Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

I like to  prepare this soup during the cooler seasons. One of the ingredients (garam masala) is a warming spice blend, as in the internal warmth generated by the body when it imbibes certain spices. Garam masala is a popular blend prepared all around the northern, eastern, and western regions of India. Ingredients 3 tablespoons…

Creamed Spinach

Creamed  Spinach is a childhood favorite. I wanted to create a healthier version without the use of milk or cream. I prepared this is at work recently and the customers loved it! Ingredients 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cut spinach, thawed or 1½ -2 pounds fresh spinach—washed, stemmed and roughly chopped 2 tablespoons  olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped…

Pecan Coconut Granola

This is a variation of my Cinnamon-Pecan Granola recipe. Ingredients 2 cups whole rolled oats ½ cup raw pecans, chopped (or you can use walnuts) ½ cup raw sliced almonds ¼ cup unsweetened dried coconut ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon…

Kichari: Lentil & Brown Rice Stew

This is a variation of my Indian Kichari recipe. Ingredients 1 cup lentils, rinsed and drained ½ cup brown rice, rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons curry powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder 2–3 cups chopped vegetables (carrots, yams, potatoes,…

Potato Chia Pancakes

This is a variation of my Potato Quinoa Patties recipe. I decided to add chia seeds for a healthy kick instead of quinoa; no flour, no eggs—just chia seeds in this pancake variation. A nice little Hanukkah treat! Ingredients 2 packed cups of shredded raw potatoes, drained 2 teaspoons chia seeds ½ teaspoon curry powder…

Thai Curry Chili

If you’re in the mood for a different style of chili sure to satisfy, this is it! I have combined traditional chili flavors with Thai flavors. The coconut milk blends well with the tomatoes and spices. You can serve it as an entrée or as an appetizer over tortilla chips. Ingredients 1 (28-ounce) can crushed…