Recipes

Welcome to my Recipes page!

>>> At the BOTTOM of this page, these recipes are CATEGORIZED BY VEGETABLE OR FRUIT (helpful for using up garden bounty) <<<

For a little background…I strive to cook with fresh, organic fruits & vegetables, soaked whole grains & legumes, cultured & fermented foods, grass-fed meat & dairy, pastured eggs, wild-caught fish, unrefined sweeteners (rapadura/sucanat, honey, maple syrup, molasses), and traditional fats (yes to pastured butter, olive oil, virgin coconut oil, bacon grease — no to refined vegetable oils like canola oil, soybean oil, etc, and definitely no to partially hydrogenated oils like crisco, margarine, and shortening).

I was a vegetarian for 10 years, but now I appreciate that a little bit of humanely raised grass-fed meat is better for my body than fake, highly processed soy “meat.” And although you’ll find meat in some of my recipes, I’m not a huge meat eater anyway, and my recipes tend to be on the lighter side. Also, since I’ve been sick the past ~5 years, meat is rarely on my menu anymore because my stomach finds it hard to digest, but on my strong-stomach days, I do eat a little as tolerated. Same for fish.

Anyway, the recipes listed here are family favorites which we’ve made and enjoyed again and again. I hope you enjoy them too!

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Salads & Entrée Salads

Apple Harvest Salad

Avocado-Quinoa-Scallion Salad

Citrus Salad with Macadamia Oil, Cilantro, and Avocado

Dandelion Greens Salad

Israeli Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Quinoa Salad, Greek Style

The “Salad Taco”

Tabbouleh

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Soups & Stews

Fresh Tomato & Zucchini Chili

Gazpacho

Japanese Squash and Mushroom Soup

Minnestrone Soup

Tomato-Quinoa Soup

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Vegetable Side Dishes

Baked Cucumbers

Zucchini Dolmas

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Dips, Spreads, Dressings, Sauces, Broths

Bone Broth (Chicken)

Caesar Salad Dressing

Cranberry-Mandarin-Ginger Relish

Cucumber Raita

Hummus

Pesto (basil or mixed herb)

Salsa Fresca (Fresh Salsa with Avocado)

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Main Dishes

Greek Melt Pita Sandwiches

Jerusalem Artichoke Latkes

Lamb Meatloaf, Italian Style

Macaroni & Cheese, the easiest ever!

Spanakopita

Sushi

Zucchini Parmesan

Zucchini Pie (Crustless)

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Snacks

Apple Peanut Butter “Sandwiches”

Kale Chips

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Fruit Sauces, Jams, Leathers

Applesauce (Homemade)

Concord Grape Freezer Jam (sugar & pectin free)

Concord Grape Fruit Leather

Pumpkin Pie Fruit Leather

Stewed Figs

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Yeast Breads & Crackers

Brown Rice Chips or Crackers

Challah Bread, 6-braid

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Cookies

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate-Orange Macaroons

Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

Chunky Monkey Bars

Coconut-Cream Bliss Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Cookies

(Healthier) Pecan Snowball Christmas Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ranger Cookies

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Quick Breads, Cakes, Muffins

Cranberry-Pumpkin Muffins

Gingerbread

Zucchini Cake with Spiced Frosting

Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)

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Other Desserts & Candies

Candied Violets

Caramel Corn

Chocolate-Dipped Candied Orange Peel

Eggnog Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie

Snow Ice Cream

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Smoothies & Raw Juicing

Green Smoothies

Green Smoothie: Pineapple-Banana-Spinach-Chia

Green smoothie frozen concentrate cubes

Juice your vegetable scraps

Juice a pomegranate

Watermelon Slushie

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Non-Fermented Beverages

Arnold Palmer from scratch

Traditional Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Mint water

Russian Caravan tea

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Fermented Beverages

Beet Kvass

Homemade Kefir

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Pickled, Cultured, Fermented

Homemade Bubbies Pickles

Pickled Grape Leaves

Sauerkraut

Sauerruben

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For Pets

Homemade Cat Food

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Health + Beauty

Homemade Deodorant

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Kitchen Tips & Techniques

Remove Baked-on Food

Peel an Orange

Decaffeinate Your Tea

Make a Fruit Fly Trap

Keep Olive Oil Fresh

Make Your Own Brown Rice Chips or Crackers

Bake Cookies on the Stove!

Juice a pomegranate

Cooking In Your Car

Homemade Bone Broth

Freeze your extra eggs

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RECIPES FROM ABOVE, CATEGORIZED BY VEGETABLE OR FRUIT:

Apples

Apple Harvest Salad

Applesauce (Homemade)

Apple Peanut Butter “Sandwiches”

Traditional Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Basil

Pesto

Zucchini Pie (Crustless)

Zucchini Parmesan

Beets

Beet Kvass

Cabbage

Minnestrone Soup

Sauerkraut

Carrots

Minnestrone Soup

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Cilantro

Citrus Salad with Macadamia Oil, Cilantro, and Avocado

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Pesto

Gazpacho

Salsa Fresca (Fresh Salsa with Avocado)

Cucumbers

Baked Cucumbers

Homemade Bubbies Pickles (raw, lacto-fermented pickles)

Gazpacho

Israeli Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Quinoa Salad, Greek Style

Cucumber Raita

Grapes

Concord Grape Freezer Jam (sugar & pectin free)

Concord Grape Fruit Leather

Grape Leaves

Pickled Grape Leaves

Zucchini Dolmas

Kale

Kale Chips

Minnestrone Soup

Parsley

Israeli Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Pesto

Tabbouleh

Zucchini Dolmas

Pumpkin

(see Winter Squash, below)

Spinach

Greek Melt Pita Sandwiches

Green Smoothies

Green Smoothie: Pineapple-Banana-Spinach-Chia

Green smoothie frozen concentrate cubes

Spanakopita

Tomatoes

Gazpacho

Israeli Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato & Zucchini Chili

Greek Melt Pita Sandwiches

Minnestrone Soup

Quinoa Salad, Greek Style

Salsa Fresca (Fresh Salsa with Avocado)

Tabbouleh

Tomato-Quinoa Soup

Zucchini Parmesan

Winter Squash/Pumpkin

Cranberry-Pumpkin Muffins

Japanese Squash and Mushroom Soup

Pumpkin Pie Fruit Leather

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Zucchini/Summer Squash

Zucchini Dolmas

Zucchini Pie (Crustless)

Fresh Tomato & Zucchini Chili

Zucchini Parmesan

Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

Zucchini Cake with Spiced Frosting

Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)

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