Spring Salad

Spring Salad

INGREDIENTS: Mixed salad greens Cucumber Radish Sprouts (sunflower, broccoli, alfalfa - you choose!)  Chives  Snow peas  Salad Girl dressing: Crisp Apple Maple Vinaigrette   

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Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: Apple Juice Banana (bruised or brown is OK!) Strawberries (saved and frozen or fresh). Peaches (soft or mushy is OK!) INSTRUCTIONS: Blend all ingredients together. Add any other fruits you like. Smoothies are especially great for using up bruised or...

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Maple Sumac Popcorn

Maple Sumac Popcorn

From the Local Long Ago Lesson INGREDIENTS:  1/2 cup of popcorn seeds A tablespoon of Sumac A tablespoon of Maple syrup INSTRUCTIONS:  Pop the popcorn. Drizzle on the maple syrup. Sprinkle on the sumac. Mix with a spoon. Serve and Enjoy!

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Herb Butter

Herb Butter

INGREDIENTS: A few leaves of your favorite fresh herbs. Herb Choices Include: basil, chives, dill, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano or your favorite Butter – Salted or Unsalted. At room temperature. Your favorite bread or cracker. INSTRUCTIONS: Cut or tear the...

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Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

INGREDIENTS: ½ to ¼ oz. dried wakame or dried mixed seaweed 1 small cucumber (or ½ a large cucumber) 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) soy sauce such as tamari 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Teaspoon (tsp) real maple syrup 1 tsp sesame oil 1 small piece of ginger, grated (enough to make 1...

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Wild Rice

Wild Rice

INGREDIENTS:  1/2 cup of wild rice (in class we used lake-grown, which cooks faster) a pinch of salt 1 Tbsp. oil 1 1/2 cups water (you may need up to a cup more) INSTRUCTIONS:  Heat the oil in a saucepan, then lightly sauté the rice so it gets warm and toasty! Add 1...

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Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1/2 cups of all-purpose or semolina flour 1 egg  1 tbsp. olive oil  ¼ cup water (or more as needed)  1 tsp. salt (for cooking water) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Place flour in bowl. 2. Break in egg, mix briefly. 3. Mix in oil and water (exact amounts not...

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Cucumber Quick Pickle

Cucumber Quick Pickle

INGREDIENTS: 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thinly 1 Tablespoon brown rice vinegar 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce 1 teaspoon honey INSTRUCTIONS: Prepare the cucumber, place in bowl. Add last 3 ingredients, mix together, coating all slices of cucumber. Cover and set...

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Soysauce

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Soysauce

RECIPE: 1 cup raw green, hulled pumpkin seeds 1 Tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce   Wash seeds by rinsing under cold water in strainer. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Dry roast seeds, stirring often until about 20-30 have popped. Remove from skillet by pouring...

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Red Lentil Dahl

Red Lentil Dahl

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Red Lentils (they are orange but may be known in the store as red lentils) 1/2 onion - minced 1 tbsp olive oil or ghee Start with 2 ½ cups water - add more water as needed Tumeric or another favorite spice (ground cumin or cumin seeds, cayenne,...

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Herbed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Herbed Yukon Gold Potatoes

    INGREDIENTS: Fresh Yukon Gold potatoes (or another variety of your choice…ask your student! He or she should be able to name a few varieties) cut into thin slices A dash or two of oregano or a different favorite herb of your choice A pinch of salt to sprinkle on...

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The “Gift of Grain” Tortilla with Salsa Recipe

The “Gift of Grain” Tortilla with Salsa Recipe

INGREDIENTS:  With your child you can choose which toppings to add to your salsa. In class we often use these ingredients: Roma and/or cherry tomatoes, chopped Avocado pieces Cilantro, chopped finely Orange or red bell pepper, chopped fresh squeezed lime Salt...

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Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut oats are a delicious way to eat the seeds from oat plants!  Steel cut oats are simply the whole oat seed chopped up into little pieces.  They are the most nutritious way to eat the seeds since there are minimal changes to the content of the seeds.  When...

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Ambrosia

Ambrosia

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of plain yogurt 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon natural maple syrup (from a tree!) A dash or two of cinnamon Add fresh fruit and/or granola if you would like to make it less of a snack and more of a meal, especially at breakfast.  ...

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Incred-HERB-ly Delicious Pizza

Incred-HERB-ly Delicious Pizza

INGREDIENTS:  One ready made or prebaked pizza crust (we used Rustic Crust Thin & Crispy brand in class) About 1/3 cup pizza sauce (we used Enrico’s brand in class) A variety of fresh herbs of your choice. Just a few sprigs of each. We used basil, rosemary,...

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Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

INGREDIENTS: Rutabaga - chop into cubes Dinosaur Kale (or another kind of kale or “greens”) - cut into bite-size pieces Leek - cut the white and light green parts into rings or half rings Oil and Salt INSTRUCTIONS: Heat up a little oil in a pan. Add the rutabaga.  Let...

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Minnesota + Our Bountiful Harvest = Minnesota Salad

Minnesota + Our Bountiful Harvest = Minnesota Salad

In the fall of each school year, the students in the classrooms we visit have the chance to make a "Minnesota Salad." The local leaf, root, and "seedholder" selections for their salads often include produce such as red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, mizuna mustard...

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