Vegan

Homemade Vegetable Stock

I like to approach every thing I do with a little bit of Clint Eastwood swagger, that fearless, take the bull by the horns type attitude. Don’t forget who is in charge here – not the veggies! So when nature’s bounty starts to overrun your refrigerator, take stock! I also don’t like to waste anything,…

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Fuji Apple Butter

6 lbs of Fuji apples 1 cup of apple cider vinegar 3 cups of apple cider 2 cups of sugar (or more for desired sweetnesss) Pinch of Salt 3 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (Trader Joe’s is my favorite) Rind and juice of 1 large lemon Note: You will need a food…

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Juice it UP!

I have to credit my son’s girlfriend, Hannah, with getting me fired up about juicing again! Why oh why did I drop this healthy habit? I think it was a variety of reasons – none of them credible. With all of the raw foods I have been adding to my diet – this seems to…

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Roasted Potato, Corn & Green Bean Salad with Basil

This can be served hot as a side dish or cold. I like to make everything on the outdoor grill because I hate heating my house up in the summer by using the oven, but you could also use your oven for most of this. I would do the corn on the grill because you…

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Raw Corn Tortilla Chips

Yep, you read that correctly!  If you have been following my adventure posts you know that I’m doing a 100% raw vegan diet.  The sweet Underwood bi-color corn will be with us for the summer (yay!) which lends the opportunity for creativity in many different recipes.  I originally made this with frozen corn and got…

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Chicken Shepard’s Pie

This is great basic recipe, you can add all sorts of vegetables, omit the chicken to make it vegetarian, go wild!  Double it and freeze it for a quick meal later. • 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks • 2 T olive oil • 2 chicken breasts, diced • 2-3 garlic cloves minced…

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Don’t be scared of your brussel sprouts, these brassicas are generally overcooked  and have gotten a bad rap for years.  Boiling them to death makes them mushy and ruins their nutritional value, it also causes them to release a sulphurous odor — yuck!  Stir frying, roasting or steaming are much better cooking alternatives. 1 lb…

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Artichoke Heart, Fennel, and Tomato Salad

Artichoke Heart, Fennel, and Tomato Salad From the kitchen of Chef Jeff This salad is great as a side dish for BBQ meals.   I enjoy this salad with grilled lamb chops with rosemary.  The salad has an interesting combination of flavors and colors, making a great presentation when served. Ingredients 2 jars (6 1/2 oz.…

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad From the kitchen of Chef Jeff This is another wonderful salad for BBQ meals.  I prefer to serve this salad with grilled baby back ribs. Ingredients 3 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 pounds mixed firm-ripe heirloom or other tomatoes 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves…

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