Recipes

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

What we eat and how we care for our bodies has a very powerful effect on our health and quality of life. Grey Bears strives to include a balanced assortment of primarily vegetables and fruits, and healthy grains, legumes and other healthy staples in the weekly brown bags we deliver. That’s because we recognize fresh produce contains important nutrients, phytochemicals and other elements that keep us healthy.

These simple and delicious recipes – including some by Chef Poppy who offers monthly cooking classes at Grey Bears – feature informative food facts, recent research and seasonal foods. Bon appetit!

  • Roasted Curried Whole Cauliflower

    A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, Cauliflower deserves a regular rotation in your diet. It contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytochemicals. Together with its ...

  • Tunisian Sweet Potato Stew

    Once you've sampled this intoxicating combination of sweet potatoes, peanut butter and spices you'll wonder why you never thought to combine these ingredients as they do in this North African country. This hearty stew ...

  • Greek Salad Recipe

    This classic Greek salad of tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, feta, and oregano gets a crunchy boost from nontraditional romaine or other lettuce. This version can be served as a light meal with some ...

  • Mujadara

    Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara) This recipe dates back to a medieval Arab dish commonly consumed by the poor, reputed to be a derivative of the "mess of pottage" Jacob used to ...

  • Lentil Soup Recipe

    We have included a cup of green lentils in this week's brown bag so you can enjoy this traditional, warming soup on these rainy days. Lentils are high in protein, healthy and this ...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...