It's Party Time!

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I love creating healthy and delicious treats for people to enjoy together. If you’re hosting a birthday party, girls night, bible study or just entertaining a group of friends here are a few of my go-to party treats!

All treats are dairy free, gluten free, grain free & plant based!:)
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Pineapple, Orange & Mint Water
Ingredients

1 Pineapple, sliced
2 Oranges, sliced (I used Blood Oranges)
Handful of Mint Leaves
Instructions
1. Slice oranges and pineapple
2. Fill large water container halfway full (without ice)
3. Place mint, oranges and pineapple in water and let sit for 1 hour before serving
4. When ready to serve, add ice and water to fill the container

Guacamole
Serves: 4- I double the recipe for a party!
Ingredients
3 Avocados
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded & diced
1/4 White onion, diced
2 tbs Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Lime, juiced
1/2 tsp Salt
Instructions
1. Remove pits from avocados and place avocados in medium sized bowl, mash with fork to desired consistency
2. Remove seeds from jalapeño, chop and place in bowl
3. Dice white onion and place in bowl
4. Finely chop cilantro and place in bowl
5. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into bowl
6. Season with 1/2 tsp salt
7. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve

Halli’s Salsa
Serves: 8
Ingredients
1 28 oz can Whole Tomatoes, with juice
2 10 oz cans Rotel, original
1/4 cup White Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cumin
1 large handful Fresh Cilantro
1 Jalapeno, diced
1-2 Limes, juiced
Instructions
1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender, blend until smooth
2. Add more salt and lime if needed
3. Cover, place in refrigerator and let sit for about 3 hours before serving

Plant Based 3 Layer Dip
Serves: 8
Pan Size: 9 inch round pie pan
The dip includes a layer of refried black beans, guacamole and pico with a chipotle salsa drizzle.
Black Bean Layer
1 can Refried Black Beans
1 can San Marcos Chipotle Salsa
Guacamol
3 Avocados
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded & diced
1/4 White onion, diced
2 tbs Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Lime, juiced
1/2 tsp Salt
Instructions
1. Remove pits from avocados and place avocados in medium sized bowl, mash with fork to desired consistency
2. Remove seeds from jalapeño, chop and place in bowl
3. Dice white onion and place in bowl
4. Finely chop cilantro and place in bowl
5. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into bowl
6. Season with 1/2 tsp salt
Pico
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, diced
1/2 White onion, diced
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded & diced
2 tbs Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Lime, juiced
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
2 tbs Olive Oil
Instructions
1. Dice white onion, cherry tomatoes and place in medium sized bowl
2. Remove seeds from jalapeno, dice and place in bowl
3. Finely chop fresh cilantro and place in bowl
4. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime in bowl
5. Pour 2 tbs olive oil in bowl
6. Season with salt and pepper

How To Assemble
1. Spread entire can of refried black beans in the bottom of the pan
2. Cover and place in the refrigerator while you make the other components
3. Make guacamole and pico
4. Remove pan from refrigerator
5. Add a thin layer of the chipotle salsa on top of the beans- the more you add, the spicier it will be
6. Add layer of guacamole
7. Add layer of pico
8. Top with fresh cilantro
9. Cover and place in refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes to an hour before serving

Serve with Siete Chips

Nightshade Free Lemon Pesto Pasta

Nutrition

Lemon Pesto Pasta
Servings: 2

What are nightshade vegetables?
Nightshades are a family of vegetabels that have been found to aggravate arthritic symptoms (pain and inflammation) in some people. Nightshade vegetables include: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers. Removing nightshades from the diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms. For those of you that love pasta, but want to avoid nightshades, this is the recipe for you! It’s gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free and vegan.
**Crushed red pepper flakes in picture, not in recipe below-do not add if you have a food sensativity**
Enjoy! XX

Have more questions about diet and autoimmune disorders? Contact Me!

Ingredients
6 ounces of Gluten Free Brown Rice Spaghetti- option to substitute from spaghetti squash or zoodles
½ cup Vegan Pesto- I used Le GRAND Garden Pesto From Whole Food
2 cups of Arugula
2 tbs Pine Nuts
Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
1. Follow instructions on box for pasta
2. Drain pasta
3. In a large skillet over low heat, add pesto and a ½ cup water, stir
4. Add pasta to skillet and toss
5. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes
6. Add pine nuts and arugula
7. Remove pasta from heat
8. Squeeze fresh lemon
9. Serve & Enjoy!

Aloha Roll + Detox Salad

Nutrition

Aloha Roll from Whole Foods + Detox Salad

Ingredients
2 Cups Lettuce, spring mix
1 Avocado, sliced
1/4 cup Carrots, shredded
3 Sweet peppers, diced
1 tbs Spicy Sprouts
Detox Dressing
1/2 Lemon
1 tbs Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
** Option to use Green Goddess Dressing from Trader Joe’s**
Instructions
1. Place lettuce in bowl
2. Top with avocado, carrots, sweet peppers & sprouts
3. Dress salad with olive oil, lemon and black pepper
Enjoy! XX

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