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…

Kale Apple Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

This is a variation of my Kale Apple Salad recipe. In this version I use pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts. Choose whichever you like best! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2–2 ½ cups finely chopped) 2–3 tablespoons lemon balsamic vinegar, available in ME’s bulk section (for local people) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

Vegetable Stew

This is an easy one-pot dish, made with fresh veggies, legumes, grains and seeds. The quinoa helps to thicken it up and adds fiber and protein to the dish. Ingredients 8 cups water 3 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste (I like Rapunzel brand) or 8 cups vegetable broth 2 tsp. curry powder 6 Tbs….

Mexicali Millet

In the past few years I have created several millet recipes, which I have prepared for our customers more than once, so I figured it was time for a new one. This recipe is relatively mild, so if you like spice, add more! Ingredients 1 cup uncooked millet, rinsed In the past few years I have…

Kale Apple Salad

I like to prepare  this dish in the autumn, though it can be enjoyed any time of year. The shredded apples add a nice freshness to the dish and balance the bitterness of the kale. It’s great as a holiday side and is very easy to make. Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2-2 ½…

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

This is a simple, yet tasty soup.  I love the addition of coconut milk in soups, so I created this recipe to highlight this rich and nutritious ingredient. Ingredients: 2 tbs. coconut oil 1 tbs. garlic, minced 1cup onions, chopped 2 cups sweet potatoes, parsnips (or other root vegetable), cut into small cubes 2 cups…