C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

New Year’s Eve Spicy Lentil Soup

I read a few years ago that making and of course eating lentil soup on new year’s eve is thought, in Italy, to bring health and good fortune. While I’m not Italian, I do love the food and traditions. With the weather in New England being quite cold lately I figured “why not?’, it’s healthy, hearty and… Continue reading New Year’s Eve Spicy Lentil Soup

15 Days of Dips · C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

# 9 Roasted Red Pepper Dip

12 oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
15 oz can white beans or garbanzo beans, drained
1 tsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 tsp basil
Small handful of fresh cilantro
Small handful fresh parsley
Dash salt and pepper
1/2 tsp celery seed
Drizzle olive oil

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If too thin add more beans or as I did, 1/4 cup ground flax seed to thicken it. Chill and hour to overnight. Serve with assorted veggies, crostini bread or pita chips.

C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

Sautéed Squash and String Beans

It’s easy! Grab a few handfuls of string beans, 1 zucchini 1 summer (yellow crookneck) squash 2 garlic cloves, peeled & minced or pressed 2-3 Tbs. Olive oil 2 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce Salt & Pepper to taste Add all ingredients to a medium-high heated pan and sautee for about 5 minutes until veggies… Continue reading Sautéed Squash and String Beans

C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

Baby New Potato Salad

All you need is: 1-2 lbs. red or white baby potatoes, cooked in water your favorite chopped up vegetables – I used, red peppers, celery & onion Your favorite herbs-mine were parsley and cilantro, Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped extra virgin olive oil and your favorite apple… Continue reading Baby New Potato Salad