Spicey Quinoa Filling for Stuffed Peppers & Summer Squash

Filling for Stuffed Peppers & Summer Squash
Recipe type: Main Dish

  • 1 c. raw quinoa, cooked (1c.quinoa to 2c. water, apr. 15 minutes)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 c. parsnips or carrots, diced
  • 1 c. celery, diced
  • 1 c. corn, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp. Driftless Sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 2 tsp. each coriander & cumin seed
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes or ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp each salt & pepper
  • 2 c. cheddar or jack cheese, shredded

  1. Peppers: Cut in half length wise & remove seeds.
  2. Brush with oil, place cut side down on oiled baking pan
  3. Roast at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, until softened but not collapsed.
  4. Squash:Cut in half lengthwise & remove seeds with a spoon to create a long cavity. Place cut side down on oiled pan
  5. Roast at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until softened but not mushy.
  6. Saute onion & spices in oil for a few minutes.
  7. Add garlic, vegetables, salt, & pepper.
  8. Cover & cook for 6-8 minutes, until veggies are just tender.
  9. Combine cooked veggies & quinoa & use to fill prepared peppers or summer squash. Sprinkle with cheese & bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.


Organic Chunky Pasta Sauce with Kale and Bell Peppers

 Organic Chunky Pasta Sauce with Kale and Bell Peppers is a great addition to:

  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Soups & Stews
  • Cassaroles
Chunky Pasta Sauce with Kale & Bell Peppers
Recipe type: Sauce

This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary
  • 3 Tbsp. Driftless Sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8-10 roma tomates, cored & chopped
  • ½ to 1 bunch kale, stemmed & chopped
  • 1 large bell or 3 frying peppers, diced
  • Fresh or dried herbs, such as oregano, rosemary, sage, and/or basil
  • Splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste

  1. Sauté hot pepper flakes, fennel seed, & onions in oil over medium high heat
  2. Add garlic & chopped peppers, stirring for another couple of minutes.
  3. Add a splash of wine/vinegar & desired herbs,then roma tomatoes.
  4. Simmer until tomatoes cook down (about 15-20 minutes)
  5. Add chopped green kale & simmer for another few minutes.
  6. Add salt & pepper.
  7. Pour over noodles & top with parmesan cheese.
  8. Freezes fantastically.


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Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-5

  • 1 lb. carrots (or mixture of carrots & other veggies like
  • sweet peppers, green beans, snap peas, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter (or olive oil)
  • 1½ Tbsp. honey
  • ½ c. water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh herb such as thyme, rosemary, or mint (optional)

  1. Scrub carrots. Slice carrots into ½ inch diagonals & combine them with butter, honey, & ½ cup water in a large skillet or sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to simmer, lower to medium heat, & cook until carrots are tender (but not mushy) & most of liquid has reduced (10-15 minutes). (If you are combining carrots with other veggies, add quicker cooking veggies like peppers or peas half way through cooking.) Season with salt, pepper, & fresh herb of choice (if using), & serve.


Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw

  • 1 small head cabbage red or green or any combination, thinly sliced
  • 2 or 3 carrots shredded
  • half a red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch of cilantro coarsely chopped
  • Dressing:
  • I like to make this in a jar so I can shake it all up.
  • ¼ c. sunflower or olive oil
  • ⅓ c. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 2or3 T toasted sesame oil
  • 3 in. piece of fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • ½ T chili garlic paste or to taste
  • 2 T. honey

  1. Combine and enjoy! This is EVEN better the next day.
  2. Be creative and use whatever you can find!