Summer Squash Soup

Summer Squash Soup with Tahini Mint Garnish

Alice Waters is another foodie who’s inspired me. An author and restaurant owner, she was instrumental early on in the grassroots movement of eating local and fresh.  I found this recipe for Summer Squash Soup in her cookbook, The Art Of Simple Food.  I kept everything the same as her recipe, except I changed up her topping of Yogurt/Mint paste to a creamy addition … Read More

AmySummer Squash Soup with Tahini Mint Garnish
Maple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Maple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

You know, I don’t have alot of friends…. that is, who like beets!  But when I’ve served them up this Maple Roasted Beet dish, they go back for more. We all know balance plays a big part in planning a meal, and integrating root vegetables with your above ground edibles, as well as enjoying a variety of fresh color is all part of the balancing … Read More

AmyMaple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
Two Favorite Main Dish Salads

Two Favorite Main Dish Salads

A landmark family birthday filled our house with kids and grandkids this last weekend.   I feel a bit challenged when it comes to feeding a crowd day in and day out.  There’s a desire to keep it easy but at the same time healthy and fresh, while spending minimal time and money.   To be honest I can’t say that I was successful this time. Our … Read More

AmyTwo Favorite Main Dish Salads
Roasted Green Bean Soup with Rosemary Mint Pesto

Summer Soups: Roasted Green Bean Soup with Rosemary Mint Pesto

Since my last post we have added a wonderful new addition to our family! Haven Sage had her great debut on July 23rd! We are so thankful for a healthy, happy baby girl…and mama. Naturally we journeyed to Nashville where this all took place and stayed for a while getting as many snuggles in as possible. In between snuggles and … Read More

AmySummer Soups: Roasted Green Bean Soup with Rosemary Mint Pesto
Whole Wheat Chapati

Breakfast Whole Wheat Chapati Wraps

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 www.stratfordsuites.com so it’s been a time challenge to feed … Read More

AmyBreakfast Whole Wheat Chapati Wraps
popsicle

Refreshing Summer Treats: Watermelon Mint Popsicles and Ruby Crush

We sadly sent our kids and grandkids back to P-town today, after a sweet week-long visit. We enjoyed lots of great meals from the garden and Wesley loved cooking and eating outside while scanning the landscape for wild animals. Tatem was busy entertaining us with delightful squeals and smiles. In between meal times, there was water play, pool splashing, tractor … Read More

AmyRefreshing Summer Treats: Watermelon Mint Popsicles and Ruby Crush
Pass The Veggies Please

Papa G’s Lessons From The Garden

When our oldest two girls were only 4 and 6 years old they helped me plant a garden one spring. It seemed to be a great idea to get them excited about seeing things we eat actually grow and maybe even teach them a few life lessons along the way. I remember showing them a colorful packet of carrot seeds … Read More

AmyPapa G’s Lessons From The Garden
Natural Foods

Shopping Guide for Organic And Natural Foods, Tools and Seeds

Azure Standard: Is a natural foods distributing company that delivers healthy food and living products to 22 different states.  Little buying clubs are formed in communities that pool their food orders and get regular deliveries from this awesome company!  You can purchase as little as $50.00 and you  will be amazed at the variety of products they carry.  This is a … Read More

AmyShopping Guide for Organic And Natural Foods, Tools and Seeds
Udon Noodle Sesame Salad

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles

Year after year we plant radishes that are either too pungent or too woody or too wormy….this year we discovered Breakfast Radish seeds and they are everything the other radishes were not. Tender, mild and even into maturity, pest resistant! We love radishes for being the first to pop through the soil and are ready to eat before anything else … Read More

AmyUdon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles
Green Smoothie

Salt and Light – Green Smoothies and Greens

A recent message at church, given by my dear friend, Dr. Hany from Impact Middle East got me to thinking about how seemingly little insignificant choices we make have a big impact over the long haul.  He was preaching from Matthew 5 about how we can be salt and light in the world.  He said salt and light don’t have a strong physical presence, their influence is subtle … Read More

AmySalt and Light – Green Smoothies and Greens