Recipes

Jonell Francis
Kale and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Viniagrette

Kale and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Viniagrette

Oh the Virtues of Kale and Chickpeas Kale Yes! As a superfood it's hard to beat the vitamin density, beneficial fiber content and broad range of antioxidants packed into just one green frilly leaf. And when you add chickpeas to it, so rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, with plant protein that says "step aside" to the animal kind, you have a dynamic duo to boost immunity and overflow your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, C, K and even healthy omega 3's. What I love is that this salad has so few ingredients and yet is dressed to kill...

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Jonell Francis
Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup When I was a kid, Mom's homemade soups were their own form of nurture flying from her fingertips. I love soups! But because Mountain Man exceeded his soup threshold as a teen, I limit its welcome at our table to once a week. This nourishing soup packed with beta carotene comes together in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter 1 large white onion, chopped 3 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth 1 lb peeled baby carrots or 1 lb large unpeeled carrots scrubbed 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 can coconut milk or coconut cream...

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Jonell Francis
Steel Cut Oats with Fresh Berries N Cream

Steel Cut Oats with Fresh Berries N Cream

How do you even explain what's so comforting about the texture of warm steel cut oats on a crisp morning? And since Mountain Man brought home a rice cooker for me 25 years ago, I've never burned a batch of hot cereal or grain since. Into a rice cooker add: 1/2 cup steel cut oats per desired serving add twice as much water as grain add 1/4 tsp salt Cover with lid, press Cook and in 20 minutes, wahla. Breakfast is ready. Serve with fresh seasonal berries and almond milk or thick coconut cream. Sprinkle powdered stevia or monkfruit to...

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Jonell Francis
Blueberry Clouds Steamed Millet

Blueberry Clouds Steamed Millet

About Hot Whole Grain Cereals Before you live another day stirring the hot cereal in a saucepan to keep it from burning, please. Get yourself a rice cooker. Toss in twice as much water as grain, salt lightly, and in about 20 minutes breakfast is ready and will keep itself warm without burning. It’s almost like having another mother in the kitchen ;) I get the cereal going, set out bowls, spoons, honey and almond milk, and take off for my morning run. Kids self serve as they're ready and I’m back in time to feed the last one out...

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