Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

3 T. olive oil 1-1/2 lbs. cleaned butternut squash into 2-inch cubes 1 sweet onion, cut into 1/8ths 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. turmeric 1/16 kosher salt dash of pepper 4 c. chicken broth 1 c. plain yogurt (NOT non-fat) 3 T. fresh chopped chives 2 T. toasted sesame seeds Preheat oven to 425 […]

Stuffed Quinoa Peppers

I get in these moods sometimes to have my food all packaged neatly like my muffin tin lasagna. I decided to try making stuffed peppers after my friend made some for dinner once, but I wanted it a little lighter so decided to add quinoa to lighten a filling a bit. You will need: 1 cup […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Ginger

2 cups medium diced sweet potatoes, Okinawan preferred (or a mixture of orange and purple) 1/2 cup raisins, golden preferred 1/3 cup finely diced celery 2/3 cup finely diced red onion 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt) 1 T. finely chopped parsley Source: Courtesy […]

Asparagus Bisque with variations

2 pounds fresh asparagus 2 T. butter 4 green onions, including tops, sliced 1 small potato, peeled and diced OR 1/4 cup or more uncooked quinoa 47 oz. regular strength chicken broth 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. each Worchestershire and dill weed 2 egg yolks, beaten 1/2 cup whipping cream or half-and-half […]

Split Pea Soup and Greens

Ham shank or shanks to total 2 to 3 pounds* 12 cups water 1 whole onion, peeled and halved for flavoring stock 1 pound dried split peas, inspected (for duds and pebbles — no kidding) and rinsed 1 additional large onion, peeled and diced (about 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 cups) 2 – 3 carrots, washed, peeled, […]

Spinach Appetizer

2 T. butter 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 diced red bell pepper Optional: Substitute 1 or 2 cups of jalapeno Jack cheese for […]

Cabbage and Kalua Pork

Cabbage 1 medium-sized head of cabbage (about 2 lbs.) 4 T. butter 1 tsp. each curry powder and sugar 3 or more cloves garlic, minced 8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (optional) Core and shred cabbage and place in a small amount of boiling salted water; cover and cook rapidly under tender-crisp, 3 […]

Taro Hash Patty

5 or more T. butter, divided 3/4 pound local, if possible, ground beef 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced 2 green onions, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1/2 tsp. Hawaiian salt 1 large or various sized taro to equal about 1 pound, boiled or steamed until soft (about 20 or more minutes), […]

Watercress Pesto

1 cup pecans or walnuts or almonds 2 T. sunflower seeds 2 cups packed watercress 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup olive oil juice of one lemon OR 4 T. plus from bottle 3 garlic cloves salt + ground black pepper Dry toast the nuts and seeds in a pan (put in toaster […]

Cold Cucumber Soup

4 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, cut into large dice (about 3 cups) 1 serrano pepper, about the size of an adult woman’s baby finger 2 or more cloves of garlic, chopped 1 cup broth,vegetable or chicken 2 cups plain Greek yogurt Salsa Combine the cucumbers, pepper, garlic, broth, and yogurt in a food processor, and […]