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Winter Comfort Food - Vegan Bologense

Winter Comfort Food - Vegan Bologense

Bolognese sauce or known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. Typically it is most noted for being a slow roasted sauce with specialty cuts of beef or pancetta. In this recipe, we aren't going to use either.  We're going to show you a way you can use your Culinary Herb Start Kit with our Crunchy Lentil Fest to create a hardy 'cold-winter weather' dish that will bring you comfort as those temperatures start to drop!  Ingredients:  8 oz dried spaghetti noodles (most supermarket varieties are vegan, be sure to check your labels) 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced ½ teaspoon fresh homegrown basil (sub 1 teaspoon if using...

Two Thanksgiving Sides Using Fresh Homegrown Herbs!

Two Thanksgiving Sides Using Fresh Homegrown Herbs!

These last minute Thanksgiving recipes are easy to make. They are also quick kitchen sides that will leave you with extra time to spend with the family over the holiday. So don't stress, we've got this covered, get out those homegrown herbs from your Culinary Starter Kit! It's time to put that hard work to use! Dill Carrots: This recipe is quick and easy and full of flavor. Put your fresh herbs to use! Our fan favorite is traditionally fresh dill, but you could also sub in 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme for a different kind of flavor profile. Serving Size: 6...

Homegrown Tea – DIY Tea blends from your own garden

Homegrown Tea – DIY Tea blends from your own garden

These recipes use the flowers found in your Basic Medicinal and Herbal Tea Kit!  These flowers have lots of useful properties from topical application to lots of loose leaf herbal tea recipes. Try these DIY tea blends and learn more about the varieties you're growing! Recipes: Calming Lemon and Ginger Root Tea:Servings: 2 servings / Calories: 54 kcal Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 lemon, sliced in fours 1 inch ginger piece, peeled, cut into slices8 Lemon Mint Leaves3 Chamomile Blossoms 1 teaspoon honey, or agave, (optional) Instructions: Add water, 2 slices of lemon, and ginger slices in a small pot. Bring to...

Homegrown Pico de Gallo – From your garden, to your table!

Homegrown Pico de Gallo – From your garden, to your table!

This recipe uses ingredients from your Basic Salsa Seed Starter Kit! It's a great way to finally have fresh home grown food in your own kitchen! You'll taste the difference when making this salsa yourself, no more store bought salsa! Keep in mind the herbs in this kit come up quickly and will need to be tended to while the tomatoes, onions and jalapeños mature over the growing season. Ingredients:  4 Ripe Hamson tomatoes, cored and chopped 4-6 Cherry tomatoes quartered 1 Walla Walla onion peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves peeled and diced. 1 Jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and diced (feel free...

Hearty Hummus Recipe

Hearty Hummus Recipe

Ingredients: 2 Cups / 16oz Chickpea/Garbanzo Seeds (Soaked overnight, reserve liquid)3-5 cloves of garlic (as a garlic lover, I use 5)Juice of 1 Large Lemon1 1/2 Tsp of salt1 tsp of Pepper3 Tbls of Tahini 1/4-1/2 cup Olive oil  (Optional Ingredients for toppings: Olive oil, garlic, paprika, za'atar, parsley, additional Salt & Pepper to taste.)  Prep:Soak the seeds overnight to the point that they can be easily crushed with fingers or a fork. Keep the liquid. You can remove the thin shell of the garbanzo bean, it does add a softer consistency. The skins should slide off quite easily when you...

Chickpea and Fava Bean Falafel Recipe

Chickpea and Fava Bean Falafel Recipe

Ingredients:  8oz dry chickpeas  8oz Egyptian Fava beans *(Day prior to cooking, soak chickpea, and fava bean overnight in the fridge) 1 small to medium yellow onion, diced 1oz chopped fresh parsley (about 1/8 cup) 1oz chopped cilantro (about 1/8 cup) 3-4 cloves garlic / or garlic powder to taste (however, fresh is always best) 1 1/2 tbsp flour  1 3/4 tsp salt 2 tsp cumin (or 1tsp cumin seed) 1 tsp ground coriander (or 1/2 tsp coriander seed) 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Pinch of ground cardamom Pinch of lemon zest Vegetable or Olive Oil (Additional add-ins: take out fava, and soak 1lb of garbanzo beans then add chopped majool dates for sweeter falafel. If you're feeling spice crazy,...

Summer Bounty Ratatoullie

Summer Bounty Ratatoullie

Preheat Oven to 375.   Veggies Needed: 2 Green Zucchini 2 Yellow Zucchini 1 Large Aubergine Eggplant /or 2 Long Millionare Eggplant 3-4 Tomatoes (Roma)   For Base Sauce: 1 Yellow Onion 1 Red Bell Pepper 3 Cloves Garlic & Veggie Scraps left over from slicing   Other: Butter / Can sub Earth Balance Salt & Pepper Panko Breadcrumbs Parmesan Parsley   To make Sauce: In Large Sauce pan dice up onion and bell pepper. The smaller the pieces the quicker they cook. On Medium heat add oil in pan, once oil is hot add in peppers, onions and whole...

Cabbage Apple Slaw

Cabbage Apple Slaw

Cabbage Apple Slawby Wendy Hannaford, CA 1 Savoy Cabbage thinly sliced 2 Carrots grated fine 2 stalks Celery sliced 1 large Apple cut into bite size pieces 1/4 C sweet Onion chopped 1/4 C Jicama sliced 1/4 C Sprouts 1/8 C chopped Walnuts and Raisins Top with fresh minced Cilantro and Mint Dressing: 1/2 C Buttermilk 2 T Sour Cream 2 T Cream Cheese 3 T Honey 1 t Apple Cider Vinegar 1 T Dijon Mustard 1 T Greek Seasoning dash of Salt and Pepper Mix together, pour onto slaw, toss and serve. Serves four as a side.

Kale Medley a la Tangerine

Kale Medley a la Tangerine

Kale Medley a la tangerineby Nathalie Day-Tolentino, FL Ingredients: kale lemon juice sliced tangerines preferably not in the can/if so without the syrup Rice Vinegar/or Apple cider Vinegar sliced onions sliced cucumbers raisins olive oil Sea Salt/or Brags Amino( Preferably) Fresh Parsley Pinch of Cayenne Pepper First you start off with the washed and chopped kale in a mix bowl. Add Fresh parsley (to your liking), sliced onions, cucumbers, sliced tangerines and raisins. Now add olive oil (three tablespoons-to your liking), One tablespoon of the apple cider/or Rice Vinegar, Pinch of lemon juice, and start mixing everything together. Making sure...

Coconut Curry Rice

Coconut Curry Rice

  Coconut curry riceBy: Vaishali, CO Serves 2 Ingredients: Basmati rice 1/2 cup Coconut milk 2.5 cups Cloves 3 Cinnamon stick 1/2 inch Finely chopped onion 1/2cup Chopped mixed vegetables (carrot, beans, potato) 1 cup Garlic Green chili 2 Cashew 10 to 12 pieces ( optional) Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp Coriander seed powder 1/2 tsp Finely chopped tomato 1 Butter as needed Salt to taste Grated coconut 2tbsp Method: Pre heat oven at 450F Wash rice 3 times with water and soak for 2 hours Remove water from rice and add coconut milk. Add a pinch of salt, 1 cloves,...

California Easy Pita

California Easy Pita

  California Easy Pita 1 Pita bread 4 Slices of deli-thin oven hickory smoked Tofurkey Slices 2 tbsp Alfalfa sprouts 2 Slices of tomato 2 Slices of cucumber 1 tbsp ranch dressing Fill pita bread half with tofurkey, sprouts, tomato, and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing. Makes 1 sandwich.

Lentil Tabouli Salad

Lentil Tabouli Salad

Lentil Tabouli Salad Vegetarian Recipes 3 Cups green lentil sprouts 1 Bunch green scallions, tops included 2 Bunches parsley, chopped 1 Small bunch celery chopped very fine 2 Cucumbers finely chopped 3-4 Medium tomatoes finely chopped In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Toss with salt, fresh cracked pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil to taste. Serve well chilled, wrapped in green leaf lettuce leaves. Eat & Enjoy! We are the process of testing and putting together even more of our favorite vegetarian recipes so there are definitely more sprout recipes and vegetarian sprout recipes to come!! Please send any...

Mac 'un Cheese

Mac 'un Cheese

Mac Un Cheeseby Barbara Hunter, OHVegan Mac ‘un Cheese What you will need: 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 ¼ cup earth balance whipped margarine 1 ½ cup nutritional yeast 1 tbs. paprika 2 tsp. black pepper 1 tbs. salt ¼ tsp. cayenne ¼ cup braggs liquid aminos Dollop of yellow mustard Dollop of ketchup 4 tbs. olive oil 1 ½ cup water from veggies 2 boxes of elbow pasta (cooked according to directions) Peel potatoes and cut into pieces put in a...

Vegetarian Stir Fry

Vegetarian Stir Fry

Vegetarian Stir Fry by Jim Livengood, NJIngredients:   3 stalks bok choi, leaves included diced head of broccoli, cut into florets 8-10 oz. mushrooms sliced large onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, smashed 2 cups or so of snow peas or snap peas 1/2 can sliced water chestnuts 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup sherry or dry white wine 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil brown sugar to taste (around 1/2 cup) few drops toasted sesame oil olive oil roue. Directions: Take wine and soy sauce and combine. Add brown sugar. Set aside. Heat oil in wok or large frying...

Avo Choc Chip Cookies

Avo Choc Chip Cookies

Avo Choc Chip Cookies by Kristina Krist, CA/NV>   This can be vegetarian or vegan. First, Preheat Oven to 350. Ingredients: 2 organic eggs 2 ripe avocados (you can put in all avocados for eggs, but if you do, add 2 tbsp of water or coconut water for the liquid the eggs would add) 6 tsp bourbon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups maple sugar 1 1/2 cups of organic sugar made from evaporated cane juice 2 tsp of organic baking soda 1 3/4 tsp of salt I like sea salt 5 cups of trader joe flour, the one in the...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake by Lori Graham, CT   Ingredients: Note, use organic whenever you can. 10 0z semisweet chocolate, ground in food processor with s blade 2 oz bittersweet chocolate ground in food processor with s blade 3/4 c of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder 3/4 c of boiling water 2/3 cup of coconut oil 6 large eggs room temperature 1 T vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom and sides of a nine-inch spring-form pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a round of parchment paper and butter the paper. Place both...

Jim's Jumble

Jim's Jumble

Jim's Jumble by Joyce Kidd, MA   Directions: Heat 2 tbsp. coconut oil over med-high heat until melted and steaming. Crack and add 3 eggs, one at a time. When white and yolks are set, carefully remove from pan using slotted spoon. Set aside on separate dish. While oil is still hot, add kale, garlic, sliced mushrooms, and onions. Stir fry quickly until kale wilts. Place cooked veggies on plate top with eggs. Optional add-ons: Sprouts and sunflower seeds.

Kelp Noodles with Veggies

Kelp Noodles with Veggies

Kelp Noodles with Veggies by Roxanne Cummins, NYIngredients:   1-12 oz package of Kelp Noodles 1 carrot shredded 1/2 head cabbage (cut into 1/4" wide slices) to sauté 1-1/2 to 2 cups broccoli florets lightly steamed 1/4 cup Tamari Sesame Dressing 1 teaspoon ghee pinch of Himalayan pink salt (optional). Directions: Cut up kelp noodles put in a bowl with shredded carrot and set aside. Steam broccoli for 3-4 minutes and set aside. Put ghee into a frying pan heat for 1 minute and throw in the sliced cabbage with a pinch of Himalayan pink salt. Sauté for approximately 5...

Carobeet Juice

Carobeet Juice

Carobeet Juice by Becky Graham, VA   Ingredients: 4 organic carrots 1/2 med size beet 1/2 lime 1/2 cucumber 1 green apple Juice ingredients, mix and enjoy.

Apple Ginger Kefier Water

Apple Ginger Kefier Water

Apple Ginger Kefier Water by Kandy Rose, CO Ingredients: 1 quart keifer water ( first fermentation) 48 hours second fermentation(48 hours) 1 apple 1 small fresh ginger ferment 48 hours 1 quart matcha tea or organic spearmint tea After the second fermentation remove fruit and ginger add tea ice and enjoy. Good health to you!

Nut Sausage

Nut Sausage

Nut Sausage by Debra Y. Mathis, TX   Ingredients: 1 cup raw walnuts (or pecans, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, as well as a combination of these) 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tsp organic olive oil (or organic walnut, macadamia nut or sunflower oil) 6 – 8 cloves garlic 2 tsp dried oregano 1-2 tsp rubbed sage 1 tsp dried basil ½ tsp cumin ¼ to ½ tsp cayenne 1/3 tsp chili paste (optional) 1/3 tsp sea salt (or less, or none, depending upon preference) Directions: Pulse the garlic first in the food processor. Add remaining ingredients. Do not blend...

New Year's "Pork" & Kraut

New Year's "Pork" & Kraut

New Year's "Pork" & Kraut by Jo Schaefer, OH   The Kraut... 4 slices Morning Star brand fake bacon 1 onion, diced 1 Granny Smith apple, diced 1/2 cup water mixed with 2 tsp. Better than Bouillon brand Vegetarian flavor 1 1/2 teas. (approx.) caraway seeds--add to pan 1/8 to 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1 lb. sauerkraut, drained and squeezed as dry as possible 2 pkgs. WestSoy Seitan, sliced as thin as possible 2 teas. salt 2 teas. pepper 1/4 to 1/2 cup oil 6 cloves garlic minced 2 teas. ground ginger Additional garlic powder, if...

Golden Pasta

Golden Pasta

Golden Pasta by Pat Watson, NCServes 4 Time, start to serving: 30 minutes Ingredients:   4 cups (two 32-oz boxes) vegetable stock 1 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp each basil, parsley, turmeric, paprika 1/2 tsp each oregano, rosemary, red pepper flakes, black pepper 1 large onion diced 2 large carrots, diced 2 cups rough chopped mushrooms* 4 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 inch ginger, finely diced 8 oz box rice linguine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) or cooked beans (any type) 2 cups (one 15-oz can) cooked sweet potato or pumpkin Salt to taste. Directions: (this...

Homemade Vegan Sausage with Collard Greens

Homemade Vegan Sausage with Collard Greens

Homemade Sausage with Collard Greens by Gloria Ulmer, FLIngredients: 1lb collard greens 1 sweet onion 2 potatoes 2c water 1tbsp canola oil 1tsp salt 1tsp pepper 1tsp nutmeg 14oz soy-based veggie protein 1/2c rolled oats 1tsp paprika powder 1tsp ground cloves 1tsp fennel seeds 2tsp canola oil Directions: Peel the onion and the potatoes, rinse them and cut them in small dices. Wash the collard greens and drain. In a heavy skillet while stirring quick brown the diced onion in 1tsp oil; add the salt, pepper, diced potatoes, and 2 cups of water. Cover and simmer at medium heat for...

Make Your Own Biblical Bread: Bible Bread Recipe

Make Your Own Biblical Bread: Bible Bread Recipe

Article submitted by Jason E Baker, Goshen, Indiana: I have always enjoyed Biblical bread because it's hearty robust rustic flavor, and knowing it's good for me, as far as bread goes, is a nice plus too. While I do enjoy the dense nature of this bread, there are times I long for it to be lighter in texture and airy like a less healthy all white bread would be.Enter the no-knead method: Not only is this method easy to do, but it also creates a loaf that is lighter and airy than other methods, and tastes richer as well --...

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