Persimmon Smoothie

Grocery List 1 1/2 cup Coconut Milk Drink1 Ripe Banana2 Large Persimmons2 tbsp Chia Seeds2 tbsp Honey  (optional) How to Make it Combine all the ingredients (apart from honey and desiccated coconut) in a blender and blend until smooth (this will take several seconds).Taste the smoothie. If you find it not sweet enough add honey and give it a quick [...]

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Grocery List 35 to 40 pitted dates 2 pounds thin bacon, cut in half How to make it Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.Wrap each date with half a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.Bake, turning the dates halfway through so the bacon is evenly cooked, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm [...]

Beef and Portobello Stew

Grocery List 1 1/2 - 2 pounds stewing beef, cut in 1 inch chunks2-3 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup onions, chopped3 cups portobello mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch chunks2 cups russet potatoes, or, yukon gold potatoes, peeled, chopped2-3 stalks celery ribs, sliced3/4 cups baby carrots or carrots, large, sliced2 tablespoons garlic, minced more or less to taste1/2 cup all-purpose flour -1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper1 tablespoon thyme, dried, ground or leaves5 cups beef broth1 cup dry red wine How to Make It In [...]

Vegan Red Curry Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

Grocery List 2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 medium yellow onions, roughly chopped3 cloves garlic, very roughly chopped2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger, from a 2-inch knob2-1/2 lb pre-cut butternut squash (or 4 cups frozen butternut squash) 3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch cubes6 cups vegetable broth3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste1  can unsweetened coconut milk Juice of half a lime, plus more limes for serving1/4 teaspoon salt [...]