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)…

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…

QUICK AND EASY ROASTED GARLIC & FRESH ROSEMARY DUTCH OVEN BREAD

Click Here to Watch me make this Roasted Garlic & Fresh Rosemary Bread on YouTube! PRINT Author: Chef Ani Total Time: 2 1/2 hours Yield: 1 Loaf INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (white wheat berries) 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoon natural cane sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1 1/2 cup warm water…

Quick and Easy Sesame Kale Salad

Kale happens to be one of those super foods. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It is high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A, C, K, B6, just to mention a few. It is one of those vegetables that we could and probably should eat every day.When you buy kale, make…

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: …

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)…

SUMMER ZUCCHINI STICKS

SUMMER ZUCCHINI STICKS Zucchini sticks are now one of my favorite summer meals; soft, flavorful, and delicious on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside. A perfect culinary experience, if you ask me. Talk about a great recipe to make with all that extra zucchini we have growing in our garden. Even if…

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…