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…

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…