Blanch basil leaves (if you wish to maintain greener color of pesto) as follows: Boil pot of water. Place basil in sieve, and plunge into water for about 15 seconds. Remove, and place briefly in ice cold water. Drain very well. Chop leaves. In blender or food processor, combine basil leaves, walnuts, cheese, and olive oil, adding olive oil a bit at a time. Season with pepper as desired. Cook pasta, and add pesto to pasta while still warm. Serve with reserved Parmesan cheese and crusty bread.
makes about 5 servings.
In mixing bowl, combine Masa and salt. Add hot water. Stir until combined well. Form mixture into a large ball, not too sticky and not too dry. Use more water or Masa as needed. Cover bowl with a cloth and let sit at room temperature for an hour or so. Preheat cast iron skillet over medium heat. Form dough into golfball size pieces. Use tortilla press if possible or a rolling pin. Line each side of tortilla press with waxed paper. Place ball in center of press, and press down cover. Peel tortilla off of waxed paper and place on cast iron skillet. Cook on each side until lightly browned. Place cooked tortillas in covered bowl to keep them soft. Serve with beans, prepared as desired, tomato salsa, and grated cheese.
makes 10 to 11 small tortillas.
Cook rice. Set aside and cool. In wok or frying pan, heat sesame oil. Add onion. Fry lightly for a few minutes.
Add peas, carrots and corn. Cook til heated. Set aside vegetables in bowl or on one side of frying pan. Scramble eggs.
Mix in vegetables, rice, soy sauce and Turmeric.
serves 3 to 4.
yellow fried rice
Heat olive oil in skillet. Add garlic and sauté until lightly browned.
Add tomato pieces. Cook briefly until tomatoes are soft. Add drained clams and parsley.
Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with pepper. Keep sauce warm while pasta is prepared. Use clam liquid
for cooking pasta or add to clam sauce for a thinner sauce.
Serve pasta with sauce and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
pasta with red clam sauce
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cook pasta in large pot. Drain, saving about one cup of the water. Set pasta aside to cool. In same pot on low heat, melt
butter. Add flour. Stir for a few minutes, until mixture is lightly browned. Add milk. Cook, stirring occasionally,
until sauce bubbles and thickens, adding more flour if needed. Add cheeses. Stir until blended. Remove from heat. Add pasta,
tomatoes, and parsley. If mixture is too thick, add some of the reserved pasta-cooking water. Grease baking pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
tomato parsley macaroni and cheese
Drain beans, saving bean liquid in small bowl. In mixing bowl, mash beans and garlic together with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon
of olive oil. Add remaining ingredients, adding oats and more bean liquid if needed. Mixture should be firm but not too dry.
Coat hands with oats. Shape bean mixture into four burgers. Sprinkle oats onto plate. Place burgers on plate. Cover with plastic wrap,
and refrigerate for an hour or two, or even over night. Fry burgers in heated, oiled skillet, until burgers are lightly browned
on each side and are heated throughout. Serve with English muffins or pita bread, and fresh seasonal vegetables.
black bean garlic burgers
In heated skillet, lightly sauté chopped garlic. Add spinach leaves. Cook until spinach is soft. Set aside. Cook pasta. Drain. In still-warm pasta pot, combine pasta with spinach and garlic. Add shredded Parmesan cheese as desired. Season with pepper. Serve with good crusty bread.
NOTE: Any pasta can be substituted.
serves 3 to 4.
ancient harvest spaghetti with spinach and parmesan
Place cooked rice in large mixing bowl. Gently mix in salmon and Nori squares. Add avocado cubes.
Mold rice mixture into soup bowls. Turn upside down while holding the bowl over the serving plate.
This will form the rice mixture into a very appealing mound shape.
Serve with Tamari on the side and garnish with sesame seeds.
serves 4 to 5.
japanese rice with salmon
In large skillet, heat olive oil. Add onion, green pepper, garlic, and carrots. Sauté until lightly cooked.
Add ground beef to vegetable mixture and fry until the ground beef is cooked. Place all ingredients into
a crock pot or double boiler. Add one can of beans, including the liquid. Add chili powder and cumin. Cook til heated
and flavors are well blended together. Garnish with grated cheese if desired.
serves 3 to 4.
black bean chili
In covered glass or stainless bowl, marinate chicken pieces in yogurt in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
In plastic bag, combine flour, pepper, paprika, and parsley. Place one piece of chicken at a time
into the bag. Shake to coat the chicken with the flour mixture.
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease baking pan.
Place chicken pieces in pan. Dot chicken with dabs of Earth Balance spread. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until
chicken is cooked throughout. While chicken is baking, cover with more flour mixture and pan juices, if needed.
If chicken is too dry, pierce pieces to release juices for basting.
oven-baked "fried" chicken
In wooden bowl, mash Garbanzo beans. Prepare tomato: cut in half and scoop out middle juicy part for use. Set aside in small bowl.
Transfer mashed beans to mixing bowl. Add garlic, scallions, tomato, lemon juice, tahini, parsley,
pepper, and cumin. Mix until a spreadable consistency, adding more lemon juice or tomato if needed.
Place spread in serving dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve with pita bread.
serves 4 to 5.
tomato garbanzo spread
Prepare rice noodles per instructions on box. Set aside. In large skillet, heat some oil and sauté shrimp until cooked.
Set aside. Add more oil if needed, and scramble eggs. Set aside. Sauté vegetables. In skillet, gently mix together and heat
rice noodles, shrimp, eggs and vegetables. Season with sesame oil and soy sauce.
Garnish with chopped peanuts and green part of scallions.
serves about 4.
rice noodles with shrimp
Rinse chicken pieces. Place in glass or stainless steel bowl. Cover with lemon juice, olive oil, parsley flakes,
and a bit of black pepper. Cover, and refrigerate over night. Place chicken into baking pan. Spread chunks of
vegetables on and near the chicken. Bake at 350F for around an hour, or until chicken is fully cooked. While cooking,
baste the chicken and vegetables with the pan juices. If more liquid is needed, use vegetable stock.
serves 4 to 5.
chicken with winter vegetables
- 4 to 6 MISTY KNOLL chicken drumsticks or other pieces
- approximately 2 tablespoons SANTA CRUZ organic lemon juice
- approximately 3 tablespoons COLAVITA organic olive oil
- dried parsley flakes, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 3 carrots, chopped into chunks
- 1 to 2 potatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 very small head of cabbage, cut into chunks
- ORGANIC GOURMET vegetable stock, if needed
Make your favorite tomato sauce, using garlic, onions, chopped carrots, herbs,.. Set aside. In mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients: Ricotta, cottage cheese, egg and pepper to taste.
To assemble Lasagna:
- spread thin layer of sauce over bottom of pan
- cover with 4 noodles
- cover with half the Ricotta cottage cheese filling
- cover with sauce
- half of the Mozzarella
- half of the ground Turkey
- 4 noodles
- rest of filling
- remaining Mozzarella..but save a bit for the top
- remaining ground Turkey
- 4 noodles
- Parmesan and some saved Mozzarella
Bake covered in preheated 375F oven for about 45 minutes...uncover for the last 10 minutes.
Let sit for around 10 minutes before serving.
In skillet, heat some olive oil and lightly sauté onion, carrot and celery. Put aside. In bowl,
mix together drained Tuna fish, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, lemon juice, and pepper. Add vegetable mixture.
Add more bread crumbs if the mixture is too wet. Form into 4 burgers. Put on plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Cool in refrigerator for several hours, until ready to eat. In skillet, heat oil and cook burgers until
browned on each side and heated throughout. Serve with lemon, greens, and tomato.
tuna vegetable burgers
In mixing bowl, combine tomato, onion with greens, garlic, Jalapeno, and lemon juice. Let sit for an hour or so, or to
suit your schedule. Drain excess liquid. In cast iron skillet, heat light amount of cooking oil.
Gently heat tortillas on both sides. Keep warm on plate covered with kitchen towel. Fry eggs, melting cheese on top.
To assemble: Place warm tortilla on plate. Cover tortilla with salsa and fried egg/cheese.
tortillas with salsa and egg
In glass or stainless bowl, mix together all ingredients except salmon. Marinate salmon in this mixture
for up to 45 minutes in the refrigerator. Make sure that all of the salmon is covered with the marinade.
Save some of the marinade for basting the salmon while cooking.
Fry, grill, broil, or bake salmon until heated throughout and browned on top.
lemon salmon with herbs
In bowl, blend flour, yeast and salt. Add water and mix thoroughly until dough is smooth and not too sticky.
Place dough onto floured surface and knead for 10 to 15 minutes. Shape into large round. Place in a floured bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for a day or two,
depending on your schedule.
When ready to bake, place dough on floured board. Cut into four sections and shape each into section into a ball. Let rest at room temperature for about a half hour or so. Pre-heat oven and pizza stone to 500F. As oven heats, shape each dough ball into a pizza round, by using a rolling pin or your hands. Place on floured pizza peel or board. Lightly cover pizza rounds with tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings, as desired. Slide pizza rounds from peel onto pre-heated pizza stone. Bake until the bottoms of the pizzas are lightly browned.
makes 4 small pizzas
Rinse chicken pieces. Place in bowl. Pour olive oil and lemon juice over chicken. Sprinkle with dried Parsley.
Refrigerate overnight, occasionally turning over the chicken to make sure it is all covered with the olive oil
and lemon juice. Add more olive oil if needed. Preheat oven to 350F. Place chicken in baking pan,
along with tomato and onion chunks. Add potatoes in oven if desired.
Bake for about 45 minutes, basting chicken with juices every 15 minutes or so.
Bake until chicken is cooked throughout.
chicken with tomato and onion
Place drained lentils in mixing bowl. In skillet, fry onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrot, and walnuts
until lightly cooked. Add mixture to lentils. Also add flour, oats, and parsley. Refrigerate mixture
for about one hour. Form into five to six burgers. Fry burgers in olive oil in skillet
until gently browned on each side and heated throughout. Toast English muffins. Serve with cheese, tomatoes,
lettuce, and potato chips, or as desired.
makes 5 to 6 burgers.
lentil carrot burgers
Prepare soba noodles. Rinse with cold water, and set aside.
In wok or frying pan, heat peanut oil and lightly fry carrot, scallions, ginger and garlic.
Add soba noodles, and stir gently until mixture is warm. Add sesame oil to taste. Also tasty
with tofu, chicken, egg, or pork. Garnish with red pepper flakes, scallions and sesame seeds.
serves 2 to 3.
New Year's Soba Noodles
In lightly oiled skillet, brown meat. Drain off any excess fat. In medium pot or crock pot,
combine browned meat, tomatoes, garlic, herbs and pepper. Cook at low heat until flavors are blended.
Serve on whole wheat spaghetti or other pasta, as desired.
serves 3 to 4
whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce
In medium pot, bring water to a boil. Add couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Uncover and stir gently. Add remaining ingredients and stir until blended.
In skillet, heat olive oil. Divide couscous mixture into 4 portions.
Place round portions in medium hot skillet and fry on each side until golden brown.
serves 3 to 4
tomato whole wheat couscous cakes
Place ground beef in mixing bowl. Add beaten egg and all other ingredients. Mix until blended.
Place in lightly oiled loaf or round pan. Rolled oats can also be sprinkled
onto the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 F for approximately 35 minutes or until done.
Serves 4 to 5
Combine flours in small mixing bowl. Make well in center. Add beaten egg. Mix with fork
until well blended. Add water until dough is smooth but not sticky. Make dough into a ball.
Place in floured bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for about one hour. (Or refrigerate
and bring to room temperature about one hour prior to cutting the pasta.)
On floured surface, roll dough into thin layer. Cut into thin strips with knife or serrated pasta cutter. Boil until cooked, about 8 minutes. Serve with pesto or other sauce, as desired. (Note that extra uncooked cut pasta can be frozen.)
Serves 4 to 5
homemade fettuccine with pesto
In wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil. Add scallions, ginger, carrots, vegetables, and tofu or other protein.
Stir occasionally until gently cooked. Add peanuts and soy sauce and heat for a few more moments.
Serve with cooked brown rice and additonal sesame oil if desired.
Serves 4 to 5
stir fry with peanuts
Grate potatoes coarsely onto brown paper towels. Remove moisture from potatoes using paper towels. In bowl, combine egg,
chives and black pepper. Add grated potatoes. Mix in whole wheat flour until mixture is a consistency
for thick pancake batter. Heat oiled skillet. Fry pancakes on both sides until browned and cooked throughout.
Serve with applesauce or sliced apples and sour cream or plain yoghurt.
potato chive pancakes
In hot oiled small skillet, heat beaten egg until cooked throughout. It should resemble a flat omelette.
Cut into thin strips. Mix small amount of Wasabi powder with water to make a paste.
Lay out sushi roller or cloth napkin and place Nori sheet on top. Using spoon, spread rice evenly over Nori sheet,
wetting spoon to prevent sticking to the rice. Cover Nori sheet, except for 2" wide strip along far edge.
Lay filling along edge closest to you: start with a very thin spread of Wasabi, add strips of egg, sprinkle
with sesame seeds. Roll, and seal edges with water. Using very sharp knife, slice Nori roll into sections,
wetting knife in between cutting. Serve with Tamari, pickled ginger and additional Wasabi.
egg sesame nori rolls
In mixing bowl, mash Garbanzo beans. Add all ingredients except the oil. Use enough wholewheat
flour so that the mixture is not too sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for
at least one hour, or until ready to cook.
To make Falafels: Keeping your hands well-floured, shape mixture into small size balls, about one inch in diameter. Dust each lightly with flour. Heat about one inch of oil in wok or skillet. When oil is hot, add about a third of the Falafels. Turn Falafels as they cook, making sure that all sides are golden. Repeat with remaining Falafels. Drain on paper towel. Serve with a simple Tahini/lemon/yogurt sauce; lettuce; tomato; and pita bread.
Makes approximately 20 Falafels.
Place bulgur in bowl and cover with boiling water for 30 minutes. Combine softened bulgur with remaining
ingredients (above first line) in blender or food processor. Add flour so that the mixture is not too sticky and it
can be handled. Form mixture into burgers using a half cup measure. Coat burgers with flour.
Refrigerate for an hour or until ready to cook. Fry burgers in oil on medium heat. Cook until browned on each side.
Serves 5 to 6
garbanzo wheat burgers
In soup pot or crock pot, combine beans, garlic, tomato, chili pepper flakes and pepper.
Cook on low until heated throughout. Add brown rice and cook for a few more minutes.
Heat taco shells in toaster oven or in dry skillet. Fill taco shells with bean mixture
and garnish with grated cheese.
Serves 2 to 3
black bean tacos
In pan, combine rice with water or stock. Cover, bring to a boil. Stir once, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove from stove and let stand until ready to eat. To make round shape, serve rice with ice cream scoop.
Surround rice with thin slices of avocado and eggs. Season with sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Sushi Rice with Avocado and Egg
In crockpot or heavy pot on stove, combine all ingredients. Cook covered at low heat for about 45 minutes. Add chicken. Cook until
heated throughout. Garnish with grated cheese and Parsley. Serve with corn bread or corn tortillas or chips.
Chicken and Bean Chili
In bowl, combine olive oil, herbs, garlic, and pepper to taste. Cover chicken with this mixture.
Bake chicken and potatoes at 350F for 45 minutes or until done. Potatoes may need less cooking time
then the chicken. During the baking, drain off excess juices, and also make sure that chicken
stays moist by basting with juices.
garlic herb chicken with potatoes
Prepare Udon noodles for 2-3. Cool to lukewarm. Blend with sesame oil and
snowpeas. Add freshly ground pepper, and top with chopped peanuts.
udon noodles with peanuts
Prepare pasta of choice for 3-4, per directions on package.
Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend
until smooth. Serve over hot pasta.
pasta with spinach pesto
Prepare spaghetti for 2-3, per directions on package. Place in serving bowl and keep warm. Heat olive oil in skillet.
Add tomato and sauté for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and parsley, Sauté for a
few more minutes. Put sauce on pasta, top with grated Parmesan, to taste.
spaghetti with tomato garlic sauce
Soak lentils in 2 ½ cups of water overnight. Drain and rinse. Place in pot with 3 cups water or stock.
Add tomatoes, garlic, carrot, potato and herbs. Green pepper will be added after first hour
so it does not become overcooked. Cover, simmer at low heat, stirring ocassionally,
until lentils are done, about two hours. Garnish with slices of Swiss cheese.
lentil and potato stew
Boil potato until almost soft. Heat oil in cast iron skillet. Sauté carrots and scallions for a few minutes.
Add potatoes, (tomato and green pepper if desired), garbanzo beans and curry powder. Stir occasionally
until heated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley.
curried garbanzo beans with potatoes