Hummus

2 cups cooked chick peas (according to the package) ¼ -½ cup bean liquid 3oz (1/3 cup) tahini (see recipe) ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup of lemon juice or a 2oz peeled section of lemon 2-3 cloves of garlic 1-3 tsp garlic salt 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order…

Nonfried Refried Beans

1 lb dried pinto beans 6 cups of water 2 tsp beef bouillon Salt (to taste) Quick soak- Place washed and sorted beans and the water into a 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low for 1 hour. After 1 hour stir in the bouillon. Continue…

Ratatouille and Brown Rice Dinner

I made this for the family last night and offered it to Mathew for the first time.  He was hesitant at first but, after I fed him the first spoon, it was all bright eyes and smiles! Brown rice: 1 cup of brown rice 1 tablespoon of butter 2 cups of water 2 tsp chicken…

Mellow Yellow Power Smoothie

I whipped this up after a trip to the gym with my husband.  He tasted it and loved it.  He suggested I add a bit of nutmeg to it and use it as a replacement for eggnog during the the holidays.  That’s saying something because he REALLY loves eggnog.  He might just have something there. …

Mixed Fruit “Pudding”

3 cups frozen (thawed) or fresh fruit 4 tsp Ball Instant Pectin 1. Place the fruit into the Vitamix container and secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Turn machine on and increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 4. Blend for about 30 seconds or until the fruit is well blended and completely…

Matthew’s Oatmeal

This is the recipe that started it all.  After I blend this in the Vitamix, my family comes into the kitchen looking for the apple pie because that’s exactly what it smells like.  Even if you or your child has never liked oatmeal, give this recipe a try.  You will be amazed at how good…