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Green Bean Casserole

Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 12 ounces mushrooms, (I use a combination of crimini, shitake and oysters) stems removed and chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups half and half 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg [...]

Quinoa Harvest Salad

Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 cups of cooked quinoa 2 cups of roasted butternut squash cut into cubes 1 small bunch of kale, destemmed and cleaned ½ cup of dry cranberries 1 cup of granny smith apples, julienned ½ cups leeks, chopped and roasted ¾ cup of braised cipollini onions ½ cup of citrus vinaigrette Salt [...]

Cooking with Chef Mead | Soups for Dinner

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP Ingredients:  8 (6 inch) Corn tortillas, cut into strips 8 Cups chicken stock 2 Chicken breasts 1 Large sweet onion, diced 4 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 Sprigs fresh oregano 2 Medium tomatoes, cored and diced 1 Chipotle Chile, minced and 2 tablespoons of the adobo sauce that it is packed [...]

Summer BBQ Side Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Complement your main BBQ entree with these summer side recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. BBQ Baked Beans INGREDIENTS: ¼ pound bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 lb. dried cannellini beans, washed & picked over to remove debris or dark-colored beans [...]

Salsa & Relish Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Add a kick to your summer entrees with these quick and simple salsa and relish recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. Strawberry Relish INGREDIENTS: 4 Cup Fresh Strawberries (chopped) ½ Red Onion (finely chopped) 1 Jalapeno (finely chopped) ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, Chiffonade Juice of 2 Limes [...]

Wild Salmon Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

The benefits of using wild salmon compared to farm raised salmon is immeasurable. Wild caught fish are widely thought to be the healthier choice, but the flavor profiles are extremely different as well. The information here is about the environmental and health advantages of wild salmon, as well as showcasing some incredible recipes that highlight [...]

Cooking with Grain Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Tehachapi Farms Sonora/Red Fife Blend Oatmeal Raisin Cookies INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Sonora/Red Fife Blend Flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter – softened 1 cup brown sugar (dark), firmly packed 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 3 cups oats (not instant) ¾ cup [...]

Weiser Farm Potato Recipes | Cooking with Chef Rich Mead

Roast Satsumaimo Sweet Potato with Apple Cider Molasses Glaze [su_spacer] Apple Cider Molasses Glaze [su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer] 2 cups apple cider vinegar [su_spacer size="0"] ½ cup soy sauce – we use low sodium [su_spacer size="0"] 2/3 cup honey [su_spacer size="0"] 1 tbs. chopped ginger [su_spacer size="0"] 1 tbs. chopped garlic [su_spacer size="0"] 1/3 cup molasses [...]

Quinoa, Persimmon, Pomegranate and Kale Salad

INGREDIENTS: 3   cups Quinoa - Cooked 1   cup Persimmon – thinly sliced ½  cup Roasted Leeks ½  cup Dried Cranberries ¼  cup Pomegranate seeds 2   cups Kale - Cut 1   cup Butternut Squash – Small cubes and roasted Pomegranate Glaze 1   cup Balsamic ½  cup Pomegranate Juice Citrus Vinaigrette ½  cup Orange Juice ¼  cup [...]

4 Easy Steps to Canning Tomatoes from your Garden

You have so many tomatoes and you can’t eat them so what can you do with them? Well, you can can them. I have canned up all kinds, cherry, yellow, multi-colored as well as just plain old red tomatoes.  It’s so great to have (almost) fresh tomatoes when they are not available in the garden. [...]