Tuscan Root Vegetable Stew

Serves: 4 to 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

3 tablespoons unrefined olive oil
3 to 4 cloves minced garlic
⅓ cup finely chopped leek or shallot
¼ cup sweet white cooking wine
2 cups chopped root veggies of your choice (rutabaga, carrot, and turnip; red
potato is nice as well)
4 cups (32 ounce) gluten-free vegetable or chicken broth (reserve 1½ cups)
2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained, and rinsed
1½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary, or thyme, or half of each
¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
“Rosemary sea salt” to taste (see recipe below)
Fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs for garnish

Add the olive oil to a medium or large soup pot and heat to medium. Stir in garlic and let caramelize a bit, about 2 minutes. Add leek and cooking wine; let simmer 3 or 4 minutes. Add chopped root vegetables and 2½ cups of the broth. Cover and let simmer. In a blender or food processor, put half of the cannellini beans and the remaining 1½ cups broth along with the rosemary and/or thyme; blend until well-mixed. Add this to the stew, and continue to simmer 20 to 30 minutes until your veggies are the desired texture. About 5 minutes before serving add the remaining beans, parsley, and apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle rosemary sea salt on top to taste. Serve with a spring of fresh rosemary or thyme and a side of Sprouted Quinoa Flatbread. This is also paired nicely with some salty, hard cheese bits on top, such as Parmesan.

To make Rosemary Sea Salt:
Put one part chopped, fresh rosemary to 2 parts sea salt in a coffee grinder (used for grinding herbs). Pulse until rosemary is very finely chopped and well mixed with salt. You can store this for several weeks in a glass container or salt “pig.” Great addition to Italian dishes!

Ginger Teriyaki Sauce

Ginger Teriyaki Sauce is one of those amazing things that can transform almost any dish. A truly classic sauce that can be paired with spring rolls, drizzled over rice or noodle dishes, or can even be used for marinating meats and vegetables. Traditionally this recipe contains gluten, but in this video Tif shows you how to make a gluten free version that is even more delicious!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Serves 4

1/4 cup gluten/wheat free tamari
1/8 cup pure maple syrup, or dark agave syrup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, or lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons grated or minced fresh ginger
½ teaspoon ground pepper or, if you like a little kick, a teaspoon of gluten free hot sauce
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

Put all of the ingredients in a pan and heat on medium for 5 to 8 minutes until the sauce is thick. Use for dipping, serve with Perfect Fried Rice, or use in a stir-fry.