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…

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…