patties, and frying them in olive oil until golden.

 

Cowgirl Guacamole

This guacamole is super easy to make. Instead of chopping up all the peppers, onions, and chilies that are used in most guacamole recipes, we begin with our own Imus Ranch South West Salsa. We love our salsa, but you can use any brand you prefer. To prevent darkening, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top of the guacamole before covering and refrigerating.

 

Almond-Berry Cobbler

What could be better than a berry-rich, juicy cobbler topped with a crunchy, nutty crust? That same cobbler, warm from the oven topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! It's a classic, old-fashioned dessert.

 

Simple Savory Tomato Soup

This is the kid's favorite soup at the ranch. We make it with our ranch grown heirloom tomatoes. Serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches and you've got a meal adults and kids can't resist.

 

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

Serve warm with a fabulous salad…Also you can use this same idea and change the filling to other things that you may enjoy….sweets, nuts, different veggie combos..yum

 

Andy's Avacado Burger Melt

These delicious sandwiches are the perfect solution for quick weeknight meals. Store-bought veggie burgers come in so many brands and flavors, you can easily find a lot of variations and never feel as if you've eaten the same burger twice.

 

Deirdre's Gorgeous Chopped Salad

Enjoy this healthy delicious salad

 

Orange-Cashew Spinach Salad

This is a great salad that combines the bright color and citrus flavor of oranges with the dark, slightly bitter taste of tender, fresh spinach. The unexpected crunch of roasted cashews is a pleasant surprise.

 

Navajo Vegetarian Tacos

This recipe is indigenous to the Southwest and part of the Navajo culture.

 

Vicken Quesadilla

Here is another twist on the ever popular Quesadilla--this version uses a soy product that is an excellent imitatation of poultry called Veat Chick'n Free Gourmet Bites.

 

Deirdre's Raw Valentine Smoothie For Two

About the Ingredients: This smoothie is super packed with superfoods* likeRaw cacao, goji berries, maca and bee pollen.

 

Deirdre's Watermelon Pico

Great for your July 4th celebration!

 

Asparagus Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

In addition to being high in fiber and low in calories, asparagus is one of the best vegetable sources of folic acid, which is necessary for blood-cell formation, growth, and the prevention of liver disease. Serve it simply steamed, with lemon juice and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, or in this filling and tasty risotto.

 

Deirdre's Vegetarian Vicken Salad

Enjoy this delicious sandwich anytime of the day.

 

Wyatt Imus' Veggie Burger

Wyatt came up with this recipe when he was 10 years old. It’s a family favorite. We usually eat it with raw organic sauerkraut, horseradish mustard and ketchup.

 

Deirdre's Whenever Vegetable Soup

You want to eat soup all year round. You don’t want to eat soup just when you’re sick or cold…. Eat it whenever. It’s naturally healing, gives you vibrant good looks (at least I think so), it’s easy and fun to make and contains a dozen vegetables in each serving! Smart food on the go with you and your family.

 

Deirdre's Vegetarian Sloppy Joe On The Go

So quick, So easy for those days when the family is on the go but wants that comfort food- but made healthy!​

 

Deirdre's Vegan Coleslaw

I love to eat this salad cold and as a snack or lunch the next day… we all eat it in the family all year round.

 

Deirdre's Dandelions, Kale and Broth

These are some of my favorite foods to eat. My family loves these sautéed greens.

 

Deirdre's Crabbiless Crab Cakes

You can also make these a day or two ahead of time, shape the mixture into slider size cakes and put in refrigerator.

 

Deirdre's Earth Salad With Homemade Croutons

Eat your leeks while watching the Daffodils bloom! Leeks and all Allium vegetables (garlic and onions … should be eaten daily. These are Power Foods to keep you healthy.

 

Deirdre's Beet Salad

They are a highly nutritious rich source of phytochemicals needed for a healthy body. They protect against heart disease, stroke and helps to lower cholesterol. They’re naturally low in calories and fat.

 

Deirdre's Buckwheat Soba Noodle Recipe

Yum. Enjoy. May eat warm or cold. save for school or work lunch the next day.

 

Vegetable Pasta Salad

Make this pasta salad in the morning and serve it with fresh whole-grain bread for lunch. Better yet, wait and present as a side dish along with grilled veggie burgers for an informal supper. The flavors blend and intensify with time.

 

Pasta with Basil-Cilantro Pesto

In addition to this pasta recipe, we also use the basil-cilantro pesto on bread and as a vegetable dip. Try it and I can guarantee you’ll be using it often as well. Garnish the dish with a sprig of basil for a hint of the flavor inside.

 

Homemade Pizza with Onion, Bell Peppers, and Olives

A couple of slices of this healthy, low-fat pizza and a small salad makes a great lunch. This pizza even has a cheesy stuffed crust, which is sure to please kids.

 

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Truly creamy and delicious, this velvety soup offers the perfect balance of vegetable and cheese flavors!

 

Fakin' BLTs

BLTs have the perfect trio of flavors and textures – the refreshing crunch of lettuce, the crisp and chewy taste of salty-smoky soy bacon, and the tender sweetness of ripe tomatoes. What could be better?

 

Southwestern Vegetable and Bean Burrito

If you don’t have the time or inclination to soak and cook dried beans for this recipe, you can use one 15-ounce can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained, and the burritos will taste just as good.

 

Strawberry Smoothie

Sweet and creamy, blending the flavors of strawberries and chocolate, one of these smoothies is a healthy and filling sweet treat.

 

Crostini with Olive-Garlic Paté

These tasty, easy-to-prepare crostini make great hors d’oeuvres, or you can spread the paté on crackers for a delicious snack.

 

Imus Ranch Kids' Favorite Tomato Soup

Don’t let the recipe title fool you – this soup definitely isn’t only for kids. Grown-ups will love its fresh herb and tomato flavors just as much. The soup will keep in the refrigerator in a tightly covered glass container for two or three days. Reheat it over a very low flame to avoid scorching; if necessary, add a small amount of water to thin it.

 

Artichoke Dip

Artichokes are high in fiber and virtually fat-free, but preparing them from scratch can be time-consuming. We use chopped artichoke hearts to make this tasty dip to serve with crispy chips, stoned-wheat crackers, or hearty bread.

 

Deirdre's 5 Minute Mediterranean Salad

Deirdre's 5 Minute Mediterranean Salad

 

Lis Wiehl's Sunday Salad

Lis Wiehl's Sunday Salad

 
 
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