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Two Homemade Mayos

By Jan Buhrman

You can use either of these versions in any recipe requiring mayonnaise.  We used Version #2 made with avocados in our Yucca Salad on our 2015 Costa Rica Retreat.  Delicious – and so healthy! Homemade Mayo Version #1 “Raw” Eggless Mayo 1 cup water 2 cups macadamia nuts, soaked overnight and drained 5 teaspoons...

Beef Broth

By Jan Buhrman

There is no comparison to homemade stock from that found on the shelves in the grocery store. It is one of the most economically rich foods to include in your weekly plan. Find a farmer (possibly at a farmer’s market) or ask your butcher if they can get you grass-fed beef bones. Broths or...

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

By Jan Buhrman

Base: 1 cup cashews 1 cup buckwheat groats 2 cups Medjool dates 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Middle: 1/3 cup peanut butter (or almond butter) 1 tablespoon water Top: 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon cacao powder To make the base: grind the cashew and buckwheat into...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Spices

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 2 lbs Brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 shallots minced 2 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon nigella seeds 1 teaspoon yellow...

Carrot, Fennel and Beet Salad

By Jan Buhrman

3 carrots grated 4 baby fennel sliced very thin 1 summer onion sliced very thin 2 beets pea shoots olive oil sea salt pepper Preheat an oven to 350 and place the beets on a roasting pan. Cover lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast in oven for 45 minutes....

Lamb, Eggplant and Spinach Curry

By Jan Buhrman

Adapted from “From Curries to Kebabs”, by Madhur Jaffrey All spice blends are available through Kitchen Porch!  More eggplant can be added to this dish which will stretch out the quantity and eliminate the need for adding water towards end of cooking.   This recipe yields a mild-medium spicy Indian dish.  For a spicier version,...

Warm Salad of Cauliflower, Shiitake Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts

By Jan Buhrman

3/4 lb. Shiitake mushrooms sliced one head cauliflower florets broken or sliced into small pieces 1.5 lbs. Brussels sprouts sliced in thirds 2 large shallots sliced thin ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin Za’atar spice blend Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cauliflower in a sheet...

Roasted Butternut Squash

By Jan Buhrman

Squash can be sexy! “Squash is a great member of the curcubitae family and all, especially the seeds, contain high levels of citrulline. This helps our body utilize arginine more effectively for improved blood flow and better circulation. It is often called the poor wo/man’s Viagra. When I recommend it for those I work...

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Vegetables

By Jan Buhrman

Squash can be sexy! “Squash is a great member of the curcubitae family and all, especially the seeds, contain high levels of citrulline. This helps our body utilize arginine more effectively for improved blood flow and better circulation. It is often called the poor wo/man’s Viagra. When I recommend it for those I work...

Roasted Delicata Squash

By Jan Buhrman

Roasted Delicata Squash Cut into one inch slices and pour apple cider over and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. If this is too plain, sprinkle with cinnamon, Raz el Hanout and/or maple syrup and salt! Eat seeds and all! Roasting the Seeds 2 cups seeds with most of the pulp removed 3 tablespoons...

FREE Peanut Butter Cookies

By Jan Buhrman

I based this cookie recipe on Heidi Swanson’s Cookies These cookies are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Sugar-Free! 2 cups blanched almond flour (you can grind almonds to a fine flour in your own kitchen) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1 cup organic chunky peanut butter (if the oil has separated,...

Wild Rice Cranberry-Pear Stuffing

By Jan Buhrman

8 or more servings Wild rice adds a wonderful texture to this stuffing, The sweetness of dried cranberries and pears create a delicious flavor. This is an ideal stuffing for winter squashes, and used that way makes for a dazzling holiday main dish. 3  cups stock or water 1 cup raw wild rice 2...

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