Here are some of the recipes we made along the way…

Whole Wheat Pizza

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast (active dry yeast)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur organic white whole-wheat flour)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Other desired toppings such as sausage, mushrooms, vegetables, Parmesan cheese, pesto, goat cheese, arugula, olives, etc.
DIRECTIONS
  1. Drop the yeast into the 1-cup of warm water and let it go to work for a few minutes. It should foam up a little bit. Stir the salt and olive oil into the yeast mixture.
  2. Pour the flour and yeast mixture into a food processor with a dough blade or into a mixer with a dough hook and turn on the machine. (You can also mix up this dough by hand.)
  3. You should end up with a ball chasing itself around the food processor. If the dough is too dry add warm water a teaspoon at a time and if it is too wet add flour 1 teaspoon at a time.
  4. Remove the ball from your food processor and knead into a smooth ball. Put the dough into a large ziplock bag or bowl covered with plastic wrap (put a touch of olive oil in and coat the inside of the bag/bowl first) then leave it in fridge for as little as 1 hour or overnight depending on how much time you have. It will rise on it’s own in the fridge.
  5. When ready to make the pizza preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Use a rolling pin to roll it out into the desired shape (don’t make it too thin!). Put the flat pizza dough on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Top the dough with homemade or organic tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings of your choice. Bake in a oven for about 8 – 10 min. or until crust and cheese are golden brown.

From http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/01/recipe_homemade_whole_wheat_pizza/

Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed ( I only had 2 bananas, so I added applesauce, too)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (make sure you check that it is pure vanilla)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl mix mashed bananas with yogurt, honey, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until blended. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake large loaf for 40 – 50 minutes or until it comes clean with a toothpick.

From http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/05/02/recipe-whole-wheat-banana-bread/

Black Bean Burgers (Recipe is for 4 burgers)

Ingredients 
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (be sure to check your bread crumbs for “extra” ingredients)

We added lots of other veggies as well!

Directions
  1. If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.
  5. Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.
  6. If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.

From: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-black-bean-veggie-burgers/

Granola

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats (if you want bars use steel cut oats so it will stick together better)
  • 1 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashew pieces (or walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I could only find unsweetened at Earth Fare, which is similar to Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Also need – parchment paper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cover a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry oats, almonds, cashews, coconut, seeds and spices together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Heat the butter and honey together in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the butter melts stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the hot liquids over the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until evenly coated.
  5. Spread mixture onto prepared pan in one even layer. Bake for 75 minutes.
  6. The granola will become crisp as it cools at which point you can break into pieces (if making bars) or break it up into small chunks by pounding it in a zip lock bag (if making cereal). Store in air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

From: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/04/recipe-granola-bars-cereal/

Ratatouille 

Ingredients
  • 4 Squash, cut into small pieces (Whole Foods was out of eggplant)
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 medium zucchini, thinly sliced (We did not peel them)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, including juice
  • 2 green bell peppers, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
Directions
  1. Put squash in stoneware
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil.  Add zucchini and cook, stirring. Add garlic and cook until zucchini is soft and brown. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
  3. Add remaining oil to pan. Add onions, cook until soft. Add mushrooms and then stir in tomatoes. Bring it to a boil and transfer to stoneware.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours, until vegetables are tender. Add green peppers, zucchini, and parsley. Cook on high for 25 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

Adapted from: The Healthy Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson

Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients
  • 1 lb (24) large shrimp, peeled and deviened (weight after peeled)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp panko crumbs
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour (you will only use 1 tbsp)
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch salt
  • non-stick spray

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, spray baking pan with non-stick spray

2. Combine coconut flakes, panko crumbs and salt in a bowl. Place the flour on a small dish. Whisk egg in another bowl.

3. Lightly season shrimp with salt. Dip the shrimp in the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then in the coconut crumb mixture.

4. Lay shrimp on the baking pan, then spray the top of the shrimp with more cooking spray; bake in the middle rack for about 10 minutes. Turn shrimp over then cook another 6-7 minutes or until cooked though. Remove from oven and serve with dipping sauce.

Fresh Tuna Tacos

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 Anaheim pepper (we recommend something with more kick than this!)
  • 1 8-ounce ahi tuna steak, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Tacos shells (we used blue corn, all natural shells)
Directions

1. Mix first 4 ingredients in small bowl. Place tuna in medium bowl; sprinkle with taco seasoning. Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna; sauté to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in sour cream mixture. Cook just until heated through, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes (do not boil).

2. Heat taco shells in microwave 20 seconds. Fill taco shells with tuna mixture.

Adapted from http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fresh-Tuna-Tacos-104809#ixzz24zUR0Z4Q

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One Response to “Recipes”

  1. Stephanie Hoffman said

    Your pizza looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

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