Whole Wheat Maple Banana Bread

This banana bread uses NO WHITE FLOUR and NO WHITE SUGAR (except for the sugar in the chocolate chips). Winning! Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup crushed walnuts 3 over ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup melted butter, slightly cooled 3/4 cup maple…

Leftover Fried Rice

Ingredients: 3-4 cups leftover cold brown rice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 inch piece fresh ginger, minced 1 onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1/2 bag frozen peas 2-3 Tbl toasted sesame oil 2-3 Tbl tamari or soy sauce 1 tsp sambal chilli sauce 1 egg   Directions: Heat 2 Tbl sesame oil in large saute…

Farro with Fennel, Geen Beans and Mushrooms

Ingredients 4 cups cooked Farro (I make mine in rice cooker on brown rice setting) 1 small yellow onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 fennel bulb, sliced and cut into 1 inch strips 1 lb. green beans, destemmed and cut in thirds 1 lb. mushrooms, any variety, quartered 2 Tbl olive oil 2 Tbl…

Ratatouille

Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant (see prep below- do 1 hour ahead of cooking) 2 carrots, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 zucchini and/or squash, chopped 1 portabello mushroom or 4-5 smaller mushrooms of any variety, chopped splash of red wine, broth or water 1 15 oz. can Muer Glen Fire Roasted…

Crunchy Mexican Black Bean Salad

This Black Bean Salad is a great use of some less commonly used veggies, like jicama and red cabbage. I prepared it for a Mexican themed potluck where I knew there would be salsa and guacamole. Otherwise, I would have added avocados and maybe tomatoes. Serving suggestions: -Use as a dip -Serve on top of…

Simple Sauteed Greens

Some days the question of “What’s for Dinner?” can linger all day with no answer… On those kind of days I go simple. Obviously, my body is not screaming for something it craves or “wants”… so I give it something it NEEDS! Greens! 2 ways to enjoy this simply: 1. Have over a scoop of…

Cobb Salad

Ingredients: Mixture of lettuces, chopped 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 small or 1 large avocado, chopped 4 oz. bleu cheese, crumbled 4 scallions, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped (stems included) 1 can or 1 bag frozen artichoke hearts Optional: cooked chicken, chopped or shredded OR serve with BBQ chicken on the…

Mediterranean Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, minced 8 cups baby spinch 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (use 2-3 of the following: basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, parsley) 1 lb. grass fed ground meat (pork, beef, lamb) 1 egg 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup panko crumbs Directions: Saute onion and garlic in…

Beet and Ginger Sauerkraut

Making my own sauerkraut is something I have been putting off for way too long. Now that I have done it, I realize there is nothing to be scared of… try it! My first attempt was classic Sauerkraut. I used this article as a guide for the do’s and do not’s. From there, I made…

Raw Superfood Cookies

I originally started with Food Babe’s Peanut Butter Cookies which are simply great on their own. 1 cup Rolled Oats 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted) 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Combine in food processor, make into balls, press with the back of a fork and transfer to fridge for 20 minutes.  Keep in fridge. But why…

Spring Fried Rice

Ingredients 3 cups cooked and cooled short grain brown rice 1 leek, sliced and washed thoroughly 1 fennel bulb, chopped 3 carrots, chopped small 3 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbl minced fresh ginger root 1/2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed then cut into 3-4 pieces 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and…

Spring Scallop Stirfry

Ingredients 8 large scallops salt & pepper 3 Tbl panko crumbs 2 Tbl olive oil 2 Tbl butter splash of white wine 1 leek, chopped 1 fennel bulb, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced 6-8 mushrooms, chopped 1 can artichoke hearts, rinsed and chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 lemon Directions Season the scallops with…