Creamy Asparagus Fennel Soup

Creamy Asparagus Fennel Soup
I'm feeling so ecstatic about spring that I couldn't let March go by without creating a soup that is a bright reminder of what's to come.  Creamy Asparagus Fennel Soup is the perfect soup to usher in spring.  It's bright in flavor and color and so easy to make.  It's full of  seasonal veggies and it appeals to whole30, paleo ... Read More

Tessemae’s Salmon Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Tessemae's Salmon Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner
Let's talk fast, easy and healthy. Few ingredients with maximum flavor.  This is it.  Tessemae's Lemon Garlic dressing, available at Kroger, Fred Meyer and Whole Foods markets (look in the refrigerated natural foods section) does a beautiful job of seasoning the salmon and the asparagus. Tessemae's Salmon Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner with only 3 main ingredients, is simple enough for ... Read More

Cooking Classes : What’s For Breakfast?

Inspired by new fresh produce about to come our way (hello spring and summer) I’ve decided to offer my breakfast class again but with some new twists.  Normal format of cooking class for this menu will be on April 16th but new to the cooking class scene is a Mom and Me breakfast class that will be taught the Saturday of … Read More

Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad

Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad
After months of the long cold and dark days of winter; green shoots, robins, sparrows and extended sunlight make me giddy for spring.  Asparagus start showing up in markets, giving us hope for the arrival of assorted fresh and local greens to come. To say I'm excited for this next season is an understatement. Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad is ... Read More

Main Dish Salads : Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad

This is an ideal season for this delicious salad. Make it for graduation parties, BBQ’s, and picnics. The yummy flavor and vibrant colors make it an excellent choice for a special occasion, but it’s also great to stock the fridge when you’re expecting company for the weekend. Serve it as a meal in a bowl or a side dish, and … 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

Asian Asparagus Salad

Asian Asparagus Salad

Our Easter was spent celebrating Christ’s resurrection with our church family, then “dunch” with our in town family and friends. Spring was in the air. As usual, our feast reflected the season with a side of fresh asparagus. But this time I changed up how I prepared them. Eating seasonally offers the best in prices, and flavor. I welcome fresh … Read More