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: …

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…

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…

DILLY CARROTS

There is nothing like a cooked carrot dish that actually tastes great! This one has always been a winner. DILLY CARROTS Author: My Mom Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 lb of carrots, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 small/medium onion, diced 2 Tbsps olive or avocado oil…

AUNT PAM’S FAMOUS SUNFLOWER SEED SPREAD

On my time apprenticing down south with the Dysingers at Bountiful Blessings Farm, one of the things I most enjoyed was eating farm-fresh meals, straight out of the cooler. Definitely an incentive to get into farming myself! Aunt Pam is a great cook. And she had the apprentices help with lunch prep on a day…

ROASTED FALL VEGETABLES

Fall is a lovely time of year from a culinary point of view.  It is harvest time and an abundance of fresh healthy vegetables are everywhere. Vegetables can be prepared in so many wonderful and delicious ways. Today I am going to show you one of my very favorite ways to cook vegetables, which is…

SIMPLE SALAD WITH A TOASTED SESAME GINGER DRESSING

There are so many wonderful organic greens available nowadays, and topped with a few edamame soybeans, you practically have a whole meal. Of course, the salad dressing makes or breaks the salad, so today I am going to show you a dressing that really makes this salad come to life. PRINT <- Also use this…

ROASTED BROCCOLI CHICKPEA SALAD WITH A ROASTED GARLIC AND LEMON DRESSING

Today I am going to share a spectacular salad recipe that is best served warm, and therefore a perfect salad for this time of year.  This Roasted Broccoli Chickpea Salad with a Roasted Garlic Lemon Dressing is one of my favorite salad recipes, the flavor combination, nutritional integrity, and fresh look make this recipe a…