Broccoli and Cheese Soup

A complete recipe is below though I often make this from my freezer “scrap bag”.  Anytime we make fresh brocolini, I freeze the stalks and trimmings.   I use those in place of fresh broccoli, leaving them in to puree.  Last remnants of cheese make a delightful soup as well.  This is a quick 20 minute…

Mint Pea Hummus

INGREDIENTS: 15 ounce package of green peas, thawed 3 large cloves of roasted garlic 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup of tahini 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon of coriander 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons of fresh mint Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper INSTRUCTIONS:              Combine the peas, roasted…

Coconut, lime rice

  INGREDIENTS 1 cup jasmine or medium grain rice 1 (13.6 ounce) can coconut milk 2 Tablespoons lime juice (about 1/2 lime) ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 clove of finely chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon of lime zest 1 tablespoon of butter substitute salt to taste INSTRUCTIONS Combine the coconut milk and lime juice.  Add water…

Citrus Greek Dressing

Citrus Greek Salad Dressing
Once you realize how easy it is to make your own dressing, you make kick the store bought version for good.  It takes just minutes to make without all the preservatives and additives.

Hummus

Hummus is so easy to make and this home made version is heads and shoulders above anything you can buy in the store. INGREDIENTS: 2  cans (15 ounce) chickpeas, drained and rinsed juice of 2 lemons 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup tahini 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste…