Baked Parmesan Kale Puffs

Description The merit of “puff” as culinary terminology is debatable. The tender texture, fun factor and comforting flavors of these healthy bites is not.

Beef and Quinoa Meatballs

Ingredients 1 pound (95-percent) lean ground beef 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (use frozen or cook it from scratch*) 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup grated carrot 1/4 cup grated zucchini 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 clove garlic minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 egg lightly beaten Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Chipotle Salsa

I’d say this makes about 1/2 gallon of salsa – make sure you have Tupperware.

French Cheese Puffs

Ingredients 1/2 cup (125ml) water 3 tablespoons (40g) butter, salted or unsalted, cut into cubes 1/4 teaspoon salt big pinch of chile powder, or a few turns of freshly-ground black pepper 1/2 cup (70g) flour 2 large eggs 12 chives, finely-minced (or 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme) 3/4 cup (about 3 ounces, 90g) grated cheese (See above for ideas) Directions You should have all the ingredients ready to go before you start.

Kale Tarts with Fennel and Olives

Ingredients 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 medium yellow onion, diced (1 cup) 1 medium bulb fennel, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced (3.

Oatmeal Crackers

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup flour (wheat preferred) 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt, garlic salt, seasoned salt, or celery salt, etc 1/2 cup water 5 tbsp vegetable oil Directions In a mixing bowl, stir together oats, flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, and salt.

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers

Ingredients Pork and Ginger Filling 2 cups chopped napa cabbage 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 pound ground pork (Don’t get lean pork, the fat is good for juicy and flavorful dumplings) 2 tablespoons minced ginger 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons thin soy sauce 3 tablespoons sesame oil 1 egg 1 to 2 cups chicken stock or water Hot Water Dough 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups boiling water Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 1/3 cup thin soy sauce 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup sliced scallions 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon sambal Directions Sprinkle cabbage with the 1/2 tablespoon of salt and let stand for 30 minutes.


Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm water (110-115 degrees F) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 envelope active dry yeast 22 ounces all-purpose flour 2 ounces unsalted butter (melted) Vegetable oil (for the bowl and pan) 10 cups water 2/3 cup baking soda 1 large egg yolk (beaten with 1 tablespoon water) Pretzel salt Directions Combine the 1 1/2 cups warm water, the sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top.

Pretzels II

Ingredients 1 cup milk 1 package active dry yeast 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing 1 teaspoon fine salt 1/3 cup baking soda 2 tablespoons coarse salt Directions Warm the milk in a saucepan until it’s about 110 degrees; pour into a medium bowl and sprinkle in the yeast.