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…

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…

Savory Vegetable Crepes

This is one of my easiest, quickest cooking recipes–and they are so delicious! You can eat them for a snack or for breakfast. Ingredients 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 1 cup water 3–4 tablespoons chopped scallions or grated onion ½ cup finely shredded or minced veggies: cabbage, carrots, kale… (you can use other veggies as well)…

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…

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge

Here’s another one of my healthy fudge recipes. Dates provide all of the sweetness you need and the peanut butter softens the date flavor. You can also use almond butter, if you prefer. It’s a sweet treat that you won’t mind giving to your kids. Ingredients: 2 cups soft dates (medjool, deglet, etc.)—rough chopped ½…

Cabbage Croquettes

This is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe.  You can use different types of vegetables for this dish (zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.). The consistency of the pancakes will vary depending on whether you shred or grate the veggies. I usually shred the vegetables with a box shredder. You can also use a food processor…

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…

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I first started making chia pudding when I began my job at Mother Earth’s. I learned about the health benefits and properties of chia seeds and how they work in recipes. They remind me of tapioca, but can be eaten raw. The recipe I used (which wasn’t one of my own) was ok but not…

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…

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

This is a simple, yet tasty soup. I love the addition of coconut milk in soups, so I created this recipe to highlight this rich and nutritious ingredient. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup chopped onions (1 medium onion) 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes (approximately 1 large; other root…

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,…

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…