Shaz of A Leaf in Springtime and I were just exchanging comments about how wonderful it would be to exchange recipes. So, I open this page for all to share and exchange healthful recipes.
The Only Rules:
1. Natural foods (fruits, veggies, cheeses, eggs, meat, etc.)
2. Thus, no additives, preservatives, or chemicals.
3. Made from “scratch” or easy, healthful alternatives
Here’s one of my “party” favorites:
Saute: 1 small yellow onion, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, 1/2 tsp. celery seeds, 1/2-1 c. chopped cabbage, 2 carrots chopped, 1 large beet peeled and chopped. (Saute until onions translucent, then:)
Add: 2 to 2/2 cups chopped, peeled tomatoes, 4 cups homemade vegetable broth or water (as an alternative, I sometimes use 1 container of Imagine’s “No-Chicken Broth” which is organic and a good substitute for homemade broth), honey to taste (I prefer about 2 tbsp.), 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, salt to taste (I use 1-2 tsp), a handful of chopped, fresh dill.
Simmer until beets are soft enough, but still have a little crispness. Let set for 10-15 min. with cover on. Serve. Garnish with a dollop of plain yogurt.