Sprouts are fun and easy to grow and are delicious, alkaline and packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. These fun little projects are also a great source of vitamins E, C, B and A as well as potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and protein. Sprouting unlocks the nutrients & protein inside the plant cells more readily and makes the protein found beans as well as nuts & seeds more bioavailable and more digestible. Sprouting as well as soaking, or fermenting foods also significantly reduces enzyme inhibitors, greatly increasing the digestibility and absorption of all nutrients in food, including amino acids.
For a more in-depth look at why sprouting is so awesome, check out my guy Dr. Josef Mercola’s article.
Step #1 Select Your Bean & Quantity:
Use organic beans such as adzuki, lentils, mung beans or chickpeas. The beans beans will at least double in size during sprouting, so only prepare as many sprouts as you can eat in about 4 weeks. The fastest to sprout are mung beans and lentils, especially if you live in a humid climate. My favorite beans are adzuki beans (shown here) for their nutty texture, high protein and iron and anti-oxidant content. Most dry beans are good for sprouting but you want to avoid black beans as they can be toxic. Note that “split” beans or peas will not sprout.
Step #2- Soak Your Beans:
Place your beans in a wide-mouthed glass jar and fill with filtered water until the beans are covered by about 4 inches of water (use this rule for any amount for beans). Allow them to soak in the water overnight, or for about 8 to 12 hours and then rinse and drain them very well as they can go off if they are too moist. I do this several times inside the jar. Cover with a piece screen from the hardware store (shown here) or a piece of cheesecloth. Leave the jar in a semi-lit place while the beans sprout (I like my kitchen near the window). (more…)
There are some items that you will always find in my pantry…no matter what. These are ingredients that make an appearance in my recipes often and are for the most part pretty easy to find. With a well stocked pantry and a couple nice veggies (even frozen) you can always come up with something in a pinch. This will safe guard you from having to go to the store when you have no time or energy to cook and prefer not to order out (good choice). The items listed below however are nonnegotiables in my kitchen and always in stock. They store long term and will make whipping up a quick and nutritious meal a cinch.
~ Homemade Cashew Milk
~ Soda Stream Bubbly Water
~ Pure Pomegranate Juice
~ Parmesean & Manchego cheese
~ Organic Miso Paste (mellow white and red) for This Kale Salad
~ Organic Sun Dried Tomatoes packed in oil (save the oil for salad dressing)
~ Organic Jarred Roasted Peppers
~ Kalamata & Green Olives
~ Homemade Vegetable Stock
~ Dijon Mustard
~ Red & Green Thai Curry Paste
~ Peeled garlic- Whole and some that has been chopped in a food processor and stored in olive oil (NOT the chopped garlic from the store PLEASE!)
~ Organic Sprouted Lentils & Mung Beans
~ Organic Apples
~ Organic Kale
~ Organic Carrots
~ Organic Lemons
~ Organic Fresh Ginger
~ Always Always Fresh Organic Herbs such as Parsley, Basil, Cilantro, Dill
~ Organic Sriracha Hot Sauce
~ Wonton Wrappers
~ Sprouted Ezekial Sesame Bread
~ Organic Peas
~ A Nice Loaf of Local Whole Grain Bread
~ Leftover Chocolate Cherry Bombs, Carrot Cake Truffles or Chocolate & Coconut Truffles for evening snacking
~ Frozen Bananas & Other Fruit for quick ‘n’ clean “Ice Cream”
~ Raw Cashews for recipes such as Creamy Vegan Pesto
~ Hazelnuts for One of my Favorite Salads
~ TONS of other Nuts & Seeds~ sunflower, almonds, peanuts, mac nuts, pine nuts, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
~ Things I Keep Toasted for quick sprinkling~ sliced almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dry flaked coconut
~ Organic Flax & Chia Seeds
~ Large Jars of my NAKED nut Butter or other brand
~ Organic Raisins
~ Organic Pitted Dates
~ Organic Nori for these Raw Nori Rolls and more
~ Organic Tahini
~ Organic Nutritional Yeast
~ Organic Dried Lentils, Garbanzos, Black Beans, etc
~ Organic Canned Black Beans & Garbanzos
~ Organic Coconut Milk (full fat) for THIS easy pantry meal
~ Organic Canned Tomatoes
~ Jarred Tomato Sauce from my parents garden…yummy!
~ Yellow & Red Onions
~ Organic Quinoa
~ Organic Millet
~ Organic Whole Grain & Quinoa Pasta
~ Organic Brown Rice
~ Organic Popcorn
~ Organic Brown Rice Cakes
~ Organic Whole Rolled Oats
~ Organic Garbanzo Flour
~ Organic Coconut Flour to Make These Muffins & So Much More
~ Organic Whole Wheat Flour
~ Whole Grain Bread Crumbs
~ Organic Coconut Sugar
~ Maple Syrup
~ Raw Cacao Powder for These Fudgy Brownies & Chocolate Avocado Mousse
~ Aluminum Free Baking Powder
~ Baking Soda
~ Organic Stevia Powder
~ Organic Fair Trade Coffee
~ Organic Wheat Grass Powder
~ Organic Spirulina Powder
Oils, Vinegars, Spices
~ Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
~ Organic Olive Oil
~ Lucini Estate Select Olive Oil, Lemon, Basil & Chili Oils
~ Lucini Balsamic Vinegar
~ Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
~ Red Wine Vinegar
~ Sherry Vinegar
~ Rice Wine Vinegar
~ Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
~ Organic Nama Shoyu Soy Sauce
~ Himalayan Pink Salt
~ Different Finishing Salts such as Maldon, Smoked & Vanilla Salts
~ Madras Style Curry Powder
~ Smoked Paprika for yummy dishes such as this Moroccan Carrot Salad
~ Cayenne Pepper
~ Chili Flakes
~ Chili Powder
~ Dulse Flakes
~ Garam Masala
~ Local Honey
I am sure that I have a few things tucked away that have been forgotten about but you get the idea. Organize your pantry a bit and make some room, make a list and go shopping. There are some great recipes to start with on this site and they will keep coming!
This is a complete list of The Naked Bite’s cooking class menus. Private classes are available for individuals or for your own group of friends. Visit the Classes & Services page for more information. We are committed to sourcing as locally as possible. To maintain this standard we will sometimes substitute certain veggie for options that are seasonal and farm fresh, the only way to cook!
So Fresh & So Clean
Bright, cleansing recipes to inspire your inner health-nut & excite your taste buds.
~Watermelon, Coconut- Ginger Juice
~Spice Roasted Edamame Trail Mix with Cranberries
~Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing
~Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes with Chimichurri
~Powerhouse Gluten Free Bread
Healthy Mexicana Flair, Ole!
My almost famous ceviche and guacamole like you’ve never had!
~ Cauliflower or Fish Ceviche with Coconut Milk, Cilantro & Macadamia
~ Cabbage Slaw with Spicy Pepitas and Cumin Vinaigrette
~ Handmade Tortillas
~ Green Goddess Guac & Charred Tomato Salsa (unique twists on the classics!)
~ Ambrosia Coconut Macaroons
Healthy Mexicana Flair, Ole! Part Dos
A second addition to one of my favorite classes
~ Fresh Tomatillo Salsa
~ Guacamole with Toasted Pepitas & Pomegranate Seeds
~ Mango Jicama Salad with Cilantro & Lime
~ Corn & Goat Cheese Tamale
~ Spiced Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate
Meatless Monday Madness #1
Who needs the meat? Plant-based, Gluten-Free
~ Garlic Rosemary Almond Crackers
~ Shiitake Jicama Lettuce Wraps with Sesame & Ginger
~ Black Bean Pasta with Peas & Creamy Avocado Garlic Sauce
~ Spicy Coconut Chickpea Curry
~ Mediterranean Style Brown Rice & Chickpeas
Meatless Monday Madness #2
You will never miss the meat, ignite your passion for plants in new and inspired ways.Plant-based, Gluten-Free
~ Kale & Sage Pesto On Local Crusty Bread
~ Tomato & Shaved Fennel Salad with Avocado and Za’Taar
~ Spicy Southwestern Kelp Noodles with Pumpkin Seeds & Cilantro
~ Roasted Veggie Bundles with Garlic & Herbs
~ Indian Curried Cauliflower Filled Twice Baked Potatoes
Meatless Monday Madness #3
Still not missing the meat!
~ Spring Pea Hummus with Mint
~ Sheared Farm Egg with Garlic Chive Pistou
~ Seasonal Veg & Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette & Picked Herbs
~ Tomato & Eggplant Gratin with Pecorino Cheese & Olive Oil
~ Chocolate Cherry Rice Crispy Treats
Plant-Based Power (you won’t know what hit ya!)
Make plants the BEST thing on your plate- even if you serve them with a side ‘o’ meat.
~ Roasted Eggplant Baba Ganouj with Fresh Veggies
~ Shaved Root Vegetable Salad with Picked Herbs & Toasted Hazelnuts
~ Heirloom Tomato & Roasted Garlic Farinata (Tucsan dish kinda like a pizza only made with chickpea four)
~ Zucchini Cakes with Garlicky Coconut Dill Sauce
~ TLTA- Crispy Tempeh, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich, OH my!
~ Chocolate Banana Cashew Bombs
Plant-Based Power #2 (you won’t know what hit ya again!)
Meat eaters don’t be fooled, you can use these recipes whether you are veggie or not. I will give variations that apply.
~ Chickpea “Tuna” Salad with Avocado
~ Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions & Kale
~ Caesar Salad with Garlic Cashew Dressing
~ Tempeh Bolognese with Roasted Spaghetti Squash
~ Rich Dark Chocolate Pudding
Plant-Based Power #3
And you thought you didn’t like veggies!
~ Chilled Thai Coconut Carrot Soup
~ Watermelon Cucumber Arugula Salad with Mint and Cashew Cheese
~ Eggplant Bánh Mì Tacos with Serrano Aioli
~ Summer Fruit Kombucha “Sangria”
Jazz Up Your Veggies
Some new and interesting ways to do go meatless or to excite your side dishes.
~ Caramelized Onion Cauliflower Puree
~ Sesame Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
~ Broccoli & Avocado Grilled Cheese
~ Roasted Mixed Mushroom Parcels with Sherry & Tarragon
~ Spice Roasted Whole Cauliflower
~ Asparagus with Honey Mustard Pepita Sauce
Quick Weeknight Meals & Easy Variations #1
We will take the same ingredients and make different dishes to minimize your shopping and weekday work load!
~ Crispy Hummus Ravioli & Roasted Pepper Romesco Sauce
~ Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds, Avocado & Lemon Vinaigrette
~ Citrus Balsamic Glazed Tofu or Chicken with Smoked Paprika
~ Herb & Toasted Quinoa Zucchini Pilaf
~ The Perfect Banana “Ice Cream”
Quick Weeknight Meals & Easy Variations #2
We will take the same ingredients and make different dishes to minimize your shopping and weekday work load!
~ Creamy Pesto Dip with Veggies
~ Kale & Garbanzo Salad, Sunflower Seeds, Cherry Tomatoes & Sesame
~ Quick Tomato Sauce with Quinoa Spaghetti
~ Chick Pea Crepe with Roasted Mushrooms & Tomatoes
~ Chocolate Strawberry “Milkshake”
Awesome Summer Entertaining Recipes
These recipes have a refreshing take on classics and are great for entertaining or pretty much anytime!
~ Spicy Avocado & Sweet Corn Dip
~ Pizza with Carrot Crust, Tomatoes & Feta
~ Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Sauce
~ Tuscan White Bean Burgers with Pesto
~ Roasted Potato Broccoli Salad with Mustard & Herbs
~ Minted Watermelon Cooler
Ode to the Mango
Let’s celebrate the local mango with a variety of brand new recipes.
~ Spicy Tart Mango with Chili & Lime
~ Kale Salad with Mango, Goat Cheese & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
~ Black Bean Corn Salad with Mango & Cilantro
~ Blackened Local Fish with Mango Salsa
~ Creamy Coconut Mango Lassie
Inspirations From Costa Rica
Come enjoy the inspirations from the vegetarian yoga retreat I completed in Costa Rica!
~ Creamy Chilled Vegetable Bisque
~ Baked Yucca Chips with Mango Avocado Salsa
~ Jungle Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
~ Spicy Black Beans & Veggies with Brown Rice (my version of gallo pinto)
~ Detoxing Green Banana Shake
Flavors of Fall
The beginning of October is reason enough to get ready for those delicious fall flavors!
~ Pecan Sage Dip with Crisp Pears
~ Shaved Butternut Squash & Kelp Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce
~ Curry Acorn Squash & Apple Bisque with Rosemary
~ Broken Lasagna with Marsala Mushrooms, Fennel, Parsley & Sage (GF)
~ Grain-free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (with coconut flour)
The Perfect Meal #1
The perfect menu, well rounded and simple!
~ Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas
~ Super Greens Green Salad with Herb Dressing
~ Garlic Baked Cauliflower with Parmesan
~ Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Olives & Dijon
~ Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies
The Perfect Meal #2
A great meal for family or for entertaining!
~ Kalamata & Dried Fig Tapenade
~ Citrus & Avocado Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts
~ Garlic Celery Root Puree
~ Whole Roasted Fish with Cauliflower, Raisins & Herbs
~ Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Cake
Spring Has Sprung!
Although the South Florida bounty is winding down the rest of the country is ramping up with some amazing Spring produce!
~ Shaved Beet and Carrot Summer Rolls with Tahini Sauce
~ Roasted Asparagus with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto
~ Herb & Garlic Artichokes with Lemon
~ Cashew Cheese Ravioli with Minted Spring Pea Puree
~ Mango Cobbler with Coconut Whipped Cream
Raw Revolution #1
Fun and delicious ways to retain more vital nutrients in your diet!
~ Vanilla Almond Milk
~ Vegetable Nori rolls with avocado and coconut ginger dipping sauce
~ Kale Salad with sweet potato, and creamy miso dressing
~ AAAHHHHmazing raw pasta with sun dried tomato sauce
~ Make those fun crunchy sprouts that WF sells for $4 a pint!
~ Chocolate Coconut Bliss Balls
Raw Revolution #2
More delicious recipes to maximum the nutrients in your food!
~ Spiced Creamy Corn Chowder
~ Raw Save the Tuna Salad
~ Veggie Hand Rolls with Sesame Root Rice
~ Sprouting 101
~ Sprouted Lentils with Coconut Curry Sauce
~ Mamey Pudding with Orange Cashew Cream
Rev Up Your VitaMix #1 (most recipes work in classic blenders as well)
You do not need a VitaMix to use and LOVE these recipes!
~ Spicy Artichoke Hummus with Herbs
~ Watermelon Gaspacho with Avocado Salsa
~ Lentil & Brown Rice Polenta with Seasonal Veggies
~ Quick & Creamy Cashew Alfredo Pasta (vegan & gluten free)
~ Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free & sugar-free)
Rev Up Your VitaMix #2 (most recipes work in classic blenders as well)
LOVE this amazing machine even more!
~ Apple Coconut Ginger Green Smoothie
~ Knock You Sockes Off Chipotle Queso Dip
~ Fennel & Apple Bisque with Turmeric
~ Falafel with Spicy Lemon Coconut Sauce
~ Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes with Cranberry Compote
Rev Up Your VitaMix #3 (most recipes work in classic blenders as well)
The LOVE affair just goes on and on!
~ Carrot Ginger Smoothie
~ Mediterranean Chickpea “Tuna” Salad
~ Kale Sage Pesto With Quinoa Linguine
~ Sweet Potato Feta Bake with Dill
~ To Die for Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (aka Nutella!)
Rev Up Your VitaMix #4 (most recipes work in classic blenders as well)
Even more recipes – You do not need a VitaMix to use and LOVE these recipes!
~ Green Goddess Gazpacho
~ Romaine Salad with OFS (out “freaking” standing) Dressing
~ Zucchini Fettucini “Alfredo”
~ Carrot Chickpea Mash (a great stand-in for mashed potatoes)
~ Gluten-Free Almond Pancakes
Thai Food Demystified #1
So easy, you can make it in your home! *Please note that this class uses fish sauce in most recipes.
~ Bo Pia Pak- vegetable summer rolls with mint, naam pla dipping sauce
~ Som Tum- green papaya salad with peanuts
~ Tawu Yang Pak Thai- cilantro and turmeric grilled chicken or tofu
~ Kang Pak- Red curry fried vegetables with kaffir lime leaves
~ Mango Lime Pudding
Thai Food Demystified #2
Learn to make this unique and easy cuisine at home! *Please note that this class uses fish sauce in most recipes.
~ Larb Lettuce Wraps ~ crispy tempeh with mint
~ Thai Cucumber Mango Salad with Herbs
~ Phad Thai Pak ~ rice noodles with vegetables & egg
~ Keaw Wan Pak ~ spicy thai green curry
~ Coconut Caramelized Bananas with sesame
Thai Food Demystified #3
The third installment of one of our most popular classes. These recipes and techniques are simple and easy to use!
~ Tom Yum Pak- Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup
~ Yam Kai Dow- Spicy Salad with Fried Eggs
~ Pad Ga Prow Tawu- Tofu with Thai Basil & Chili
~ Cow Mapraw- Ginger Coconut Rice
~ Cha Dam Yen- Thai Iced Tea
Parts of Japan have some of the healthiest and longest living people, come learn why!
~ Edamame Dumplings with Soy Ginger Broth
~ Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
~ Cucumber Seaweed Salad with Sesame
~ Chilled Buckwheat Soba Noodles & Vegetables
~ Green Tea Banana Ice Cream
Paleo, Gluten & Refined Sugar-Free Treats
Enjoy hearty salads and tame the sugar cravings with fun and easy alternative treats!
~ Fudgy Brownies with a twist
~ Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins
~ Raw Carrot Cake Truffles
~ Paleo Almond Cranberry Bars
~ Almond Cranberry Granola Bars with Coconut
~ Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Pudding
~ Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Salads in a Snap
Fresh and simple ideas to beat the summer heat!
~ Asian Edamame Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing
~ Rainbow Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing & Toasted Cashews
~ Quick Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad with Feta
~ Arugula & Shaved Fennel Salad, Brown Butter Dressing & Summer Peaches
~ Super Green Greens with Green Goddess Dressing
~ Tuscan Kale with Mango, Tahini Dressing & Sunflower Seeds
~ Roasted Beet & Quinoa Chopped Salad with Tahini Dressing
~ Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Chick Peas & Sesame
~ Shaved Carrot Salad with Raisins & Smoked Paprika Miso Dressing
That’s Amore: Italian Night!
Learn some tips from my family heritage and a truly passionate cuisine!
~ Shaved Fennel & Ricotta Bruschetta with Grilled Bread (we will make the cheese!)
~ Handmade Wholewheat Fettuccine with Arugula Pesto
~ Green Beans Braised in Tomato Sauce
~ Shaved Zucchini Ribbon Salad~ Locatelli, Toasted pinenuts, Lemon Oil
~ Zabagilone, Summer Peaches & Mint
Breakfast for Champions
Inspire the most important meal of the day.
~ Almond Sunflower Coconut Granola parfait
~ Miso Toast with Avocado Mash
~ Green Eggs & Seasonal Veggies
~ Spicy Scrambled Tempeh
~ Creamy Millet Breakfast Pudding with Seasonal Fruit
~ Grain Free Almond Scones with Local Fruit Jam
Ready to sharpen those knives and hone your chopping skills? You cannot quantify how much easier cooking is when you polish these skills. Don’t worry we will eat what we chop!
~ Bring a chef’s knife, paring knife, and a cutting board and we will get choppin’!
~ Balsamic Caramelized Onions with Crostini
~ Chopp Chopp Chopped Salad
~ Mixed Vegetable Soup with Curry
Unique and Easy Party Apps
Planning to entertain? Don’t let old and tired recipes be the fall back.
~ Spicy Salmon/Tuna Poke, Avocado & Furikake
~ D’Anjou Pear & Gorgonzola Salad Rolls with Toasted Walnuts
~ Deviled Farm Egg with Thai Curry & Scallions
~ Savory Butternut Squash flatbread, Sage & Goat Cheese
~ Chocolate & Banana Wontons with Raspberry Dipping Sauce
Spice it up a bit this year with some new ideas that will lift you up not weigh you down!
~ Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Pomegranate & Hazelnut Brown Butter Dressing (or made with olive oil)
~ Gluten Free Quinoa & Wild Mushroom Dressing with Sage
~ Spiced Cranberry & Starfruit Chutney
~ Cauliflower Parsnip Puree
~ Walnut Sage Patties with Mushroom Gravy
~ Pumpkin Maple Custards
Private Class Protein Selections
Are you choosing a menu for a private event? Here are more non-vegetarian protein options.
~ Smoked Paprika Seared Fish or Shrimp with Citrus Balsamic Glaze
~ Pesto Grilled Fish or Shrimp
~ Blackened Fish or Shrimp with Romesco Sauce or Mango Salsa
~ Lemon Herb Grilled Fish
~ Orange Ginger Fish (similar to teriyaki)
~ Roasted Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes & Herbs
~ Spice & Yogurt Seared Shrimp
~ Za’taar Grilled Fish or Shrimp
~ Classic Fish Picatta
~ Tawu Yang Pak Thai- cilantro and turmeric grilled chicken or tofu
~ Rosemary Garlic Roasted Whole Chicken
~ Smoked Paprika Seared Chicken or Steak with Citrus Balsamic Glaze
~ Roasted Chicken Thighs with Olives & Potatoes
~ Latin Spiced Chicken with Lime, Cilantro, Sweet Potatoes & Peppers
~ Spicy Miso Baked Chicken Thighs (can also be mild)
~ Quick Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Green Olives
~ Herb Pesto Grilled Chicken
~ Blackened Chicken or Beef with Romesco Sauce or Mango Salsa
~ Spice & Yogurt Roasted Chicken & Onions (can be spicy or not)
~ Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken
~ Orange Ginger Chicken (similar to teriyaki)
~ Za’taar Grilled Chicken
~ Grass-Fed Beef & Quinoa Meatballs
~ Classic Italian Meatballs
~ Balsamic Seared Filet Mignon with Mushroom Sauce