Autumn Slaw (Cabbage Apple Citrus Salad with Walnuts & Raisins)

This is a variation of my Autumn Slaw recipe. In this dish, as well as in the original, there is no added sugar, salt or oil. Instead of fresh orange juice, I use one of the new vinegars we now carry at Mother Earth’s  Storehouse, tangerine balsamic. It blends quite well with the fresh lemon…

Apple Walnut Salad

It’s apple season! We have the best apples here in our northeast region–and so it was time to revisit the apple salad recipe I created in the spring. I wanted to experiment with a couple of special vinegars that we now carry at Mother Earth’s. As simple as it is, this variation was very well received. Ingredients: 3 medium organic…

 Apple and Dried Plum Compote

In this recipe I use dried fruits to sweeten and thicken the compote instead of sugar. They are a great substitute and also add nutritional value to the dish. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 10 cups peeled and chopped apples (10 medium apples) 2 cups dried plums (prunes), chopped 1 cup dates, chopped 1½ cups…

Split Pea-Chia Patties with Tahini Dressing

This is a variation of my chickpea chia patty recipe. Ingredients 1 cup dry split peas, soaked overnight (at least 8 hours) 1 tablespoon chia seeds 6 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) ½ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Soak chia seeds…

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,…

Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is quite simple to make–just add everything to the pot and boil away! It’s autumn-time so I’ve been featuring recipes with the “fruits of the season”. Ingredients 6 cups water 1 (13–14-ounce) can coconut milk 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed (5–6 cups) ¼ cup steel-cut oats 3 cups finely chopped kale leaves…

Red Lentil Stew

This is a great one-pot dish made with legumes, grains and veggies. People really enjoy this recipe, and it’s so easy to prepare. Ingredients 1½ cups red lentils*, rinsed and drained ½ cup millet (or quinoa or steel-cut oats), rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger ½…

Apple Walnut Salad

For our springtime celebrations theme I prepared a variation of the traditional Passover dish: haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey, and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided to try out a nice, sweet balsamic vinegar instead. And to balance the…

Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew is a great one-pot meal. Legumes, grains and veggies are all cooked together in one pot, yielding in a very satisfying stew. You can add your favorite vegetables or use the ideas suggested below; season according to taste. Some curry powders are stronger than others and some bouillon cubes are saltier than others….

Split Pea Patties with Tahini Dressing

This is a variation of my chickpea patty recipe. You can use various legumes for this dish (lentils, chickpeas, split peas, mung beans). They each have their own unique taste. Ingredients: 1 cup dry split peas, soaked overnight ¼ cup water 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)…

Cinnamon Pecan Granola

I finally decided that it was time to make my own granola. This is a nice, simple recipe, that is not overly sweet. You can vary the nuts and seeds according to your preference. Ingredients 4 cups whole rolled oats 1 cup raw pecans, chopped ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 1-2…