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…

Thai Curry Chili

If you’re in the mood for a different style of chili sure to satisfy, this is it! I have combined traditional chili flavors with Thai flavors. The coconut milk blends well with the tomatoes and spices. You can serve it as an entrée or as an appetizer over tortilla chips. Ingredients 1 (28-ounce) can crushed…

Mexicali Millet

In the past few years I have created several millet recipes, which I have prepared for our customers more than once, so I figured it was time for a new one. This recipe is relatively mild, so if you like spice, add more! Ingredients 1 cup uncooked millet, rinsed and drained 2 cups water 1/2 vegetable…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is another recipe inspired by our corn season. Using fresh, organic seasonal corn is always best! This is a great potluck, picnic, or barbecue dish. Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups lightly cooked corn kernels 1 medium-size sweet bell pepper, diced (approximately 1 cup) 2–3 medium-size tomatoes, diced (about…

Corn Chowder

Creamy chowders are all all-time favorite! This recipe is a lighter, healthier chowder, yet it is still quite tasty. Now that the cooler weather is upon us, I’m breaking out my favorite soup recipes. This one got great reviews. Comfort food without the guilt. Ingredients  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)…

Tomato & Corn Salad

How many variations of tomato salad can I create? Well, here’s the thing: when I see the bounty of the summer season, I try to use our seasonal produce in as many ways as I can. Delicious corn grows in our northeast region and we have a local grower right down the road. Tomatoes are wonderful when they’re…

Mexicali Quinoa

This is a variation of my Mexicali Millet recipe. Both millet and quinoa work well in this dish. Ingredients 2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or 1 teaspoon salt) 1 tablespoon chili powder (or to taste) 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 1–2 tablespoons olive oil (or your favorite…

Summer Vegetable Pancakes

This recipe is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. I have created several variations, which may be prepared during different times of the year–depending on what’s available and/or in season. This recipe–and its variations–is always a hit! Ingredients 3 cups shredded or grated summer squash (drain squash if it is very watery) ½ cup fresh…

Savory Corn Crepes

Garbanzo (chickpea) flour is a wonderful, versatile product. It’s naturally gluten free and has only one ingredient: chickpeas. It has the unique quality of bindability, so no other binders are required when making pancakes or crepes. I vary the veggies depending on the time of year. In the summertime, I love to use fresh local…

Mexicali Millet

Millet is a healthy whole grain that is naturally gluten free and easy to digest. It is not often eaten in our country, but is readily available in natural food stores. Millet is very inexpensive and cooks up in less than 30 minutes. I started experimenting with millet when I began working at Mother Earth’s. I wanted to create tasty…