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…

VEGAN MUSHROOM SOUP

VEGAN MUSHROOM SOUP Author: Cherie White (A friend of my 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…

TORTILLAS

TORTILLAS Fresh tortillas – are almost impossible to find where we live. So, we simply have to make them. Over the years, we have tried a lot of recipes; some successful, and some not so successful.   We have worked hard to develop a recipe that works equally well for both whole wheat and white,…

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…

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…