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Issue 53: Who Says Comfort Foods Can't Be Healthy?


Yield:  4-6 servings

1½ lbs. ground chuck, venison or buffalo
1 egg, beaten
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
½ c. ketchup
1 finely chopped onion
½ finely chopped red (or green) pepper 
¼ - ½ c. whipping cream (or milk)
1 ½ tsp. salt
½ c. oats
1 c. bread (I prefer torn up buttered sprouted grain toast)
1 ½ Tbsp. rapadura or sucanat (a sweetener found in natural health food stores)

½ c. ketchup
3 Tbsp. rapadura or sucanat (a sweetener found in natural health food stores)
2 tsp. stone ground mustard
½ tsp. chili powder

Bake in loaf pan 1½ hours at 350 degrees. Spoon topping over loaf the last 10 minutes.

By:  Nicki Rubin



Garlic Mashed Potatoes     
Yield: 4 servings

4 medium potatoes
1/3 to 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
4 Tbsp. butter
1 ½ tsp. minced garlic
Herbamare® or salt and pepper to taste

Peel potatoes. Cut potatoes into large pieces and boil in salted water for 35-45 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. Mash with a fork. Mix cream, butter, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

By: Nicki Rubin



Vegetable Kugel      
Yield: 4 servings

2 zucchini, coarsely grated
2 carrots, coarsely grated
2 potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
1 onion, grated
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
2-3 pinches dried basil
2 Tbsp. spelt or kamut flour
7 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine zucchini, carrots, potatoes, onion, eggs, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add flour and mix together to form a thick batter.

Pour half the olive oil into an ovenproof dish. Spoon in the vegetable mixture, and pour the remaining oil over the vegetables. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the top is golden brown. Serve immediately.

By:  Nicki Rubin



This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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