Vegetable Stew

This is an easy one-pot dish, made with fresh veggies, legumes, grains and seeds. The quinoa helps to thicken it up and adds fiber and protein to the dish. Ingredients 8 cups water 3-4 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste or 8 cups vegetable broth 2 teaspoons curry powder 5 tablespoons uncooked quinoa, rinsed and…

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I first started making chia pudding when I began my job at Mother Earth’s. I learned about the health benefits and properties of chia seeds and how they work in recipes. They remind me of tapioca, but can be eaten raw. The recipe I used (which wasn’t one of my own) was ok but not…

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…

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…

Potato Parsnip Leek Soup

It’s that time of year again! Soup time. During these cooler days we love to enjoy a nice, warm bowl of nourishing soup. For this recipe I use parsnips in addition to the potatoes for increased flavor and nutrition. I received great feedback from our customers. Another winner! Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2…

Kale Apple Salad

I like to prepare  this dish in the autumn, though it can be enjoyed any time of year. The shredded apples add a nice freshness to the dish and balance the bitterness of the kale. It’s great as a holiday side or a light summer meal! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2-2 ½…

Curried Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

It’s autumn time! With the change of seasons, I am once again inspired to bring out my fall-inspired recipes. The combination of sweet potatoes, quinoa, and black beans creates a nice, filling soup. Ingredients: 6 cups water 1 (13–14-ounce) can coconut milk ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 3 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste)…

Cinnamon-Spiced Granola Bars

I definitely have a sweet tooth and I do enjoy sweet treats, so I have created some dessert/snack recipes made with all healthy ingredients; no empty calories. This is one of those recipes that can be varied. If you have only one type of nut or seed, that is fine. At work I have access to…

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…

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Patties

This is a variation of my Sweet Potato Patties recipe. It’s autumn time so I decided to create a fall version with butternut squash and pumpkin pie spice. They’re delish! Ingredients 2 cups shredded (raw) butternut squash ½ cup garbanzo/chickpea flour 1-teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (in bulk spice section) ½ teaspoon curry powder (in bulk spice…

Almond Butter Fudge

I always get great reviews when I prepare this delicious sweet treat. It has only 3 ingredients, but it is essential to cook the milk and sugar to the required temperature (see below), otherwise the fudge won’t firm up. If you have a candy thermometer, by all means, use it. If not, you can do…