Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup
There's a lot going on here on the home front this weekend.  I thought I'd shoot this recipe for a light spring soup your way real quick. It's perfect for the weather we're having right now.  It's still a bit chilly so I find myself wanting a warming soup but not a heavy one like one I'd crave in the ... Read More

Wellness Soup

Wellness Soup
We got away to Maui-land for some rest & relaxation.  It was lovely.  We had a zip lining adventure that was oh. so. fun.   Watched gorgeous sunsets, swimming turtles and humpback whales. With a Farmers Market within walking distance from where we stayed, we enjoyed lots of fresh food right on our Lanai. But we also enjoyed some of Maui's ... Read More

“Zoodles” Red Curry Bowl with Cod

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod
If you lived with us for a week, you would be served up meals in a bowl not just for dinner, but for breakfast and lunch too.  I'm kind of crazy about the concept of a meal in a bowl.  It's a fun way to present food and layer flavors.  A protein and a green veggie makes it complete. Like ... Read More

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad
Do you know about Wild Planet Tuna?   They hand-cut and pack delicious premium tuna steaks in a micro-cannery process using BPA free cans.  All of the Omega 3 oils are retained and no liquid is added (BTW, they recommend not draining this tuna).  Because they select smaller albacore, the fish accumulates less mercury.  Wild Planet is a company committed to ... Read More

Chicken Curry Sweet Potato “Noodle” Bowl

Chicken Curry Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
We are half way through this Whole30 month.  It took me awhile to find my groove in meal planning and cooking.  Finally, I have a comfortable rhythm down for alternating proteins apart from red meat and pork.  After feeling very bloated after some meals and my husband confirming by saying, "this is too much meat!",  I modified Whole30 to better fit ... Read More

Meal In A Bowl : Garden Fresh Noodle Bowl

Garden Fresh Noodle Bowl
Eager to eat fresh vegetables, this recipe came to me the day we returned home from a week of vacation.  After a long day of driving we arrive home starving but throw something quick together that doesn't require cooking. Side note: that's what I love about having cultured vegetables on hand, they are delicious and nutritious vegetables that are ready ... Read More

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad
Got Mint?  Yeah, me too.   My husband warned me when I planted it that it would spread, and sure enough, it did. I've had my eye on this recipe with fresh mint from Rebecca Katz (author of  The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and The Longevity Kitchen) for sometime.   It's been adapted a bit here by adding garbanzo beans and ... Read More

Thai Spring Lentil Soup with Kale

Cooking Class:Seasonal Soups
Our garden is all in and coming up.  Hello mustard greens and radishes, lettuces, collards, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, kohlrabi, celery, cabbages, onions, zucchini, burdock root, carrots, beets, squashes, potatoes, green beans, peppers, cukes, dill and on and on it goes.  We cannot wait for that first bite of  freshly picked veggies! You can be sure I'll be begging for ... Read More

Meal in a Bowl : Fusilli with Tofu and Greens

Fussilli and tofu bowl with kale

We’ve been gallivanting around the country, snuggling with out-of-town grand kids.  Portland was our first stop. Once plowing and planting begin,. we stay close to home.  Besides, summertime in our hometown is the most beautiful time of year. After we enjoyed sometime with this lively crew, we headed to Nashville to visit our daughter and her family. One night after … Read More

Meal In A Bowl : Salmon Noodle Bowl

Salmon Noodle Bowl

This is healthy comfort food in a bowl.  And it only takes 30 minutes to prepare! In the midst of this busy season, I’m looking for healthy and quick.  If it’s all in one pot, even better. I created this for first time a year ago as a quick change up from my original dinner plan.  Son and daughter in-law … Read More