Polenta

What you will need: 1 package dried polenta 5 cups water Instructions: Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a small pot. Lightly salt. Turn to LOW. Whisk in 1 cup polenta, slowly but consistently. Sitr every 10 minutes for 1 hour. The goal is for the grains to open up, so that they […]

Baked Salmon

Preheat over to 375° F.

Remove salmon and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Rub extra virgin olive oil on both sides of the fish. Add salt to fish.

Spinkle both sides of the fish with rosemary.

Add a thin layer of water to a cooking sheet so that the water just covers the sheet.

Transfer the fish to the cooking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Brown Rice

Mix brown rice and water in a bowl.

Transfer mixture to a baking dish. Cover with foil.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 350° F.

Gnocchi

Mix together ricotta cheese and 1 egg.

Add flour to dry mixture.

Add salt.

Lightly flour your countertop or work surface.

Roll out mixture into an oval shape. Cut in half.

Roll each half into a long, skinny rope.

Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

Fill half of a large pot with water and bring water to a boil.

At boil, add gnocchi.

Stir occasionally.

Strain gnocchi when they start floating to the top.

Chicken Stock (Mom’s Penicillin)

Rinse all vegetables.

Chop onions, celery and carrots into large chunks.

Prepare a large pot with 3-4 tbsp olive oil on HIGH.

Add all ingredients into pot.

Saute vegetables on MEDIUM until brown.

Chop chicken into large chunks (keep the bone). Add chicken to pot.

Fill pot with water so the ingredients are submerged below 2 inches of water.

Cover pot with a lid, leaving about 1 inch of pot uncovered.

Stir regularly for 2 hours.

Take off heat

Barley

Add barley and water to a pot. Bring to a rapid boil.

Once at a boil, turn the burner OFF.

Let stand for 40 minutes.

Homemade Wheat Bread

Test to make sure the yeast is active.

Add honey to mixing bowl, followed by salt peanut oil.

Now add bread flour.

Whisk in eggs.

Add oats, bulgur wheat and sunflower seeds to bowl.

Add 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Sprinkle white and wheat flour on work surface in equal portions.

Homemade Applesauce

Cut apples into quarters (about 2-inch chunks).

Squeeze lemon juice over mixture.

Fill saucepan with water and bring to a boil.

Add apple slices. Cover saucepan almost all the way (leaving lid cracked open about 1 inch).

Simmer the apples until they are the consistency you like (between 10 and 20 minutes).

Season with cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired.