The Home Grown Farm

February, 2015

The BEST Oven-Baked Fries. Ever.

Directions: 1.  Put your prepared potatoes in a glass microwave-safe bowl with a lid (or a plate) on top.  Place in the microwave on HIGH for 3-5 minutes. 2.  Remove the bowl from the microwave and carefully take the lid off with the lid tilted away from you so that the steam doesn’t burn you.  […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Sloppy Joes with LOTS of Veg

Directions: 1.  Put the carrots, kale or spinach, and onion in your food processor or blender and pulse until they’re finely chopped. 2.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the vegetables and garlic in the olive oil for 2-3 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften. 3.  Add your meat of choice and […]

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Almond-Tahini Cilantro Spread (recipe courtesy of Juanita Barrientos)

Directions: 1.  In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients except the herbs.  Add more water and/or olive oil as needed to get your blade moving as well as create a creamy paste-like consistency. 2.  Pour into smaller bowl and stir in herbs.  Taste and adjust seasonings (salt, pepper, lemon). [Chef Juanita spread this on […]

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Naan Flatbreads with Spring Veggie Toppings (recipe courtesy of Juanita Barrientos)

Directions: 1.  Mix all the dry ingredients together and make a well. 2.  Mix milk and yogurt together and pour half of it into the well and slowly combine it together.  NOTE:  I don’t think there’s an exact amount of liquid that should be added to the exact amount of flour to make a perfect […]

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Egg Salad with Kale

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and tweak the seasoning to your liking.  Serve between two slices of delicious bread with a slice of juicy tomato and enjoy!

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Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Kale and Potatoes

1.  Rinse and roughly chop the kale and put it in the bottom of one or two – depending on how much chicken you’ve got – lightly oiled 9 x 13 pans (a quick spritz of cooking spray will do the trick). 2.  Dice potatoes and toss in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of oil […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Mom’s Mom’s Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup

1.  Dice/slice the carrots, onions, and celery or toss them all in your food processor and give it a whirl. 2.  Place prepped veggies in pot or pan with just a drizzle of oil or pat of butter and lightly sauté for 1-2 minutes (this keeps the veggies from getting too soft once cooked in […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Mexican Roasted Broccoli

Directions: 1.  Wash broccoli and slice into spears, leaving the stems long, then place in a bowl. 2.  Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the broccoli, toss to coat. 3.  Spread the coated broccoli on a greased cookie sheet and place in the oven at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  Turn the broccoli once […]

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