Archive for the ‘Mediterranean’ Category

Mediterranean – Vegetables

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Kale Ingredients:2 tbsp. walnut oil10-12 brussels sprouts, cut in half3-4 kale leaves, chopped into bite-sized pieces1/3 cup water1/4 cup dried cranberriesSea salt1/4 cup walnuts, roasted and minced In a frying pan, heat walnut oil and add brussels sprouts.  Saute3-5 minutes.  Add kale, water, dried cranberries and a pinch of sea salt.  […]

Mediterranean – Starters

Fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salsa with Baked Corn Chips Ingredients:2 cucumbers, peeled, deseeded and diced2 large tomatoes, deseeded and diced1 hot pepper, deseeded and minced1 small red onion, peeled and minced1 garlic clove, peeled and mincedJuice of 1 lime2 tbsp. cilantro, minced¼ tsp. Sea saltCorn tortillasolive oil Preheat oven to 375º. In a bowl combine […]

Mediterranean – Soups

Rich Mineral Mushroom and Puree Ingredients:1 tbsp. butter2-3 shallots4 cups turkey stock (or chicken stock)3-4 leaves tarragon8 oz. fresh cremini mushrooms, chopped (approx 4 cups) – cremini are baby portobellos4 oz. fresh shitake mushrooms, chopped (approx 2 cups)1 tsp. sea saltFresh chives, mincedFresh parsley, chopped Sauté shallots in butter 2-3 minutes.  Add fresh mushrooms, stock, […]

Mediterranean – Snacks

Buckwheat Nut Bread or Cracker (raw) Ingredients: 2 cups buckwheat, soaked and sprouted1 cup almonds, soaked1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked1 tablespoon olive oilJuice of ½ lemon1 teaspoon salt Optional extras TomatoRed bell pepperCilantroCarrotsCelery1 tablespoon olive oilgarlic, spices and herbs to taste Soak buckwheat 8-12 hours then rinse and drain and sprout for 8-12 hours in […]

Mediterranean – Sea Vegetables

Kombu with Sweet Vegetables Ingredients:3 inch piece of kombu, soaked and sliced thin  1 red onion, cut into thin crescents  2 cups of winter squash, cubed2 parsnips, cut into 1/2 inch diagonals1/2 cup waterShoyu2 tbsp. parsley, minced Place kombu, onion, squash and parsnip in a pan with water.  Bring to a boil, cover, lower medium heat and cook […]

Mediterranean – Salads & Dressings

Green Bean Salad Ingredients: 1 lb. green string beans 2 Tbsp. organic, unrefined oil 1 tsp. raw, organic apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 small onion, shallot, or 3-4 scallions, finely chopped 1 tsp. dried tarragon, oregano, dill, or garlic (optional) 1 sprig of parsley 1. Cut the washed green beans into […]

Mediterranean – Grains

Buckwheat with Corn and Cabbage Ingredients: 1-2 Tbsp. organic, unrefined coconut oil, ghee or butter 2 cups corn kernels 3 cups chopped cabbage (preferably savoy) 1 large onion, chopped ½ red pepper, minced 4 cups vegetable stock or water 1 ¼ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. pepper 1 Tbsp. fajita seasoning or other favorite herbal […]

Mediterranean – Entrees

Winter Crockpot and Lamb Stew Ingredients:1 tbsp. butter2 onions, peeled and quartered3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped2 carrots, chopped into 2-3 inch pieces1 parsnip, chopped into 2-3 inch pieces1 potato, chopped into 1-2 inch cubes2 collard green leaves, chopped into bite-sized pieces1 tsp. sea salt1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepperDash of cardamomDash of cinnamon1 tbsp. […]

Mediterranean – Desserts

Creamy Pumpkin Pie with Candied Walnuts Ingredients:Crust:1 sleeve whole grain graham crackers (or about 1 cup of crumbs)3 tbsp. organic butter, softenedOr, you can use a pre-made graham crust Pumpkin Pie Filling:1 eight oz. package neufchutel cheese (or cream cheese) softened12 ounces pumpkin puree (can use canned pumpkin)2 tsp. vanilla flavoring1 cup granulated maple sugar […]

Mediterranean -Beans

Green Bean Salad Ingredients: 1 lb. green string beans 2 Tbsp. organic, unrefined oil 1 tsp. raw, organic apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 small onion, shallot, or 3-4 scallions, finely chopped 1 tsp. dried tarragon, oregano, dill, or garlic (optional) 1 sprig of parsley 1. Cut the washed green beans into […]