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…

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)…

The Amazing Thanksgiving Sandwich

SO, THESE ARE THE COMPONENTS YOU NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE “WORLD’S BEST” SANDWICH:  Great Crusty Bread: Traditionally, this sandwich is made with french bread, but it can definitely be made with whole-grain french bread for a healthier version. It is also terrific with sourdough bread. The most important thing to remember is to “TOAST…

EASY MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD

Scale the Recipe and Print Author: Chef Ani Yield: Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 3 cups chickpeas, drained (2 cans) 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1/2 European cucumber, finely chopped 1 can green olives, halved 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped Dressing: 1 garlic clove, minced or crushed juice from one fresh lemon 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon tahini 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1/3 cup olive oil Optional: …

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…

THE BEST ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

THE BEST ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE You wouldn’t think one could get super excited about a tomato sauce, would you?  But that is actually the case with this special tomato sauce.  The roasted vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, and basil make a wonderful tomato sauce.  The roasting process enhances the flavors, and it comes together as the best…

Arugula Pomegranate Salad

POMEGRANATE, ARUGULA SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE DRESSING INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons honey juice of half a lemon 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 cup olive oil Bag of Arugula, or two. Apple, chopped (optional) Pomegranate seeds Small Sweet Onion, minced INSTRUCTIONS: In a small sauce pan add pomegranate juice and simmer until…

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…