December 10, 2011

Mocha Truffles

This is a super simple dessert recipe that will please most anyone.  It is inspired by a recipe a good friend gave me.  While it is a whole-food recipe, it is not low-fat.  Bring it out once at a year at the holidays and share with friends.

1/2 C nuts - raw or toasted cashews, almonds, peanuts, or walnuts
1/2 C dates
2 T cocoa powder or low-fat cocoa powder
2 t whole coffee beans (whatever your favorite coffee is)

In a food processor, blend the nuts until it makes nut butter or close to it.  Then throw in the dates and coca powder and process again until smooth.  Then, toss in the coffee beans and pulse until the coffee beans are chopped into small chunks.

Roll by hand into bite-sized balls and serve.  You can even roll them in more cocoa powder if you like the taste.


November 20, 2011

Som Tam Thai Salad Dressing

This is an amazing and simple Thai salad dressing for a Som Tam salad.  I almost lost this recipe except for a single email I sent a year ago.  Phew!  Glad I've got it.  Now I can refer to it too!

Som Tam Salad Dressing
1/2 C lime juice
1T sugar
1 t soy sauce
2-3 slices of red or green chili pepper

The longer the chili marinates, the hotter it gets.  Enjoy!

(BTW, I haven't stopped blogging.  Things have just slowed down with my work to create a healthier world.  Check out my blog on health leadership for more information).

June 9, 2011

Ethiopian Clove Coffee

So, in addition to posting recipes for the world to see here, this is also my own online reference for my recipes.  Here's one I picked up from an Ethiopian restaurant here in Atlanta.  Ethiopia is known for their coffee and occasionally they add spice.  I'm a coffee purist usually, but this one blew me away.

2T ground coffee
1/4 t ground cloves

I brew this in a french press or you can run it through an espresso machine.  Great flavor addition that adds to the coffee flavor without overpowering it.  This recipe also works well with cardamom.  

January 20, 2011

Recipe: Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is a super-easy and very tasty dressing.  We use this with cooked beets for a cold beet salad.  Delicious!

1/2 c orange juice
1/2 c balsamic vinegar
1t dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

That's it!  Whisk it together and pour it over a salad or use it as a marinade.


Film: Forks Over Knives

I had the distinct pleasure tonight of seeing a preview screening of the film, "Forks Over Knives" in Atlanta.  It is a must-see movie.  Great work on behalf of all involved.  Don't miss this when it is released in March.

Here are a few more pics of the special guests too!  Truly an epic evening.
Me and Rip Esselstyn, Author of the "Engine 2 Diet."
Me and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, author of "Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease."
Me and Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study."