Makes 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 3 cups fresh basil leaves 3/4 cup unsalted pine nuts or sunflower seeds 4 cloves garlic 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3/4 cup olive oil Directions Place basil, pine nuts or sunflower seeds, garlic, salt and cheese in a food processor or blender. Gradually […]
Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup buttermilk 1 green onion thinly sliced 1 teaspoon garlic minced 1/2 teaspoon dill dried 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste 1/8 teaspoon black pepper or to taste Directions Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Let flavors blend for at least one hour […]
Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 1 soft avocado 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced; leave seeds for more heat 2 tablespoons shallot or red onion, minced 1-2 tablespoons lime juice ½ cup Greek yogurt ¼ cup cilantro, chopped ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions In a bowl, thoroughly mash avocado. Add remaining ingredients and […]
Servings 6 Ingredients 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt Juice and zest of one lime 3 large beets, scrubbed 3 large carrots, peeled 3 large parsnips, peeled 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper […]
Roasted Red Pepper Feta Cheese Spread Makes about 2 1/2 cups Ingredients: 2 cups feta cheese, finely crumbled 1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper, jarred is fine, finely chopped 1/4 cup (about 2) green onions, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 teaspoon (or more, to taste) fresh garlic, minced 1 […]
I had the fantastic pleasure today of cooking with the nutrition staff at Waconia Public Schools. We served up a delicious, nutritious school lunch that we all enjoyed! While it’s not realistic to think this entire meal will be on the menu when school starts next week, Waconia and other districts we’re working with will be slowly introducing new entrees and side dishes in keeping with the new USDA regulations for school lunch programs.
Here’s the entire menu, with recipes, so you can try them at home. Enjoy!