Naturally Fermented Vegetables

This recipe uses cabbage, fennel, celery, and green apple, but but other vegetable varieties can be substituted as long as the water and sea salt in the recipe is kept constant. Try cabbage, scallion, and carrot with grated garlic for a flavorful combination. Ingredients: 1 tsp sea salt water 1/2 head green cabbage 1 celery…

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Leek-Zucchini Soup

Yields: 4-6 servings Cook Time: about 1 hour This soup is warming, bright, and fresh, a perfect meal for the late stages of winter as we welcome the early signs of spring. Oh spring, I look forward to your longer days, brighter light, and warmer winds, but until then, please enjoy this healthy and nourishing…

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Summer Squash Bake

It is zucchini season. Finding delicious ways to eat this vegetable is quite easy. It’s subtle sweetness and versatile texture lend it to be delicious eaten raw or cooked. Some yummy options for eating zucchini include: sauteed with onions and spinach, in a green curry, incorporate into a flax cracker recipe, or puree into soups…

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Gluten Free Buckwheat and Amaranth Bread

This bread is hearty with a nice bite, something that is hard to achieve when baking gluten free bread varieties.  Great as a compliment to dinner, a grilled sandwich, or toasted with grass fed butter and homemade jam, this is a recipe that I encourage you to try if you are gluten free.  Buckwheat flour…

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Bacon and Veggie Hash

This is a really satisfying breakfast that is perfect for weekend mornings.  What makes it thoroughly satisfying is the blend of flavors lent from salty, smoky bacon paired with the sweet from the sweet potato, sweet and pungent onion set the stage for earthy shiitakes.  There is always room for spinach, so that goes in…

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Red Skinned Potato Salad

This potato salad is dairy free and egg free, but full of flavor lent from garlic, shallots, and a hint of lemon.  Makes a great summer side dish to pretty much anything.  🙂 about 16 red potatoes cooked in salted, boiling water until tender 1/4 c. minced shallot 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 c. chopped…

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Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil Salad

1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 2 sprigs, about 10 large leaves of basil, chiffonade 1 T. lard or ghee 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 T. balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, grated 1 small shallot, minced sea salt dash of black pepper Place…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything and stir gently to…

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Spicy Sauteed Snow Peas

2 c. snow peas, de-stringed (using fingertips, pinch one end of the snow pea, break off the very tip and then pull this piece, along with the stringy membrane that holds the pod together, back along the flat side of the snow pea to remove it. Repeat on the other end) 1 garlic clove, sliced…

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Asian Chicken Salad

4 c. green cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 c. julienne carrots 1/2 c. julienne snow peas 1/2 c. julienne radishes 2 scallions sliced thin 1/4 c. almonds or cashews, chopped 1 large chicken breast, cooked, diced Asian Ginger Salad dressing Place everything in a bowl and toss well.  Serves 2-4 people.  Also, delicious as left overs.

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