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Southern Hummus

If you enjoy the traditional Hummus, adding peanut butter instead of the traditional Tahini paste, gives it a Southern twist.  This is a very healthy snack and easy to make.  If you don’t have time to cook your own garbanzo beans from scratch just choose only the best quality boxed product.  Choose organic and low […]

Salsa Fresca

Living in South Florida we have a great influence of Latin flavors so if If you like Hummus, you have to try this variation of it.  You can have this as an appetizer or add it as a topping to your veggie or turkey burger and now you have healthy and a gourmet dish!

Meat-Less Meat Tacos

Everyone loves tacos, specially children.   Here we have a variation of the traditional taco style where instead of beef we are using mushrooms, walnuts and spices to make the taco meat, perfect for meat-less Mondays.  This combination of mushroom and walnut makes it so tasty and crunchy that I promise you wont miss the […]

Falafel

The story goes that Falafel, despite its strong connection with Israel, actually originates from Egypt, and was originally made from Faba beans. Its roots can be traced right back to the Christian of Egypt who were forbidden from eating meat during certain holidays and came up with a falafel-like alternative. This traditional recipe is full […]

Lentil Meatless Meatballs

Lentil  Meatballs! This is one of our favorite recipes at The Real Food Academy. The first time we rolled it out on  a Saturday Cooking Class, the kids where a little apprehensive due to the fact that they where mixing lentils and oats, one of them even said that it was weird to mix the […]

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

This recipe does not miss having the meat to be a really good “chili”. However, you can always add ground turkey if you can’t live without.  The combination of flavors make it a winner!

Pear, Carrot and Cabbage Salad

Rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber, pears may help with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Combine them with cabbage, toasted sunflower seeds and our citrus dressing for a perfect Spring Salad.