UnBox Your Kitchen Recipes

“The kitchen is where friends and family come together for good food and conversation that nourish our souls.” 
~C.K. Kochis

Beverages

Kombucha  Rose

Kombucha Rose

This berry yumminess is one your going to want to make! Kombucha a is fermented tea that has been around for many moons! Its healthy bacteria is beneficial to the body because it helps break down the food making digestion easier. It tastes fantastic and combined with...

Juicy’s Beet Juice

Juicy’s Beet Juice

I know! BEET JUICE, RIGHT?! Well this one is definitely thirst quenching and will also get toxins flowing right on out of your body! This juice will also nourish your body and make you feel fantastic! Yum! Juicy’s Beet Juice 2 medium organic beets (chopped, skins on)2...

Fruity Green Smoothie

Fruity Green Smoothie

  Fruity Green Smoothie 1 banana (cut in chunks) 3/4 cup green grapes (cut in half) 6 oz tub vanilla yogurt 1/2 apple (cored and chopped) 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk Place the banana, grapes, yogurt, apple, spinach and soy milk into a...

Blue Almond Smoothie

Blue Almond Smoothie

Blue Almond Smoothie 1 banana16 whole almonds1/4 cup rolled oats1 tablespoon flaxseed meal1 cup frozen blueberries1 cup raspberry yogurt1/4 cup Concord grape juice1 cup 1% buttermilk Place ingredients in blender.Blend until smooth.Pour into glass and serve. “The...

Strawberry & Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Breakfast Smoothie 1 cup soy milk 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 banana (broken into chunks) 14 frozen strawberries 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 1 teaspoons honey (optional) In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add...

Herbal Flavoring for Smoothies

Herbal Flavoring for Smoothies

Enhance the flavor of your smoothies with these popular, and easy to grow, fresh herbs... Basil Adds a robust flavor in green smoothies Cilantro Adds a zip of spice in green smoothies Mint Accent fruit smoothies with a cool zest Rosemary Deepen the flavor of green,...

Bites & Desserts

Seedy Quinoa Bars

Seedy Quinoa Bars

I love sweets. There's no getting around it, I'm always on the search for healthy and sweet snacks that are easy to make and satisfy my hunger. Seedy Quinoa Bars 3/4 cup cooked quinoa1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds1/4 cup chia seeds1/2 cup rolled...

Apple Pie Hints & Tips

Apple Pie Hints & Tips

Who can resist a slice of warm apple pie or homemade applesauce? Not me! These hints and tips will ensure you prepare tasty apple deserts. Learn how many cups it takes to bake the average pie, when the ideal time is to purchase apples and more. Most recipes call for...

For the Love of Salsa

For the Love of Salsa

Basic Salsa 4 medium tomatoes (chopped) 4 oz can diced green chiles (drained) 1/4 cup onion (chopped) 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped) 1/8 teaspoon salt pepper (to taste) Combine in a medium bowl. Serve chilled or at room temperature.Makes 1 1/2 cups. Cherry Tomato...

Beauty Beet Dip

Beauty Beet Dip

I love it when beets are in season! There are so many wonderful ways to use them in your diet. With all the backyard fun going on, this is a simple and easy appetizer to bring to a summer shaker. I love how pretty it looks. Beets are a true superfood! They are high in...

Pecan Coconut Balls

Pecan Coconut Balls

Need a boost of energy? Craving something sweet, this should do the trick. (You can even freeze them making it simple to grab and go.) The best thing about this recipe is that they are quick and simple to make! Dates are a great source of fiber and can help relieve...

Berry Deliciousness Jam

Berry Deliciousness Jam

This Jam is the JAM!  Fruit is full of its own natural sweetness, this easy recipe keeps simple things simple. When berries are in season it is always wonderful to use fresh fruit.  If you can buy berries from your local farmer’s market in bulk, or better...

Mealtime

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger 1/4 cup cooked quinoa1/2 cup old fashioned oats15 ounce canned black beans (drained and rinsed)1 egg1/4 cup carrots (finely chopped)1/4 cup sweet red pepper (finely chopped)1 garlic clove (minsed)1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon salt4...

Crock Pot Veggies

Crock Pot Veggies

It’s been hot this summer, so turning on the oven is not a happy thought until it cools down. Crock pot meals can save the day because they are a great way to de-stress your day by walking in the door to a home cooked meal! I like to mix it up a bit. I use, chicken,...

Stuffed Collard Greens

Stuffed Collard Greens

When the days start getting shorter and the heat starts to subside I like to use my oven for one dish meals. It warms up the kitchen, send an enticing aroma through the house and saves me time cooking a few different dishes over the stove. This meal has everything:...

Simply Juicy Bone Broth

Simply Juicy Bone Broth

I know it can sometimes seem like you need loads of time to make bone broth, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. Anytime I make a chicken for dinner, I simply pull out my crock pot, toss in all ingredients and heat on low for 12 - 24 hours. Once it's in the...

Summer Harvest Borscht

Summer Harvest Borscht

This time of the year the garden is full of fresh vegetables. I love to get a head start on canning the summer’s harvest so I don't get caught having to cook non-stop for weeks! This borscht has a yummy citrus twist, but the flavors are amazing together. I like to...

Portobello Mushroom Pizza with Arugula Pesto

Portobello Mushroom Pizza with Arugula Pesto

I don't know about you, but I actually love having PIZZA this way versus how we traditionally eat it. It's fun because you can explore and change it up easily using the ingredients you love. I'm a SPICY kind of gal so I love to smash JALAPENO'S on anything when given...

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

This is such a great dish to make! Either take it with you to a summer get together, or make it on your regular meal preparation day. It’s easy to store in mason jars for lunch throughout the week. Summer Salad 1 14 oz can of organic pinto beans 1 14 oz can of organic...

Veggie Pancakes

Veggie Pancakes

Looking for a different kind of pancake? These are so delicious and easy to make. With the summer growing season here, why not enjoy the fresh harvest and get your veggies in? You can also play around with it, use carrots, or sweet potatoes - have some fun! They...

Carrot Ginger Dressing

Carrot Ginger Dressing

This sweet, creamy and tangy dressing is bursting with nutrients. Carrots boost the immune system. Ginger is great for digestion. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory. I love to slather it on salads, steamed veggies, grains and beans. It makes every dish sing! This...

Spring  Sprout  Salad

Spring Sprout Salad

As the temperatures rise and the trees bloom our body’s needs change. We leave behind the heavier foods of winter and start craving lighter and raw foods. Salads are an excellent meal during the spring and summer. They provide us with lots of nutrients and energy from...

Handcrafted Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

Handcrafted Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

I was going to be a smartalic and write that there's a half a million recipes for the phrase "mac and cheese recipes from scratch". Actually there's about 599,000 results (0.81 seconds). I suppose that's close enough. Homemade macaroni and cheese is so easy to make....

Leeks ‘n Spinach Soup

Leeks ‘n Spinach Soup

Leeks grow in abundance in the woods near my home. I love the mild aroma of the wild onions in the air after it rains. The best time I've found to harvest leeks in my area is early May (this will be different based on your region). During the period when leeks are...

Prepping Morels

Prepping Morels

Preparing for cooking Cleaning morel mushrooms can help in the prevention of eating slugs, bugs and dirt. When I was a child, I was taught to soak morels in salted water for 15 minutes. This kills any slugs, and draws out bugs from the nooks and crannies. I’ve heard...

Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth from a rotisserie chicken. Homemade broth is easy to make, tasty and good for you. It's not a pretty process. Looking at the pictures, you may even think it looks gross. However, the flavor of homemade broth is well worth the time and effort. A...

Braised Celery

Braised Celery

I love celery. I like to add it to salads and soups but mostly I eat it raw with a dip like hummus or tahini. This modest vegetable is brimming with healthy yumminess. ~ Celery is high in fiber, magnesium and vitamin A. ~ It is a powerful anti-inflammatory. ~ It has a...

Heart Healthy Soup

Heart Healthy Soup

Here is an easy way to love your heart with a delicious soup that is packed with the powerful antioxidant and beta carotene. Vegetables of a deep orange hue are a wonderful source of this important nutrient. Beta carotene is known for reducing the risk of heart...

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

Morning Blues Is there a better way to start the day than with the morning blues? Blueberries, that is. For years I purchased various brands of boxed pancake mix with the belief that adding water, oil and an egg was the easiest, and least expensive, way to make...

Turkey Egg Cups

Turkey Egg Cups

Turkey Egg Cups with a Side of YUM! Holiday meals are fabulous, but what about breakfast? As many say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it can get overlooked during the busy holiday season. After sleeping all night our bodies need some...

Herbed Butter

Herbed Butter

Do you enjoy the flavor of fresh herbs in your meals? Do you wish you could preserve the summertime flavors into the colder winter months? Herb butter is great for sautéing vegetables, embellishing cooked rice and pasta dishes, seasoning chicken and pork, spread onto...

Cinnamon Grapefruit

Cinnamon Grapefruit

I always looked forward to grapefruit season as a kid. Being able to slice open the grapefruit – use Mum’s special grapefruit knife to cut around the perimeter of the fruit, create segments, and then sprinkle them with sugar. Yum! For one reason or another as I got...

Balsamic Kale Salad

Balsamic Kale Salad

This salad is so simple, yet so colorful and festive it’s a go-to whenever I host a gathering, and it is PACKED with nutrients and fiber. The balsamic reduction infuses it with a tangy and sweet flavor. Balsamic Kale Salad 1 bunch of kale 1 red onion 6-8 strawberries...

Fruit Crumble with Coconut Lemon Zest Whip Cream

Fruit Crumble with Coconut Lemon Zest Whip Cream

From the time I was sixteen until I was twenty-seven, I lived in the backwoods of Canada on a beautiful lake, not too far from Alaska. Berries grew wild everywhere. I enjoyed picking tiny blueberries and strawberries to make pies and jam preserves. My neighbor, a...

Kohlrabi Salad

Kohlrabi Salad

Kohlrabi is one of my favorite vegetables. My mother used to add it to vegetable and chicken soups, but my favorite way to eat it is sliced and raw. It is crunchy and delicious. Kohlrabi is a vegetable from the cruciferous family that includes cabbage, broccoli,...

Summertime Kebabs

Summertime Kebabs

Summertime Kebabs Making kabobs is easy and fun! They're a great way to serve a delicious dinner from the grill. Common Choices Meat Bacon (wrapped around meat pieces) Beef pieces (marinaded in sauce or plain) Bratwurst (precooked and sliced) Chicken pieces (marinaded...

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