Small Batch Blue Cheese Dressing (1 cup) (dairy)

Combine in blender:
1-2 oz blue cheese (depends on how strong your cheese is)
1/2 C mayo or greek yogurt
1 TB cream or buttermilk
2 TB water or enough to cover vitamix blades
1 clove garlic
1/8 tea smoked paprika
1/2 of chipotle pepper from can with adobo OR 1/4 tea chile powder
<=1 TB white vinegar or komezu

Great over stiff greens/salads like romaine, iceburg, cabbage or with veggies like green beans, asparagus, broccoli or potatoes.


Raw Pistachio Chai Latte

Combine in high speed blender:
1/4 C raw pistachios
3 dates, pitted
vanilla bean
1/4 tea cardamom seeds
pinch of cloves (whole)
chunk of ginger root
1/2 tea rose extract/rose water
pinch cinnamon
2.5 - 3C water


Vegan Apple Crisp (wheat free, no sugar added)

Slice apples uniformly into a pyrex baking dish.

Toss with lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract.

Combine in a food processor to make the topping:
1 C rolled oats
1/2 C pitted dates
1/4 - 1/3 C coconut oil
1/4 - 1/2 C pecans
1/8- 1/4 tea salt
almond extract

Sprinkle topping over apple mixture in pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until soft inside and slightly crispy on top. Or it would probably be good raw just as is without baking.


Pork Stew (Slowcooker)

1. Saute 1 sliced onion in pork/bacon fat.

Add 5 cloves crushed garlic, stir. Once turning golden but not yet brown. Take off heat.

2. Put cooked onion/garlic in blender. Add:
1/2 jalapeno pepper
handful parsley
handful rosemary
2 tomatoes
1-2 cups water
(enough to cover)

Blend until smooth.

3. Put the following in crock pot/slow cooker:

2-3 lbs pork roast, trimmed and cut into chunks
2 carrots, cut rangiri style (irregular chunks)
1 onion, cut into chunks
2-4 bay leaves 4 black pepper corns 1/2 tea cumin 1/2 tea paprika

4. Pour liquid (onion/garlic/tomato) from blender over the stuff in slow cooker to cover.

5. Turn slow cooker/crock pot on low heat for 9+ hours or on high for 4+ hours.

6. When ready, stir in 1 tea salt (or more to taste) and additional cracked black pepper.