Healthy Recipes

Miso and Greens Soup

Miso Soup

Gluten-free/dairy-free/nut-free.  I have previously mentioned Julia's Miso and Greens Soup, and I didn't want to keep you waiting.  So here is the recipe-- enjoy! 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 small sweet onions chopped, or 1 small sweet onion and 3 leeks (white part only) chopped 2 to 4 cloves of garlic (depending on your love of garlic) chopped 6 cups chicken stock 2 cups … [Read more...]

Julia’s Carrot and Orange Soup

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Here is another amazing recipe from my dear friend Julia.  She fed this to a group of women that ooed and ahed over this amazing soup that is just perfect for a cold autumn or winter day.  The fennel, carrot and orange combination is amazing, and the spices she used were fun and new to me. Adapted from: Homemade With Love by Jennifer Perillo Serves … [Read more...]

Holiday Beet Hummus

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It is almost the holidays, and I have a recipe to share with you thanks to my dear friend Julia Goodhouse. She is one of the best cooks I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, and she cooked (a lot!) for me during my recent visit to Chicago. Thank you Julia!! She put this beautiful beet hummus together for a crowd of gals, and we were all astonished by the beautiful color— so … [Read more...]

Julia’s Fall Applesauce

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Last Fall when I was in Chicago visiting family and friends, I found myself visiting my dear friend Julia quite often.  We'd hang out in her kitchen talking while she whipped up amazing food almost effortlessly (well, that was the way it looked to me).  She had prepared a tenderloin for dinner that night, and her husband and son said, "we have to have the applesauce with it!" … [Read more...]

Veggie Burgers

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As part of the Food Unit at Community School, 8th grade students learn about the food chain, food's impact on the environment, and how each and every one of us "votes with our fork" several times a day in the world of food economics.  After watching the film Cowspiracy, many of the kids wanted to explore other options for burgers besides ground meat.  So the students called on … [Read more...]

Cashew “Cheese”

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When I joined Elena on her dairy-free "personal journey", the first, thing I missed was cheese.  Here the recipe that allowed me to feed my craving (without eating dairy). In cuisinart blend: *2 cups soaked cashews (or macadamia nuts)-- soak for 10 minutes and then drain *1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes *1/4 cup fresh lemon juice *1 t salt … [Read more...]

Healthy Halloween Recipes

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For today's post leading up to Food Day (October 24th), I wanted to post a fun resource from CSPI:  TRYIt_HealthyHalloween   I especially like the recipes included: *Apple Bites *Carrot Finger Food *Cheese Finger Food *Goblin Grins *Edible Eyeballs Have a happy and healthy Halloween! … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Soup Taste-Off

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We've recently moved into our new house, and I'm excited to have a kitchen that inspires me to cook again.  My recipe books have been packed up (some have been away for three years!), so I'm excited to be able to access them after missing them dearly.  One thing I like to do when I'm making a dish is to look up several different versions of a recipe, then choose the one that … [Read more...]

Lentil Stew

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Such an easy soup to make when the weather starts getting a little chilly.  Also, a great way to use up any greens you have left in your garden! -Veggie base:  saute onions, carrots and celery in 2 T coconut oil -Transfer to slow cooker and add lentils:  2 cups french lentils, rinsed -Liquid:  Water or broth (to cover) -Season:  bay leaf, italian seasoning, salt, etc. -Add … [Read more...]

Live Cashew Cream Cheese

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I am calling this recipe "live" because of the fact that it uses a probiotic capsule as part of the ingredients.  I thought this was pretty interesting; I read more and more every day about the importance of probiotics and gut balance. Ingredients: -2 cups cashews, soaked for 1-2 hours -1 cup purified water -Powder from 1-2 capsules probiotics -1/2 bunch fresh dill, … [Read more...]