Health Bread

This recipe is liberally based upon the nut-grain-seed bread which is posted on http://ukrainianfoodrecipes.com

Health Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 tbsp salt
1/3 cup shredded potato with liquid
2tbsp good quality extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil
2tbsp honey (same as above)
1/4 c chopped pecans
1/4 c mixed seeds (sunflower,pumpkin)
1/4 c chopped almonds
2 tbsp wheat bran (same as above)
2 tbsp bulghur wheat
2 tbsp sesame seeds (same as above)
1 tbsp flax seeds (same as above)
1/2 c oats (same as above)
1 tbsp poppy seeds ( same as above)
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c unbleached regular flour
1/4 c buckwheat
2 tsp yeast

Bake in breadmaker–I used whole wheat setting.

Thanks to Ukrainian Favorite Recipes for the idea

Vegan Rosh HaShanah Apple/Honey/Chocolate Oatmeal Crisp

Ingredients:

1 cup     unbleached flour

1 cup     white whole wheat flour

1 tsp       baking soda

1/2 tsp    kosher sea salt

1 tsp      cinnamon

8 tbsp     good quality vegetable oil

3/4 c       honey

3/4 c       granulated sugar

1 tsp       vanilla

1tbsp       Ener-G Egg Replacer

1/4 c        warm water

2-1/4 c    oats

1 c          pareve chocolate chips

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine honey, sugar, oil, egg replacer, water, and vanilla until thoroughly mixed (May take as much as 5 minutes.

Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Gradually add to liquid mixture.  Once blended, add oatmeal and chips.

Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil.  Pour mixture into pan.

Heat convection oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool.  Slice in half lengthwise.  Slice into 1 inch pieces Crosswise.

Wrap in foil and refrigerate until ready to use.

Liberally modified from  apple oatmeal chocolate chip bars on cooks.com website.

Roasted potatoes, spinach, and artichokes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds potatoes (red, idaho, yellow, or other)
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon thyme (or more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 can artichokes (14 oz), drained
  • 1/2 c basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 c spinach leaves, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

Directions:

  • Put 2 tbsp olive oil into  baking pan.
  • Cut potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces, add to pan.
  • Add rosemary, lemon thyme,  3 cloves garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Stir together and coat.
  • Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  • Place 2 tbsp olive oil in oven-proof pan.
  • Drain artichokes and add.  You may leave them whole, or cut them in halves.
  • Add 3 cloves garlic.
  • Saute for 5 minutes
  • Add chopped basil and spinach and saute for another 5 minutes
  • Add grated lemon peel.
  • Add artichoke mixture to potatoes and gently stir together.
  • Top with pine nuts
  • Bake at 300 degrees for another 10 minutes.

Voila, you have a masterpiece!

Pomegranate Cabbage Stew

Ingredients:

1 small cabbage shredded

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1/3 cup kiwi berries (or 1 kiwi sliced thin)

1 lb ground beef

28 oz diced tomatos

1 large onion diced

3 garlic cloves minced

3 cups water

1 cup whole grain rice

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1.  Brown ground beef in a large stock pot.  No need to add extra oil.

2.  Add shredded cabbage and diced onion.  Saute until onion begins to turn color

3.  Add cloves and continue to saute.

4.  Add pomegranates and kiwi.

5.  Add tomatoes and rice.

6.  Add water.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer.  Cook for 30 minutes

7.  Season to taste

This is a recipe I created with ingredients from my garden.  Try it; you’ll like it!!!

I grow miniature kiwi in my garden.  The fruit is slightly more than 1 inch in length.  At the end of the season, I pick them and freeze them.  They do not need to be peeled in this recipe.