Wild Rice Pilaf

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(credit: Ina Garten) Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tblsp Unsalted butter, divided 1 cups Onion, organic, chopped 11.0 ounces Wild rice 2 each Scallions, organic, white and green parts finely chopped 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper 5 cups Water 2 tsp Salt Instructions Melt 2/3 of the butter in a medium saucepan, add the onion, and cook over low heat for …

Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

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Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tblsp coconut oil 1.5 lbs sugar snap peas, trimmed 0.25 cup mint, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Instructions Over medium high heat, add coconut oil to large skillet. Add sugar snap peas to skillet and gently saute for about 5 minutes, turning so they don’t brown. Season with salt and pepper, serve with mint …

Roasted Beets

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Serves 6 Ingredients 3 lbs beets, with tops removed 5 tblsp avocado oil salt and pepper to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss beets in large bowl with avocado oil. Place in foil lined roasted pan. Roast in oven for approximately 20 minutes or till slightly tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Perfect Farro

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Serves 6 Ingredients 1.5 cups dry farro 5 cups water or vegetable broth 1.5 tsp salt for water Instructions Bring salted water to boil. Add farro and simmer about 20 minutes till tender, but not too soft. Strain out excess water.

Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower

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Ingredients 1 large head of organic cauliflower about 2 ½ – 3 pounds 3 tablespoons California Olive oil or virgin coconut oil ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper ½ cup Japanese panko 1 tablespoon California olive oil ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash and trim leaves from cauliflower. Cut in half …

Braised Leeks and Greens

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Serves 6 Ingredients 6 each Leeks, organic 0.25 cup Avocado oil 1 lbs Greens, organic, washed, dried and chopped 0.25 cup Vegetable broth Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Trim leeks so that about 1 1/2 inches of green leaves remain, and slice the leeks in …

Baby Bok Choy with Lemon Zest

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Serves 6 Ingredients 1.5 tblsp Avocado oil 2 cloves Garlic, minced 11 each Baby bok choy heads, organic, cleaned and quartered lengthwise 2 each Lemon, zested Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant but not brown, 1 minute. Mix …

Sweet Potato and Black Beans

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Ingredients 3 tablespoons California olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 1 ½ teaspoons cumin 1 ½ teaspoons coriander ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 3/8 inch pieces 1 bell pepper stemmed, seeded and cut into ¼ inch pieces 1 sweet onion diced into ¼ inch pieces 1 …

brussel sprouts

Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa

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Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts (use medium size), trimmed and cut in half 1 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely minced 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups quinoa, (prewashed preferred) Parmesan cheese for serving (optional) Directions Preheat oven …