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Peanut Sweet Potato Soup

This soup has a peanut sauce undertone which is quite good.

Couscous Roasted Veggie Melange

I got this recipe from a friend at work after she brought it to a pot-luck lunch. I like it warm or cold.

David Dawson's Whole Wheat Chick Pea Salad

From a friend: "Here's an original that I made a few months ago. Definitely takes some planning ahead for all the soaking that you have to do but well worth it. It's filling and fun to try out whole wheat - something that I don't think I'd had before. Don't forget - salt well only after it's fully tender. There's something with salt which prevents beans from every getting soft."

We had buckets of this at our wedding reception. Literally.

After the CBC team followed Ryan and me on a dumpster run, I was contacted by another dumpster diver who wanted to ask a few questions and we ended up swapping some recipes. When you end up with a bumper crop of bananas, you need some creative ways to use them all because you can only eat so much banana bread! This recipe came from her.

This one was a favorite for a while and we served it to many guests. I think it originated in the More WIth Less Cookbook.

Canning Salsa

It's not as good as the fresh salsa, but it does last longer which can be helpful if you have a lot of tomatoes to use and want to save some jars for the future. I believe this one originated with the "More With Less" cookbook.

Janel says "Limes and lemons are key!"

For Christmas 1994 Jonathan gave Elbert a gift he really enjoyed.  It was a bag of potting soil, 12 pots, and a note telling him that each month he would receive some seeds.  As a bonus, he got some for that month as well.  They were for “hot peppers”.  Those hot peppers were his most treasured plants.  They were started in the house, then transplanted and kept on the deck for the summer.  Elbert watched them closely, then harvested the 14 peppers that were produced.  In the late fall, he and Gwen chopped them up for a triple recipe of this salsa.

Our neighbor lady on Riverton made this a lot in the fall.  It smelled so good as the smell wafted over (through) the chain link fence on those cool late summer evenings..

The chef at the New Orleans School of Cooking said there are two trinities.  The Divine one we knew, and the other, he said, gives a divine flavour and is found in many of the world’s favourite dishes.  It is a combination of onion, celery, and sweet pepper.  Add tomato and oregano and it is Italian.  Add chili and tomato for Spanish or Mexican.  Add curry for Indian.  Add cream for French.  By making a blender puree of those four vegetables, and then canning it, I use up a lot of end-of-the-season garden produce and have a head start on many sauces.  The kids don’t pick out the chunks.

Arlo has enjoyed some cooking experience in Home Ec. at school.  He made this for us for supper once.

Mom and I love main dishes loaded with lots of vegetables.  We served this for supper when Dawn, Rachel, Jon, and Erika visited our house in celebration of Gert’s birthday.

We had this at a Ladies Rally in Emo, Ontario in June, 1981.  It is a fun meal to serve, good to serve after you've just done a major grocery shopping since there are quite a few ingredients.
I don't know how many this serves, but would guess at least a dozen. When this is served the ingredients are served in order.  Begin with the rice, then the chicken and gravy, followed by the remaining ingredients in the order given.


This is the recipe we use for our pizza crust every Saturday night.  Dawn made it at Dordt once and when she had the pizza in the oven, opened the microwave and found the margarine.  The pizza tasted fine, so now we just leave out the margarine.