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Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 2 to 3 leeks (about 1 pound), white and light green parts, halved and thinly sliced 1 to 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, coarsely chopped 6 to 8 cups water, vegetable or chicken stock Salt and pepper, to taste Heavy cream, yogurt, or coconut milk Minced parsley or chives […]

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes 2 cans coconut milk 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable broth 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper   Instructions: Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes. Steam the potatoes until fork tender. Transfer potatoes into a large pot; add coconut milk and chicken […]

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

Ingredients   1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries 6 ounces kefir 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds or chia seeds 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley   Instructions: Puree all ingredients in a blender. Pour […]

Parsnip Fries

Parsnip Fries Ingredients: 2 pounds small or medium parsnips 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper, to taste Ketchup, ranch dressing or BBQ sauce, for serving   Instructions: Preheat oven to 425° Peel parsnips and cut into matchsticks about 1/4-inch thick. Do not […]

Cara Cara and Blood Orange Salad

Ingredients: 2 Cara Cara oranges (or navel) 2 blood oranges 1 ripe avocado 1 to 2 cups baby greens or spinach Sweet Chili-Sesame Vinaigrette Sprigs fresh cilantro for garnish   Instructions: Cut a small slice off each end of the 4 oranges and stand them upright on a cutting surface. With a knife, remove the […]

Sweet Chili Sesame Vinaigrette

Ingredients   1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon freshly minced ginger 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce (PCC sells Thai Kitchen brand in the Asian condiments section) 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds Himalayan salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil   Instructions: Combine all of the ingredients […]

Asparagus and Mango Salad

Ingredients   1 pound fresh asparagus, tough stem ends trimmed 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and sliced lengthwise into 1/4 inch-thick slices 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt and freshly ground black pepper   Instructions: Blanch […]

Fennel and Cranberry Salad

Ingredients 2/3 cup roughly chopped fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 small shallot, finely minced 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced (save some of the fronds […]

Roasted Parsnips

Ingredients   3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 pounds (2-inch-thick) slices peeled parsnip 1 large red onion, peeled and quartered Cooking spray 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   Instructions Combine the first four ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate […]

Carrot-Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Chips

A tasty winter soup.   Ingredients   6 teaspoons olive oil 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 3 cups coarsely chopped parsnip (about 1 pound) 3 cups water 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped carrot (about 1 pound) 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black […]