Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading →
Red Palm Oil and Coconut Manna creates a tasty and creamy sauce for this mildly spicy beans dish. Feel free to swap extra virgin coconut oil and coconut milk, if you like. Serve with rice, steamed vegetables or a green salad for a fine meal. I like to cook my beans from scratch with a sea vegetable to enhance their digestion, and add some minerals, but if you prefer, you can start with 2 ½ cups cooked beans and skip the first step. Continue reading →
The red palm oil and red lentils give this soup a beautiful orange color. Feel free to use any greens you like such as spinach, collards, kale, mustard greens or even nettles. You can also swap ghee or extra virgin coconut oil for the red palm oil. Continue reading →
Ancient grains are making a comeback. More and more, I have replaced brown rice, barley and millet with quinoa, teff, and spelt. Rich in protein, amino acids, B Vitamins, calcium and fiber, each ancient grain has its own unique flavor and nutrition profile. Some are also quick cooking (quinoa, amaranth, and teff). Ancient grains expand our choices, and offer new options for diners whose diets demand rotation, not just to escape boredom, but because of food allergies. Ancient grains permit even the most restricted dieter to feast.