Monday, October 31, 2011

No-Bake Apple Crisp

My super easy and fast apple crisp made in a skillet!  To make it a little healthier just skip the butter, put a little water in the pan with the apples, cover and steam.

Makes 1 serving


1 Tbsp butter (or vegan Earth Balance)
1 Apple, cored and diced
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
1/4 cup Granola


Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and stir.  Cook until tender 5-8 minutes. 

Drizzle apples with agave nectar and stir to evenly coat. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes until nice and gooey!

Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and top with granola.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Easy Tomato Florentine Soup

This is a super easy tomato florentine soup that uses pre-made tomato soup, with beans, orzo, and spinach to make it a complete meal.  So yummy and goes great with some crusty bread, or even grilled cheese if you want to induldge! 
Note:  you can also subsitute any other small pasta or grain for the orzo.

Printable Recipe


½ cup dry orzo
1 32oz carton tomato soup (I recommend Imagine Creamy Tomato - its non-dairy too)
1 15oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups fresh baby spinach

Basil oil for garnish (optional)

1 frozen basil cube, thawed
2 tsp olive oil


Cook orzo according to package (I recommend slightly under cooking), drain and set aside.

In a small dish mix basil and olive oil, set aside.

Add tomato soup to a pot with cannellini beans and cook until heated through. Add spinach and orzo and cook until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.

To serve ladle into bowls and with a small spoon, drizzle the basil oil in the over the center of each bowl (this will make it look like something out of a restaurant). Take a moment to look at it and say “wow, that’s so pretty”, then eat!