Simple Homemade Taco Seasoning

Simple Homemade Taco Seasoning
Having this Simple Homemade Taco Seasoning around has been a game changer for me this summer. Taco meat made with this homemade seasoning creates a tasty filling that's healthy, quick and best of all everyone loves it! I've got a winning taco salad to share with you later, but first....this.  In just a few minutes you can shake up a ... Read More

Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric

Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric
This is a repost of a recipe back in my archives, but it needed some updating... like some new pics.  Would you believe Pickling Naturally : Swiss Chard Kimchi is my most viewed recipe on the blog?  Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric is a soy free version of this traditional food, with the addition of turmeric. Our garden is in ... Read More

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles
You're welcome for the quick and easy Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles recipe I'm about to share. I made this to change things up from our usual salad with a grilled protein on top during this heat spell we're having. It's all made in the same pan and took me only 30 minutes to prepare from start to ... Read More

Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad

Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad
The fourth of July is just about here and if you're feeding a crowd this flavorful Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad, loaded with wilted spinach and fresh basil is just the thing.  Spiked with salty goodness of prosciutto and complimented by the bite of toasted pine nuts, this veggie rich salad is a crowd pleaser. Although I'm grain free ... Read More

No Bake Chocolate Freezer Pie

No Bake Chocolate Freezer Pie
After a long cold winter and spring let's get a summer food vibe going.  How does a rich and creamy frozen treat sound?  This yummy No Bake Chocolate Freezer Pie takes no time to whip up and it only has 4 main ingredients. Use a blender to whip up the rich and creamy filling in just a few minutes.  You ... Read More

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad
This Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad came about as a redo of a bow tie pasta salad recipe I make every year at my grandson's request for his birthday dinner.  The fact that this 9 yo boy wants a salad with spinach and basil in it makes me proud of him and his mama, who's such a great cook, ... Read More

Flourless Frosted Brownies

Flourless Frosted Brownies
This Flourless Frosted Brownies recipe is entirely made in the food processor and it's the perfect treat for your weekend festivities. For the brownies, this is what you'll need. And these are the ingredients for the frosting. This yummy recipe is inspired by Ali Segersten's great brownie recipe from her cookbook Nourishing Meals. Both the brownies and the frosting are whipped ... Read More

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy
Grilled sesame baby bok choy - I've taken my favorite veggie to the grill and it's smokin' good and easy. I have been a little MIA lately because we've had family happenings.   You know, the ups and downs and every-days of family life that happens?  In the day to day of doing life together there's stability and being there ... Read More

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza
Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza is so easy to make and incredibly good that you'll want to put it on regular dinner rotation throughout the summer. Once upon a time there was a young woman who, while visiting her hometown in New Jersey, went out for pizza with her parents. The sweet Italian gentleman behind the counter took her ... Read More

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Hello cooking friends, checkout this new class format I’m offering.  It’s a homemade salad dressing workshop full of helpful tips and delicious recipes. In this new workshop format, I will demonstrate several homemade salad dressings that are high quality, quick to make, versatile and for less than half the cost of the best store purchased brands.  You can’t beat more … Read More