Serenity Valley Studio

A few of our most requested recipes...

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing Dip For Veggies:

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1/3 Cup lemon Juice

3/4 Cup Thai Cocunut Water

1 Cup Cashew Whole Nuts

2-3 garlic cloves (peeled)

Directions: In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.


Cucumber Dill Quinoa Salad:

1/2 cup sliced raw almonds

1 cup white or golden quinoa

2 cups vegetable or chicken stock

3 Tbsp extra virgi olive oil

3 Tbsp white wine vinegar or white rice vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups chopped cucumber

1/2 cup sliced green onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Directions: Reheat oven to 350F. Spread almonds evenly on baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes until the amlonds are lightly toasted. Remove from oven and set aside.

Place dry quinoa in large saucepan and heat on medium setting. Shake saucepan from side to side to turn quinoa and toast evenly. Toast the quinoa for 3 to 5 minutes. Add vegetable or chicken stock to saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes, then turn heat off but keep the covered saucepan on the burner for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the saucepan lid, fluff the quinoa with a fork and allow to cool completely.

In small bowl, whisk together oil,vinegar and salt. Add oil mixture to saucepan of cooled quinoa and mix. In Large bowl toss the quinoa, cucumber, green onion and dill. Just before serving sprinkly on toasted almonds.


Super Foods Coleslaw:

Broccoli Slaw is made from thinly sliced or shredded broccoli stems, cabbage, and carrots. You can use it as-is in many recipes, or add your own or a purchased coleslaw dressing for a healthy side salad.
2 heads fresh broccoli
1/4 head cabbage
2 carrots

Cut the florets off the broccoli heads and reserve for another use. Trim the ends from the broccoli stems and peel if the outer skin is tough. Push them through a food processor fitted with the shredding blade.

Add to broccoli
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
1 apple diced

3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
Heat in microwave for 30 seconds

Then Add to the dressing:
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
black pepper

Complete by mixing the dressing into the broccoli slaw until lightly dressed.


Best Chicken Kabob Marinade:

¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup Tamari or Bragg’s liquid aminos
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp ginger, grated
2 Tbsp garlic, minced

Wisk all ingredients and pour over cubed beef, lamb or chicken. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, place on skewers and then grill or broil until cooked through.


Anita's Amazing Kale Salad:

2 bunches kale
2 beets
3 carrots
1 small red cabbage
1/4 cup each pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Olive oil
Dijon mustard
Balsamic vinegar