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Recipes I've Shared:

Bean and Kale Scramble

It's my new favorite breakfast! Proudly plagiarized from I loved it so much I had to share it. Here's the original version:

Shrimp, Bell pepper, and Quinoa bowl

Nothing beats a good steaming rice bowl as a comfort food! This recipe ups the nutritional ante by using quinoa which has a much higher protein content and a nice nutty flavor.

Turkish menamen

This traditional "omelet" is a favorite snack you can find anywhere in Turkey. It's a very flexible recipe - don't be afraid to play with the proportions of ingredients. Have fun!

Granola Apple Crisp

This deceptively simple recipe is a really decadent way to end a meal or start a day. It's an old favorite of mine from Doris Janzen Longacre's Classic "More-With-Less Cookbook." If you'd like to eat comfort food that's simple, healthy, and cheap, I'd recommend this book enthusiastically.

Sesame-Honey Tofu & Quinoa Bowl

Faced with a mountain of random blobs of leftovers in my fridge, I went to and entered "rice bowl" into their search engine. This is my adaptation of one of those recipes, based on what I had available. The original recipe is available here:

Barley Apple porridge

I find this doesn't peak and crash my insulin the way oatmeal does.

Brussels sprouts tapenade and polenta

My family gave me a trip to Trader Joes for Christmas, and this is one of the happy results. I've always loved what I call "peasant food," and this is an illustration why. It's simple, healthy, and nourishes the soul as much as the palate. Enjoy it as is, or with some meat or fish.

Coconut brownies

I adapted this from the "best brownies" recipe on Hershey's website, making it more friendly for those with glycemic issues.

The original recipe comes with frosting if you're feeling ambitious. Enjoy!

Vegetable Fried Rice a la Flea

Rather than Chinese food, I call this a stir-fry because it uses the same technique. The blend of flavors is my own. I decided to make the rice a vehicle for the vegetables instead of the other way around, as fried rice usually goes. You can always add more rice, or tofu or meat if you like. That's the great thing about fried rice - it's utterly flexible.

Healthy soft double-chocolate cookies

This is my spin on the "best healthy chocolate chip cookies" from the "Chocolate Covered Katie" blog. One of my improvements was adding the cocoa powder, because chocolate.

Here is a link to the original recipe:

Amazing steel-cut oatmeal

Low-glycemic and loaded with supplements, this is a perfect comfort food to start your day.

Braised radishes

I discovered this recipe the first time I bought radishes and discovered I didn't like them raw. When cooked, radishes take on a fantastic velvety texture and taste. You can use any type of radish for this. My favorite is the white icicle.

Rabbit food

The recipe is utterly flexible and can include whatever you have on hand. It's perfect for its simplicity - light, cruchy, and chilled. I usually make a bag of this to go and much on it through the day at work, or even have it for dinner on a hot day. No dressing needed.

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich (BLT)

As far as I'm concerned, this is the ultimate breakfast. I only make it when tomatoes are in full season, and then I pretty much live on these. I wrote this recipe for half a sandwich because that's enough for me, but you could always double it. For the full comfort-food effect, have this with a cup of chocolate milk.

Peasant Food

More love from the farmer's market! If you can find fresh summer savory, more power to you.

Stir-fried greens

This is one of my many "this produce ain't getting any fresher!" improvisations. This represents what I had in my fridge on this particular day, but it could cover pretty much any produce you have sitting around. It would also be good with meat or seafood added.

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