Apricot Leather

If you don’t have a food dehydrator, you can dry fruit leather in a warm convection oven or outside if you live in a hot, dry climate. Properly dried apricot leather will keep for several years—that is, if you don’t eat it first! Remove the pits from: 2 pounds apricots You should be left with…

Trail Mix

Trail mix isn’t just for hikes! Have it on hand as an after-school snack for kids. Roasted nuts make the crunchiest trail mix, but use raw nuts if you prefer. Substitutions can easily be made: switch out the raisins for dried cranberries or candied papaya, or use cashews or peanuts instead of hazelnuts. Avoid using…

Hummus

This popular Middle Eastern dip is extremely easy to make. Canned chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) make the smoothest hummus. Drain: One 15-ounze can of chickpeas Put the chickpeas in a food processor with: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon tahini 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 crushed garlic clove Process until…

Chia Pudding with Tigernut Milk

Inspired by horchata de chufa, this nutritious, naturally sweet pudding is great for breakfast or dessert. Chia seeds are lauded by many for their high fiber and omega-3 content, and tigernuts are a tasty treasure packed with vitamin E and resistant starch. Soak in water for at least 8 hours: 1/2 cup tigernuts Drain tigernuts and…