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…

Tomato Vegetable Soup

Tomato soup is a childhood favorite (yes—the kind from a can). This recipe is definitely a healthier version. The kale, quinoa and nutritional yeast add extra fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to the dish. It’s chock-full of nourishment! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped onions (1 small onion) 2 tablespoons minced fresh…

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,…

Carrot Pecan Salad

I wanted to create a carrot salad recipe that was similar to the one I had in my childhood. In the “classic” recipe, mayonnaise is often used. I wanted to forgo the mayo, but still have some creaminess. I chose coconut milk as a substitute, and to add a little tang I use a white…

Indian Carrot Patties

This is a variation of my Sweet Potato Patties  recipe. Ingredients  2 cups shredded or grated carrots ½ cup garbanzo flour 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) Coconut Oil *Optional seasonings: chopped scallions, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped cashews Put shredded carrots into a medium-size mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well…

Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is often prepared with ham or other types of meat; this adds flavor to the dish. I’ve added a few seasonings to give the soup a depth of flavor (without the meat). Customers really enjoyed this recipe, as simple as it is. Kids too! Ingredients 1 cup split peas, rinsed and drained Water…

Indian Kichari (Mung Bean & Brown Rice Stew)

Kichari is a very popular Indian dish. It is a great one-pot meal made with legumes, whole grains and assorted veggies. Mung beans are well-known in India and are touted for their health benefits (see below). I always get great responses when I prepare this dish. It is so healthy and hearty–and great for cold-weather…

Roasted Fennel & Carrot Soup

This is a  very simple soup recipe. Roasting the fennel softens the licorice flavor and it becomes sweet and delectable. It’s healthy and delicious! Ingredients 2 small fennel bulbs—rough chopped (about 2 cups) 2 carrots—sliced about ¼” thick 1 medium onion—rough chopped (about 1 cup) 1-2 garlic cloves 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil ½…

Immune Support Soup

I love to find ways to use turmeric in my recipes. With its many health benefits (see below), it is definitely worth knowing how to incorporate into your dishes. This is a great soup for the colder seasons–inspired by super-spice, turmeric! Ingredients 2 cups red lentils, rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to…