Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FRESH: A Perishable History

Recipe: Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms


20 large (1 ½ to 2-inch diameter) mushrooms (about 1 pound)
½ cup broccoli, finely chopped
¼ cup carrot, finely chopped
1 TBL onion, finely chopped
1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed (about ½ cup)
*see note
½ cup (2 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 tsp salt
2 TBL butter or margarine, melted

Carefully cut out stem end of each mushroom. Reserve enough stems for ¼ cup chopped mushrooms. Place hollowed out mushroom caps onto glass pie dish or (small) casserole dish.

*Croutons is where you need to be careful. I toasted some homemade wheat bread and crumpled it up with garlic salt and a little olive oil, then broiled briefly in the oven.

With reserved chopped mushrooms, add the remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into caps and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until tops are lightly golden. Serve warm.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pesticide Cheat Sheet

Thanks to Andy Buteau for another awesome link. (I'm going to add him as an author, BTW).

Great post with a printable cheat sheet to remind you what produce you should buy organic and what is low pesticide.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Foodie Night-4/16/2010

We had a small group, but some awesome recipes!!! I am loving those stuffed mushrooms made by Amber! Hint hint, I hope she posts the recipe soon:)

Curried Barley
2 c. all natural veggie broth, chicken broth (fond at Sam's)
2/3 c. barley
1/2 c. chopped carrot
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tbsp. parsley

1. In a saucepan stir together broth, barley, carrot, onion, and curry powder.
2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Stats on Soft Drinks

(Just to be fair, I don't see any references to credible sources, but most of these sound pretty accurate)

Click to read all the stats

Fast Food by the Numbers!

Awesome list of not-so-delicious stats about fast food.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Raw Food-ism

I'm doing a raw food diet right now. Pretty fun. Since starting just a few days ago, I've already been connected with a few different raw food people. Here are a few links to some awesome recipes.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Au Gratin Potatoes

So, this probably isn't the healthiest recipe of all time, but it is all natural. It took some work to find a potato recipe without sour cream, cream of chicken soup and a whole lot of butter. And the best part, they are delicious with out all of that stuff!

4-5 Medium potatoes
1 onion or a bunch of green onions
salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese

1. Slice potatoes and layer in a 9X13 dish (spray with cooking spray)
2. Layer sliced onions on top.
3. Melt butter in a saucepan, whisk in flour. Add milk and lastly cheese.
4. Pour mixture over potatoes
5. Bake at 400 for 45 minutes to 1 hour (till potatoes are soft)

Ingredients used: We use organic milk from Smith's marketplace, and I even used wheat flour for the recipe. We grated the cheese from a block, we found out that pre shredded cheese has additives to help it not to clump.