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…

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…

 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…

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…

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…