Grandma Leah’s Mandelbrot

Mandelbrat is yiddish for “Almond Bread”. The Mandel Bread that I grew up on somehow lost the almonds. I also just learned that it is traditionally made with oil, not butter, which makes the shelf life longer. So I wouldn’t say Grandma’s Mandel Bread was traditional, but it’s delicious! It’s somewhere between biscotti and a…

Easy Peasy Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients: Whole wheat or corn tortillas (preferably fresh without preservatives) 1/4 lb. PER PERSON Small Wild caught shrimp (fresh or frozen and defrosted under cold water) 2 Tbl Olive oil or Butter (or a little of each) 2 cloves Garlic, minced 1 Lime 3 Scallions, chopped (whites and greens divided) 1 big handful Cilantro, chopped…

Tortilla Soup

Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 4 hatch chiles 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon cumin 4 cups chicken broth 3-4 cups shredded chicken 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped toppings: sour cream, tortilla chips*, chopped cilantro, avocado Directions: Preheat broiler. Slice tomatoes in half then place cut side…

Chicken, Kale and Artichoke Enchiladas w/ Hatch Green Chile Sauce

Makes approximately 4 servings. Ingredients: 2-3 cups Hatch Green Chile Sauce 2 cups approx. Shredded Chicken (I used dark meat (thighs and legs) of a whole chicken) 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 5-8 mushrooms, chopped 3-5 leaves of kale, de-stemmed and chopped 1 bag frozen or 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped 1…

Hatch Green Chile Sauce

This recipe makes 5-6 cups of Sauce. I used about half in these Chicken, Kale and Artichoke Enchiladas and froze the rest for next time. Ingredients: 8-10 Hatch Green Chiles 1 large Yellow Onion, diced 6 cloves Garlic, minced 2 Tbl + more to drizzle on chiles Olive OIl 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 Tbl…

Coconut Date Balls

Easy to make. Tried and true. Protein rich snack. Put it in the mix. You’re welcome. Ingredients: 2 cups pitted Medjool dates 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, plus more for rolling 1 cup pecans or walnuts 1/4 cup raw cacao powder 1 Tbl liquified coconut oil 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon   Directions:…

Kitchari

Kitchari is a traditional Indian dish meaning, mixture… meaning, my kind of meal… During Spring it is customary in Ayurveda to take a 3 day kitchari cleanse, meaning you only eat kitchari for 3 days. The recipe is filled with healing spices, yet simple…making it easy to digest, while detoxifying your body and breaking up…

Breakfast Bowl

This is my breakfast 3-4 times per week. It looks fancy, but only takes 10 minutes to assemble. I use whatever grain I have leftover: brown rice,  quinoa, farro… anything goes! Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked grains 1/4 cup sauerkraut or kimchi 1/4 large avocado or 1/2 small avocado, sliced 1 tsp coconut oil or…

Avocado Toast with Sauerkraut

A quick and healthy way to power up your toast with healthy fats, probiotics and anti-inflammatory. 2 slices Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Toast, toasted 1/2 Avocado 1/2 cup Sauerkraut Sprinkle of Ground Turmeric Sprouts if you got ’em Assemble and Enjoy!

Pad Thai with Bok Choy

*Note: Ideally, drain the tofu hours ahead of time before cooking. This helps it stay together when cooking. If this is not possible, OK to do quickly before cooking. Ingredients: 1 package wide flat rice noodles, boiled 4-5 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut into pieces with kitchen sears to make easier to stir fry and…

Beet Borscht with Beef & Cabbage

This dish is all about the dill. If you don’t have fresh dill, make something else tonight. Also, the flavor of this soup enhances the next day. Make a day ahead if you have the time. Ingredients: 6 Beets, trimmed* (may add in the greens at the end or use them in another dish) 3…

Almond Joy Date Balls

Ingredients: 1 cup dates, pitted 1 cup roasted almonds 1 Tbl chia seeds 4 Tbl coconut oil, in liquid form pinch of kosher or sea salt 1/3 cup coconut powder or finely shredded 3 Tbl cacao nibs Directions: Toast the coconut on a baking sheet until lightly browned, using a toaster oven (or, oven on…