French Lentil Salad

I love lentils! I have been making lentil soups for years, but I wanted to make a lentil dish also suitable to the warm weather seasons. French lentils hold their shape and texture, which makes them a great ingredient for a salad. This is my first lentil salad creation, which evolved into several variations–and it’s…

Corn Chowder

Creamy chowders are all all-time favorite! This recipe is a lighter, healthier chowder, yet it is still quite tasty. Now that the cooler weather is upon us, I’m breaking out my favorite soup recipes. This one got great reviews. Comfort food without the guilt. Ingredients  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)…

Black Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often make). In the summertime I prepared lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I thought to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. Black lentils (and French…

Creamy Millet Polenta with Winter Squash

I’m enjoying creating recipes with healthy, whole-grain millet. Polenta, which is commonly made with ground corn, has become quite a popular dish. Other grains can also be used to prepare polenta. “It is historically made from other grains. It may be served as a hot porridge, or it may be allowed to cool and solidify into…

Mexicali Quinoa

This is a variation of my Mexicali Millet recipe. Both millet and quinoa work well in this dish. Ingredients 2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or 1 teaspoon salt) 1 tablespoon chili powder (or to taste) 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 1–2 tablespoons olive oil (or your favorite…

Cajun Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Another quinoa salad recipe! As the price of quinoa has gone down, I am again inspired to use this nutritious ingredient. At Mother Earth’s we have quite a wonderful selection of bulk spices. I tend to use the same seasonings over and over again, so I figured it was time to add some new spices to…