2015 Calendar Recipes

This selection of recipes was carefully chosen for our 2015 recipe calendar.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. January: For the best texture and flavor in slow cooker recipes with meat, lightly brown the meat in a skillet over medium-high heat before adding to the slow cooker.

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Dark Chocolate Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. February: As bananas ripen, they convert starch to natural sugars, so using bananas that are very ripe will give you the sweetest treat.

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Roasted Bressels Sprouts with Pistachio and Cipollini Onion

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pistachio & Shallot

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. March: For a little extra sweetness, sauté the onions lightly in part of the olive oil before roasting them with the Brussels sprouts.

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Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. April: Bamboo shoots, rice paper wrappers, and bean sprouts can usually be found in the ethnic dried goods or frozen sections of your local grocery store.

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Grilled Chicken Pita

Grilled Chicken Pita

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. May: While you’ve got the grill out and heated, toss on some halved peaches for a lusciously nutritious dessert.

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FIsh Tacos with Mango Salsa

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. June: Peppers in adobe sauce can often be found canned in the ethnic foods aisle, but fresh hot peppers like jalapenos make a fine substitution.

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Teriyaki Tofu Salad

Teriyaki Tofu Salad

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. July: For the best flavor press some of the liquid out of the raw tofu and marinate for 1-4 hours before baking.

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Sicilian Swordfish

Sicilian Swordfish

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. August: If swordfish is hard to find in your area, fresh tuna steaks make an excellent alternative.

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bumps

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bumps

Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value. September: Soak dates in warm water for an hour before pureeing--it will be easier on your blender and give you a less crumbly result.

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Sweet Potato Wedges with Apple Cider Reduction

Sweet Potato Wedges with Apple Cider Reduction

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. October: The cider reduction gels as it cools, so be sure to serve it while it's fresh and hot.

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Apple, Onion & Cranberry Stuffing

Apple, Onion & Cranberry Stuffing

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. November: If you prefer to stick with dried herbs, reduce the amount by half, as dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

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Cashew-Stuffed Mushrooms

Cashew-Stuffed Mushrooms

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. December: Black rice can be hard to find, but many stores are carrying wild rice mixtures that pair black and brown for a lovely, nutritious effect.

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