OUR FOOD CLOSET
RECIPIES

Lima Bean Soup
with Collard Greens

Roasted Hazelnuts Chili | Cinnamon

Baked Pork Meatballs 

THE IDEA BEHIND

 

At the Food Closet, we're always looking for ways to encourage healthy food selection. That's why our volunteers are taking turns making low-budget recipes with ingredients we usually give out during distributions. They provide a tasty sample during distribution and a bag with the recipe and all the ingredients.

 

We hope that this will inspire our clients to experiment with new recipes and make healthy food choices. So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we're excited to see the growing list of recipes. Please feel free to share your feedback with us!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 C. Dried Baby Limas

  • 1 C. Chopped Onion

  • 1 C. Chopped Carrots

  • 1 C. Chopped Celery

  • 4-6 Cloves Garlic-Chopped(Optional)

  • 3 Tbs. – Vegetable Oil

  • 4 C. Stock (Vegetable/Chicken/Beef)

  • Salt and Pepper

 

In 4 Quart Soup Pot Soak 2 C. Dried Limas Covered in Water 4-6 hrs

 

Serves: 6 – 8 (8 - 1 Cup Servings)

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  • Drain Beans, Discard Soaking Water

  • Saute Onions, Celery, Carrots, and Garlic in 3 Tbs. Oil to soften, 5-10 minutes

  • Combine Beans, Vegetables + 4 cups Stock, Salt, and Pepper

  • Simmer on Low – 1 to 1 ½ Hour

  • Check Soup After 1 hour, Add Water if Needed

  • When Beans are Cooked Through, Add 4 C. Chopped Collard Greens,

  • Simmer Until Tender and Serve.

  • Optional Ingredients: Ham/Sausage/Hot Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Hazelnuts   -   1 tbsp vegetable oil

SPICE SACK - CHILI

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper    

  • ½ tsp chili powder    

SPICE SACK - CINNAMON

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  • Preheat oven to 400

  • 2. Mix Hazelnuts with oil in a small bowl

  • 3. Add contents of Spice Sack and mix thoroughly

  • 4. Pour contents onto a baking sheet in a single layer (be sure to scrape out all the oil mixture onto the nuts)

  • 5. Roast until fragrant and nuts starting to brown – about 10 minutes

  • 6. Cool nuts on a paper towel

  • 7. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 can Lakeside Pork with juices

  • 2 tablespoons quick oats

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  • Set the oven rack to the lower-middle position to boil and pre-heat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease it with oil.

  • Discard the pork juices and fat.

  • Knead together all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Form the mixture into balls and evenly space the pieces on the baking sheet.

  • Broil for 10 minutes and turn the pieces over and cook for another 3 minutes or until brown on the outside.

  • Season to taste with spices and herbs. Serve with pasta, baked potatoes, salad, or soup.