Category Archives: Recipes

Nana’s Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound dried navy beans 1 ham bone + ham scraps 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 10 cups water Salt and pepper Instructions: The Night Before: Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with three inches of water. Soak the dried beans overnight (up to 24 hours) to soften. Drain when ready to use. Place a large 6 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, ham bone, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften the onions. Then add in the drained beans, thyme, ground cumin, crushed red pepper, 10 cups…

Read More +

Tuscan Chicken

This was meant to be a crock pot, “keto” recipe, but it burned badly in the pot while I was out, so I revised it to be baked in the oven, and it’s yummy! Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 c heavy cream 1/3 c chicken broth 3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese 4 6 oz chicken breasts 1 T Italian seasoning sea salt to taste black pepper to taste 1/2 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped 2 c fresh baby spinach Directions: Season the chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Place in a lightly…

Read More +

Winter Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Cut Butternut Squash, Beets & Red Onion into equally sized chunks, toss with melted coconut oil, Himalayan salt and fresh black pepper and roast on a sheet pan @ 400 for 30-40 minutes Assemble a big bowl of hearty greens and lettuces of your choice: spinach, kale, radicchio, endive, arugula etc. (NOTE: if using Kale- massage with olive oil first)  Add cooked and cooled butternut squash, beets, and onion.  Top with fresh broccoli sprouts and chives, pomegranate pips, hemp seeds and goat cheese. Add dressing and toss. Enjoy! Pomegranate Vinaigrette 1/3 cups pomegranate juice. 1/3 cup olive oil 5 teaspoons…

Read More +

No Flour Brownies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)  2 tbsp dark cocoa powder  1/2 cup organic almond flour 1/4 tsp himalayan salt 1/3 cup raw local honey 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or more honey) 1/4 cup organic coconut oil 4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.) optional: more chips, for presentation Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A…

Read More +


Let’s start the new year with a healthy, hearty, vegan soup! By Carla Christian Makes 6 cups Preparation Time: 20 minutes Ready In: 1 hour 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: 4 cups vegetable stock 1 (8-ounce) package button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered ¾ cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained ½ cup thinly sliced leek (white part only) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped red bell pepper ½ cup chopped carrot ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ cup almond flour ¼ cup chickpea flour 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Instructions 1. Combine the stock, mushrooms, wild rice,…

Read More +


Karen Cook was the 2018 Recipe Contest winner in the Appetizer category.  She shared her yummy recipe with us! INGREDIENTS 20 chowder size quahogs 3 medium onions 1 lb bacon Seasoned bread crumbs Salt, pepper, Tabasco Grated Parmesan cheese Tomato juice DIRECTIONS Steam open quahogs, save juice & 1/2 the shells Chop clams small Cook bacon, cool & chop Mix liquid, breadcrumbs, & chopped ingredients to create a stuffing Season to taste w/ salt, pepper & Tabasco Fill saved shells, sprinkle with Parmesan & 1 tbs tomato juice Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes

Potato Salad

2018 Recipe Contest winner (Best Sides) Elise Norman shares her potato salad recipe with us. INGREDIENTS 3 lbs red potatoes 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup  and 1/4 cup Kens Italian Dressing and marinade 6 hard boiled eggs 3 oz Bacon Bits 1 1/2 cup Mayonnaise  DIRECTIONS Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces and boil until fork tender. Drain potatoes and place in to a large bowl. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of Kens dressing to hot potatoes. Cover potatoes and chill overnight….

Read More +

No Peak Stew

 Mitch Zucker, winner of our 2018 Recipe Contest in the main dish category, shares his recipe. INGREDIENTS 3 lbs. stew beef 1 Jar of Holland onions 2 (or more) stalks of celery, cut in pieces 1 bag of petite carrots 1 bag of multi colored small potatoes 1 small bag of frozen peas 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 4 1/2 tbsp. tapioca   3 c. V8 low salt (4 c., for juicier) DIRECTIONS Cover bottom of crock pot with beef. I like to mix fattier stew beef with some lean.  Cut any large pieces into smaller pieces. Layer…

Read More +

Drunken Cranberry Buttercream Frosting

If you love cranberries as much as I do, you’ll want to take advantage of this cranberry season to make this frosting for your favorite cake recipe.  Excellent with an orange chiffon cake! Makes enough frosting for an 8″ or 9″ cake or 3 dozen cupcakes Ingredients: 2 c fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 c water 1/4 c granulated sugar 3/4c egg whites at room temperature 3/4 lb. butter at room temperature 3/4 lb. confectioners’ sugar 4T cranberry liquor Combine the cranberries, water and 1/4c granulated sugar in a 2 quart saucepan. Put on high heat and bring to a…

Read More +

Maple Mustard Salmon with Asian Slaw

Serves 4 1 center-cut salmon fillet, preferably wild Alaskan (about 1½ pounds) ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1½ tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard ¼ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot chile sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger ½ teaspoon honey 1 bag (14 ounces) prepared coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds Directions Step 1. Heat…

Read More +