Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Day Recipes for a Prosperous 2011

People all over the world celebrate each new year by eating meals which are said to bring luck and wealth. Get together with friends and family and try out these recipes in celebration of new beginnings! We at Healthy Home Market wish you all a happy and healthy 2011!

These drinks don't necessarily bring luck or wealth, but they might bring happiness! They're also great for those who over-indulged on New Year's Eve! Drink responsibly.

Spicy Citrus Bloody Mary

Black Eyed Peas and lentils represent coins, collard greens represent paper money and cornbread represents gold; these foods are said to bring wealth. Pork represents progress and growth and is said to bring luck!

Ringed or round dessert eaten on New Year's Day symbolize coming full circle and completion of a year. Vasilopita is a Greek dessert with a quarter hidden inside. The person who receives the slice with the quarter inside will have a particularly lucky year.

Baked Whole Wheat Donuts

If you don't think you will have it in you on New Year's Day, stop by Healthy Home Market and pick up some delicious prepared KW Collards, Eden Organic Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread from our deli and Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. Better yet, ask our deli department to prepare something for you!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Meatless Monday: Sloppy Fauxs


1 green pepper
1 tomato
1 onion
1 pkg. vegetarian ground round
1 cup water
3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp. tamari or low-salt soy sauce
1 Tbsp. corn starch


1. Finely dice the green pepper, tomato, and onion and steam fry them in a small amount of water. Add the veggie ground round and heat through. Add spices or herbs as desired. Remove from the heat and add the sauce.
2. To make the sauce, bring the water to a low boil in a saucepan. Stir in the nutritional yeast flakes, tamari or soy sauce, and corn starch. Use more or less water to get the consistency that you desire.
3. Serve on a toasted bun and sprinkle with more nutritional yeast and pepper, if desired.

Tip: Add fresh diced jalepeno for a flavorful kick!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Meatless Monday: Shahi Paneer


2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
4 tomatoes, pureed
1/2 pound paneer, cubed
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
1/4 cup cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder over the onion and garlic; continue cooking until the seasonings are fragrant, about 30 seconds.
2. Pour the pureed tomatoes into the skillet; cook until the excess liquid evaporates and the oil separates, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the paneer, water, sugar, and salt to the mixture; stir gently so the paneer does not break apart. Cook until the paneer begins to absorb some of the liquid, about 10 minutes. Stir the cream into the mixture and simmer another 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

Note: Excellent served on Jasmine rice.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Recipes from HHM!

The Holidays are upon! Whether you're cooking for a large gathering of family and/or friends, just you and your significant other or enjoying a quiet evening alone, we have put together a selection of delicious, sure to impress recipes for the main event! If you would prefer to take it easy this year, contact our deli department and order our prepared main courses and sides. Prime Rib, Spiral Sliced Ham and Harvest Berry Pies are on sale this month! HHM wishes you all a healthy and happy holiday!


Four-Juice Holiday Punch
Homemade Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
Homemade Egg Nog


Roasted Chestnuts
Polenta Triangles


Main Courses


Wine-Poached Pears
White Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding
Cranberry-Pecan Tart

Monday, December 13, 2010

Meatless Monday: Pepper Jelly Cheese Spread


2 cups chopped Pecans
2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (or Vegan Cheese)
1 cup chopped Green Onions (white and green parts)
Mayonnaise (or Vegenaise) to taste
Pepper Jelly


Mix pecans, cheese and green onions with enough mayonnaise for a spreadable consistency (about 5 Tbsp.) Press into dish and refrigerate. Just before serving, spread with pepper jelly. Serve with crackers.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Meatless Monday: Vegan Swedish Meatballs


1 package Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style
1 package Gimme Lean Sausage Style
2 large onions (diced small)
4 medium portabello mushrooms (diced very small)
1.5 cups dried bread crumbs
3/4 cup rice or soy milk (or almond, hemp etc.)
2 cups soy creamer (ie. Silk)
4 tbl olive oil
3-4 tbl corn starch or flour
1 3/4 cups homemade No-chicken broth (or veg. broth)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp sea salt


1. In one bowl soak the bread crumbs with the rice milk and mix to soften.

2. Add half of the chopped onions, both types of Gimme Lean, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon.
3. Form into small 1 or 1.5 inch balls by rolling between your palms.
4. Brown the meatballs on all sides in a skillet with the olive oil.
5. Return meatballs to a large casserole dish or skillet (depends on whether you choose to bake or boil the sauce.)
6. In a separate sauce pan heat olive oil and fry the other half of the onions to soften them.
7. Add mushrooms and saute for two minutes.
8. Add soy cream and corn starch to thicken. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
9. Add No-Chicken Broth, a pinch of nutmeg, salt & pepper. Allow to thicken again.
10. Add to meatballs and simmer or bake for 15-20 minutes on low to medium-low heat.
11. Ladle over noodles and serve.

Note: If you try to avoid soy or are in a hurry, try Quorn Meatless Meatballs.

Friday, December 3, 2010

What Climate Change Means for Our Food Supply

The International Food Policy Research Institute issued a report this week at the annual UN Climate Conference in Cancun, Mexico stating that we can expect food prices to double by the year 2050, thanks to Climate Change. After 2050, climate scientists predict the temperature could raise as much as 11.5° above 20th century levels and the forecast for agriculture is "gloomy." The specialists said that they fed fifteen scenarios of population and income growth into supercomputer models of climate and found that "climate change worsens future human well-being, especially among the world's poorest people." IFPRI estimates that these skyrocketing prices could boost the global population of undernourished children by 20%, that's an additional 25 million children. Climate Change is already causing lower crop output in some areas. We are facing not only higher prices, but higher prices because we are facing a food shortage.

Scientists say that even if we were to completely eliminate greenhouse gasses today, we would still feel the effects for many years to come. Of course as we all know, unfortunately, complete elimination is going to be a long process. But this is just more encouragement for each of us to do our part in reducing our carbon footprint. We have to continue to buy local, reduce our energy consumption, ride our bikes, walk or take public transportation, make smart choices when purchasing, support eco-friendly companies, recycle, waste less, eat organic, cut down on or eliminate meat in our diets, purchase organic and free-range meats when purchasing meats, bring our own shopping bags and do everything that we as individuals can do to help lower our greenhouse gas emissions. It's up to the worlds governments to do the rest. Let them know that it is time for serious change! But, be sure to let them know that GMO's are not the answer!

Read the full article here.