Broccoli-Brown Rice Casserole


What you’ll need:

2 heads of broccoli cut into small pieces

1 carrot chopped thinly

1 green pepper

4 celery stalks chopped roughly

1 bunch of green onions chopped finely

3 C cooked brown or wild rice

1 package of low fat or Greek yogurt cream cheese

1 C sharp cheddar cheese shredded

1 Tsp Sea salt

1 Tsp Black pepper

1 Tsp Coriander

1 Tsp Turmeric

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 400

In a medium saucepan place carrots and broccoli and cover with water

Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes until barely tender

In a large bowl combine rice, all veggies, cream cheese and cheddar cheese

Add all spices and make any adjustments

Transfer to a glass casserole dish

Cover with foil

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes

Remove foil and cook an additional 5 minutes

I served mine with steamed spinach


Baked fish and chips


What you’ll need:

3 russet potatoes cleaned and cut into thin strips for “chips”

1 lb of cod cut into 1″ strips

1 white onion chopped finely

1/4 C olive oil

1/2 C flour (I use unbleached all purpose)

1 container or 2 C panko

2 eggs

3 Tsp sea salt divided

3 Tsp black pepper divided

1/4 Tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 Tsp paprika

What you’ll do:

Preheat the oven to 470 with a baking sheet in the oven

Place cut potatoes in warm water and soak for 5 minutes strain and mix with olive oil, 1 Tsp salt, 1 Tsp pepper and cayenne pepper

Take out the heated baking sheet and place the potatoes on it

Top with onions and bake for 15 minutes, flip the potatoes and bake for an additional 15 minutes

Place flour in a bowl

Whisk eggs together in another

Mix panko, salt and pepper

Season the cod with 1 Tsp of salt and pepper

Dredge in flour, then eggs and last panko

Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and flakey white inside

Serve with malt vinegar and tarter sauce


Eggnog Pumpkin Bread


What you’ll need:

1 can pumpkin purée

4 eggs

1 c veg oil

1/4 c water

2/3 C egg nog

1/4 C Tate + Lyle vanilla sweetener or 1 Tsp vanilla extract

1 Tsp baking soda

1 1/2 Tsp salt

1 chai tea package

3 1/2 c flour (I use unbleached all purpose)

1/3 C brown sugar

What you’ll do:

Heat the oven to 350

Combine all dry ingredients (cut open chai tea bag and empty contents)

Add pumpkin, oil, eggs, water, egg nog and sweetener

Combine thoroughly

Split batter between two greased loaf pans

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes



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