Updates from our Health Ministry

Fruit Smoothies- frozen banana

Break your banana up into smaller pieces for easy blending. Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until desired consistency- For a thicker, ice cream like smoothie, blend less. Top with cinnamon and enjoy.

Baked Plantains (yellow)

Ingredients Four (4) very ripe plantains Cooking spray (coconut or olive) Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cut the ends off of the plantains and peel. Cut each plantain on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices. Arrange in single layer and coat tops with cooking spray. Bake, turning occasionally, for […]

Baked Plantain (green)

Ingredients 1 green plantain 1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil, melted 1/2 teaspoon sea salt {or more to your liking} Directions Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the ends off and then score the length of the plantain with about three evenly spaced cuts. Don’t cut […]

Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic Vinegar

• 2 1/2 pounds small eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme • 1 cup balsamic vinegar • Vegetable oil, for grill • Fresh basil, torn, for sprinkling Throw in the sliced eggplant, tossing delicately with the […]

Roasted Pumpkin or Butternut Squash with Sage

• 1 medium pumpkin or butternut squash or a similar winter squash • 2 medium onions, cut into 1-inch chunks • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • Kosher salt • 2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage Line a large baking pan or roasting pan with foil. Lightly oil the foil or […]

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad Recipe

• 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon • 2 English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced • 6 green onions, chopped • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumbers, green onions and mint. In […]

Tomato-and-Fruit Salad

Ingredients • 2 pounds watermelon, sliced • 2 pounds honeydew melon, sliced • 1 fresh peach, sliced • 2 nectarines, sliced • 2 red plums, cut into wedges • 1 green tomato, sliced • 1 pound assorted heirloom tomatoes, sliced or cubed • 1 (12-oz.) package baby heirloom tomatoes, halved • 6 to 8 fresh […]


Ingredients 1 medium head of cauliflower 1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil 2/3 cup sliced scallions 4 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce 2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce or to taste Instructions Cut and trim the cauliflower into florets. Rice the cauliflower by either processing it in a food processor with a grater attachment, pulsing it in […]

Spicy Cauliflower Rice, Cinnamon-Paprika Sweet Potatoes & Avocado Mash

Ingredients Roasted Cinnamon-Paprika Sweet Potatoes 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups) 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or other high-heat oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon smoked paprika Sea salt, to taste (I use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) Spicy Cauliflower Rice 1 head medium cauliflower, cut into florets 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 5 scallions, thinly sliced (white and light […]

Vegetable Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients Fajita Veggies 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 2 green bell peppers, seeded and sliced into 1/3-inch-thick strips 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced into strips Sea salt, to taste Cauliflower Rice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste 1 15- ounce can black beans, drained and thoroughly […]