Happy New Year, Friends! This month we’re focusing on delicious, healthy, EASY meals here at Crowded Earth Kitchen! A hearty serving of today’s Healthy Cherry Quinoa Bowl weighs in at only 225 calories yet offers up 26 grams of protein and a big punch of Vitamins A, B-complex, and K. Let’s get started! Continue reading
Korean Bibimbap is a surefire crowd pleaser. The combination of white rice, vegetables, marinated beef, chili pepper paste, and egg is hearty, delicious, and can be tailored to the palate of each of your dinner companions. Love all the veggies and knock-your-socks-off spice? Great! Prefer your food mild and hold the greens? That’s fine, too! Let everyone prepare their own bowl, and everyone will be happy. Let’s get started!
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Guess what? You don’t need sugar to make excellent – and I mean EXCELLENT – applesauce, pear sauce, or as we’re making today, Apples ‘n Pears. You don’t actually need a Continue reading
Hearty potatoes, earthy leeks, rich butter, and savory broth combine perfectly in this recipe to offer a lush, warm autumn meal. You’ll be impressed with how simple this soup is to prepare, leaving you plenty of time for carving pumpkins, jumping in piles of leaves, or enjoying an evening fire.
These leeks from my garden are about 1 inch in diameter, but leeks can easily grow to 2 inches in diameter.
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October is the perfect time of year to take advantage of the abundance of pie pumpkins everywhere. The pumpkins featured in this recipe were Continue reading
Today’s recipe is an autumn favorite here at Crowded Earth Kitchen. Simple and hearty, Chickpea Stew combines everyday ingredients to capture flavors reminiscent of West African dishes. Chickpea Stew may be served over rice, couscous, or simply enjoyed on its own! Continue reading
If you search online for “Ratatouille,” you’ll find some pretty fancypants recipes. They look lovely. The thing is, traditional Ratatouille really isn’t fancy. For hundreds of years, Ratatouille was understood to be a vegetable-based French country stew, made from whatever the cook’s garden happened to offer up for harvest that day. In that spirit, today’s Ratatouille recipe is both flexible and delicious! Save the silver and china for another dinner. 😉 Continue reading
Rich and earthy, warm and savory, this is a perfect soup for a crisp autumn evening. You can use canned pumpkin to make a pot of Peanut Pumpkin Soup quickly, or roast a pie pumpkin and puree the flesh for added depth of flavor. It’s entirely up to you. Let’s get started! Continue reading
NOT really good carrots
Yes, carrots. Yes, really good ones.
Really good carrots do exist, you know… just not in those waterlogged plastic bags of erroneously named “baby carrots.” These, my friends, Continue reading
Zucchini are practically exploding from the ground this time of year. If you aren’t growing them yourself, then Continue reading
Most store-bought popsicles are made out of corn syrup, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. Meh. You can purchase healthy, 100% fruit pops, but you’re going to pay dearly for them.
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I had a Chilean friend who laughed and declared, “Only White people need a recipe for guacamole.” It makes me laugh to remember this absurd kitchen exchange, and I like to laugh when remembering her.
In all seriousness, guacamole is Continue reading
Perfectly grilled purple carrots
Yes, grilled carrots. We’ve already talked about how healthy carrots truly are, so it’s worth finding fun new ways to enjoy them! Grilling carrots caramelizes a bit of the natural sugar in this root veggie, and the crisp edges are delicious. The trick to perfectly grilled carrots is Continue reading
(Soothing voice of a hostage negotiator…) “It’s OK. Just set down that pot of boiling water and back away slowly.”
Seriously. Who thought it would be a good idea to boil Brussels sprouts? If you think you dislike Brussels sprouts but boiled Brussels sprouts are what you really mean, please give them another try. Let them live up to their delicious potential!
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Many American cooks are familiar with quinoa, tiny little seeds that can be cooked like grain. Quinoa is certainly good for you, offering more fiber per serving than either brown rice or corn, and also packing a nice little punch of protein. But did you know Continue reading