Green Jade Soup

4 dried shiitake mushrooms, rinsed and drained 1 c. boiling water 6 c. vegetable stock 1-1/2 T. grated or finely chopped ginger 1-1/2 c. thinly sliced carrots, rounds and half rounds if the carrot is large 1-1/2 c. thinly sliced leeks or shallots or onions or a combination 2 c. chopped Chinese cabbage, bok choy, […]

Tomato Bisque, easy

4 T. unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, finely chopped 1 celery rib, finely chopped 2 (or more to taste) garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 T. all-purpose flour 4 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth OR vegetable broth Two 14 1/2-ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained 3 T. tomato paste […]

Hasselback Potatoes

1 or more large baking potatoes garlic cloves olive oil salt and pepper Scrub potatoes well. Peel and thinly slice garlic. You’ll need enough slices of garlic to slip between potato wedges. Place the potato on a cutting board and place a dinner knife or chopstick on each side of the potato to prevent cutting […]

Overnight Soak Oatmeal

  1 cup of oatmeal (I like using Coach’s Oats because it offers more texture.) 1 cup of milk of your choice (I use almond milk.) 2 tbsp of greek yogurt 1 -2 tsp of honey (depending on your desired sweetness) 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 cup of toppings of your choice (apples, coconut, sliced […]

Garlic Roasted Mini or Baby Potatoes

1-1/2 pounds mini or baby, multi-colored potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wedge-sized pieces 6 or more garlic cloves, minced 2 T. olive oil Salt and pepper Dill, thyme, or other herbs, as desired and available Sour cream (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees* Roasting time 23 – 25 minutes Place cut potatoes in a bowl […]

Wild Salmon with Lemon Pepper and Poi

Wild salmon fillet and tail portion Lemon pepper Olive oil Heat just enough olive oil to lightly coat the fry pan since salmon has its own oil but still needs some help when sauteing. Sprickle the non-skin side of the salmon with lemon pepper. Saute the pepper side down and after about a minute or […]

Shredded Pork Stew

1-1/4 pounds trimmed boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1/2 cubes 1/4 tsp. marjoram 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 3 bay leaves 3/4 lb. red potatoes, not skinned and cut into 1/2 inch dice 2 T. olive oil 3 or more chorizo or Italian hot sausages, casing removed (I use mild sausages and let folks add their […]

Beer Can Chicken

4 to 5 pound whole chicken Hawaiian salt and herb mix (see below) 12-ounce can of beer, any brand Oven:  350 degrees Prep time:  10 min. Cooking time:  2 hours Make sure your oven has the rack-to-ceiling space needed to accommodate the height of the chicken, plus an inch or so, in a pan before […]