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…

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…

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)…

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…