Recipes

“One of the important requirements for learning how to cook is that you also learn how to eat.”
— Julia Child

Tune in to “Cooking with Grey Bears” each month in person and via Zoom. (click this link for classes: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92906805068.) Chef Poppy DeGarmo and guest chefs feature savory and easy-to-prepare recipes in about 45 minutes. Buon Appetito!

These simple and delicious recipes from our classes use seasonal produce and feature informative food facts.

  • Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale

    Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale

    Enjoy this simple recipe for a delicious soup that takes about 45 minutes to make and will warm you up on these cold rainy evenings. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1 small head ...

  • Crock Pot Lentil Soup

    Crock Pot Lentil Soup

    Turn vegetable soup into something extra delicious. One of our Grey Bears members told us about this easy crock pot lentil soup that is one of their family favorites. You can prepare it ...

  • Mixed Bean and Fall Squash Stew

    Mixed Bean and Fall Squash Stew

    Use a combination of white and red or other beans for this savory stew. If you have them, the fresh or frozen limas add a pale green, fresh bean to the mix. Soaking ...

  • Simply Red Lentil Dal

    Simply Red Lentil Dal

    This wonderful warming winter dish is simple to make for those new to Indian food or to cooking in general. It's also inexpensive, flavorful, full of protein and great for leftovers. Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils ...

  • Garden Ratatouille

    Garden Ratatouille

    Enjoy this savory dish with vegetables from your Grey Bears bag and your garden! Ingredients 2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper ...

  • Brain Smart Holidays

    Brain Smart Holidays

    Feed your brain with our latest Eating Healthy newsletter and a few "Alzheimer's-prevention" recipes by Sandi Rechenmacher. Featured are ‘Brainy’ Bonus Bars, Cashew Dream Cream and Chocolate Fantasy Mousse. May you and yours enjoy the sweetest of seasons ...

  • Eating Healthy Newsletter, Fall 2012

    Eating Healthy Newsletter, Fall 2012

    This issue entitled "Stop in the name of Love" offers news and tasty plant-based recipes that will grow a healthier me & you, AND help lower those ever-mounting US health care costs. In ...

  • Healthy Eating this Summer

    Healthy Eating this Summer

    In this month's nutritional newsletter we offer ideas for some healthy tips if you're traveling this summer, including ordering at restaurants and tasty snacks to take along in the car or on the ...

  • Grey Bear’s Garden – May Newsletter

    Grey Bear's Garden - May Newsletter

    Healthy recipes and more - This month Sandi writes that two newly published studies once again confirm that a ‘Mediterranean diet’ is linked to lower risk for mortality and chronic diseases, and may also protect ...

  • Grey Bear’s Garden – April Newsletter

    Grey Bear's Garden - April Newsletter

    This month Sandi writes about Indian spices such as turmeric, ginger, cumin and cayenne getting more and more attention for their anticancer properties. Try Sandi's "Any Vege Coconut Curry" recipe with any vegetables you have on ...

  • Grey Bear’s Garden – March Newsletter

    Grey Bear's Garden - March Newsletter

    Our own health educator, Sandi Rechenmacher, writes about Delightful Dressings to Devour in the March Grey Bears Garden. Click here to read Sandi's Newsletter Sandi notes the national focus on eating more green leafy vegetables, including so many ...

  • Sandi’s Garden – January Newsletter

    Sandi's Garden - January Newsletter

    Longtime volunteer Bonnie Thompson smiles at right holding a Grey Bears brown bag of groceries she received this week. The bags are chock-full of fresh, healthy produce and extra dry goods. In the Grey ...

  • Sandi’s Garden – December Newsletter

    Sandi's Garden - December Newsletter

    Mushrooms, Fruit of the Fungi Sandy writes about the many health benefits of mushrooms and their legendary healing effects (recognized by modern science), including the Portabellas you'll frequently find in your Grey Bears weekly ...

  • Healthy Eating – November 2011

    Healthy Eating - November 2011

    Take a ‘Savory’ World Tour with Grey Bears Veggies and Sandi's Garden and Kitchen November Newsletter! The time is now for Sure-Fire Roasted Vegetables. Check out Sandi's savory recipes and seasoning mixes for ...

  • Eating Healthy – October 2011

    Eating Healthy - October 2011

    Each month the Grey Bears Bag of Goodies delivers nutrition that reflects the season’s bounty. But what to do with it ALL, if you can’t munch it up right away? Storing these goodies ...

  • Eating Healthy – August 2011

    Eating Healthy - August 2011

    Click here to read the August 2011 issue of our Grey Bears nutrition and recipes newsletter. Written by our Nutritional Consultant, Sandi Rechenmacher, this month's newsletter is entitled, "Zucchini Dogs and Bird’s Nest Noodles." ...