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Coconut Curried Chowder

This chowder has a beautiful colour and sweet taste. Yield: Serves 4. Ingredients: 2 tsp ghee or oil 2/3 cup chopped onion 3 chopped green onions, white and green parts separated 1 cup peeled diced sweet potato 1/3 cup diced red pepper 3 tsp grated ginger root, divided 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups vegetable […]

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Banana Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb, so readily available and inexpensive in spring, contains fiber, calcium and other minerals. Its tartness is a nice contrast in baked goods, including these muffins, which are low in fat. Yield: Makes 12 muffins. Ingredients: 1 medium banana 1/3 cup ghee or oil 1/2 cup Sucanat 1 egg 2/3 cup plain yogurt 1 cup oat […]

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Homemade Yogurt or Kefir

In spite of coaching by a couple of excellent yogurt makers, I had a lot of difficulty making yogurt. Finally I succeeded, using the following technique. Yield: Makes 4 cups. Ingredients: 1 liter organic milk (use whole or 2%) 2 tbsp plain organic yogurt or kefir culture at room temperature Directions: In a saucepan, heat the […]

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Vegetable Pasta Salad

A great do-ahead recipe as the salad tastes better the next day after the flavors blend. Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh basil (cut in very thin strips) 4 ounces uncooked whole […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 hours + cooling time Makes 16 Servings I used a basic cheesecake recipe with a few modifications: I added ingredients to make a thin layer of dark chocolate that provided a nice added dimension to the raspberry cheesecake filling. This is a bit more complicated than my usual simple […]

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