Cranberry Ginger Cider

Cranberry Ginger Cider garnished with an orange slice The perfect drink to warm visitors on a chilly night. Serve it in glass mugs so folks can enjoy the deep red color. Float an orange slice on top.

Confetti Quinoa with Nori, Sesame and Raw Cashews

A stylized plate and silverware. This is a nutritionally packed food. Nori and quinoa are high in protein and a good dietary source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. More specifically, this is a great way to get calcium in your diet...

Cascade Trekking Bars

A stylized plate and silverware. These bars are sure to provide enough whole food fuel to climb all of the region's towering peaks. Bake a batch at the beginning of summer and freeze the leftovers for a full season of trekking.

Braised Fennel

A stylized plate and silverware. Fennel is fairly uncommon yet readily available on the West Coast. When cooked it becomes sweet and has a meaty texture. It’s great with whole-wheat pasta and salmon.

Bruschetta with Watercress and Tomato

A stylized plate and silverware. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and works very well as an appetizer. It tastes best when made a day ahead; cover and refrigerate the vegetables and cover the bread in a bowl to keep...

Best Potato Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This simple recipe makes one of the yummiest picnic or potluck offering you’ve ever tasted. And the method we use for cooking the potatoes helps preserves the flavor and nutrients of this...

Beet and Kale Salad

beet and kale salad with wooden salad tongs Get your daily dose of bright-colored vegatables with this delicious and filling salad that works as easily as a side dish as a main course.

Cashew Gravy

A stylized plate and silverware. Caramelized onions and the nutty richness of cashew butter make this creamy gravy a great sauce alternative for vegans, and a must for Rice and Walnut Loaf.

Rice and Walnut Loaf

A stylized plate and silverware. Loosely adapted from Beatrice Trum Hunter's famous 1961 work The Natural Foods Cookbook, this is Sunday dinner comfort food at its best. Served with Cashew Gravy...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Roasted tomatillos, peppers, garlic and caramelized onions make this a warming and sweet salsa that can be enjoyed year-round. The jalapenos add a little fire but combined with cilantro and fresh-...

Rosemary Red Soup

A stylized plate and silverware. This soup is a gorgeous red color with a deep, satisfying taste to match. Because of the combination of legumes and vegetables, all you need is some whole grain bread and salad to make this into a...


Sauerkraut in a bowl. Fermented foods have been used for years and have been shown to aid in digestion and enhance our immune system functions. Sauerkraut can be used as a topping on sandwiches, salads or as a side dish...

Super Nutritious Quinoa Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. One cup of quinoa has more calcium than a quart of milk, and the ancient grain has twice the protein of barley or rice.

Super Secret Cinnamon Swirl Bread

A stylized plate and silverware. For best results, use a bread machine for preparation. Use both cassia and cinnamon in cinnamon swirl for a more complex flavor.

Tempeh Tacos

A stylized plate and silverware. One of Cynthia Lair's students at Bastyr University, Jeff Johnson, who moved on to the Kashi Company, presented this dish as part of his final product, and she thought it was not only very tasty...

Thai Steak Salad Over Soba

A stylized plate and silverware. Choosing beef from healthfully raised cows is important nutritionally, ecologically and politically. If you can't find grass-fed or humanely raised beef from a local farmer, ask questions at your...

Tofu Vegetable Breakfast Burrito

A stylized plate and silverware. This colorful dish makes a hearty Sunday breakfast. Any vegetables can be substituted for the ones listed, however, this combination is scrumptious. Serve with a fresh fruit salad for brunch.

Triple A Salad (Avocado, Arame and Almonds)

A stylized plate and silverware. This popular whole-foods salad recipe is from Mary Shaw, who taught Whole Foods Production and Advanced Whole Foods Production at Bastyr University from 1996 to 2002. Arame is a mild-flavored seaweed...