Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars
I created Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars with busy moms in mind who want to feed their kiddos a good breakfast on the fly and sneak in some veggies on the way.  These bars do double duty for after school snacks as well.  Or for mom for tea time with a friend.  Bonus, they are made completely in the food processor. ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Garlic Dill Fermented Carrots

Pickling Naturally : Garlic Dill Fermented Carrots

A few tips about pickling… * Use unblemished, cleaned organically grown vegetables. Trim off soft and discolored spots. * Use unrefined sea salt or Kosher salt.  Refined table salt has additives and is too fine and can turn out a saltier pickle. * The chlorine in water can inhibit good bacteria from forming, that’s why filtered water is recommended. * … Read More

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins
Made in the food processor, these Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins are the perfect treat for the lunchbox, after school snack or a grab and go breakfast. I'm reading The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet,  and he talks about the most common calorie dense foods consumed by adults and kids.  You know what tops both lists?  Highly refined carbohydrates...as in ... Read More

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups – Hearty Meals

Cooking Class:Hearty Soups-Hearty Meals

Hearty Soups – Hearty meals is just what we need as winter approaches bringing with it cold temps and from what I’ve heard, lots of snow.  During the long cold days of winter, I can’t think of anything better than coming home to something savory and fragrant simmering in the kitchen. This cooking class takes place in a comfortable home … Read More

All Things Fall 2016

All Things Fall 2016

I am excited for All Things Fall 2016, a favorite cooking class with all new recipes, featuring the best of what this season has to offer.  We will prepare a complete meal with a variety of local vegetables and fruits that we’ve waited all summer for. The cooking and eating together takes place in a comfortable home setting and is designed to … Read More

Slow Cooker Roasted Roots and Sausage

Slow Cooker Roasted Roots and Sausage
Here's a new week night meal for you that's made with all fresh ingredients.  This easy to assemble main course was inspired from my Whole30 experience.  I was wanting to create a crock pot recipe that's unfussy, Whole30 compliant, pulled it's flavors from fresh produce, herbs and meat, but didn't fall apart and turn to mush.  Often times slow cooker ... Read More

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins
This was another favorite at the last cooking class.  I served them with Cozy Day Lentil Soup before we dined on assorted holiday pies made with healthy ingredients.  Seemed to me everyone waddled out of here after consuming a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Frequently on cold fall and winter nights a hearty soup and some sort ... Read More

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls
Having spent a good amount of time lately in airports, temptation gave way and I indulged in a couple of good foodie magazines.  This quick and easy recipe for No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls caught my eye in Clean Eating.  It has just a few ingredients, most of which I had in my pantry.  So before dinner tonight, I whipped them ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut

Beet Kraut
We grew some humongous cabbages this year.  Approximately 50 pounds in all, about 10 - 12 inches in diameter. Traditional sauerkraut, 13 quarts to be exact, was brewed in a big crock. We still  have cabbages sitting in cold storage waiting their turn to be transformed into something healthy and delicious.  This recipe for Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut puts ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel

Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel
I've got a gallon jar (hence the name barrel) of assorted veggies pickling away in my pantry.  As each day passes the delicious fermenting aroma intensifies.  My store of pickles from last summers harvest is long gone, and we have been missing homemade pickles made the old-fashioned way.  Pickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel is made with salt and ... Read More