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Getting Started Tips & Recipes



Starting with a Well Stocked Pantry

A well stocked pantry will let you arrive home at the end of a busy day, with no meal planned, and still have fun creating something delicious.


Variations on Roasting Vegetables

(an easy “one pot” meal and relax while they’re roasting)  

Roasted Veggies and Quinoa

Portabellas, Zucchini, Potatoes with Cumin

Using Turnips,potatoes, frozen veggies      And clean up is super easy!!

Browse the blogs for many more roasted veggie combos.





Salad Creativity

Fruit and Garbanzo Salad (in the Roasted Veggie less chopping blog)

Lettuce, apple, sweet potatoes ( in the Roasted Portabella..)

Salad with tofu   

(in “Last-nights-dinner-adds-punch-to-todays-simply-delicious-salad”)

10 Salad Variations





Making Vegetable Stock

“How to Make Home made Vegetable Stock” video 

No fuss veggie stock – make while your cooking your meal.  Bring veggie scraps and water to a boil and simmer for at least 45 min. Strain or puree and freeze in various size containers.




30 Minute Meals Easy Soups and Stews  

Learn to make simple soups with this tomato, potato, corn soup recipe. Once you get the hang of this basic soup recipe, you can create your own variations using “what’s on hand.”

Snap Peas, Mushrooms,Farro in Stewed Tomatoes

Quick veggie stew

29 Minute meal from scratch!  Assembling the ingredients before you begin, ensures everything is included and efficient timing

Harvest Soup.  When all the produce comes in from your garden, farm stands, CSA, make this delicious soup to freeze for the winter.




Making a Tasty Base for soups, stews and any veggie stir “fry”

How to make MirePoix – a great starting place for so many meals!

From MirePoix to Soup or Sauce or Chili or Stews

Describes how to make a variety of meals just starting with MirePoix

Includes link to a demo by our Chef Nick Iula


Seasoning Ideas

Learn about different seasonings in this roasted veggie blog

Try Mexican Spices in this 29 Minute meal

This Simple Soup recipe also has great ideas for seasoning variations.

Laying out your seasonings prior to beginning can inspire your cooking!







Using Kale

Kale – a nutritious cruciferous leaf is easy to incorporate into any meal

Something happens when you freeze kale, allowing it to cook for less time to soften. Adding this last when roasting ensures it keeps a bit of texture





Stir Fry Meals are Fun and Easy to Make… And so many variations!

Try this easy Broccoli, Tofu, Zucchini, and Cashew Stir Fry and learn how to make marinated tofu easily!

Chinese stir fry with broccoli and cauliflower and ginger and mushrooms and…..



Pastas made with legumes and veggies  are delicious and nutritious options.

If you can make a spaghetti meal, you can make any number of Tasty Pasta Dishes

Try this delicious pinto bean, tomato, peppers topping on penne pasta or on potatoes!

Egg Plant Lasagna – fun to make, delicious to eat!



Sprouting Beans





Cooking Without Oil

Broccoli and Cauliflower Cream Soup – read how to cook your veggies without oil

This “What’s in the fridge?” blog has good pictures and description of cooking without oil.





Less Chopping More Flavor

Roasted veggies with less chopping

No Chop Black Bean Chili

Fun with Wraps

Have fun with  veggie and tofu “Sushi wraps” – and substitution ideas.

Great idea for chard wraps and Nori wraps too.  Easy and fun!


Dr. Bob’s Granola

Delicious Breakfasts

Try Dr Bob’s granola – oats and fruit are a great start to the day (I have this almost every day!!)

No Egg – Buckwheat Waffles  (gluten free:))


Try this delicious zucchini bread – healthful snack, breakfast, dessert!

BJ’s Apple Cherry Crumble can also be made with rhubarb or strawberries!




Packing a Healthy Lunch

“Want to Pack a Healthy Lunch?”









Inventing” a Recipe

Try a “what’s in my fridge?”  meal

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