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Tomato&Cucumber

Hearty Tomato Cucumber Salad

Add your favorite whole grain or pasta and enjoy a hydrating salad that is beautiful, easy to make and delicious! Serves 4          Ingredients:                 1 1/2 cups cooked whole grain or pasta of choice                 2 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped  2 cups cucumbers, peeled (optional), diced       [...]


beets

Beet recipes for people who hate beets

On a recent post on our facebook page, we had numerous people who mentioned not liking beets! Beets are one of Chef Marshall's favorite vegetables, so we decided to put together a couple different recipes for you to try. Many people don't like beets, because, well they kind of taste like dirt, or earthy.  But with [...]


Rev Up Smoothie

Rev Up Smoothie

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons flax seed, ground 1/4 cup kale, shredded, packed 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped 1/4 cup water Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.  


Farro Berry Kale Salad

Farro Berry Kale Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups kale, cleaned, dried, thick stems removed if desired, sliced small 1 cup Farro, cooked as directed, chilled 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced 1/2 cup green peas 1/2 cup almonds, chopped 3/4 cup Dill garlic dressing, homemade 1 cup fresh raspberries Directions: Steam or blanche kale until bright in color, and [...]


crepes gluten free chef marshall o'brien

Crepes Gluten-Free

Fresh or frozen berries – blue, black or any kind you like. Creamy goat cheese is wonderful.  Also try nut butters with fruit wrapped up too. Serves 3 or 4 Ingredients: 1 C Bob's Red Mill all purpose flour (I made my own gluten-free flour, but prefer this type for this recipe) Pinch salt 1 [...]


foods for immune boost chef marshall obrien

Foods to Boost Immune System

KMSP-TV Thanks for tuning in today! A healthy immune system can make the difference between getting sick or staying healthy. During cold and flu season, staying healthy can be particularly challenging, but the truth is, we need a strong immune system to protect us all year long. A healthy diet is a great way to ensure [...]


vitamin c salad chef marshall o'brien

Vitamin C Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup orange peppers, sliced 1/4 cup radishes, sliced 1 cup tomatoes, chopped 1 cup granny smith apple, sliced or chopped 1 cup mango, chunked 1 Tablespoon cilantro or to taste, chopped 1 Tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste Directions;  combine all ingredients, serve.


dark chocolate yogurt dip chef marshall o'brien

Dark Chocolate Yogurt Dip

Dark Chocolate Yogurt Dip Serves 4 Dark chocolate contains potassium, which reduces stress by promoting sleep and helping reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone. Strawberries and pineapple contain vitamin C, which also slows the release of cortisol. Ingredients: 2 cups Greek-style yogurt 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, or to taste 2 tablespoons honey, or [...]


black bean hummus

Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Enjoy this zesty dip as is, or add additional spices like cumin, chili powder, and more jalapenos.  Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 cups Black Beans, canned, rinsed, drained 1 Tablespoon Jalapenos, pickled, chopped 3 Tablespoons Cilantro, fresh, trimmed, washed, dried, chopped 2 fl. oz. Lime juice 2 Tablespoons Olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic, fresh, chopped  Directions: Combine [...]


layered fruit bowl Chef Marshall O'Brien

Layered Fruit Bowl

Layered Fruit Bowl Serves many Ingredients: Watermelon, balled Blueberries, washed Strawberries, washed, stems removed, cut in half Golden kiwi for garnish Star fruit for garnish Directions Use a glass bowl and alternate layers of water melon, blueberries, strawberries. Repeat process as desired, then garnish with kiwi and star fruit. 

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