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Recipes I've Shared:

Andouille Sausage Meatballs

My butcher friend gave me the andouille sausage mixture that was left over when he was done stuffing casings. Usually Andouille goes in a casing and into the smoker. I decided to make the bulk, raw sausage into meatballs.

I didn't add any seasoning because the Andouille is pretty highly seasoned already.

Amaranth-Barley-Oat Porridge (100 g)

Nutrition info is for about 100 grams of porridge.

Adding amaranth, which is high in protein and other nutrients, increases the nutritional value of breakfast grains.

Barley-Oat Porridge

Easy way to get your whole grains. Start them in the crockpot or rice cooker when you go to bed, and you have wonderful porridge when you wake up.

Mango-Curry Shrimp Salad

Delicious served in baked wonton-skin cups as an appetizer.

Nutrition info is calculated on about 100 grams.

Sesame Chicken Salad

A slightly spicy, nicely-flavored chicken salad. It goes nicely in a wonton cup for a party appetizer.

Nutritional information is calculated on a 100-gram serving.

Black-Eye Peas for New Years (100 g serving)

Black-eyed Peas are supposed to bring luck at New Year's. I figure it can't hurt!

I use 100-grams as the serving size because it's easy to figure out. I usually actually eat about 150 grams in a serving.

Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken

This is slightly adapted from "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two" by Beth Hensperger. It's so simple to make and packs a lot of complex flavor.

Makes 4 servings.

Crema de Frijoles Negras

Velvety black bean soup like we had in Cancun

Frijoles de Olla (Black Beans)

Cooked in a clay pot over a low gas flame, these are delicious. Don't be afraid of the lard. A little bit adds a lot of flavor to a big pot of beans. Serving size = 100 grams.

This is not-very-adapted from Diana Kennedy's book THE ESSENTIAL CUISINES OF MEXICO.

Simple Lentils with Andouille Sausage

Adapted from Gordon Ramsay.

Makes 6 servings of 1/2 cup (just over 100 grams) each

Spinach and Cottage Cheese Mini-Frittatas

Make these in a silicone muffin pan, then refrigerate or freeze for several days' worth of quick breakfasts.


Very Good (1 rating)
Carrot, Potato and Swiss Chard Curry

A recipe from my CSA using this week's bounty.

Rice Pilau

Serve with Carrot, Potato and Swiss Chard Curry - yum!

Kohlrabi-Potato Soup

When you end up with 2 Gigante Kohlrabies and a couple of regular green and purple kohlrabies from your CSA, you might just turn them into this delicious soup.

The calories are calculated for 100 grams. You'll probably want a 200-300 gram serving. Go ahead! It's low in calories.

Barbara Kingsolver's Tomato Sauce

This is scaled down from a huge recipe that called for 30 pounds of tomatoes. I had 4.5 pounds. I cooked it down until it was pretty thick and got a little less than a quart.

Dijon Tuna Salad

This light tuna salad with no mayonnaise is adapted from a recipe on the World's Healthiest Foods (www.whfoods.org) website. I've enlarged the serving and cut the calories by more than half.

Kohlrabi and Turnip Slaw with Ginger Dressing

My CSA box is brimming with huge kohlrabis and turnips. Making them into slaw seemed like an interesting idea. Some daikon radish adds a little zing and radicchio brings color to the mix.

Kale and Carrot Slaw with Spiced Dressing

I use Penzey's Balti Seasoning in this recipe. Here's the ingredient list if you're curious (you'll see why I let them do the mixing!):

coriander, garlic, ginger, cumin, dundicut chilies, Ceylon cinnamon, brown mustard seeds, cardamom, clove, fennel, fenugreek, charnushka (kalonji, black onion seed), ajwain, star anise, black cardamom, cilantro, anise seed and bay leaf

Lamb-stuffed Zucchini

I used a globe zucchini from my CSA, but you could use larger regular zucchini, halved and hollowed out.

Zucchini and Green Bean Salad

A great way to use up some of that abundant zucchini harvest!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Quinoa-Parsley Salad

This is like Tabouli, with extra-nutritious add-ins like edamame, dried cranberries, and almonds. Lots of superfoods here!

Serving size is 1 cup for a main dish, 1/2 cup for a side dish. The calorie count is for a heaping 1/2-cup serving (about 100 grams).

Makes 16 servings


Very Good (1 rating)
Potato Salad with Radishes, Bok Choy and Dill

A lovely, different, lighter potato salad

Yogurt-Dill Potato Salad

A lighter, fresh-tasting version of potato salad.


Very Good (1 rating)
Kamut Greek Salad

A hearty salad, great for a main dish or a side. This will keep for a few days and would be great for a potluck or picnic.

Harvest Mix Soup - American Spice Co.

A hearty soup with lentils, split peas, brown and wild rice. The base is the Harvest Soup Mix from American Spice Company.

Radish-Carrot Slaw

Zippy, a little peppery, crisp and tasty.

Egg "Muffins"

Easy to make, easy to grab breakfast food for those days on the run. Protein, veggies, and whole grain -- all in one quick breakfast.

Mango Salsa

Refreshing, fruity salsa with a litle zing. Great with pork chops, chicken, fish, or . . .

Lynn's Swiss Muesli

A breakfast concoction of oats, nuts, yogurt and fruit. Easy and delicious.

Pureed Root Vegetable Soup

A velvety soup with natural earthy sweetness and hearty flavor.


Incredible! (4 ratings)
Light and Zingy Coleslaw

This uses light mayonnaise and horseradish for a little extra zing. I'm guessing on the serving size, but I think it's about half a cup.

Mixed Grains Hot Cereal

This is a hearty hot cereal. It takes a while to cook, but does very well on the porridge setting of a fuzzy-logic rice cooker. I think it would work overnight in a crock-pot, but I'm not sure.