Archive For April, 2010

Healing Cuisine’s Homemade Ketchup

Use organic ingredients to make this home made ketchup with no sodium, no sugar, and no chemicals.  Perfect for the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans! Healing Cuisine’s Homemade KetchupMakes 4 Cups 4 pounds organic tomatoes, seeded and diced1 large onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, chopped1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)1 bay leaf1/2 tsp whole…

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Leek & Potato Soup

This is a delicious soup that we do on our “vacation” days, the days we bend the rules a little on what we eat.  We usually take a vacation meal once or twice a month, sometimes more if we’re dealing with hectic times.  So keep in mind that a main ingredient in this soup is…

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Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss ChardAdapted from The New York Times 11/14/07 Yields 8 to 10 side-dish servings; 6 main-course servings. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 medium onion, chopped4 garlic cloves, minced1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if…

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Everyday Yellow Dal

Tangy Shredded Cabbage SaladAdapted from Ruta Kahate via SFGate.com, 6/8/07 Serves 4 2 cups tightly packed, shredded green cabbage (use the large holes of the grater)1 small serrano chile, seeded and minced2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more as needed1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon canola oil1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds Instructions: In a medium bowl,…

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Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes

Indian Spiced Cauliflower and PotatoesGourmet, February 2004 1 (1 3/4-lb) head cauliflower, cut into 3/4-inch-wide florets1 1/4 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes5 tablespoons vegetable oil1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds3/4 teaspoon salt1 medium onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño, including seeds2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger1 teaspoon…

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Pear Bread

Pear Bread 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)3/4 cup butter, softened, or 3/4 cup vegetable oil3 eggs, lightly beaten2 cups sugar2 to 4 pears firm, ripe pears, depending on size (you’ll need 2 grated cups total, but I don’t recommend you grate…

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Search Bar Down

Wanted to let you know that my search function is not working properly.  I’ve been working all morning on trying to figure out why, but nothing has worked yet.  Now we’re heading out for a wedding and I probably won’t get back to fixing this feature until later this week.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  Check…

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Kombucha Tea Flavorings

It’s been a few months now, and many batches of Kombucha later, I have compiled a list of our favorites.  Word of advice: we add these ingredients during the 2nd fermentation stage (after the SCOBY is removed and the tea is re-bottled and sealed for its second week of sitting out at room temperature).  [TIP: …

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Raw Chocolate Pudding

This combination may seem a little strange, but the banana provides the taste, the avocado adds texture, and the cacao nibs add the chocolaty flavor for this rich dessert! Raw Chocolate PuddingMakes 2-3 Servings 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks1 cup unsweetened organic almond milk1/4 cup…

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