26 meals in a day

26 meals

Last Sunday my daughter and I made 26 meals for the freezer.  A young mom of 2 and working part-time, she wanted to be better prepared for dinnertime. I’m always game for that, so we joined forces, rolled up our sleeves and got to work. What did we make?  Two tried and true recipes and 2 new recipes.  We prepared both previously posted recipes, Garden Vegetable Lasagne  using … Read More

Product Review : Sesame Tahini

tahini

Stocking our fridge with an assortment of nut and seed butters gives me more options for making non-dairy cream soups, sauces, dips, dressings and sandwich spreads.  Since they keep well refrigerated and in order to spontaneously create recipes, I typically have on hand peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and tahini. Tahini is made of ground hulled sesame seeds made into … Read More

Product Review : Trader Joe’s Grilled Asparagus Spears

Grilled Asparagus Spears

When you see someone actively rummaging through the frozen vegetable aisle at Trader Joe’s, you know to take notice. Trader Joe’s food culture offers a wonderfully unique selection.  Shopping there is an adventure where I’m always finding something new to try.  Being an advocate  of eating more veggies, I had to know what frozen vegetable product was so good that … Read More

Product Review : Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup

Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup

Eliminating white refined sugar from your diet can do a world of good for your health.  Not only can you enjoy improved health, but your taste buds actually start tasting the natural flavors of real, whole foods. And when eating a complete well balanced diet full of fresh vegetables, fruit and protein, you’ll find sugar cravings disappear. Occasionally when you … Read More

Stock Up for Homemade Soup

Homemade Soup

It’s the ideal meal in a bowl.  Whip some up with the Simple Artisan Herb Bread  ( November 17, 2012 post) or Chapati’s (July 26, 2011 post), for a simple hearty winter meal.  Why not since we’re settled in for a long winter and temperatures are dipping down below 20 degrees F.? Here is what I stock up on to stir up a pot of soup on … Read More

Product Review : Rapunzel Vegetable Broth

Rapunzel Vegetable Broth

It’s a chilly winter here in the northwest.  Homemade soup finds its way to our table for lunch and dinner and sometimes even for breakfast.  If you prefer a plant-based diet this Rapunzel Vegetable Broth is one of my favorites to have on hand for adding flavor to soups, stews, vegetables and to add to the water while cooking quinoa, rice and other whole grains.  It’s made … Read More

Hit Reset and Eat Green in 2013

Hit Reset and Eat Green

No need to set foot in a specialty store to take a small step toward better health in 2013.  Just spend more time in the produce aisle of your local grocer.  The average American consumes potatoes, tomatoes and iceberg lettuce and considers that quite satisfactory for eating their veggies.  Why stop there when the vegetable family has the most to offer in … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Homemade Pumpkin / Buttercup Squash Puree

Pumpkin / Buttercup Squash Puree

Naturally sweet, affordable, healthy and convenient….homemade pumpkin puree is a treat to have on hand throughout the fall and winter.  It has much better flavor than the store-bought variety and you don’t have to deal with the can.  If you haven’t grown your own (we have plenty to share BTW), you can find some from your local farmers markets for the freshest … Read More

Make It Healthy, Make It Fast

FAst

It’s Sunday… but Monday’s coming! Putting together health conscious meals takes a little planning and effort. Even with decades invested in natural and clean eating, Jack and I are in a season of life that makes putting food on the table fast a necessity… and because we choose to eat fresh and natural – it’s a challenge! Most weekdays we … Read More

Healthy Living…Where do I begin?

Where do I begin

Please welcome Nutrition/Wellness consultant, DK Sylvester who will share her views as a guest blogger.  I recently met DK when she attended one of my cooking classes.  She visited hoping for some hands on help for her clients who desire practical tips on  cooking healthy.  You may appreciate what she has to say in this guest post. Hello fellow readers … Read More