Teff – Ancient Whole Grain

TeffTeff – is the newest of the new/ancient grains.  Originally a staple food of Ethiopia, teff is now grown in Idaho.  Only 1/150th the size of wheat.  It is a concentrated powerhouse of nutrients. Teff is relatively inexpensive and snap to make. Bring 3 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt to a boil. Add 1 cup of teff, cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir occasionally toward the end of cooking time.Serve with  sprinkled with chopped walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds Read more...

Orange Sesame Cookies – Gluten Free

sesame cookiesOrange Sesame Cookies Makes 30 to 35 cookies Pre heat oven to 350 degrees   1 ½ C oat flour 1 ½ C rolled oats partially ground in the food processor ½ t sea salt 1 t baking powder 1/3 C sesame seeds, toasted ½ C maple syrup ¼ C apple or orange juice ½ C tahani aka sesame butter 1 t orange extract 2 t vanilla extract Grated rind of ½ orange 2 T fresh orange juice 1 T water Mix dry ingredients Whisk wet ingredients Add liquid to dry and blend. Drop by tablespoon on Read more...

Corn and Squash Miso Soup

Summer Squash SoupCorn and Squash Miso Soup one of my favorite quick soups recipes 2 t olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 six-inch strip of wakame sea vegetable 3 C water or soup stock 3 C buttercup or any winter squash, skinned and cubed 1 celery stick, sliced 1 C corn (fresh or frozen) 4 T rice miso (light colored) Celery leaves or parsley for garnish Heat oil in a heavy stainless soup pot. Sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add the water, squash and celery to the Read more...

Best Black Bean Soup

Best Black Bean Soup    1 cup black beans 5 cups water or mild-tasting vegetable broth (2 cups to soak, 3 cups to cook) 4-inch piece kombu sea vegetable 1 bay leaf 1 onion, diced 1 cup winter squash, cut in 1 inch cubes 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 – 3 teaspoons, cumin Pinch or red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce Garnish; Chopped cilantro, parsley sprigs, or sliced scallions Sort through beans for stones. Rinse beans. Soak in 2 cups water Read more...

Patricia’s Potato Salad

potatoes and sea vegetablesThe potatoes at the Farmer Markets have been looking so fresh and beautiful...I thought a good time to share this recipe from a cooking class I taught several years ago.  For the best taste please choose all organic ingredients. Hope you enjoy! Patricia’s Potato Salad 5     large red potatoes, cooked, cooled and peeled 2      celery sticks, sliced 2     small kosher pickles, diced 1     small cucumber 1/3 C parsley, minced 1 T Dulse sea vegetable flakes Toss all the above ingredients Read more...