Recipes

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is really flexible--have fun experimenting with adding different fresh or dried herbs, spices, pasta sauces, or different combinations of vegetables! Serves: 4-6  Ingredients:  1 box of whole grain pasta2 cups of chopped vegetables ( bell peppers,...

Veggie Quesadilla

Serves: 4 Ingredients:  2 2/3 cups of cheese that melts well, shredded (cheddar, mozzarella)1/2  medium onion3-4 cloves of garlic1 diced bell pepper14 oz can black beans1 cup of corn⅓  cup cilantro½ tsp cuminPinch of salt1 TBSP olive oilTortillas (optional...

Veggie Soup

Serves: 6 Ingredients:  Vegetables of choice such as: carrots, onions, garlic, celery, potatoes, swiss chard, or anything else you have on hand4 cups vegetable broth½ tsp dried rosemary½ tsp dried thyme½ tsp ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil Directions:  Wash...

Naan with Butter in a Jar

Naan  Recipe Courtesy of Becky Moore and Concrete Farm-to-School Makes 8 pieces Ingredients: 1 ½ cups warm water1 Tbsp sugar2 tsp active dry yeast1 tsp salt3 cups flour Directions: Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl. Let stand 5 minutes until...

French Toast

Ingredients: 1 egg1 tsp vanilla extract½ tsp cinnamon¼ cup milk4 slices whole wheat toast Directions: Wash hands. Add butter or oil to skillet on medium heatBeat egg, vanilla cinnamon in shallow bowl, stir in milkDip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both...

Chana Masala

Ingredients: 2 16 oz cans coconut milk1 16 oz cans chickpeas, drained1 16 oz can diced tomatoes~2 cups mixed vegetables, diced1/3 cup raisins1 TBSP lemon juice1 tsp cumin1/2 TBSP turmeric1 TBSP salt2 TBSP curry powder1/2 tsp pepper1 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp cinnamon1...

Veggie Frittata

Ingredients: 1 TBL olive oil2-3 cups of veggies, chopped (onions, peppers, potatoes, squash, spinach, etc.)10 eggs½ cup whole milk½ cup cheese, grated Directions: Wash hands.Preheat oven to 350 FSauté vegetables with olive oil in a panIn a bowl, whisk together eggs,...

Huevos Rancheros

Ingredients: 3 cans diced tomatoes1-2 onions chopped3 cans chipotle pepper in adobo or 3 fresh chilis (adjust for preference)2 cans beans of choice 12 whole wheat tortillas1-2 large limes, juiced~3 TBSP oil6 eggs2-3 avocados3 oz cheese of your choice (optional)1/2 cup...

Oatmeal Granola

Ingredients: 3 cups oats1.5 cups sunflower seeds2 TBSP cinnamon6 TBSP honey1/4 cup oil (melted coconut or vegetable)Fruit and yogurt or milk (for serving) Directions: Wash hands. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, mix together all dry...

Southwest Bean Burgers

Ingredients: 6 hamburger buns 6 cups pinto beans (cooked or canned)3 eggs1 1/2 cups whole grain bread crumbs3/4 cup chopped cilantro1 cup onion, diced2 cups corn (fresh, canned, or frozen)1 1/2 tsp cumin3/4 tsp pepper1 1/2 tsp salt2 tbsp olive oil (for cooking)½ cup...

Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients: 8 oz lasagna noodles, cooked 2 zucchini, peeled into long strips1 ½ cups cheese (ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, homemade) 2 cups of marinara sauceSalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon olive oil Directions: Cook lasagna noodles. Drain and coat in...

Easy Cheesey

Makes: 2-3 cups Ingredients: 1 gallon whole milk8 Tbsp lemon juiceSalt to tasteFresh herbs (chives, mint, oregano, etc.) Directions: Heat milk in a pot until it reaches 180 degrees fahrenheit.Turn off heat. Stirring slowly, add lemon juice a tablespoon at a time until...

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Ingredients: Dressing:  ⅓ cup olive oil3 Tbsp lemon juice, or juice of 2 lemons1 clove garlic, mincedSalt and pepper to taste Salad: 12 oz orzo pasta, cooked1, 15 oz can chickpeas or another bean, drained3 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1 1/2 cups pitted...

Scrambled Eggs with Veggies

Ingredients: 12 eggsSaltPepper2 Zucchini1 bunch kale Directions: Wash hands.Crack eggs into large bowlAdd salt and pepperChop zucchini and rip kale, add to  separate bowlAdd eggs to frying pan and let cook a minuteAdd chopped zucchini and kale and cook a few more...

Outback Veggie Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 bundle of kale4 large carrots3 cloves garlic½ cup of Sugar snap peas½ teaspoon of salt/ pepperNutritional yeast1 teaspoon coconut oil Directions: Wash handsRip kale into bowlChop carrots and garlicAdd oil to pan, then add carrots and kaleAdd garlic,...

Garden Tacos

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 5-7 leaves of lettuce or kale1 can garbanzo beans3 radishes½ cup of Sugar snap peas½ teaspoon of salt/ pepperOil and vinegar Nutritional yeast Directions: Wash handsOpen and drain can of garbanzo beansChop radishesUse lettuce or kale leaves as...

Popcorn with a Twist

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil½ cup popcorn kernels1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon rosemary1 tablespoon nutritional yeast Directions: Wash hands.Heat coconut oil in a panAdd one kernel to the pan. When it pops, add more kernelsCover and...

Zoodles with Marinara

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 4-5 Zucchini2 20 oz cans of diced tomatoes2 onions3 garlic cloves1 teaspoon oregano/ basil/ salt1 tablespoon olive oilNutritional yeast, for taste (optional) Directions: Wash hands.Use a spiralizer to create zoodles from zucchiniChop onions and...

Sunbutter Snails

Serves: 6 Ingredients:  3 tbsp sunflower butter1 apple3 celery stalks6 chives Directions:  Wash handsSlice apple into 6 even slicesSlice celery stalks in halfSpread about ½ tbsp of sunbutter on each piece of celeryPlace an apple slice skin side up on top of the...

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Serves 7 Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour4 ½ tsp baking powder½ tsp salt2 cups +2 tbsp milk2 large eggs2 tbsp vanilla extract Directions: Wash handsIn a bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and saltIn another bowl whisk egg, milk, and vanilla extractWhisk the wet and...

Whole Wheat Berry Muffins

Makes 12 muffins Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon fine sea salt¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil½ cup honey or maple syrup2 eggs1 cup plain Greek yogurt2 teaspoons vanilla...

Southwest Pasta Salad

Serves 4-6 people Ingredients: 1 box of whole grain pasta2 cups of black beans1 cup of corn1 can of diced tomatoes½ medium onion, diced2 cups of chopped greensOlive oil, cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin, or oregano, to taste. Directions: Cook pasta Add rinsed beans,...

Root Vegetable Latkes

Makes 5 portions Ingredients: 3 cups grated root vegetables/tubers (carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips, potatoes) ¼ medium onion, grated 2 large eggs 1 tbsp cornstarch ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Oil for frying Sour cream or applesauce for serving...

Breakfast Burritos

Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 eggs, scrambled (tofu or beans optional)1/2  medium onion3-4 cloves of garlic2-3 cups of diced potatoes1 cup salsa and or yogurtGreens (spinach, kale, chard, lettuce)½ tsp cumin½ tsp chili powder1 TBSP olive oilTortillas (optional make your own...

Veggie Spaceships

Serves up to 8 preschoolers Ingredients: CrackersCucumberCherry tomatoesBlack sesame seeds Hummus Directions: Wash hands.Slice cucumbers, and cut the cherry tomatoes in halfSpread hummus on crackerStack the cucumber on top of the hummusStack the halved tomato cherry...

Pickled Onions & Onion Dip

Pickled Onions Ingredients: (from Bon Appetit) 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon sugar1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt1 red onion, thinly sliced Pickled Onions Directions: Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1 cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Place...

Taco Salad

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 20 leaves of Kale, Cabbage, or LettuceOlive oil1 medium onion, diced1/2 bell pepper, diced4 cloves garlic1/2 tsp Oregano1/2 tsp Cumin1 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper1/2 cup black beans1 cup tomato sauce1 cup grated cheese (optional)1 cup tortilla...

Hummus Adventure Boats

Ingredients: Hummus (store-bought or homemade)CarrotMini bell peppers Directions: Wash handsCut mini pepper in half and remove the pepper seedsCut carrot into triangles to look like a sail on a boatSpoon the hummus into the inside of the mini pepperPlace the carrot in...

Black Bean Hummus Garden Beds

Serves 7-8 Ingredients: Black Bean Hummus: 15 oz 1 can of black beans1 clove of garlic2 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp tahini2 tbsp lemon juice½ tsp cumin½ tsp salt Garden Beds: ¼ loaf of breadAssorted Vegetables (carrots, green onions, tomatoes, olives) Directions: Wash...

Tomato & Olive Cracker Bugs

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 1 box of whole wheat crackers 1 cups cherry tomatoes¼ cup olives ½ cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)2 Tbsp chives1 Tbsp sesame seeds Directions: Wash hands.Cut tomatoes in halfCut olives in halfTake cracker, spread hummus on itPlace 2...

Tea Time Sandwiches

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 6 slices of whole wheat bread 1 medium cucumber½ cup hummus (store-bought or homemade) Directions: Wash hands.Cut bread slices  in 4 Slice cucumbers into thin ¼ inch circles Take a spoonful of hummus on one side of breadPlace cucumbers on...

Three Sisters Stew: Recipe #4 from Winter Cooking

Three Sisters Stew: Recipe #4 from Winter Cooking

Three Sisters Stew/Estofado de las tres hermanas Serves 4-5/Sirve 4-5 Ingredients ½  medium squash 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes ½  onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup frozen corn ½ 14.5 oz can black or pinto beans, rinsed and drained ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp oregano 1...

Borscht: Recipe #3 from Winter Cooking 2018-2019

Borscht: Recipe #3 from Winter Cooking 2018-2019

Borscht/Sopa de repollo y remolacha Serves 4-5/Sirve 4-5 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil ½  medium yellow onion, minced 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups finely chopped green cabbage (about ¼ of a head) 1 cup grated carrot (about 1 medium carrot) 1 medium beet,...

Kale Salad from Winter Cooking 2018-2019

Kale Salad/Ensalada de Col Rizada Serves 4-5/Sirve 4-5 Ingredients 15 chard or kale leaves 2 tsp olive oil 2 tsp dijon mustard 2 tsp honey 1 carrot 4 chive stems ½ cup dried cranberries 4 radishes Salt and pepper to taste Ingredientes: 15 hojas de col rizada o acelga...

Noodle Bowl

Serves 4-5   Ingredients: 8 ounces of cooked rice noodles 3 cups kale, ripped into bite-sized pieces 2 green onions, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 2 small carrots, peeled into ribbons 2 cups purple cabbage, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger powder 2...

Tomato Marinara Sauce

Ingredients 1 (28-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes, no salt or herbs added 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small white onion, peeled and cut in half Kosher salt Directions Wash your hands. Put a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion...

Veggie Tacos

Serves 10 preschoolers for snack Ingredients: Pack of six-inch corn tortillas (12+) Carrots (3) Sugar snap peas (20) Purple cabbage (2 cups) Yogurt (1 cup) Herbs (chives, dill) Garlic powder (two-three pinches, or ¼ tsp) Lemon juice (1 tsp) Salt (¼ tsp) Directions:...

Fruit and Veggie Insects

Serves up to 10 preschoolers for snack Ingredients: Strawberries (3) Clementines/tangerines (3-5) Apples (2) Sugar snap peas (20 peas, at least) Kale (10 leaves) Beets (2-3) Purple cabbage (1 cup, shredded) 2 cups each sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (also for...

Sunny Hummus

Serves 10 preschoolers for snack Ingredients: 1 can garbanzos (15 oz) ⅓ cup sunbutter ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic, minced (or ¼ tsp powdered ginger) 1 TBSP olive oil Carrots (10 large) Celery (5 stems) -- or other veggies! Directions: Wash hands. In a...

Crispy Chickpea Salad

Salad Ingredients: 2 TBSP olive oil 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 3/4 tsp garlic powder     (or 1 clove minced garlic) 3/4 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt, divided 1/3 cup sunflower seeds ¾ cup apple, chopped into cubes 1 cup shredded carrot Dressing Ingredients: 2 TBSP...

Black Bean Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed ¾ cup onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 TBSP olive oil ¾ cup shredded carrots 1 can diced tomatoes 3 cups vegetable broth 1 tsp dried cumin 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper Toppings: shredded...

Veggie Spring Rolls

Makes 8 spring rolls Ingredients 8 rice paper spring roll wraps 2 cups of kale, rinsed and shredded 3 green onions, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 small carrots, shredded 2 cups of cabbage, finely chopped 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar 2 teaspoons...

Veggie Bean Soup

Ingredients 1 15 oz can cannellini, garbanzo, or kidney beans 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes 1 onion 1-2 stalks celery 2 cloves garlic 1 medium sized potato 4 leaves kale 4 cups vegetable broth 1 medium sized carrot Olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Directions Wash...

Beans and Greens Burritos

Ingredients 15 oz can of black beans ½  medium onion 1 clove garlic 2 oz, ½ cup grated cheese 4-6 leaves kale 1 carrot ¼ cup salsa ½ tsp cumin ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 TBSP olive oil Tortillas (optional make your own with 2 cups corn masa Directions Wash hands....

Stove Top Berry Crisp

Ingredients: 3 TBSP butter 1 cup rolled oats 2 TBSP brown sugar ⅛ tsp cinnamon 3 cups frozen berries 1 TBSP (or less) cane sugar ½ tsp cornstarch Directions: Wash hands. To make the crisp topping, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat....

Potato Kale Cakes

Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes ¼ cup milk 2 TBSP olive oil ½ medium onion 1 clove garlic 3 leaves kale ½ tsp salt ½ tsp thyme ½ tsp paprika (optional) ½ tsp pepper (optional) Directions: Wash hands. Cook potatoes in large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender,...

Vegan Crepes

Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups alternative milk (soy, almond, coconut, hemp, etc.) 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla extract (optional) For toppings: Dairy-free yogurt...

Black Bean Dip

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 can black beans 1/2 cup mild salsa 1/4 cup cilantro, minced 1 TBSP lime juice 1/2 tsp garlic, minced 1/2 tsp cumin 1/8 tsp salt Directions: Wash hands. Use a knife to chop up cilantro and garlic. Combine all ingredients together in a...

Trail Mix

Ingredients: 1 cup craisins 1 cup raisins 1.5 cups sunflower seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1.5 cups oats 1 Tbsp olive oil a couple pinches of salt optional: edible flowers or fresh herbs from the garden   Directions: Wash hands. Heat olive oil in a skillet on a...

Ants in a Blanket

Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 leaves of swiss chard, collards, or raisins Nut butter of choice 1 cup raisins Directions: Wash hands. Lay out leaf and spread with nut butter down the center Line raisins along the centerline, on top of the nut butter Roll leaf up like a...

Garden Stir-Fry

As prepared in the classroom during the 2017-2018 winter cooking series! Read about the lesson here; download recipe cards below. Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 2 TBSP olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, minced 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1.5 cups finely chopped purple cabbage...

Potato Curry

As prepared in the classroom during the 2017-2018 winter cooking series! Read all about it here, and download recipe cards below. Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 5-6 medium potatoes 1 bunch leafy greens (chard or kale work well) 1 TBSP olive oil 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 1...

Lentil Salad

As prepared in the classroom during the 2017-2018 winter cooking series! Ingredients: 2 cups green lentils, rinsed 6-8 leafy greens (chard or kale work well) 1 carrot 4 scallions 1 TBSP olive oil 1 TBSP + 1 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp of salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme...

Plant Part Salad

As prepared in the classroom during the 2017-2018 Winter cooking series! Ingredients: 15 chard or kale leaves, ripped 2 tsp olive oil 2 tsp lemon juice 1 carrot 4 chive stems 4 broccoli florets ½ cup dried cranberries 2 TBSP sunflower seeds Salt and pepper to taste...

Tomato Marinara

Ingredients 1 (28-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes, no salt or herbs added 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small white onion, peeled and cut in half Kosher salt Directions Wash your hands. Put a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion...

Pasta Snack

Ingredients: Gluten-free pasta Can tomato paste Can diced tomatoes Basil 4 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt Pepper Directions: Boil gluten-free pasta Add can of tomato paste and diced tomatoes Glean and chop chives or basil, stir in Add in 4 tbsp of olive oil, salt and...

Soil Salad

Ingredients 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup cooked rice (preferably brown) ¼ teaspoon salt 1-2 carrots, washed, peeled, and shredded ½ can corn, drained ½ pint-sized container cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half ½ green pepper, washed and chopped ⅓...

Nettle Pesto

Ingredients 3 cups fresh nettle leaves 4 garlic cloves ¼ cups olive oil ½ tsp sea salt 1 Tbs lemon juice ¾ cups pine nuts or sunflower seeds ¾ cups hard cheese, shredded (optional) Directions Wash your hands. Put a pot of water on and when its boiling dump the fresh...

Egg Salad

Ingredients: 4 hardboiled eggs 1 TBSP yogurt Lemon juice Salt and pepper Instructions: Mash eggs with yogurt and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Enjoy with sliced carrots, cucumbers, or crackers!

Seed Snack

Ingredients: ½ Cup popcorn ½ Cup sunflower seeds ½ Cup pumpkin seeds ½ Cup dried cranberries Instructions: Pop popcorn on the stove top. Mix with seeds and cranberries. Enjoy!

Ants on a Log

Ingredients: 5-7 celery sticks Nut butter of choice (we used sunflower seed butter) Raisins   Instructions: Cut celery to your desired length Spread nut butter along celery stick Top with raisins Enjoy!

Fruit & Sunbutter Roll-ups

Ingredients Two whole wheat tortillas OR rice paper salad rolls ½ cup sunflower seeds* 2 – 3 tbs coconut oil, melted* 1 banana, thinly sliced 1 apple, thinly sliced ½ cup blueberries 1 tbs honey Directions 1. Wash your hands. 2.Add blueberries and honey to skillet...

Butternut Squoodles

Butternut Squoodles

This month, classes are making our last recipe in our 2016-2017 cooking season - Butternut Squash Noodles tossed in a sweet curry sauce! Students have been learning to use peelers to make noodles out of the squash as well as exploring where food comes from around the...

Applesauce

Applesauce

  Kids will be cooking applesauce in the classroom during cooking season this year! They will explore the different spices, including cinnamon, ginger, and ground nutmeg. If you try cooking this at home with your family, we would love to hear about it.  ...

Beet & Chickpea Hummus

Beet & Chickpea Hummus

Try out this Beet & Chickpea Hummus recipe that kids made as part of our 2016-17 Winter Cooking in Schools series.  Some glowing recommendations from kids: “We should make this for Valentine’s Day!” - Kindergartener at Carl Cozier about the beet hummus “This [beet...

Rice and Kale Salad

Rice and Kale Salad

One of the recipes used with our cooking in the classroom series! Ingredients: 10 leaves kale, rinsed 2 cups cooked rice (any variety) 1 apple, chopped 1/2 cup onions, chopped (optional) 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 4 Tbsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp salt...

Carrot Bliss Balls

(makes 10-14 bliss balls) Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cups finely shredded carrots 1/2 cup raisins 7 medjool dates (pitted) 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice shredded coconut Directions Add the rolled oats, pumpkin...

Dirt Cups

Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1⁄2 cup dates 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1⁄8 tsp salt 1⁄4 cup water or milk of choice Shredded coconut, optional Fresh mint, optional Note: If possible, soak dates in hot water for at least 30 minutes...

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Makes 4 spring rolls Ingredients: 4 spring roll wrappers 2 cups of washed and sliced or shredded vegetables (e.g. any combination of kale, carrots, cabbage) 2 chopped green onions 1 clove garlic, minced olive oil or coconut oil salt and pepper to taste soy sauce 1...

Pinto Bean Quesadillas

Ingredients: Large tortillas Cooked pinto beans (1 1/2 cups or 1 can) Shredded cheese Oil or butter, for cooking What to do: Lay out tortillas and sprinkle cheese over one half of each tortilla. Spread beans on top of cheese. Fold tortillas in half. Melt butter or...

Popcorn & Homemade Butter

For the butter: Fill a mason jar half-full with heavy whipping cream Shake until it turns into a butter ball For the popcorn: Heat oil in a pan Add one kernel to the pan. When it pops, add more kernels Cover and gently shake the pan until all the kernels have popped....

Bumblebee Salad

Ingredients for salad: 1 1/2 cups (or 1 can) of cooked black beans 2 cups cooked corn 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped 1/2 cup red or green onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro Ingredients for dressing: 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4...

Veggie Sushi

Veggie Sushi

Veggie Sushi is our fourth and final recipe for this winter's cooking in the classroom series! What tasty vegetables will you put in your roll? We hope that everyone has enjoyed this cooking season and we are already looking forward to next year. Ingredients Toasted...

Apple Cabbage Crunch

Apple Cabbage Crunch

Our third recipe of the 2015-2016 Winter Cooking session at local schools has been very popular! Let us know if you try it at home, we love to hear stories of families trying the recipes. Ingredients: 1/8 head purple cabbage 1 small carrot 1/2 tart apple small pinch...

Rainbow Roots

Rainbow Roots

Here is the second recipe of the 2015-2016 Winter Cooking session at local schools! It has been a hit with kids, and many have taken the recipe home to make with their families. Note that you can mix it up a bit and use different colored beets (e.g. red, golden),...

Harvest Dinner Recipes

Harvest Dinner Recipes

Looking for information about the upcoming Harvest Dinner?  Find it here!   A number of people have asked for the recipes from Harvest Dinner in the past, and they are all available here on our website. Have a look: Sweet Kale Salad Butternut Squash and Beet Soup...

Roasted Root Vegetables

As tasted at the 2017 Harvest Dinner! Ingredients: 2 lbs root vegetables 5 Tbsp oil salt rosemary or garlic What to do: Preheat oven to 450 F Wash vegetables well Cut vegetables into wedges using apple corer or knife; place in large mixing bowl Cover potatoes with...

Butternut Squash and Beet Soup

As tasted at the 2017 Harvest Dinner! Ingredients: Beets 4 medium sized beets 2 Tbsp olive oil sea salt 4-6 oz. chicken or vegetable stock 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp fresh rosemary Squash 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 onion, minced 2-2.5 lbs butternut squash 2 cups...

Pasta Festa

Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat cavatappi or rotini pasta, cooked 1/2 cup small broccoli florets 1/2 cup roma tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup chickpeas, drained 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped 1/4 cup black olives, sliced 1/4 cup carrots, shredded 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp apple cider...

Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients: 1 ripe California avocado 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup orange juice (I used fresh squeezed, about 1 large, juicy orange) Chives, chopped 1 clove garlic 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 cups chopped green cabbage 2 cups...

Zucchini Patties

Ingredients: 2 cups zucchini, chopped 2 eggs ¼ cup chopped onion ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional) ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional) ¼ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Materials: Knives Graters Cutting boards...

Pasta/Pizza Sauce

A versatile sauce! Can be used in both pizza and pasta recipes. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic 1 3/4 lbs tomatoes 1 carrot and/or zucchini 2 kale leaves 2 Tablespoons parsley, minced 2 Tablespoons basil, minced Salt and...

Flatbread

Ingredients: 2 cups bread flour 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2/3 cups water Materials: Large bowl Fork Cast iron pan or an electric skillet What to do: Mix together flour & salt in a large bowl Add oil and mix in with a fork until crumbly Add water and mix...

Pita Pockets with Falafel

Ingredients: 2—15 oz. cans of chickpeas 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup) 4-5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 4-5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon salt 2-4 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon baking powder 4-6...

Zucchini Linguini with Pesto

Ingredients: Zucchini Herbs (basil, cilantro, parsley and/or mint) Toasted sunflower seeds 1 clove fresh garlic 1/4 cup olive oil salt & pepper to taste Materials: Colander Vegetable peeler Blender What to Do: Wash Zucchini and herbs in colander and pat dry To...

Veggie or Fruit Salad Rolls

Ingredients: Rice paper Fresh fruit of your choice Cucumber Carrot Honey Mint (You can also put just fruit or just veggies or any combination of fresh fruits and veggies inside these rolls...have fun experimenting!) Materials: Large bowl of warm water Colander Cutting...

Honey Seed Balls

Recipe adapted from: Life Lab Ingredients for variation 1: 1/2 cup of sesame seeds 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds 1/2 cup of oats (use gluten-free certified if necessary) 1/2 cup of cocoa powder 1/2 cup of honey Berries Ingredients for variation 2: ½ cup sunbutter ½  cup...

Hummus Salad Wraps

Makes about 12 wraps (varies depending on how many leaves of kale you use) Ingredients: 2 cans low-sodium chickpeas (or other beans) 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1-2 cloves garlic 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin 1/4 cup water Large lettuce, kale, or collard leaves any...

Green Smoothie

VERSION #1 Ingredients: 4 large kale leaves or 1 handful of spinach 1/2 cup berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.) 1 orange (for juice) 1 cup plain yogurt optional: 1 peach and 1 banana Directions: Rinse all produce in a colander. Cut the orange in...

Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup Greek whole milk plain yogurt 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Salt and pepper to taste Materials: Medium bowl Spoon What to Do: In a medium bowl, mix together...

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 2 English cucumbers 1 small red onion 1 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon white/red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill Materials: Knife Spoon Colander Medium bowl What to Do: Slice the...

Lemon Mint Sorbet

Ingredients: 5 cups sugar 4 cups chopped fresh mint Zest of 4 lemons, grated 4 cups water 2 cups lemon juice (6-8 lemons) Materials: Ice cream scoop Graters (2-3) Juicer (2) Scissors Small bowls (3) Salad spinner Measuring cups Electric skillet (2) Ice chest Ice cream...

Pizza

Dough Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups warm water or whey 3 Tablespoons honey 3 Tablespoons yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 cups flour (approximately) Oil Materials: Mixing bowl Mixing spoon Grain grinder *optional Measuring cups Measuring spoons What to Do: In a bowl, mix water,...

Queso Blanco (White Cheese)

Ingredients: Whole milk Herbs for seasoning Lemon Juice (about 1/4 cup per gallon of milk) Salt to taste Materials: Skillet or pot Wooden spoon Colander Cheesecloth or pillowcase Thermometer Large bowl Knives Cutting boards What to Do: Heat milk to between 180° and...

Salsa

Ingredients: 1 lb tomatoes 1/2 onion 1 large bell pepper 1/4 cup cilantro 2 cloves garlic 2 Tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper Materials: Knives Cutting boards Bowl Measuring spoons Measuring cups Mixing spoon Garlic press (if...

Super Kale Salad

Super Kale Salad

As tasted at the 2017 Harvest Dinner and the recipe used in Lesson 1 of our 2015-2016 Winter Cooking in Schools series! Salad ingredients 3-4 leaves of kale 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup dried...

Crunchy Bean Burritos

Ingredients (Makes 4 tortillas): 1/2 cup corn masa flour 1/3 cup water Pinch of salt 1 can black beans, drained 1/2 cup cheese, grated Assorted chopped/grated garden veggies Salsa Ranch dressing Materials: Measuring cups Mixing bowl Rolling pin or tortilla press Wax...

Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients: (include as much of each as you like!) Strawberries Coconut milk Orange juice Materials: Blender --ask your kid about the hand-crank blender we used 😉 What to Do: Rinse the strawberries and add to blender Add coconut milk and orange juice Blend and...

Rainbow Salad

Ingredients: Lettuce Carrots Beets Radish Purple cabbage Kohlrabi Calendula petals/nasturtium Dressing option #1: 3 Tablespoon olive oil 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon Agave nectar 1 teaspoon soy sauce Dressing option #2: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp apple...

Veggie Fried Rice

Ingredients: ● 1 tablespoon olive oil ● 1-2 cloves garlic ● 2-2 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (chopped broccoli, shredded carrots, shredded kale, peas, etc.) ● 3 cups cooked brown rice ● 2-3 eggs ● 3 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari (add up to 1 Tbsp more if you use tofu) ● Green...

ABC Salad

Time: Prep time 15 minute Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Apples Beets Carrots 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt Materials: Graters Cutting boards Mixing bowl Mixing spoon Measuring spoons Knife What to Do: Grate apples, beets, and carrots...

Apple Crisp

As tasted at the 2017 Harvest Dinner! Time: Prep time 30 minute Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Filling 5-6 apples 2/3 cups sugar 2/3 tsp cinnamon 2 Tablespoons flour 1 Tbsp lemon juice Topping ½ cup flour ½ cup brown sugar 4 Tablespoons butter, cold ½ teaspoon ground ginger...

Apple Juice Vinaigrette

Time: Prep time 5 minute Serves: 4-6, makes ¾ cup Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar ½ cup apple juice ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Materials: Measuring spoons Liquid measuring cup Blender and spray bottle or jar What to...

Beet Hummus

As tasted at the 2017 Harvest Dinner! Time: Prep time 15 minutes Serves:4 -6 Ingredients: 3 medium beets 2 Tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) ¼ cup lemon juice 1 clove garlic ¼ cup olive oil Salt to taste Materials: Cutting boards Mixing bowl Mixing spoon...

Plant Part Sandwiches

Time: Prep time 15 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 Root (carrot, beet, radish, etc.) 1 Stem (celery, beet stem, chard stem, etc.) 1 Leaf (lettuce, beet green, chard, spinach, etc.) 1 Flower (broccoli, calendula, nasturtium, cauliflower, etc.) 1 Fruit (tomato,...

Edible Flower Salad

Time: Prep time 10 minute Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 Leaves (spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, beet green, etc.) 4 Edible flowers (calendula, nasturtiums, borage, pansies, violas, etc.) *optional: Herbs (cilantro, oregano, thyme, basil, etc.) *optional: a grated root...

Yogurt Parfait

Time: Prep time 10 minute Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups plain yogurt 2 cups berries and/or chopped fruit (peach, banana, etc.) 1 cup granola Materials: Colander Knife Cutting board 4 bowls Measuring cups What to Do: Wash and chop fruit. Layer ¼ cup yogurt, ¼ cup...