Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Wilted Dandelion and Spinach Greens with Butter Beans

Surprisingly delicious! 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 3-5 shallots diced 4- 6 cups combined spinach and baby dandelion leaves 1 can of butter or white beans, drained and rinsed Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Red chili flakes (optional) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Place the […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes are in the markets now. They can be intimidating for the beginning cook but they are truly easy and quite delicious! 2 artichokes butter lemon With a sharp, serrated kitchen knife, cut off about one inch from the top of the artichoke, removing the sharp tips. Remove the stem close to the base of […]

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sweet potato

Roasted Yams or Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Cream

So simple but so tasty. Serves 3-4 2 large yams or sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chipotle cream Heat oven to 375 degrees Cut yams into thick slices crosswise, trimming off ends, so they can lay flat on a baking tray. Grease a baking tray. In a bowl, toss the sweet potato slices […]

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Squash, Chorizo, and Sage Tart

This tart makes a great appetizer or main dish with a green salad. For an easy way to cook and cut squash see the end of the recipe. 1 puff pastry sheet, defrosted if frozen Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 butternut or delicata squash ½ lb. chorizo ground sausage 1 cup grated cheese, I […]

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Winter Squash

Feel like you need to get out the hatchet to prepare those hard winter squashes for cooking? Place the whole squash on a greased tray, make shallow cuts in the surface, and roast in the oven at 350 until it gives when you press on it. Remove, let it cool slightly, cut it in half […]

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Toasted Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

Don’t toss those pumpkin or squash seeds. Toast them for a tasty treat, or add to soups and salads. Great for fiber, prostate health, and parasites. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Take rinsed pumpkin or squash seeds and blot dry with a dishtowel. Put into a bowl and add olive or avocado oil to coat. […]

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One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

 2-3 generous servings 1 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced bell pepper 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 8 oz package organic frozen ravioli, cheese, veggie, mushroom, or butternut squash 2 – 3 cups packed fresh greens, arugula, spinach, super greens or […]

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I was never impressed with the taste of store-bought kale chips but I find these surprisingly addictive and quite tasty. 1 lb fresh kale, stems removed and torn into chip-size pieces 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs tahini 2 tbs soy sauce Preheat oven to 325. Add the oil, tamari and soy sauce together in […]

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Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

My favorite way to have green beans. 2 cups fresh green beans, cleaned – (stem tip snapped off) 3 garlic cloves minced ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons butter Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Steam beans until tender but still slightly firm. Remove from steamer. In the same saucepan, heat butter until melted, […]

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Terrific Tomatoes

How to Slow Roast Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Preheat oven to 275. Cut fresh tomatoes into wedges and place in a bowl. Season with a pinch of sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs of choice and minced garlic. Toss gently. Place tomatoes on a rimmed cookie sheet in a single layer and drizzle with any leftover oil. Roast 2 ½ […]

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Roasted Peppers

How to Roast Peppers

Roasted Peppers Wash peppers. Place directly on grill over high heat, turning until all sides are charred. Enclose in a bag or a covered bowl and let steam until cool enough to handle. Once cooled remove skins and seeds. I just peel off with my hands and scrape out the seeds. To roast peppers inside, […]

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White Beans with Spinach and Sage

White Beans with Spinach and Sage

1 can of cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained 1 5 oz package fresh organic baby spinach from the produce department Olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallots 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon crushed, dried sage 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons […]

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