Gypsies’ Singing Rice Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup cooked brown basmati rice 1 cup cooked white basmati rice 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, diced 1 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 cup white sesame seeds, toasted 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon black…

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Chimichurri Quinoa with Aduki Beans

Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 21/4 cups water Pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons vinegar (red wine or apple cider) 2 tablespoons water 2 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoons chili flakes Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup cooked aduki…

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Hearty Winter Grain Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 55 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 cup kamut or wheat berries (or 1/2 cup of each) 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 small yellow onion, diced 1/2 bunch kale, chopped 1/2 boiled yam, diced 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar…

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Brown Basmati Pilaf

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup brown basmati rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped Directions: Rinse rice in fine mesh strainer until water runs clear. Boil water in a sauce pan. Add rice…

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Basic Polenta

Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 3 servings Ingredients: 3 cups water or stock 1 cup polenta 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Bring water or stock to boil. Add polenta and salt, stirring gently. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep polenta from sticking to…

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Barley with Toasted Cumin and Mint

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 cup barley 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon turmeric 3/4 teaspoons cumin seeds 1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped 1/2 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons lemons juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Directions: Wash grains. Bring water to…

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Quinoa with Garbanzos and Spinach

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 21/4 cups water or stock Pinch of salt 1 yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup dried cherries 1 pound spinach leaves 1 cup garbanzo beans, cooked or canned Juice and zest from 2 oranges Directions: Wash quinoa…

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Peanut Rice Noodles

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1/2 pound rice noodles 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, roasted, skinned 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 bunch scallions, choppedPeanut Sauce: 1/4 cup natural peanut butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 cup orange juice 2 teaspoons tamari Directions: Bring a pot of water to…

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Apple Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1 medium sweet onion, diced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/4 cup flaxseed or olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Notes: If you want smooth salsa, place…

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Vegan Caesar Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1/3 cup slivered or sliced almonds 3 cloves garlic 3/4 cup silken tofu 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers 1 tablespoon caper brine 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder Salt Directions: Pulse almonds in a food processor until crumbly and place in an airtight…

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