I think it’s good to have a few types of soups in the old recipe box. You need some that are heavy and stick to the ribs, and you need some that are light and kick off a meal perfectly. This Asian style soup is in the latter category.… Continue reading
Knowing how to preserve the bountiful harvest of the summer helps us decide which vegetables and fruits to grow or buy, and, how to store them through the cold winter months ahead. Some of my earliest memories were helping my mom and grandma prepare makdous for the winter.… Continue reading
When we were picking out vegetables for our garden earlier this year, we decided to plant cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, kale, collard, swiss chard, squash, zucchini, green peppers and jalapenos. Notice we didn’t have habanero peppers on the list. But, thanks to what appears to be a labeling accident, we wound up with a habanero pepper plant, and its been the most productive member of the pepper patch so far.… Continue reading
Farinata, cecina or socca, whatever you want to call it depending on origin (Italian or French) is a flatbread that is typically made by mixing chickpea flour into a mixture of water and oil to form a thin batter. It’s often seasoned with rosemary, real salt and black pepper and then baked in a cast iron pan in an open oven.… Continue reading
Got hemp milk? Hemp seeds are a nutritional powerhouse! A standard 8 oz glass of hemp milk contains all 10 essential amino acids, 900 mg omega-3 fatty acid, 2800 mg omega-6 fatty acid, 4 grams of protein, 46% RDA of calcium, 0% cholesterol, potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin D, magnesium, iron and zinc.… Continue reading
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I love spices. They make food taste good, and they’re good for us too. This Indian Style Chick Pea Soup is made with sauteed garlic, onion, ginger and chick peas. Seasoned with tumeric, cumin, curry, smoked paprika, cayenne and real salt.
Oh yeah, chick pea snack! Preheat the oven to 400º.
Dry the cooked chickpeas (If using canned make sure it’s BPA-free, rinse them well and pat dry). Place the beans in a bowl and toss with a touch of coconut oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, tumeric, cumin, real salt, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika.
Mujaddara is a popular dish throughout the Middle East. While once regarded as a poor man’s dish, it is considered today a high-protein, balanced healthy meal. Mujaddara consists of lentils cooked together with rice or bulgar and carmelized onions. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with salad.… Continue reading