Stewed Okra

Ingredients: 2 Tbl olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño pepper, minced 1 lb okra, fresh or frozen, sliced splash of white wine or broth or water 1 15oz can crushed fire roasted tomatoes salt and pepper to season   Directions: Heat…

Spring Roll Bowls

For Simple Peanut Sauce: 1⁄2 cup peanut butter juice of 1 lime juice 1 Tbl tamari or soy sauce 1 Tbl honey 1 Tbl sambal chili sauce 1⁄2 cup warm water (as desired for consistency) For Classic Thai Chili Sauce: 6 Tbl Fresh Lime Juice 2 Tbl Fish Sauce 3-6 Hot Peppers, thinly sliced 1…

Shepherds Pie (Vegetarian)

Note: ANY other vegetables can be added to this recipe like peas, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, parsnip… anything goes! Ingredients: 2 Tbl Olive oil 1 Onion, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 8-10 mushrooms, chopped 5 kale leaves, destemmed and chopped 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped splash of red wine…

Granola Bars

Ingredients: 1 cup packed dates, pits removed 1/4 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 Tbl Coconut Oil 1 cup roasted, unsalted almonds – loosely chopped 1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (may toast if preferred on baking sheet in 350 oven for 15 minutes) 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup…

Lentils

Lentils are the perfect way to use up any produce in your fridge. The more the merrier. Don’t get stuck on the ingredients. Seriously… anything goes! Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 2-3 carrots chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic minced Any other Seasonal veggies which might include: Winter: rutabaga, parsnip, kale Spring: leek, green…

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats (or steel cut) water (if rolled oats, 2 cups. if steel cut, 3 cups) 1 Tbl chia seeds 1 Tbl hemp hulls 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup raisins 2 carrots, shredded 2 Tbl maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp…

Mexican Lasagna

Servings 6-8 To make vegetarian, simply omit chicken Ingredients: 2 Tbl olive oil 1 Onion, chopped 1 Green Pepper, chopped 1 Jalapeno, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbl Chilli Powder 2 tsp Cumin 1 lime 3 cups prepared beans or 2 cans, drained and rinsed 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1 cup corn,…

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…