Oatmeal, the Strack way.

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper.” -Unknown In many households, it is the staple of all staples. Those who have given up the often expensive, and unhealthy habit of sugary cold cereal every morning, find in oatmeal a hot, cost effective, and healthy alternative. The following is…

Haystacks! The Strack way.

I want to open up the door to new ideas here. In fact, what about a book of 101 ways to do haystacks? If you’ve never had a Haystack before (and you probably have but just didn’t know it was called that) let me introduce it to you. Author: Ella May Hartlein. This particular version…

Gluten Free Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Author: Jolene Strack Yield: 24 muffins. Seasons: Summer, All with frozen squash INGREDIENTS: • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar • 1 1/2 – 2 cups water (if the squash is frozen, probably won’t need as much water) • 20 drops stevia extract (or 1/4 Tsp stevia powder, or 1/4 cup sugar) • 1-2 tablespoons maple…

Cole Slaw

Here is one simple, fast, tasty recipe for the books. How much more convenient could it get to eat cabbage? Authors: Jolene Strack, Deborah Strack Yield: one large bowl, or about 10-12 servings Seasons: Whenever there’s cabbage. INGREDIENTS: • 1 large cabbage • 1 1/2 to 2 cups vegenaise (or mayo, we prefer homemade vegenaise)…

Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes

Every Sunday in our house is Pancake day (Sabbath is cold cereal (homemade granola) day), and when we hit the gluten free wall, it suddenly fell through the floor. Mom tirelessly worked through many many trials of different recipes, and we bought plenty of freezer waffles too. Finally the following recipe developed, was refined, and…

Millet Flax Gluten Free Bread

Prep Time: Less than 30 min Bake Time: Up to 1 hr Yield: Makes 1 2.5 lb loaf INGREDIENTS • 300g millet flour • 120g tapioca starch/flour • 80g flax seed meal • 30g chia seed meal (Put with flax in blender to produce meal) • 22g whole psyllium seed husk (Do not use ground)…

Why You Should Join a CSA.

Envision a world where you knew your neighbors again.  Imagine living in a community where your livelihood was not dependent on the rising and falling of big business in faraway places. What if your farmer, was one of your best friends? This is the dream, the vision, behind CSA. It is you being able to…

VEGAN ASPARAGUS MUSHROOM SOUP

VEGAN MUSHROOM SOUP Author: Cherie White (A friend of Mom’s) INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup cashews 2 1/4 cups water 2 Tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos Fresh mushrooms Fresh Garlic 1 LB Asparagus optional (tofutti sour cream, veganaise) DIRECTIONS Chop or slice fresh mushrooms and saute’in large sauce pan with olive oil and fresh garlic….

Spinach/Swiss Chard/Collard Quesadillas

Oh man, these are just delicious. Especially when paired with haystacks, which, by the way, my definition of haystacks basically means what ever is available at the time. i. e. does not have to be limited to just sour cream and salsa, but there are so many other great sauces for that. Yum sauce, particularly…

MARINATED KALE SALAD

I am personally a huge fan of this recipe. But with farm-fresh kale, it goes to a whole other level. Even Aunt Pam didn’t know how to make this until my mom showed up. I can taste it just thinking about it. Crunchy but tender kale greens, is the very prominent taste, with just a…