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One clove of garlic, choppedOne medium onion, choppedFour medium-sized zucchinis, thinly slicedOne can of drained whole kernel corn Four ounces of canned green chile Heat two Tablespoons of oil in skillet. Chop the garlic and onion. Sauté in oil. Thinly slice four medium-sized zucchini and add to onion in skillet. Cover and let simmer until zucchini are cooked and soft. Add canned corn or an equivalent amount of fresh corn off the cob. Add four ounces of canned green chile or chopped fresh chile to mixture. Cover again and simmer for 15 minutes or so. Salt... read more

Scalloped Potatoes

This is a recipe that my children and their friends loved growing up and still request. It's a main dish in itself or can accompany a meat main dish. I like to serve it with buttered carrots (add a dash of cinnamon) and a lettuce salad with cucumbers. The secret of the dish is to use enough liquid and cook the dish long enough so that the potatoes are soft, but still moist and a bit crispy around the edges. 6 to 8 potatoes. flourbuttercheese, (jack or colby)saltpepperMilk (or non-dairy milk)Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Grease a rectangular or large oval baking pan ... read more

Breakfast Spinach Quiche

Quiche is quick to make, and makes a healthy breakfast for children and adults. Make it ahead of time, cut it into single serving pieces, wrap the individual pieces in foil or plastic wrap and freeze them. In the morning just defrost and reheat. Simple and very tasty.¾ cup of shredded swiss cheese¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese¼ cup of finely chopped onion1 (10oz.) package of frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry4 eggs1 cup of half & half or milk1 tablespoon flour½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon pepper1 prepared 9-inch pie crustPreheat oven to 375ºF. Sprinkle spinach and... read more

Rice and Veggies

I was talking to a young woman recently who had been cooking for years, but didn't feel confident making a good pot of rice. I remember how many years it took me to get rice right and now it has become a comfort food. When I feel out of sorts or off balance, I go back to rice and veggies. Here are several different ways to enjoy this hearty combination.Rice 1. Some people like to eat long grain rice in the summer and short grain rice in the winter, but I prefer organic short grain brown rice all year round. You can save money by buying rice in bulk from... read more

African Quinoa Soup

This is great topped with some red onions and a big handful of sprouts!2 tablespoons butter or oil1 chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced1 fresh jalapeno, minced*or 1 tablespoon canned diced green chilies, or more to taste* (optional)1 red bell pepper, diced2 diced celery stalks, with leaves2 diced zucchini1 sweet potato, diced1 t ground cumin1 t dried oregano6 cups vegetable stock (or water)1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed & drained (I like the red quinoa best, it makes it look pretty!)freshly ground black pepper, to tastea dash of cayenne pepper *optional1/2 cup peanut butter, no... read more

Tofu Pie

By Peggy O'Mara Here's a recipe for a basic pie dough or use your own favorite recipe.3 cups whole-wheat pastry, or spelt flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks of butter 1 egg 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 6 to 12 Tablespoons iced water Preheat oven to 350 degrees Add salt to flour. Cut in butter. Add egg, lemon juice and 6 Tablespoons of water to the flour mixture. Mix briskly and quickly with a fork or your hands. Add more water if needed. Roll out with a rolling pin between two pieces of waxed paper. Peel back the top piece, lay crust in 10-inch pie pan and peel back the ... read more

Jasmine Rice Patties

Roll a small handful of cooked, cold jasmine rice into a ball and pat flat. Sprinkle some toasted-till-fragrant sesame seeds and ground seaweed onto a plate. Press each patty into the seed and weed mixture. Turn and press the other side. Fry in olive oil until crispy.cooked jasmine ricetoasted-till-fragrant sesame seedsflaked nori seaweedSweet & Sour Sauce:1 cup pineapple juice or water (or half juice and half water) 1 cup soy sauce ½ cup honey or sugar ½ cup rice vinegar Roll a small handful of cooked, cold jasmine rice into a ball and pat flat. Sprinkle some... read more

Out of this Galaxy Cantaloupe Treat

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers With just a couple minutes of preparation, you can turn a simple cantaloupe into a fanstastic galactic treat. Add a piece of whole wheat toast and this recipe becomes a terrific meal to start the day.1 medium sized cantaloupe1 2/3 cups of large curd cottage cheese1 Tbsp ground almonds, shredded coconut, or raisins (or a mixture)Drizzle of honeyUsing a large, sharp knife, cut the cantaloupe crosswise into rings. Trim off the rind and scoop out the seeds. Place each ring on a plate and carefully cut the ring into bite-sized pieces while... read more

Spicy Winter Greens

An easy greens dish to make on a cold winter day.1 stick of butter4 chopped scallions 4 chopped cloves of garlic 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons cumin ½ teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon parsley 1 tablespoon cilantro ½ teaspoon mint leaves ½ teaspoon salt Steam your favorite combo of greens: spinach, beet tops, kale (discard the stem as it is bitter), red chard, collards, etc. Steam until just soft and drain well. Mix greens with spicy butter in a serving bowl. read more

Spelt Cookies

1 cup butter1 cup honey or sugar4 egg yolks¼ cup rice, soy or cow's milk 3 ½ cup spelt flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. maceReheat oven to 350 degrees. Add salt, baking powder and mace to flour. Set aside. Cream butter. Add sugar or honey in thirds to the butter and cream after each addition. Add half of the egg yolks at a time and cream after each addition. Fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Add milk and mix into a ball. Cover with waxed paper and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours. Roll out with a rolling pin between two... read more

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