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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Black Bean Soup: Serves 6

2 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 4 cups cooked beans with bean juice 1 quart beef or chicken stock ½ cup sherry 4 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 … Continue reading

Brown Rice Crispy Treats: Makes 24 squares

1 tsp unrefined sesame oil 1 cup brown rice syrup 2 tbsp almond butter or tahini 2 tsp vanilla extract 6 cups dry natural brown rice crispy cereal Optional Additions: ½ cup unsweetened carob chips ½ cup chopped almonds Put … Continue reading

Stuffed Flank Steak: Serves 4

1 flank steak sea salt and fresh black pepper ½ head bok choy 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 slice spelt bread, crumbled 2 tbsp. raisins 2 tbsp. Earth Balance 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ¾ cup spelt flour … Continue reading

Green Beans with Almonds: Serves 6

1 ½ lbs. string beans, French cut 4 tbsp. Earth Balance 2/3  cup crispy almond slivers Steam beans for about 8 minutes. Melt Earth Balance in a frying pan, raise heat, add almonds and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Be … Continue reading

Far Infrared Poplar Sauna

How would you like to relax in a warm environment during the cold, dark, winter months and receive healing benefits all at one time?  Can you visualize the ability to heal the body as you listen to your favorite music, … Continue reading

Baked Whitefish: Serves 4

1 ½ lbs. filet of whitefish such as sole, whiting, turbot, haddock, halibut or cod Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp. fish sauce Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 tbsp. snipped fresh herbs ½ tsp. sea salt 1 tbsp. Earth Balance … Continue reading

Apricot Thumbprint Cookies: Makes 24 cookies

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup almonds (ground into 1 ½ cup meal) 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp sea salt 1/3 cup sunflower oil 1/3 cup apricot juice 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 tsp almond extract ½ … Continue reading

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds: Serves 6

2 ½ lbs. asparagus, trimmed 2 tbsp. extra virgin oil 2 tbsp. shallots, minced 2 tbsp. sesame seeds, lightly toasted juice of 1 lemon sea salt Place oil and asparagus in a glass baking dish and toss so that the … Continue reading

Red Bean and Quinoa Chili

By pre-cooking the kidney beans, you will have a one-dish meal in 30 minutes.  A vegetable dish or salad is all you need to make a nutritionally complete meal. 1 cup dried kidney beans, soaked 1 teaspoon cumin 3 cups … Continue reading