What’s Cookin’

On the following pages I will post some of my favorite recipes or even some of my experiments. I usually “play” in the kitchen on weekends when I am more relaxed and in the mood. Often these new recipes are vegetable dishes or salads. I am always continually striving to put more fresh vegetables in our diet. Often we will have a serving of raw vegetables and two cooked vegetable side dishes with our protein entree.

Salads, raw fruits and vegetables are very important to get in our daily diets. However, some root vegetables such as turnips, parsnips, rutabaga or winter squash are easier to digest if they are cooked. Preparing vegetables in three different ways will assure you that less of the vitamins and minerals are lost. Have some of your vegetables raw (as in salads, etc.); some cooked (as in soups, stews and side dishes) and juiced. Juicing gives you a much greater volume of vitamins and minerals and enzymes per ounce. You will see a difference in your health, skin and hair if you include fresh (the key is fresh prepared) vegetable juices in your diet.

Golden Beet Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Golden Beet Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes (Serves 4-6) 2 cooked, peeled and sliced red or golden beets * 2 large golden Heirloom tomatoes (or whatever you find) 2 cups arugula salad ¼ cup toasted and candied walnuts or pecans ½ … Continue reading

Roasted Chicken with Thyme and Lemon

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Roasted Chicken with Thyme and Lemon 2 lbs. organic chicken parts with bone ¼ cup olie oil 3 tab. garlic 1/3 cup whit wine 1 Tab. lemon zest 2 Tab lemon juice 1 ½ tsp of dried oregano 1 tsp … Continue reading

Spinach Salad with Strawberries

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries Serves 2 4 cups of loosely packed fresh spinach 12 strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced 2 hearts of palms, sliced ¼ cup candied walnuts Poppy Seed Dressing: 1 cup extra virgin olive oil Juice of two … Continue reading

Farro Salad with Market Vegetables

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Farro Salad with Market Vegetables (serves 6) A chewy but light whole grain salad that works great as a main dish with added garbanzo beans or kidney beans or as a side to any other protein… 2 cups water 8.8 … Continue reading

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Reduction

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A Springtime Favorite! 1 quart water or a combination of white wine 2×1 and water 1 1/3 cup turbinado sugar 4 Bosc pears; peeled, cored, and quartered Options: 1-2 pieces of orange or lemon zest; one split vanilla bean; 1 … Continue reading

Queen Mary’s English Pudding

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Queen Mary’s English PuddingCraving my childhood treats as I see my mum become more frail this past year.  English Pudding you see, is a poor man’s dessert and they didn’t have a lot of money in England back in the … Continue reading

Sunrise Curried Tomato Tofu Stew

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Sunrise Curried Tomato Tofu Stew (Serves 6) Bright and colorful. A deliciously warming stew…this is made from pre-frozen tofu that you should freeze several days ahead of time. 1        Tbs expeller pressed canola or sesame oil ½ … Continue reading

Tomato Spinach Tartlett
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Premade pie shells 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, minced (1 tsp dried) 2 cups fresh spinach 4 eggs, beaten ½ cup heavy cream 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup feta … Continue reading

How to Get Maximum Success on the Bone Broth Fast!

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Important Guidelines on the Success of the Bone Broth Fast Homemade bone broth cooked for a few days will give you an amazing amount of minerals, vitamins and amino acids (protein).  Homemade broth is alkalizing to the body which helps … Continue reading

Lemon Brownies

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Lemon Brownies Makes 9 brownies Brownies: • ½ cup butter, softened • ¾ cup sugar • zest of ½ lemon • 2 large eggs • 1 TBs. fresh lemon juice • ¾ cup ‘Cup 4 Cup’ gluten free flour • … Continue reading

Rainbow Roasted Cauliflower

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Rainbow Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs (Serves 4-6) 2 cups cauliflower (white, butter, green, purple or romanesco) 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into large matchsticks 1 large fresh red onion, quartered or small pearled red onion 1 bunch … Continue reading

This Holiday’s Winning Family Turkey Stuffing!!

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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Rice Pilaf (Serves 4) I have posted this recipe before, but please enjoy this updated / revamped version. This is our family’s favorite version so far!! This will stuff 3 squash, or 2 with leftover rice … Continue reading

Cranberry Glazed Yam Casserole

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Cranberry Glazed Yam Casserole (Serves 6) This is a favorite holiday side dish for our family. Better and healthier than the marshmallow and sweet potato or pineapple version. Yam Casserole: 3-4 yams or sweet potatoes, baked ¼ cup butter (½ … Continue reading

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Chocolate Brownies from Heaven – Gluten Free!

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Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Brownies (makes 1 dozen) 5 ounces gluten free 60-70% dark chocolate bar ½ cup organic coconut butter or coconut oil ½ cup almond meal ¼ cup sorghum flour or oat flour ¾ cup coconut sugar or light … Continue reading

Mandarin & Bibb Lettuce Salad

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Bibb Lettuce and Mandarin Orange Salad (Serves 4) This is a light summery salad. Fresh mandarins are best in this salad! 1 head Bibb, Boston or butter lettuce 1 can of mandarin oranges, drain and reserve juice (or 2 tangerines) … Continue reading

Cheesy Kale Chips

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Cheesy Kale Chips Yum…yum…yum…yum…that’s all I have to say other than I know you won’t be able to stop at one.     1 head curly leaf kale 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 1 hour), drained 1 whole red … Continue reading

Best Way to Grill Peppers Tutorial

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Check out my video on how to best grill fresh veggies…there IS an art to grilling, especially with fresh foods, to ensure they keep their flavor, color, and nutrients.  And also be sure to follow my YouTube channel for more … Continue reading

Spicy Watermelon Salad

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How to get through this humid summer!  Try this Watermelon Salad that has a twist that will surprise you. Toss the feta cheese right before serving and bring it to your next BBQ.  Summer is my season for loading up … Continue reading

Creamy & Crunchy Kale Salad

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Creamy & Crunchy Kale Salad   Kale is by far the most nutrient dense, healthiest vegetable you can ever eat… Packed with more nutrients than you would get in a large salad, be sure to include it in your diet … Continue reading

WOW! Turkey Burgers

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Wow! Turkey Burgers (Serves 4)   I am told these are the best turkey burgers that people have tasted.  See for yourself!  Turn some of this mixture into turkey meatballs and turkey meatloaf to freeze for later dinners. 2   lb free range turkey … Continue reading