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Episode 57 – Tahini Dill Dressing

Tahini Dill Dressing
3/4 cup water
3/4 oz. dates (3 dates)
1 Tablespoon dry dill
1/4 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix in blender.

Food for the Road Trip

My favorite breakfast, a pound of sugar snap peas. You can eat them raw or lightly steamed, remove the strings or not.Food for the Road Trip

Episode 56 – Red Lentil Chili

RED LENTIL CHILI (Yield: 14 cups)
• One pound (453g) of red lentils
• 7 cups (1.75 liters) of water
• 2 (14.5 ounce/396g) cans of salt-free tomatoes, fire roasted preferred
• 1 (6 ounce/169g) can of salt-free tomato paste
• 10 ounces (283g) of chopped onion (approximately one large)
• One pound (453g) of red bell pepper, (approximately 2 large) VERY finely chopped (I use the Cuisinart)
• 3 ounces (85g) of dates (approximately 12 Deglet Noor)
• 8 cloves of garlic, finely minced
• 4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
• 1.5 Tablespoons Parsley Flakes
• 1.5 Tablespoons Oregano
• 1.5 Tablespoons Salt-free Chili Powder
• 2 teaspoons SMOKED paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or more to taste)
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
Blend the dates, tomatoes, red bell peppers and garlic in a blender and blend until smooth. Place all remaining ingredients in an electric pressure cooker and cook on high for 10 minutes. Alternatively, place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.


Sparky is ready to get on the road and he wants to know what we’re waiting for.

Sparky: "Can we get on the road already?"

Starting the Road Trip up to TrueNorth

Hitting the road for the 33 Day Chef AJ/True North Experience.

We’re packed up in the van and ready to start the long drive. (Left to right: Kathy, AJ, Sparky, Robin)

Our New Blog

We’re going to be posting blogs from TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California during the month of December. Stay tuned!

Episode 55 – Kale in a Pressure Cooker

Episode 54 – Muesli

Episode 53 – Chia Pudding

Episode 52 – PB&J Bites