Pickling Naturally : Pink Pickled Radishes with Peppers

Pickling Naturally : Pink Pickled Radishes with Peppers
Spring brings fresh inspiration to familiar seasonal produce namely....some of my favorites, red radishes.  This lacto-fermented recipe for Pickling Naturally : Pink Pickled Radishes with Peppers was created out of anticipation for a new gardening season, where we will reap beautiful bunches of homegrown radishes.  In this vibrant ferment, the radishes are paired with veggies in the same color scheme ... Read More

Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner

Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner
Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner takes the well loved stir fry concept to an easier 1 pot skillet dinner. I know I rarely post beef recipes on here and that is because we were vegan for so long that reintroducing meat has required some new skills on my part. Also, you know how much I love seafood.  As ... Read More

Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew

Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew
Hey all of you wonderful people, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of significant connections with the people who matter most in your lives. We are deep into cold temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest.  The thermometer is dipping low.  This hearty vegetable rich, whole30 Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew has been appearing and reappearing at our ... 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

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

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

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

Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup
Spring is struggling to come out of its winter cocoon.  Rain, sun, snow has been on rotation for the past week.   The once white landscape is showing patches of drenched ground, soon to be bright green grass.  It can't come soon enough. Now is as good a time as any to make a spring soup.  It brings a warm, ... Read More

Restorative Chicken & Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Restorative Chicken & Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
Returning home after a little warm weather vacay makes me oh.so.grateful. to cook in familiar surroundings with favorite tools (hello spiralizer).  I had expected to cook more in our Airbnb, but the kitchen was so lacking in functionality and light that I soon defaulted to very basic home cooking or giving in to the amazing food scene of Scottsdale, AZ. ... Read More

Bok Choy Chicken Dumpling Soup

Bok Choy Chicken Dumpling Soup
My Dad was stationed in China during world war II where he developed a love for their culture.  After his return, it became a tradition to frequent the local Chinese restaurant often on Sunday nights when my mom wanted a break from cooking.  Two memories stand out to me, their delicious wonton soup and the grin on my dad's face ... Read More