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Seven Seed Slaw

This is the easiest recipe I have ever made.  It was given to me by the chef of the rolling stones! He was my cooking teacher if you can imagine that. I of course modified it to protect his original recipe but it's still so darn good.  All you do is roast the seeds in a dry pan until it's fragrant. Once it's fragrant I leave it on for a couple extra minutes because I'm a rebel. Just make sure to continue to toss them so they don't burn and watch out for "popping" seeds. You don't want them to hit your skin. Those babies are HOT! You can use regular coleslaw or purple. I like purple because of the...

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Peanut and Sweet Potato Soup

I just returned from a luxurious 4 days of pampering at a resort and spa where they served us 5 course meals EVERY NIGHT.  The entire resort was organic from the bedding to the spa products, to the food.  So you know I ate A LOT of that GOOD food. The last thing I want right now is a heavy meal. So when I came back to an empty fridge, this was the soup I had on my mind because it's oh so good, AND this is the type of soup anyone can make when your fridge is bare. Spices are a main ingredient and when do you not have freshly ground peanut butter on hand. That's what I thought. Never. I...

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Green Goddess Salad

I was feeling a little off centered today so I did what I normally do when I need to re-center. I played in my garden and made some great new recipes and food in the kitchen.  I decided to try a new recipe from Gwyneth Paltro's  site.  I was blown away by how delicious her dressing was.  This is what I paired it with. Enjoy and please leave me feedback.  Thanks xo -The Urban Hippie Salad 1/2 cup organic quinoa 1/2 cup organic wild rice 1 cup lettuce 3 carrots (chopped) 5 sliced strawberries 1 avocado sliced 1/4 cup pistatios 1/4 cup chives 1 tsp sesame seeds 2 stems of basil 2 stems of oregano 2 stems of parsley Green Goddess Dressing   Recipe from ‘It’s...

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