More Recipes from the Holiday Feasts Class!

16 Dec

Here are some more recipes that we cooked in our Healthy Feasts Cooking and Happy, Healthy, Holiday cooking classes. Remember, these recipes are for 20, so if you’re not entertaining, make sure to downsize!


Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
16 cups bite sized cauliflower florets (about 4 heads)
1⅓ cup nonfat buttermilk (for a dairy free alternative add one tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice per cup of soymilk and mix well)
4 teaspoons butter (or goat’s butter for dairy intolerance)
freshly ground pepper to taste
16 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
16 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoon salt
snipped fresh chives for garnish

  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place cooked cauliflower and garlic in food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt, pepper; pulse several times then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with remaining oil and garnish with chives. Serve hot.

Kale with Cranberries
4 bunches kale
½ cup pine nuts
½ cup dried cranberries
6 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Steam the kale until it is bright green
  2. Meanwhile, in a cast iron skillet, toast the pine nuts
  3. Allow kale and pine nuts five minutes to cool, then toss together in a large bowl
  4. Add dried cranberries and olive oil
  5. Toss and serve

Stuffed Mushrooms
4 cup parsley, chopped
2 cup sun dried tomatoes
2 cup pine nuts
4 clove garlic, chopped
4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 cup olive oil
4 (8) ounce package mushrooms

  1. In a food processor, place parsley and pulse briefly
  2. Add sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice and salt, then pulse until almost smooth
  3. Drizzle in olive oil and pulse again briefly to incorporate
  4. Remove stems from mushrooms and stuff with pesto
  5. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes
  6. Serve


We will have a series of cooking classes coming up at Whole Foods called “Let’s Do Lunch!” Check back soon for more information and dates to transform your lunchtime.


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