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Recipes from more than quarter-century of Debra’s newsletters – from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks.

shephard's pie
March 1, 2018 Vegan Shepherd’s Pie This dish makes the transition from winter to spring a little more delicious.  It has infinite variations.  Here it is vegan and still sooooo good!
oats chakkara pongal
February 1, 2018 Oats Chakkara Pongal Pongal is both the name of a harvest festival in South India, as well as a rice porridge served to celebrate the festival. We've streamline the traditional sweet pongal recipe,...
coconut manna mousse bites
February 1, 2018 Fudgy Coconut Manna Mousse Bites Probably in our top-5 most popular recipes of all time, made weekly in our kitchen. Fudgy perfection, and all natural ingredients.
Pesto in the Vitamix
January 1, 2018 Green Pesto Dairy-Free, Your Way! Vegan pesto -- pesto without cheese -- is arguably a more versatile sauce. On pasta, spooned over protein, as the base of a risotto... And of course you can always...
Apple Pear Cranberry Crisp
December 1, 2017 Cranberry-Pear Apple Crisp with Spices "I love pies but don’t have the patience to deal with making crust. Around holidays, this is my go-to kind of fruit dessert."
Fenel, Lemon & Olive Oil
November 1, 2017 Quinoa with Fennel and Chestnuts A complex and inviting flavor profile from the fennel, lemon, olive oil & cumin. Vegetarian protein from the quinoa. Easy to make, too. It doesn't hurt that fennel aids digestion.
October 1, 2017 Simple French Cassoulet Cassoulet, the classic French white bean and meats stew, typically cooks long and slow. This is a speedier version of the traditional recipe with chicken, sausage and beans.
Eggplant Lasagna
September 2, 2017 No-Pasta Eggplant Lasagna with Greens The gooey lusciousness of lasagna, without the pasta. Instead, we layer eggplant, kale... and a generous helping of four different cheeses!
black garlic
August 1, 2017 Mediterranean Marinated Medley with Black Garlic Your favorite seasonal vegetables, marinated in olive oil, wine vinegar, and thyme. And then the incomparable flavor of black garlic.
Raspberry Parfait
August 1, 2017 3-Minute Dessert, No Oven Necessary A splash of rosewater elevates this parfait from simple to sublime.
pecan basil pesto
August 1, 2017 Kurt’s Pecan Pesto (an old summer recipe) With healthy nuts, fresh herbs, garlic, and virgin oils, pesto is a veritable health food. This one is dairy-free.
hibiscus lemonade
July 1, 2017 Hibiscus Stevia Lemonade 100% natural, bright pink refreshment, only 10 calories per glass. Plus, hibiscus helps manage blood pressure. So, let the summertime relaxation commence!
Rainbow Chard Salad
July 1, 2017 Rainbow Chard Salad with Avocado Chard: it's like kale, only softer, more colorful, and not nearly as cliched. Avocados add richness.
chocolate creme
June 1, 2017 Chocolate Coconut Cream Four wholesome ingredients: cacao powder, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. (Or almond extract).
green gazpacho
June 1, 2017 Summer Green Soup "This is an easy way to use all the wonderful greens growing at local farms and in our garden this month. No muss, no fuss. As usual, like 99% of...

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