Warm Dandelion Salad

Dandelion leaves can be used in salads, egg dishes, casseroles, soups, and vegetable dishes. Pick young leaves in the spring before they flower or set bud, as older leaves or leaves from flowering plants are bitter. 4-6 cups young, clean, unsprayed dandelion leaves, you can sub in with spinach or super greens if necessary 2 […]

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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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Spring Salad with Strawberries

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Sesame Seed Dressing

Strawberries are back in season. When shopping for strawberries look for dry, firm, ripe red berries. Berries do not ripen once picked, so avoid the white ones. Shake the box, the berries should move freely. If they don’t, you may have a rotten one. Check the bottom of the box for fruit stains; try to […]

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Mango Lassie Cocktail

Mango Lassi – serves 2 generously With mangoes in season, try this refreshing, delicious drink, consistency of a milkshake. One of my favorite drinks, as filling as a milkshake without the calories. For an easy way to cut mangoes check out this video, compliments of Martha, https://www.marthastewart.com/967631/how-cut-mango 1 cup plain, organic yogurt 2 cups cold […]

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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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Shitake Mushroom & Winter Squash Risotto

Creamy, filling, and so satisfying. Stay close while cooking, you need to keep up on the stirring. 3 ½ – 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock Cooking oil 1-2 tbs. butter 1 medium delicata or small butternut squash – 1 1/2 cups of cubed or sliced pieces 1 small yellow onion, chopped, or ½ cup […]

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Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup

Winter is all about hearty soups and chowders. This is one of my favorites. Make extra and freeze. 1 small, peeled and seeded butternut squash 1-2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 carrots 2 large parsnips, peeled 2 cups chopped kale 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled, cut if extra-large into medium pieces olive oil 1 lb. […]

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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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Holiday Salad

I love it when the pomegranates and persimmons come into season. So beautiful and festive. Here is one of my favorite holiday salads. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients, just use what you have, make it yours.I have also added roasted beets, pickled red onions, spiced nuts, broccoli or cauliflower florets, and […]

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Spiced Nuts

½ cup of sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tbs chili powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cayenne pepper large egg white 4 cups nuts of choice Preheat the oven to 300°. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or better yet parchment paper for super easy cleanup. In a bowl, whisk the sugar with […]

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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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Apple Chutney

3 large tart cooking apples (such as green Granny Smith) peeled, cored, and chopped 1 small red or green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tbs grated orange peel 1 tbs grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp ground allspice Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan […]

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