Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recipes for a Better Tomorrow

Evil Shenanigans

Queso Blanco Serves 4-8

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 Serrano chili, seeded and minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons salted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
6 ounces shredded Monterrey jack cheese
Hot sauce to taste

A Cozy Kitchen

Blood Orange Lemonade

Simple Syrup:

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup water


1 cup fresh blood orange juice, 6 to 7 oranges

1 cup fresh lemon juice, 4 to 5 lemons

3 cups water

1/2 blood orange for garnish

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

My New Roots

Raw Salted Caramel Apple Dip

Makes 2 cups

2 cups pitted Medjool dates
¼ cup raw nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, sesame tahini, sunflower)
4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. sea salt (or more to taste)
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
soaking water as needed

My New Roots

Four Corners Lentil Soup

1 cup red lentils, picked over and rinsed very well
1 large onion, or a couple leeks, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. minced ginger root
1 Tbsp. Ground cumin
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 15 oz. can of tomatoes; or 4 large, fresh tomatoes, chopped
4 cups stock
salt to taste
1 un-waxed, organic lemon


  1. You read My New Roots! I love that blog. Thanks for sharing these recipes :)

    1. Yes! I wish I had more time to make some of that awesome food.