08:10 08:10

Grilled Ratatouille

By | 2017-05-08T08:31:25+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: April's Blogs, Blogs, Gluten Free, Recipes, Summer, Summer Recipes, The Seasons, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Grilled Ratatouille

Summer cooking at its best is easy, colorful and uncomplicated.  Ratatouille makes the most of the season’s vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.  This grilled version can be prepared in two ways.  The vegetables are first grilled and you then dress them right at the table and serve them immediately or you finish marrying their flavors over the stove top.  Both are delish–it’s just a matter of choice.  I tend to prefer the first method, as it’s simpler and doesn’t heat up the kitchen.

Double this recipes or toss leftovers with cooked quinoa and a little extra dressing (if necessary) for a light, high protein dish. […]

08:56 08:56

Ash-e-reshteh (Persian New Year Noodles With Beans)

By | 2017-05-01T09:32:53+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Diabetes Friendly, Lentils and Legumes, Recipes, Soups and Stew|Comments Off on Ash-e-reshteh (Persian New Year Noodles With Beans)

We thank Soraya Maleki Spence, who used to work at Pulse, for this fantastic recipe.  A traditional soup served at Nowruz-the Persian New Year in the March and represents new life and longevity.  I prepped this for the website several years ago and I’ll be honest… it makes a fabulous breakfast.Ash-e-reshteh (Persian New Year Noodles With Beans) – – chickpeas (washed and soaked overnight), kidney beans (washed and soaked overnight), fava beans (washed and soaked overnight), dry lentils (rinsed and drained), yellow onions, olive oil, garlic, tumeric (ground), mint leaves (minced or torn), thin egg noodles (broken into thirds), leafy greens (spinach or chard) (stemmed and coarsely chopped), dill leaves (minced), cilantro (minced), parsley or flat-leaf parsley (minced), plain, unsweetened yogurt, chicken or vegetable stock, sea salt, Peel and dice one of the onions. In a large pot over medium-high heat 4 T. of olive oil. Add onion and saute until onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Drain and rinse chickpeas, kidney and fava beans. Add beans to the onion along with 4 minced cloves of garlic, the turmeric and the lentils. Sauté for 1 minute then add the stock and bring to a boil. Boil, covered for 1 hour. Loosen lid on the pot, so the pot is partially covered and continue simmering the stock and beans for 1 1/2 hours more, stirring occasionally. Season with salt.; Peel and slice the remaining onions into thin half moon shapes. In a large skillet, heat 3 T. olive oil over high heat. Add in the onions and sauté, stirring frequently until caramelized. Add in remaining garlic and mint and sauté for […]

16:52 16:52

Roasted Roots with Sage, Rosemary & Basalmic

By | 2016-12-29T12:24:17+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Diabetes Friendly, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Roasted Roots with Sage, Rosemary & Basalmic

Roasted roots are a staple for my family in the fall and winter.  You can easily vary this recipe to use other roots, winter squash or different herbs.  I often double the batch, eating the leftovers as is or as the base for a luscious  root stew.Roasted Roots with Sage, Rosemary & Basalmic – – carrots, potatoes, butternut squash (peeled and seeded), yellow onions, beets, parsnips, rosemary, sage, balsamic vinegar, olive oil (extra virgin), salt and pepper, Prep the vegetables: Scrub the carrots, potatoes, parsnips and dice into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
Peel all onions and beetes and dice into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
Peel and seed the butternut squash.
Place vegetables on a baking sheet large enough so they can all lay flat.
Stem and chop herbs and spread over vegetables.
; Roast the vegetables: Drizzle vegetables with olive oil and balsamic.
Spread oil and vinegar evenly so that vegetables are well coated.
Even vegetables out on baking sheet, making sure they don’t overlap.
Roast in preheated 425˚ oven. Turn vegetables every 15 minutes adding more oil and vinegar if they are too dry. Roast for about 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and slightly crisp on the edges. ; – Healing Energetics:  Roots are grounding, warming and nourish the earth element.  They drain dampness and strengthen the Stomach and Spleen and build blood. The vinegar lightly astringes. Rosemary and sage drain dampness and stimulate digestion.
Primary season: Fall/Winter

Contributed by April Crowell