All Occasion Creamy Sauce : Gluten and Dairy Free

All Occasion Creamy Sauce

This is a one sauce fits all.  It’s a favorite of ours, topping a meal in a bowl, brimming with healthy ingredients, alive with color and flavor.  A frequent favorite combination is brown rice, cooked creamy pinto beans, fresh greens, lacto-fermented pickles, and avocado. Top it off with optional chopped cilantro, or toasted almonds, add a drizzle of this creamy … Read More

Fast, Fresh Honey Balsamic Dressing

Honey Balsamic Dressing

I celebrated a landmark birthday recently and was loved on thoroughly by those who know me best.  One of my gifts was a new salad bowl hand painted by this sweet young man.  He’s quite the artist…don’t you think? I love it and plan on putting it to good use frequently! Moving on …. I’ve been thinking about the seasons … Read More

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Long before the calendar flips over to a new season, our bodies know a change is coming and cravings for more seasonal fare start early. I notice this in late summer – early fall when hearty soups start sounding better to me than light salads.  Same is true as we transitioned away from winter and into spring, cravings for lighter … Read More

Tofu-Peppercorn Ranch Dressing

Tofu-Peppercorn Ranch Dressing

Scanning the magazine covers the subtitle of Whole Grain Salads caught my eye. We were catching a plane heading to the friendly skies of Nashville to visit our daughter Kyah and family for Memorial Day weekend. I needed some light weight reading material. One flick through bon appetit pages stirred up enough inspiration for me to make the purchase. The … Read More

Kale – Cilantro Pesto with Toasted Quinoa and Black Beans

Kale - Cilantro Pesto

It’s that wonderfully crazy time of year again when I vow not to over spend, not to over commit, and not to over eat. It’s an extra ordinary challenge with the on going shopping lists, seasonal sights and sounds to attend, and beautifully decorated confections all over the place. My goal is to stay healthy, reign in the holiday busy … Read More