Recipes

Balsamic Glazed Root Vegetables

This satisfying, healthy and easy-to-make roasted root dish will be a crowd-pleaser for your winter get-togethers, or will provide you with plenty of leftovers. Use any root vegetables that you like s…

Green Bean Casserole – Recipe

Thanksgiving Favorites: Green Bean Casserole Ingredients 1 Tbs coconut oil 1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced 1/8” thick 1/2 medium onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb green beans, chopped into 1-inch pi…

End of Summer Panzanella

Originally, panzanella was a Tuscan salad made of day-old bread, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and vinegar. Over the years, there have been renditions with fall vegetables, sweet fruits, grilled ver…

Roasted Potato Wedges with Avocado Chimichurri

These potatoes make an excellent side dish to any protein of your choice. The paprika lends a smoky flavor that goes excellent with anything you’re throwing on the grill. INGREDIENTS: 3 medium Sweet, …

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup Ingredients 4 ounces rice vermicelli (used rice) 1 Tsp olive oil 1 package (18 oz.) firm tofu, cut into 1-in. cubes 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1 cup stemmed …

Awesome Apple Oatmeal

Start your day off right with this easy to make, heart-healthy breakfast grain which stars apple, banana and dried fruit to add natural sweetness. (Note: we made this recipe with Trader Joe’s Ov…

Classic Pesto Recipe

Enjoy this yummy pesto recipe without cheese. Basil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium. This classic recipe without cheese tastes indulgen…

Potato Squash Curry

This mild, soupy recipe starts with items often found in your Grey Bears brown bag – potatoes, onions and squash, and can be served with rice. Enjoy with whole wheat tortillas or pitas to sop up…

Rosemary Red Soup

This recipe comes to us from Feeding the Whole Family, a book by Bastyr University faculty member Cynthia Lair. Its gorgeous red color, texture, and rosemary-infused flavor will make it a big hit with…

Roasted Curried Whole Cauliflower

A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, Cauliflower deserves a regular rotation in your diet. It contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and oth…

Tunisian Sweet Potato Stew

Once you’ve sampled this intoxicating combination of sweet potatoes, peanut butter and spices you’ll wonder why you never thought to combine these ingredients as they do in this North Afri…

Greek Salad Recipe

This classic Greek salad of tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, feta, and oregano gets a crunchy boost from nontraditional romaine or other lettuce. This version can be served as a light meal with some…

Mujadara

Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara) This recipe dates back to a medieval Arab dish commonly consumed by the poor, reputed to be a derivative of the “mess of pottage” J…

Lentil Soup Recipe

We have included a cup of green lentils in this week’s brown bag so you can enjoy this traditional, warming soup on these rainy days. Lentils are high in protein, healthy and this recipe is vege…

Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale

Enjoy this simple recipe for a delicious soup that takes about 45 minutes to make and will warm you up on these cold rainy evenings. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for ser…

Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Turn vegetable soup into something extra delicious. One of our Grey Bears members told us about this easy crock pot lentil soup that is one of their family favorites. You can prepare it in the morning…

Mixed Bean and Fall Squash Stew

Use a combination of white and red or other beans for this savory stew. If you have them, the fresh or frozen limas add a pale green, fresh bean to the mix. Soaking the beans is not absolutely necessa…

Simply Red Lentil Dal

This wonderful warming winter dish is simple to make for those new to Indian food or to cooking in general. It’s also inexpensive, flavorful, full of protein and great for leftovers. Ingredients…

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