Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash   2 Cups Marinara Sauce Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds then place the halves cut side down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for an hourContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce”

Fall Veggie Wrap

              Ingredients: 1 Avocado, peeled, pit removed and sliced 1 Tomato, sliced 1 Small Cucumber, sliced 1 Small Red Pepper, cored, de-stemmed and sliced 1 Container of Radish Sprouts Several Leaves of Lettuce (Arugula, Romaine, Red Leaf, etc.) Whole Grain Tortillas or Flat Bread Cream cheese Pesto Preparation: WashContinue reading “Fall Veggie Wrap”

Arugula Basil Salad

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1/2 Teaspoon sugar or honey 1 Tablespoon Extra-virgin Olive Oil 2 Cups Arugula 1 Cup Fresh Basil 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley 1/2 Cup Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese (or any other hard cheese) Preparation: In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar/honey, and olive oil.Continue reading “Arugula Basil Salad”

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 Cups Butternut Squash (1/2 inch cubes) 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Cup Quinoa (Uncooked) 2 Cups Water 1 Pomegranate Seeds 2 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Sage ¼-1/2 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. 2. TossContinue reading “Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad”

Spaghetti Squash Salad

Ingredients 4 Cups Cooked Spaghetti Squash (one large squash) 6 Sliced Jumbo Black Olives (add more to taste) 1/2 Cup Chopped Green Pepper 3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Chives 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinaigrette Preparation: Chop peppers and chives and slice olives. When squash is cooled, remove from shell and mix everything together.Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash Salad”

Cucumber and Radish Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

  Ingredients:  2 cups cucumbers, chopped 1 cup radishes, chopped 1/3 onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain 1 handful of dill, finely chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp sugar Salt, to taste Preparation: In mixing bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and dill. Mix well. Add onions, cucumbers, and radishes; mixContinue reading “Cucumber and Radish Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing”

Tomato and Herbed Cream Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread 4 slices tomato (more or less depending on preference) 2 Tbs cream cheese, plain 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 tsp olive oil 1 Tbs Basil, finely chopped 1 handful of arugula Preparation: Combine cream cheese, olive oil, basil, and garlic in a small bowl to make the herbed creamContinue reading “Tomato and Herbed Cream Cheese Sandwich”

Lavender Lemonade 

Ingredients: 2 Cups Boiling Water 1 Cup Lavender Flowers 2 Cups Cold Water 1 Cup Lemon Juice Preparation: 1. Place lavender in a pitcher and pour boiling water over the lavender. Cover with plastic wrap and steep 10 minutes. 2. Strain lavender from water, then return water to the pitcher. 3. Add cold water, lemonContinue reading “Lavender Lemonade “

Microwaved Kale Chips

Ingredients: 1 bunch of Kale 4 teaspoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Any other desired spices (paprika, garlic powder, cumin, etc.) Preparation: 1. Wash and thoroughly dry kale. Remove stems from kale and tear into two inch pieces. 2. Toss Kale with olive oil and desired spices in a large bowl. 3. SpreadContinue reading “Microwaved Kale Chips”

Sweet Popcorn

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp coconut, peanut, or canola oil 1/3 cup popcorn kernels (preferably from UCD student farm) 3-quart covered saucepan Spices to taste (cinnamon, sugar, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce) Preparation: Stove: Heat oil in saucepan on medium to high heat. Put 3 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan. Once the kernels pop,Continue reading “Sweet Popcorn”