Freezer Fresh Dairy Free Pesto

Freezer Fresh Dairy Free Pesto  3 cups packed fresh basil leaves (rinsed and dried) 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 6 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Freeze, covered in 1 – 2 tablespoon … Read More

Fun Pie Pops

Fun Pie Pops
A new tradition was born this fall as our oldest grandson started first grade along with his little sister and BFF cousin who started preschool.  I couldn't help myself.  I had to make something to celebrate so these Fun Pie Pops for back to school were produced, without much fuss. If you know how to make a pie crust, these ... 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

Freeze It Fresh : Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale

Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale

Here is another healthy make ahead freezer meal in a bowl from our garden! This Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale recipe makes 8 generous quarts of hearty soup at very little cost with great nutritional benefits. If you don’t have a garden you can purchase fresh veggies at your local Farmers Market. Making the most of what’s grown locally … Read More

Freeze it Fresh : Savory “Whitewater” Veggie Burger

Savory "Whitewater" Veggie Burger

One of the benefits of living in the northwest very close to the Canadian border is that we get to take advantage of the variety of ski resorts within a 2 – 3 hour drive of our home, state-side and Canada side.  We have great ski vacation memories with family and friends, many of those involving food.  Are you not … Read More

Slow Cooker South of the Border Black Bean Soup with Guacamole

Black Bean Soup with Guacamole

On Sunday I cooked up a large pot of black beans to have on hand. At that point, several ideas were rolling around in my head as to what to do with them. Monday morning came around and it was back to work we go, so I assembled this soup in my slow cooker and set it on go…or low. This is … Read More

Freeze It Fresh: Polenta, Sausage and White Bean Bake

Polenta, Sausage and White Bean Bake

I am giddy with excitement over this new/reinvented, make ahead freezer meal! It’s all you’d want in a make ahead meal…comfort food status without the cheesy calories. It’s full of flavor and quick to assemble. Erin and I are putting our heads together to create several healthy make ahead meals for 2 households. She shared this white bean recipe with … Read More