Better Breakfasts : Purple Potato Crusted Frittata with Swiss Chard

Purple Potato Crusted Frittata

Late August brings a new variety of veggies ready to eat from our garden.   While we are saying good-bye to lettuce, we have bountiful supplies of green beans, Swiss chard, kale, zucchini, crookneck, onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets, corn, and potatoes (russets, golden Yukon’s and purple potatoes).  Oh my!! And yes, I am trying to put food up like crazy. … Read More

Better Breakfasts : Garden Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Garden Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Friday is the one weekday I don’t rush out the door to work. I get to linger over my morning coffee. I get to spend more time in restful reflection. I get to play with our flowers and in the garden. This time is a perfect antidote after a busy week. It’s even better if I make it to SpokaneBarre … Read More

Avocado, Arugula and Radish Toasts

Avocado, Arugula and Radish Toasts

This long awaited season of fresh garden produce is finally here.  All of our salad fixings are up including arugula and radishes. We’ve been enjoying our own lettuces now for awhile.  So divine!  We were extremely eager for garden fresh produce this year.  At the end of each garden season I make a mental note to not plant so much … Read More

Better Breakfasts : Mixed Berry Whole Grain Pancakes (and Waffles)

Mixed Berry Whole Grain Pancakes (and Waffles)

Our last meal while on vacation in Scottsdale, AZ was a delicious brunch enjoyed in an outdoor venue, with awesome friends, along a fun street full of unique shops. There were many elements that made the occasion memorable (it was 72 degrees, back home it was 28), one of them being the delicious whole grain pancakes they served to our … Read More

Make Ahead Easy Kale and Sausage Souffle: Gluten and Dairy Free

Easy Kale and Sausage Souffle

In light of the most recent tragedy our country has suffered, I hesitate to post something as trivial as a recipe. I think how unfair when many are deeply suffering, that life goes on for others. Words fail me. I, like many of you, are deeply grieved for those who have lost their precious loved ones, young and old. With … Read More

Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding 2.0

Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding

Cooler temperatures in the early morning hours call for warmer breakfasts. Here’s a make ahead breakfast that everyone will love and it sends the kids out the door with warm bellies and plenty of protein to carry them through to lunch time. It’s an updated version of the first Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding I posted on 09/30/2011. I assembled this … Read More

Mama’s Favorite Pancakes (and everyone else’s too!)

Mama's Favorite Pancakes

Some 40 years ago when I first began this journey into a healthier lifestyle, one of the first cookbooks I lived by was Laurel’s Kitchen.  I devoured it from cover to cover, inspired by her passion to “give the gift of life” by cooking whole and healthy foods for her family and friends. Some of the recipes stuck with us from this rich collection and this … Read More

Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding

Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding

Along with the cool crisp mornings that fall brings, comes a desire for more hearty, warm meals. I trade out the crunchy granola with fresh fruit on a summer morning, for whole grain hot cereals with dried fruit and nuts for these cool mornings. What I have for breakfast often determines my food choices for the rest of the day. … Read More

Breakfast Whole Wheat Chapati Wraps

Whole Wheat Chapati

You can sure tell it’s summer around here… unfortunately, not because of the weather, but because of the amount of house guests we’ve had.  For the past 4 weeks we have had family (yay!!) and friends (yay!) come visit pretty much back to back.  Jack and I have been working lots at our hotel so it’s been a time challenge to feed … Read More

Better Breakfasts: Asian Omelet and Maple Nut Granola


This last weekend we enjoyed hosting some new friends,singer/songwriter and worship director David Gaulton , his lovely wife, Leah and friend and pianist, Koji. Saturday was a flurry of events that pulled Jack and I away from home from very early in the morning until late at night. On the drive back home from our early morning commitment, I was mentally creating a … Read More