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)
Using Turnips,potatoes, frozen veggies And clean up is super easy!!
Browse the blogs for many more roasted veggie combos.
Fruit and Garbanzo Salad (in the Roasted Veggie less chopping blog)
Lettuce, apple, sweet potatoes ( in the Roasted Portabella..)
Making Vegetable Stock
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.”
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!
Describes how to make a variety of meals just starting with MirePoix
Includes link to a demo by our Chef Nick Iula
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!
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!
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
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
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
Inventing” a Recipe
Try a “what’s in my fridge?” meal
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