Vegan Chili

Ingredients 1 pound of dried beans such as pinto or kidney 2 large spanish onions diced 2 large sweet peppers diced (yellow and red preferred) 1 poblano chili fire roasted and diced 1 large or 2 medium carrots finely diced 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes ⅓ cup of pepita (mexican pumpkin) seeds toated 3…

Hummus

Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1 clove garlic 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons tahini 1 teaspoon ground cumin kosher salt ¼ teaspoon paprika Directions In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin, and…

Curried Tofu

Ingredients 2 tablespoons of peanut oil (can be substituted with canola or grape seed oil) 1 large onion peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon of curry powder 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk 1 block of tofu cut into ¾ inch cubes 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, or to taste Salt and cayenne pepper to taste Directions…

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

Serves  4 Ingredients 4 cucumbers, peeled and seeded 1 small or ½ large clove garlic 1 cup plain (or soy) yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste 4 scallions, white and green parts, cut into 1-inch pieces ¾ cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed ¼ cup water Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Cut…

Cauliflower Parsnip Puree

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds cauliflower (about 1 large head), trimmed, stems and florets cut into 1½-inch pieces 8 ounces parsnips (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into large dice 1 medium garlic clove, smashed 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed White pepper 1½ cups low-sodium chicken (or vegetable) stock Directions…

Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Ingredients Red potatoes Olive Oil Salt & Pepper Directions Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Wash and scrub potatoes well. Place on a baking sheet with ¾ cups of water, cover in tin foil and bake for 30 min at 500 degree oven on bottom rack. Test for doneness by inserting a knife and making sure it…

Lemony Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons pure olive oil 1 yellow onion, quartered 2 carrots, halved 1 celery rib, halved crosswise, plus 4 small celery ribs, finely diced 1 pound dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained 4 rosemary sprigs and 4 thyme sprigs, tied together with string Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 medium red onion, finely…

Nebraska Snow Caps

Ingredients 2 egg whites ¾ cup of sugar 6 oz mini chocolate chips ½ tsp vanilla ⅛ tsp cream of tartar ⅛ tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350° Whip egg whites, tatar & salt. When it peaks slowly add sugar and vanilla. Fold in chips. Drop by tsp onto brown paper covered cookie sheet. Bake in 350° oven…