Recipes

Pumpkin Maple Baked Bean Cornbread Casserole

This recipe came from one of my favorite blogs by Angela Liddon, “Oh She Glows”. As Angela put it, these maple baked beans with a pumpkin twist topped with a lightly sweetened cornbread result in one of the tastiest casseroles that keeps you coming back for more and more. Recipe from www.ohsheglows.com Yield: 6 servings Pumpkin Maple Baked Beans: 3 (15oz) cans navy beans, drained and...

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Healthful Lasagna

          Lasagna makes a delicious dinner entree.  Pair it with a spinach salad and some whole wheat garlic bread for a delicious meal. Preparation time:  1.5 hours Makes:  8-10 servings 16 ounces whole wheat lasagna noodles 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup black olives, sliced 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 cup red onion, chopped 50...

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These delightful muffins are great for on-the-go snacking.  They aren’t too sweet like the muffins you find in your grocers baked goods section.  Feel free to replace the soy milk with water for a lighter muffin. Preparation time:  25 minutes Makes:  Dozen muffins 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup wheat germ 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon...

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Spiced Roasted Yams

Cardamom and cumin make this dish a very savory surprise.  Serve it with a sweet dipping sauce (such as the Sweet Cinnamon-Maple Dipping Sauce) to create a delightful mixture of sweet and savory.  Try this recipe with a variety of other root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rutabaga and turnips. Preparation time:  45 minutes Makes 2-3 servings      1/2 teaspoon ground...

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Sweet Cinnamon-Maple Dipping Sauce

Use this delicate dipping sauce for savory root vegetables such as yams, carrots and potatoes. Preparation time:  20 minutes Makes 2 servings      ½ cup water      5 whole cardamom      2 cinnamon sticks      1 tablespoon whole cloves      1 tablespoon chopped ginger      1 tablespoon maple syrup      1 tablespoon sucanut      1/8 teaspoon salt      2 teaspoons...

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Garlic and Pine-Nut Sauce

This tasty sauce will leave you wanting to eat more.  Pour it over freshly steamed vegetables to add a healthy source of fat to your diet and help you absorb those wonderful fat-soluble vitamins.   Preparation time:  20 minutes Makes 2 servings      ½ cup pine-nuts      2 cloves fresh garlic      1 tablespoon white miso      1 tablespoon sesame oil      1 cup water      1...

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Quick Boiled Collard Greens

This is a quick and easy recipe for getting those delicious greens into your diet.  Serve with your choice of dressing. Try using the Garlic and Pine-nut Sauce. Prep Time:  5 minutes Yeilds:  2 servings      1 bundle collard green leaves      1 tablespoon salt      Water Fill a large pot with water.  Bring water to a boil.  Add salt.  Add the collard greens and let boil for 3...

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Simple Thyme Croutons

Croutons are simple and delicious.  Make a batch of these thyme croutons and add them to your soups and salads.  We like ours on the salty side so don’t hesitate to play around with the amounts of seasonings.   Preparation time:  15 minutes Makes 2-3 serving      4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil      5 teaspoons salt      2 teaspoon pepper      2 thyme sprig      2...

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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are packed with great nutrients.  This creamy sweet potato soup is a great way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of these delicious tubers.  Add thyme croutons for a crunchy garnish. Preparation time:  30 minutes Makes 2-3 servings      6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil      1 large yellow onion      2 clove garlic      8 crimini mushrooms      2 medium sweet...

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Vegetable Stock

This is a very simple and basic vegetable stock.  Feel free to play around with different vegetables and herbs. Preparation time:  40 minutes Makes about 2 cups stock      1 stalk celery chopped      1 carrot chopped      1 potato chopped      2 cloves garlic chopped      4 fresh sage leaves      2 sprigs fresh thyme      1 tablespoon fresh rosemary      1 tablespoon...

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Sweet Potato Salad: With Apple and Avocado

Sweet potato salad is a perfect way to end summer and welcome the fall season.  Serve this zesty salad with corn-bread and chile for a delicious home-made dinner. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time:  10 minutes Yields:  3-4 servings of salad      1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes      1 cup frozen corn      1/4 cup unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds      1...

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Very Simple Blueberry Muffins

This recipe came from one of my “go-to” websites, www.vegweb.com.  These blueberry muffins are simple, healthy and delicious. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time:  3o minutes Makes:  8 muffins      1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour      1/2 cup whole grain sugar      1 teaspoon salt      2 teaspoons baking powder      3/4 cup soy milk      1/4 cup extra virgin...

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Pecan Date Bon-Bons

A delicious dessert from one of the most used cookbooks in my kitchen, Feeding the Whole Family, by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).  These flavorful bon-bons are a perfect way to finish any meal. Prep Time:  10 minutes Makes:  8-10 bon bons      3/4 cup raw pecans      1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped      1 teaspoon orange zest (from 1 orange)      Pinch of sea salt    ...

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How to Cook Garbanzo Beans

Beans are a great source of healthy carbohydrate, fat, and protein.  Garbanzo beans are delicious and easy to make. We recommend soaking dried garbanzo beans for 8 hours and cooking them with some Kombu for extra nutrients.  Garbanzo beans work great either as an entree or an appetizer.    Step 1:  Pick Through Garbanzo Beans You will want to sift through the garbanzo beans that you are...

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