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Betingan Makdous (Pickled & Stuffed Eggplants)


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.

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Pickled Habanero Chiles


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.

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Farinata Flatbread


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.  

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Hemp Milk


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.

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Indian Style Chick Pea Soup

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.

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Chick Pea Snack



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.

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Yucca mayo-less creamy dip


This yucca mayo-less creamy dip is garlicky, spicy and creamy. It is made with cashews, oat milk, garlic, jalapeno and spices. It goes really well with yucca and I bet with potatoes. We literally finished the yucca in minutes and used the left over sauce to dip everything else in.

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Mujaddara (Lentil & Rice Pilaf)


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.

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