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...

Golden Mushroom Soup

Mushroom SoupGolden Mushroom Soup       1      yellow onion , diced 2      tablespoons olive oil 3      cups fresh shiitaki or miitakes mushrooms, slice 4      cup vegetable stock or water 2      teaspoons sea salt 1/4    cup parsley, finely chopped 2      teaspoons garlic, crushed 1/2    teaspoon thyme 1      dash black pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons kudzu 3 to 4 tablespoons tamari Heat oil in a cooking pot and sauté the onions for 3 to 5 minutes. Add Read more...

50 Ways to use Coconut Oil

Many Coconut Oil BenefitsScientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You’ve heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So how do you use coconut oil?    1) Cooking at High Heat – Some oils are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures, coconut oil is a great alternative. Check out our Guide to Cooking Oils to find the healthiest cooking oils for whatever meal you are creating. 2) On Toast Instead of Butter – Read more...