Rebecca

About Rebecca Mastoris

Rebecca is a chef/teacher at Bauman College, and a partner in Vibrant Foods Catering along with Karen Haralson. Both Karen and Rebecca teach cooking classes at the farm and in town locally.

Chocolate Beet Brownies

"Delicious AND nutritious," says recipe creator Marion Owen (see her webpage for the full story: http://www.plantea.com/chocolatebeetbrownies.htm) 1/2 C butter (or 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce) 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate 4 eggs 1 C brown sugar (packed) 1 C applesauce 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 C unbleached white flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. nutmeg [...]

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Chocolate Beet Cake

The beet puree can be made ahead of time. Basically, cook the beets any way you like... boil, bake, whatever, then peel and cut cooled cooked beets into chunks and puree in a blender or food processor. If your puree is too 'dry', you can probably add a tiny bit of water, beet cooking water, [...]

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Cold Carrot Orange Soup

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup almonds, coarsely chopped 8 carrots, coarsely chopped (6 cups) 2 bay leaves 2 whole cloves 1–inch piece stick cinnamon Juice of 4 oranges 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk Directions: 1. In a large pot melt the butter. Add the almonds, onions, carrots, and sauté until the carrots [...]

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Fresh Strawberry Mousse

By Julie Jordan from Cabbagetown Cafe Ingredients: ½ cup honey (if your honey has crystallized, heat it until it is liquid) 2 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed 15-16 ounces ricotta cheese (about 2 cups) ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup heavy cream or coconut milk Directions: 1. Measure all the ingredients into the blender and blend until [...]

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Johnny Appleseed Cake

Thank you to Julie Jordan for this recipe, and the many others she has created over the years. Ingredients: 3-4 apples, diced 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cloves 1 cup raisins 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts ½ cup butter 2/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons [...]

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Mustard Greens with Ginger, Cilantro, and Rice

Ingredients: 2 bunches mustard greens, or 1 bunch chard and 1 bunch greens, coarse stems removed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced ¼ cup rice 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup chopped cilantro stems and leaves Sea salt Directions: 1. Wash the mustard greens, and chard if [...]

By | 2017-04-11T10:05:19-07:00 April 11th, 2017|Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mustard Greens with Ginger, Cilantro, and Rice

Vegetable Lo Mein

Ingredients: Sesame Garlic Sauce: 8 cloves garlic, chopped 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup peanut butter 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil ¼ cup rice vinegar, or juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce ¼ teaspoon cayenne or less to taste Lo Mein: ½ pound whole wheat spaghetti 1 head [...]

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Greek Spinach

Ingredients: 2 pounds spinach, rinsed well Handful of fresh oregano 2 green garlic, minced Juice of 1 lemon Olive oil to moisten Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Chopped scallions for topping Directions: 1. Blanch the spinach in a pot of boiling water for about 1 minute. Remove immediately and rinse under cold [...]

By | 2017-04-03T10:15:38-07:00 April 3rd, 2017|Recipes|Comments Off on Greek Spinach

Fresh Thyme and Green Garlic Soup

Ingredients: 1 bunch of green garlic, trimmed, save the greens for a stock 1 bunch fresh thyme, about 12 sprigs, or 4 fresh sage leaves, or 3 fresh tarragon leaves, or 1 small bunch of fresh marjoram, or 1 large bunch parsley 1 quart chicken broth Juice of 1 lemon Sea salt and freshly ground [...]

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Greek Leek and Rice Salad

Ingredients 3 cups cooked long-grain jasmine or basmati rice with ½ teaspoon turmeric added to the cooking water 2½ tablespoons olive oil 4 cups ¼-inch slices of leeks including the tender leaves, about 2 medium leeks 1 large clove green garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves 1 tomato, [...]

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