Carrot Pecan Salad

I wanted to create a carrot salad recipe that was similar to the one I had in my childhood. In the “classic” recipe, mayonnaise is often used. I wanted to forgo the mayo, but still have some creaminess. I chose coconut milk as a substitute, and to add a little tang I use a white…

Indian Kichari (Mung Bean & Brown Rice Stew)

Kichari is a very popular Indian dish. It is a great one-pot meal made with legumes, whole grains and assorted veggies. Mung beans are well-known in India and are touted for their health benefits (see below). I always get great responses when I prepare this dish. It is so healthy and hearty–and great for cold-weather…

Cabbage Apple Citrus Salad with Walnuts & Raisins

This is a variation of my Autumn Slaw recipe. In this dish, as well as in the original, there is no added sugar, salt or oil. Instead of fresh orange juice, I use one of the new vinegars we now carry at Mother Earth’s  Storehouse, tangerine balsamic. It blends quite well with the fresh lemon…

Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is often prepared with ham or other types of meat; this adds flavor to the dish. I’ve added a few seasonings to give the soup a depth of flavor (without the meat). Customers really enjoyed this recipe, as simple as it is. Kids too! Ingredients 1 cup split peas, rinsed and drained Water…

Tomato Vegetable Soup

It’s still tomato season here in the Hudson Valley, so I was inspired to prepare this recipe using fresh, organic tomatoes.  The customers really loved it! Ingredients: 28 oz. fresh (or canned) tomatoes—blended (if using fresh tomatoes—to get a smoother consistency—strain after blending) 2 tbs. olive oil ½ cup chopped onions 2 tbs. minced or…

Carrot Pecan Salad

I wanted to create a carrot salad recipe that was similar to the one I had in my childhood. In the “classic” recipe, mayonnaise is often used. I wanted to forgo the mayo, but still have some creaminess. I chose coconut milk as a substitute; and to add a little tang, I used a white…