Fish

Take fish out of the packaging. Keep the skin on.

Rub the fish with extra virgin olive oil and salt.

Heat a suacepan on HIGH heat. Add 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1 tsp salt.

Turn over after about 6 minutes.

Take off heat when the fish becomes flaky.

Vegetarian Chili

Cut up onions into large chucks (about 2-inch pieces).
Saute onions on MEDIUM in a large pot.
Add remainder of ingredients.
Let simmer on LOW for 1/2 hour.

Polenta

What you will need: 1 package dried polenta 5 cups water Instructions: Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a small pot. Lightly salt. Turn to LOW. Whisk in 1 cup polenta, slowly but consistently. Sitr every 10 minutes for 1 hour. The goal is for the grains to open up, so that they […]

Simple Turkey Burgers

Put turkey meat in a bowl.

Add 1 tbsp olive oil and dash of salt and pepper to mixture.

Add bell pepper and green onions.

Roll turkey into small balls (about 1 1/2 inch diameter).

Prepare a saucepan with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt.

Add turkey meatballs.

Cook on HIGH for 5 minutes each side.

Add ginger patties.

Serve patties over a pasta or in a chili.

Roasted Vegetables

Rinse and chop all vegetables into 2-inch thick wedges.

Mix vegetables in bowl with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Line a sheet pan with the vegetables.

Roast in oven at 450° until lightly browned (about 40 minutes).

Lentil and Barley Pilaf

Bring the chicken stock (see Mom’s Penicillin Chicken Stock) and lentils to a rapid boil. Then turn to LOW.

Add cooked barley, carrots, chicken and celery.

Let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Kale Dish

Saute onions, carrots and kale stalks.

Add lemon, if desired.

Sweat vegetables on MEDIUM until brown.

Add kale. Let simmer on LOW for about 10 minutes.

Stir ingredients and serve.

Roast Chicken / Turkey

Rub 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil on the outside of the bird. Tip: put the extra virgin olive oil on like a thin layer of sunscreen.

Sprinkle herbs, such as thyme sage, Herbs de Provence, cumin and basil (cumin and sage are in traditional turkey recipes).

Saute onions in butter and extra virgin olive oil until onions are translucent. Add coarsely chopped root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, parnsips and rutabaga. Cook on HIGH.

Roasted Beets and Rutabaga

Rinse all vegetables.

Cut into 2-inch cubes.

Laddle vegetables into a glass baking dish. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over vegetables. Add sea salt.

Place the baking dish in the over for 40-45 minutes at 375-400° F.

Lentil Dish

Scrub the celery, carrots and onions.

Chop onions into 1/2-inch cubes, celery and carrots into 1/4-inch cubes.

Heat pan on HIGH. Drizzle 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil to coat the pan.

Add onions. Keep them moving in the pan.

Once the onions become translucent, add carrots and celery.

Sweat the vegetables by letting the vegetables cook uncovered so the moisture in the pan can evaporate. Stir occasionally.

Braised Short Ribs

Prepare a saucepan with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp pepper. Heat on HIGH.

Saute onions and carrots. Add a rosemary.

Mix in short ribs.

Add 1 cup red wine.

Turn heat to LOW.

Pour in 1/2 jar of tomato suace.

Let simmer on low for 4-5 hours.

Barley

Add barley and water to a pot. Bring to a rapid boil.

Once at a boil, turn the burner OFF.

Let stand for 40 minutes.

Homemade Wheat Bread

Test to make sure the yeast is active.

Add honey to mixing bowl, followed by salt peanut oil.

Now add bread flour.

Whisk in eggs.

Add oats, bulgur wheat and sunflower seeds to bowl.

Add 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Sprinkle white and wheat flour on work surface in equal portions.

Italian Stew

Rinse and cut all vegetables into large chunks.

Fill large pot with 1 inch water and 1 tbsp salt.

Bring water to a boil.

Add all vegetables.

Cover pot almost all the way with a lid.

Let steam. The dish is ready when you can easily pierce the mixture with a fork.

Kale, Corn and Sweet Tomato Salad

Not just for garnish, kale is a super-nutritious relative of cabbage. Containing healthy amounts of iron, vitamins and antioxidents, this dish is not only good for you, but just plain good.