Creamy Tomato Soup

I’ve always loved tomato soup. It’s so warm and comforting. This is a creamy version made without cream. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onions (1 medium onion) 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 3–4 medium potatoes, chopped (you can also use a combination of potatoes and parsnips) ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black…

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…

Tofu Scramble

This is one of my favorite tofu dishes. I often prepare this at home for breakfast or brunch. It’s a great alternative to scrambled eggs. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 1 (14–16-ounce) block extra-firm tofu 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil) ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup diced…

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

I like to  prepare this soup during the cooler seasons. One of the ingredients (garam masala) is a warming spice blend, as in the internal warmth generated by the body when it imbibes certain spices. Garam masala is a popular blend prepared all around the northern, eastern, and western regions of India. Ingredients 3 tablespoons…

Creamed Spinach

Creamed  Spinach is a childhood favorite. I wanted to create a healthier version without the use of milk or cream. I prepared this is at work recently and the customers loved it! Ingredients 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cut spinach, thawed or 1½ -2 pounds fresh spinach—washed, stemmed and roughly chopped 2 tablespoons  olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped…

Potato Chia Pancakes

This is a variation of my Potato Quinoa Patties recipe. I decided to add chia seeds for a healthy kick instead of quinoa; no flour, no eggs—just chia seeds in this pancake variation. A nice little Hanukkah treat! Ingredients 2 packed cups of shredded raw potatoes, drained 2 teaspoons chia seeds ½ teaspoon curry powder…

Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often prepare). During the summer I made a few lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I decided to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. French lentils, (small) brown…

Potato Parsnip Leek Soup

It’s that time of year again! Soup time. During these cooler days we love to enjoy a nice, warm bowl of nourishing soup. For this recipe I use parsnips in addition to the potatoes for increased flavor and nutrition. I received great feedback from our customers. Another winner! Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2…

“Cheesy” Cauliflower Soup

I often use nutritional yeast as a vegan cheese substitute because of its cheesy taste. It is not active, so does not promote yeast growth in the body. Nutritional yeast is a complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids. It’s an easy way to add extra protein to your dishes and extra flavor…

Brown Rice Pilaf with Sautéed Veggies & Tahini Sauce

In this recipe I incorporated many of the different whole food groups (grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts and seeds) into one dish.  It’s hearty, tasty–and satisfying! Ingredients 2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice* 3 tablespoons olive oil or your favorite cooking oil 1–2 tablespoons chopped or minced garlic 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup cooked black…

Chickpeas & Kale with Spicy Peanut Sauce

I have often shied away from using legumes that require overnight soaking and hours of cooking–though I do believe this is a healthier choice than canned legumes (beans). I like to provide ways to save time when creating my recipes, but this time I decided to use dry chickpeas as they are on sale this…

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…