Green Beans with Mint and Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, trimmed 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon shallots, minced 2 tablespoons mint leaves, minced Directions: Start by filling a large bowl with water and ice.  Set aside. Bring...

Herbed Barley Salad

Adapted from Diabetes Forecast magazine Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 ¼ cups pearled barley (not quick-cook) 2 ½ cups water ¼ tsp. salt ¼ cup chopped walnuts 2 small carrots, peeled and diced ½ English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 2 small tomatoes, diced 2...

Spring Onion Crostini

Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 cups spring onions, whites and greens (approximately 2 large bunches) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter ½  cup water ½ lemon, zested and juiced ½  teaspoon fresh thyme ½ teaspoon fresh chives 2 oz. goat cheese 1 small baguette, cut into ¼-inch...

Creamy Herb Dip

Ingredients: Herbs of choice, examples include thyme, chives, basil leaves 1 c cold, heavy whipping cream ¼ tsp salt Bread, crackers, or veggies Steps: Strip the thyme leaves from the stems and discard the stems. Using your hands, rip the chives and basil into small...

Pierogies

This is a huge recipe (makes ~60-72 pierogies!), adapted from Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap cookbook. It’s a fun cooking activity to do with your family or friends. It takes time and effort, but the results are worth it. You can serve them fresh for dinner...

Pesto

Traditionally, the pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. However, there are many delicious alternatives that you can make with other greens and cheese you have in your fridge. It’s good on pasta, on top of...