Mango salsa

In honor of World Meat Free Day {today}, I am posting this delicious totally vegan/vegetarian party snack to celebrate! Go veggie!    Ingredients 1 mango 1 avocado 1/2 sweet white onion 6 medley tomatoes 3 tbsp. Sesame, sunflower, or olive oil 1 tsp. lemon juice Sprig of fresh cilantro Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground…

A Simple Chickweed Salad for One

Have I mentioned how much I love the farmers market in Athens, OH? Well, I’m saying it now! This place is amazing for fresh, organic, family-farmed produce! The farmers are all so friendly and willing to talk about their goods. Have you thought about where your food comes from? Anyway, my good friend Greg Howard…

Greek Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1 cup of high quality extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. of lemon juice 1 tsp. of parsley 1 tsp. of minced garlic 1 tsp. of oregano 1/2 tsp. of crushed rosemary 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper Directions 1. Simply mix these ingredients together until it becomes…

Homemade Tomato Sauce (serves ~4)

We had several fresh tomatoes from our plant and decided to whip up some homemade sauce with it! The recipe ended up tasting a little sweeter than what I’m used to but, boy, it was delicious! Ingredients 4 cups of tomatoes (rough estimate) 1 carrot 2 cloves of garlic (2 tsp of minced garlic) 2…

Chewy Flatbread + Dipping Oil

Ingredients 1 package of active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. of sugar 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour (will need more for preparation) 1 tsp. of salt 1/2 tbsp. of ground thyme 3/4 cups of water 1 tsp. of oil garnish options: mozzarella/feta/parmesan/parsley/sun-dried tomatoes/pesto Directions 1. Mix together the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and thyme in…

Turkey Gravy (serves ~6)

Ingredients 4 cups of turkey drippings OR 4 cups of chicken stock OR 2 Not Chick’n Bouillon cubes + 4 cups water 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp of all purpose flour 1/2 cup of butter 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper 1/2 tsp of rosemary  Directions 1. I like to use the bouillon cubes for my food allergies, I…

Buttery Shrimp + Honey Mustard dipping sauce (serves 4)

Ingredients For shrimp: 20-24 medium sized shrimp 4 cups bread crumbs 6 tbsp. butter 10 tbsp. sunflower oil (for frying) For sauce: 2 tbsp. of dijon mustard 1 tbsp. of cream cheese 1 tsp. honey 1/4 tsp lemon juice Directions 1. Unthaw shrimp if necessary in a couple cups of water + 1 tbsp of…

Spinach Artichoke Dip (serves 6)

Ingredients 1 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 (7 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 (5 ounce) package chopped spinach, drained and squeezed dry 4 ounces cream cheese 1 pinch ground nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees…

Meatballs (makes 12)

Ingredients ½ lb of ground beef ½ lb of ground pork 2 tbs of minced garlic ¼ tsp of salt pinch of pepper ¼ tsp of parsley 1 large potato 1/3 cup shredded cheese of your choice (for dairy free, try Pecorino Romano Cheese made from sheep’s milk) Directions 1. Shred potato into thin short slices….