Cauliflower “Kuchen”

I have fond memories of making zwiebelkuchen—an onion based cake with my dad, who got promoted to Pop Pop a few years back. Thankfully, I inherited his intrepid nature for kitchen minimalism. My favorite gifts have been Yotam Ottolenghi cookbooks—-recipes with all the herbs and seemingly opposing flavors that marry beautifully on the plate. I’ve…

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Turnip “fries”

If you are craving fries and looking for a lower carb, lower calorie option—set yourself down at my kitchen bar. If hummus is thought to be the new Prozac, then baba ganoush—containing nasunin and anthocyanins is the newest heart health protector, brain fog lifter and antioxidant available. Add the cauliflower and your genes will purr.…

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Baba Ganoush

Such a yummy, smoky, savory dip. Served beautifully with sliced fresh veg or roasted veg. For our class on Super Bowl, we will serve with turnip fries. 2 medium eggplant, roasted for one hour at 400°F. You could wrap in foil, are usually put mine in a covered ceramic pan. After roasting allow to cool…

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Superfood bowls

Superfoods are foods with exceptional health benefits for the amount of calories they provide. They change year to year in popularity. 2020- superfoods were mostly savory -purple potatoes, broccoli sprouts, turmeric, kefir, popcorn, Jerusalem artichoke and oyster mushrooms. In 2019, we considered energy directing antioxidants to be the superfoods of the year-blueberries, açaí, olive oil,…

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Brussels or Broccoli

Inspired by Cookie & Kate and tweaked by me! 1.5 cups brown rice, riced cauliflower, farro, quinoa 2 pounds Brussels sprout or broccoli or broccoli rabe 2-3 T mild oil like EVOO 15 oz tofu, seitan, edamame, (flesh eaters would like some chicken or beef) 4 T (reduced sodium) Tamari, Miso, soy, or coconut aminos…

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Simple, creamy soup

This is another recipe from the fabulous Jacqueline. I did tweak it a bit because I’m just unable to leave anything alone. 1 15.5 oz can rinsed white beans, or equivalent soaked and prepared 1 15 oz can pumpkin or 2 cups fresh cooked pumpkin flesh or 1 lb steamed sweet potato or 16 oz…

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Creamy hummus

My baby sis has three darling babies of her own and she makes her own hummus. I think the key is peeling your chickpeas, or mixing 1/2 chickpeas and 1/2 white beans. Some say the key is adding the lemon, tahini and garlic to your food processor first. Some say the beans need to be…

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Winter salad

Simplified from another amazing Epicurious recipe. 6 jammy eggs (boiled, but with a softer, jammier center) (you could buy) 4-6 T unflavored rice vinegar 1 T honey, agave, maple syrup or equivalent swerve or truvia 1 T soy, coconut Aminos, tamari, even Ocean’s halo no soy or reduced sodium soy 1/4 cup olive or other…

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Crunchy, powerful seeds

This is modified from an Epicurious recipe. They used an egg white, honey and olive oil wash that I found tasty and gave the recipe polish— but could be skipped if you had time constraints or concerns about cooking with oils, eggs, honey or salt. The seeds stand powerfully and beautifully alone. 1 egg white…

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Herbed spread

So, this isn’t cheese or even cheez, but if you’ve eliminated dairy and you have sad, lonely, naked crackers or crudités longing for a topper—this is certainly it. 1 cup raw almonds 2-6 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup fresh herbs or arugula or 2T dried herbs 2 T lemon juice 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)…

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