Abby Phon

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Veggie Soup (Vegan & GF)

Posted on March 17, 2015

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 chopped leeks, white part only
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups baby carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds
  • 2 peeled and diced red potatoes
  • 1 peeled and diced sweet potato
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen green beans (chopped 1")
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 quart low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 6 cups water
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ teaspoon pink salt
  • ¼ cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaf

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Green Pina Colada Smoothie

Posted on March 16, 2015

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed kale (3 stems)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups coconut milk (or 1 cup water, 1 cup milk of choice & add 2 tbsp raw shredded coconut)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ frozen banana (or 1 small banana, or more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. In a Vitamix, combine ingredients
  2. Blend
  3. Enjoy!

Green Creamsicle

Posted on March 16, 2015

Ingredients:

  • 1 packed cup kale, chopped
  • 1 whole orange, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 scoop protein powder, preferably vanilla flavor
  • 1 ½ cup ice cubes
  • Big splash of OJ if orange is on the dry side
  • Optional: 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp flax, ¼ of an avocado

Directions:

  1. In a Vitamix, combine kale, orange, water and puree on high speed
  2. Blend in protein powder, then ice cubes
  3. Serve in a pretty glass
  4. Enjoy!

Grass-Fed Beef & Chocolate Beer Stew (Gluten Free)

Posted on March 16, 2015

Total Time: 2 hours
Serves: 6-8

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds grass fed beef stewmeat
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 14 ounces Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout (or any dark beer)
  • ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 big bunch fresh thyme, chopped (1-2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon dry rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery spread
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt

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Not-so-Thin Mint Cookies

Posted on March 12, 2015

In celebration of my birthday (because I LOVE chocolate!) and St. Patrick's Day (although these are not green, they sure are minty!) here is my version of the cookies I used to sell door-to-door growing up (in the green box!). Thanks to my sister Cindy for the inspiration!
Adapted from Babycakes Covers the Classics
xo
Abby

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Roasted Creamy Cauliflower & Truffle Soup (V & GF)

Posted on March 6, 2015

I was working on my Winter Soup Series and got  so carried away that I ended up with one more, after I put together the recipes. I JUST made this tonight (it's actually a rainy day here in LA!) and it was incredible. So creamy, decadent and yummy! REALLY hard to believe it's vegan! This soup is great without cashews (if you want a nut free soup or don't have cashews!) and truffle oil BUT... I have to tell you (because I made it BOTH ways!), this soup is EXCEPTIONAL using both! My NEW FAVORITE soup! Also, using the Vitamix to blend it up (versus an Immersion blender) REALLY made it light and airy. SOOOO yummy! I plan to serve it to guests the next time I have people over for dinner! It's THAT good! :)

Hope you enjoy!
xo
Abby

Mushroom Barley Soup

Posted on February 24, 2015

I grew up in the NJ and NY where the kosher delis had amazing chicken soup and also incredible mushroom barley soup!

I happen to really love mushrooms so I wanted my mushroom barley soup to have a strong shroom flavor. I really think the mushroom stock AND the dried porcinis give this soup a rich flavor. Although I used a vegetarian mushroom stock, I’m sure just a plain veggie stock would work too. The result: a super satisfying, warming and hearty soup!

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Decadent Vegan Hot Chocolate

Posted on February 22, 2015

For all my friends and family freezing their tushies off in the Northeast, this decadent, delicious, rich & luxurious vegan hot chocolate is for you! (Stay tuned for my Winter Soup Series coming soon!)

I have to say I do love my other (vegan) hot coco recipe. Both are super easy and WAY healthier than the alternatives. BUT that one is more like the Swiss Miss version. THIS one is like the decadent Ghiradelli (at City Bakery in NYC) version! SO yummy! 

It's rich, thick, chocolatey, sinfully yummy, sweetened only with natural sugar and protein packed! It's got essential nutrients and can actually increase serotonin levels, great for boosting your mood! So good, and so good for you!

My hubby was lucky I let him have a sip. Making him his own mug tonight! Cheers!

VEGAN HOT CHOCOLATE
Serves: 1

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (dairy/gluten free & paleo)

Posted on February 9, 2015

CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup organic cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 4 large organic cage-free eggs (you can try egg replacer to make it vegan, let me know if it works!)
  • ¼ cup organic coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup raw local honey


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pulse together dry ingredients in a food processor
  2. Pulse in wet ingredients
  3. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and scoop ¼ cup into each
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes
  5. Cool and frost (see below)

 

FROSTING

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup chopped chocolate (leftover bars, chopped up or chocolate chips)
  • ½ cup organic coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp raw local honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch pink Himalayan salt

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Protein-Packed Skin Supporting Gummy Snacks

Posted on January 8, 2015

As I mentioned in my last post on bone broths, gelatin & collagen are super healthy for your skin, joints, hair and nails, and also supports your digestive system! These gummies are also packed with protein, making them a great (healthy) snack for my little girl, or anyone following a Paleo diet!

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