Blueberry Teff Muffins

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Mornings around our house can be so hectic!  Every minute counts.  Make ahead breakfast options rich in nutrients, full of good fiber, protein, and low in sugar are my favorite go to’s. These muffins are all that and they freeze well too!  A creamy green smoothie is a great companion. Together, they give me energy through to lunch time. Teff … Read More

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup with Maple- Balsamic Reduction

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup

On Monday nights after a full work day, a few friends leave their businesses, jobs and homes and come over to hang out.   We all come to a screeching halt from our crazy busy lives for friendship, study and prayer…and sometimes food. When we do eat together we keep it simple; homemade soup, salad and bread, or what ever shows up at the table. I had time on … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Thai Salmon Chowder with Swiss Chard

Thai Salmon Chowder

One of our local grocers about this time of year brings in a load of fresh wild caught salmon at a ridiculously reasonable price.  We stock up our freezer with filets and make a big batch of this soup for the long winter ahead.   This recipe makes about 8 quarts of delicious creamy chowder, all gluten and dairy free.  I pack … Read More

Chocolate Cream Pie : Gluten, Egg and Refined Sugar Free

Chocolate Cream Pie

This is the best Chocolate Cream Pie recipe! The filling is made of coconut milk, honey, arrowroot powder and chocolate chips. The almond flour crust is probably the easiest pie crust to assemble, and so delicious it’s hard to believe it’s gluten-free. Adapted from Elana’s Pantry gluten-free blog, I served it this summer for two family birthdays. It is now … Read More

Meal in a Bowl : Tofu Red Curry Sauce with Vegetables

Tofu Red Curry Sauce with Vegetables

A few months ago, while on a visit to Portland, my daughter and I dined at the Thai Elephant for lunch.  With aromatic steaming bowls of curries in front of us, we oooo’d and aaaah’d over each mouthful.  I can’t shake the mouth-watering memory so I tried to reinvent it with this dish.  My husband loved it and while I … Read More

Crock Pot Meals : Garbanzo Bean Curry with Vegetables

Garbanzo Bean Curry with Vegetables

Monday mornings roll around rather quickly.  I have fresh inspiration to start the week anew, eating healthy and convenient.  Fresh and clean eating starts with being prepared.  For us to enjoy nourishing meals throughout the week, it starts on Sunday.  Well, back up a minute…on Saturday, with vegetable shopping.  For convenience sake, I do a lot of prep on the … 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

Meal In A Bowl : Chicken Curry Noodle Bowl

Chicken Curry Noodle Bowl

I am forever on a quest for quick “meal in a bowl” dinner options. With a busy week behind us and no let up in sight, this Thai curry was a perfect quick dinner choice. It had the novelty you would expect from an exotic restaurant, a fresh element, layers of flavor and a beautiful presentation. Our daughter Kyah and … Read More