Ravioli-Rosemary Soup

This is a simple soup recipe born one cold day shortly after the Thomas fire. I call it my “healing soup.” Continue reading

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Easy Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding shown with blue berries

Chia seeds are low in calories and high in nutrients and dietary fiber. In addition to beneficial fats and fatty acids, chia seeds provide a healthy amount of minerals including calcium, potassium, manganese, and zinc. Continue reading

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Chik’n Enchilada Casserole (vegan)

Recipe makes two 9×9-inch or one 9×13-inch serving.

This is an easy and flavorful vegan enchilada dish. The combination of sautéed spinach, onions and sweet corn is unusual and when paired with my Azteca sauce makes a hearty, nutritious and fun entrée. Serve with rice and warm tortillas of your choice for a complete dinner. Continue reading

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Ribollita (slow cooker)

Ribollita is a hearty Tuscan vegetable stew. The Italian word “ribollita” means “reboiled.” It was originally made by reheating leftover minestrone or vegetable soup from the previous day. One Wiki entry says that this custom is traced to the Middle Ages, when servants “gathered up food-soaked bread trenchers from feudal lords’ banquets and boiled them for their own dinners.” Continue reading

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Baby Dutch Babies with Breakfast

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Small popovers – I call them Baby Dutch Babies!

Dutch baby pancakes, sometimes called German pancakes or Dutch puffs, are a hybrid of pancake, crepe, and popover — all in one skillet. I like to pour the batter into a mini-muffin pan and serve them like popovers as opposed to puffy pancakes. Continue reading

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Hearty Sorghum Soup (slow cooker)

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

G-F sorghum shown with G-F bread.

Sorghum is a gluten-free grain that has a chewy texture similar to Israeli couscous. Some sources say that it has been cultivated for 3,000 years and more. This gluten-free soup is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. If you are looking for a good bowl of “hearty” this is the soup for you. Give it a try. You and your family will be glad you did. Continue reading

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