photo cred Cat               May I introduce you to a family classic.   The No-Cook muesli - so simple yet so delish.  If memory serves me right, my Mom & Dad got this recipe from a B&B over 30 years ago, and it still gets made on a weekly basis. It's muesli the entire family can enjoy. If you're not into cow's milk, try some almond milk or goat's milk or better yet some homemade nut milk - I bet it's just as good.  This recipe yields 3 heaping, 1 cup servings. The base is simply: 2 cups organic almond milk, goat's milk, nut milk 1.5 cups organic quick oats .5 cups organic old fashion oats 1 tbsp cinnamon Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix, cover and refrigerate over night and presto in the morning it's good to go. Over the years I have added the following: flaxseed, hemp hearts, raisins and every fresh and frozen fruit under the sun.  So be creative and let me know your secret ingredient.

photo cred Cat My recent Parker's PolkaDot Party (The Triple P) was such a blast and the food was so good that I thought it only fair to share a few fab recipes. My GF, Leith, made this crazy-delish dish which I personally devoured.  She found it on Pinterest and then modified it to be vegan/non-dairy with a gluten-free option.  Talk about inclusive food. The LM Dip Supreme 1 1/2 cups vegan, gluten free hummus 1 cup non-dairy tzatziki (recipe below) 1 cup tomato, diced (mix with 1 tbsp lemon juice) 1/2 cup cucumber, cubed 1/4 cup red onions, diced 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped 1 handful fresh oregano, chopped 4 whole wheat pitas, cut into triangles OR gluten-freecrackers/rice crackers (for celiacs) Optional: 1/4 cup goats-milk feta / organic feta (crumbled). Good for those who like dairy but can't have cow's milk.  And I didn't even see the cheese as it was on the side, so please believe me that it doesn't make the dip. Assemble dip starting with the hummus and stacking each ingredient on top of the last. Tzatziki Recipe 1 1/2 cups plain soy yogurt / or plain organic yogurt 1 cucumber, grated and well drained 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp lemon juice dash of pepper sea salt to taste 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1/4 tsp paprika Mix together by hand, and layer with ingredients above.