Category: Fall Recipe

Winter Vegetable 0

Collard Greens: The Wonderful Winter Vegetable!

Collard grees are a declicious southern staple, but they are also incredibly nutritious. Did you know that 1 cup of cooked collard greens has  858% DV of Vitamin K, 80% DV of Vitamin A, and 46% DV of vitamin C?  It is also a great source of fiber and calcium. Collards are cold hardy, and in Hampton Roads, that means they can be grown all winter...

Roasted Brussel Sprouts 0

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussels spouts are mellowed out after being blanches and roasted. Then they are coated with Parmesan, honey and almonds for a tasty side dish. Ingredients: 1 lb. of Brussels Sprouts 2 tbsp. bread crumbs (brush bread with oil, bake it, cool it and chop in a food processor) ½ cup toasted whole almonds with skins on 3 tbsp. honey (use agave nectar if vegan) 1 tbsp....

Butternut Squash Soup 0

Butternut Squash Soup with Cranberry Puree

Savory, sweet and tart, this soup will impress your guests and highlights the fall season bounty. Ingredients: Soup: 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 tbsp. canola oil 1/8 tsp. mace 1-1/2 tsp. fresh ginger root, finely chopped 1 bay leaf Salt 1 ½ lb. butternut squash, peeled, chopped into one inch cubes ½ lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped into one inch cubes 3...

Spicy Pumpkin Bisque 0

Spicy Pumpkin Bisque

This spicy bisque is a modern twist on an old classic. Warm and comforting and perfect for fall. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin (add more if you are a cumin lover like me) 1 teaspoon red curry paste (may omit if you don’t have any on hand) 1 ¾ cup fresh pumpkin puree (or 1 14 or 15-oz can...

Kale Pesto 0

Kale Pesto

Ingredients: 1/2 cup walnuts 3 cups packed basil leaves 3 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt 1/2 cup good olive oil, or more to taste 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional, but this is the hallmark of vegan cookery) 2 tsp lemon juice Method: Toast the walnuts. Combine walnuts, basil, garlic, salt in a food processor. Process while you add the olive...

Seared Greens 0

Seared Greens

Ingredients: 1 pound of greens 1 teaspoon red chili flakes or fresh hot pepper 1 clove garlic, sliced thin 1-tablespoon olive oil or blended oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly cracked pepper Method: Remove any hefty stalks from the greens. Wash greens well. If they are bitter, place in ice water bath for 30 minutes. Shake dry, leaving a little water on the...

Cabbage Soup 0

Cindy’s Bean and Cabbage Soup

Hearty and perfect for a winter night, cabbage is a great “cool season” product. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 carrots, cut lengthwise and sliced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 lb. can diced tomatoes ½ tsp. dried thyme ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. dried parsley 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 cups cooked Great Northern or pea beans 2 cups...

Pickled Beets 0

Pickled Beets

From Nancy Flanagan Ingredients: Beets, boiled then sliced or cut Equal parts sugar and vinegar Method: Boil beets until fork tender Put the beets in an ice bath, and removes skins and stem Chop beets to desired size Pack beets into sterilized jars Make a brine, by adding equal parts vinegar and sugar, bring to a boil Top with brine Place in fridge and enjoy!  Lasts...

Spaghetti Squash 0

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash, which gets its name from its long, stringy fibers, is cooked up with Parmesan and Tomatoes in this light, yet hearty dish. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash Olive oil to cover bottom of large sauté pan ¼ onion chopped 3 garlic cloves chopped 1 small sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small tomato chopped Salt and Pepper to taste 1 tsp oregano Freshly grated...

Sweet Potato Mac 0

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato 3 C whole wheat pasta 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp flour 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-1/2 C milk 3/4 C mozzarella cheese 3/4 C asiago cheese 1/2 C parmesan cheese 2 handfuls tatsoi (spinach, kale, etc) Method: Peel and cube sweet potato. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add sweet potato, and cook until tender, 8-12 minutes. Drain, retaining cooking water,...