Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp

Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp

The winter squashes that are out in abundance this time of year are so versatile and I've found that my spiralizer gives even more opportunities to make them into vibrant, yummy meals.  If you don't own a spiralizer, consider buying one.  And if you do own one and need more recipes, listen up. A new spiralizer cookbook, appropriately named Inspiralized by ... Read More
AmyButternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp
all things fall cooking class

All Things Fall Cooking Class 2015

 I am excited to welcome you to all things fall, a new cooking class featuring the best of what this season has to offer.  We will prepare a complete meal with a variety of local vegetables and fruits that we’ve waited all summer for. The cooking and eating together takes place in a comfortable home setting and is designed to equip … Read More

AmyAll Things Fall Cooking Class 2015
Make Ahead Freezer Shepherds Pie

Make Ahead Freezer Shepherd’s Pie

Here's comfort food at it's best, healthy. warming and flavorful.  And to top it off, it's make ahead and freezable.  Always on the lookout for expanding our repertoire of healthy freezer meals but coming up with one that's dairy, gluten and processed food free, I find is a challenge.  This is truly a cozy cold weather comfort food.  This is ... Read More
AmyMake Ahead Freezer Shepherd’s Pie
Make Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato "Buns"

Make Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato “Buns”

You know it's fall when the evenings grow longer, it gets darker earlier, and a lit candle brings that beautiful cozy glow you didn't realize you were missing.  When the thought of wearing sweaters, boots and scarves feels like a welcome change from shorts and sandals.  A new routine sets in.  You find a need to plan and organize schedules. ... Read More
AmyMake Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato “Buns”
Chicken Apple Salad

Lunchbox Chicken Salad

Fall has arrived in the northwest bringing with it some amazing sunsets. September ushers in new schedules and commitments which means the day to day pace is kicked up a notch - especially after the lazy days of summer.  Being prepared with clean proteins, plus washed and prepped veggies helps keep me on track and eating well at times like ... Read More
AmyLunchbox Chicken Salad
Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup

When we first got married, 40 years ago, putting food up was a point of contention between us.  Hubs grew up on a small farm, building barns and driving a tractor.  His families "normal" was to go out to the chicken coop and garden to get dinner and fill the pantry up with home-grown canned goods.  I grew up on ... Read More
AmyFreezer Garden Vegetable Soup
Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Are you looking for a healthy, delicious, and fun picnic food?  Something out of the norm? We celebrated a friend's birthday at Arbor Crest, a local winery and outdoor concert venue.   These lettuce wraps were my contribution to our little celebration and they were a big hit. They're not your usual picnic fare so I wasn't sure how'd they ... Read More
AmyTurkey Thai Lettuce Wraps
Zucchini hole in the middles

Zucchini Hole in the Middle’s

Are you wondering what to do with those zucchini's that grow to mammoth proportions?  I don't know how it is we don't see them - especially when checking daily...but eventually they pop out of nowhere.  You can only make so much zucchini bread.  Now that I've gone grain free, I'm happy to make zucchini bread for my husband and guests but ... Read More
AmyZucchini Hole in the Middle’s
Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint

Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint

It's been a busy, fun summer full of celebrations of all sorts, and a quick visit to spend time with my Florida sis. Our garden continues to provide beautiful produce that inspires me.  Look at this gorgeous purple cabbage that went into kraut this week.  Isn't it so perfect? Here's a salad recipe I need to quickly share with you ... Read More
AmyCreamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint
Green Bean Caprese Salad

Green Bean Caprese Salad

Never before in our gardening experience have tomatoes and green beans been ready to eat before the 4th of July.  It's been HOT, HOT, HOT and it's caused some of our veggies to GROW, GROW, GROW.  Notice I said SOME.  The ever abundant zucchini has been slow growing in comparison.  So odd.  Always something new with a garden. here's a ... Read More
AmyGreen Bean Caprese Salad