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
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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
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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
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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
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Daikon Radish Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Okay, so you've never heard of Daikon radish before?  Give it a try in this Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing.  The dressing alone is the bomb...but add the veggies and you have one cancer fighting delicious bowl of goodness. I was first introduced to the daikon radish while studying cooking under the tutelage of a tiny powerhouse Japanese ... Read More
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Braised Greens with Coconut and Chickpeas

Braised Greens with Coconut and Chickpeas

One of our daughters recently did a 14 day liver fast (where in the world do they get these ideas) ? :) With her dinner choices narrowed considerably, cooked this up and raved about it.  As it turns out she was right, it's delish! And such a great way to get a concentrated dose of nutrient rich greens in one ... Read More
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Kohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger

Kohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger

It's hard to believe these funny looking bulbs amount to anything good. But they clean up well. And they are easy to grow from seed in your garden. so every year we plant them and every year they come up healthy. I've been on a roll with my spiralizer.  Talk about fun.  I've been transforming garden produce into "noodles" for ... Read More
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Sweet Potato, Coconut and Lime Soup

Necessity is truly the mother of invention.  When my cupboards are almost bare is often when inspiration comes alive as was the case with this soup.  I was in the mood for a fall soup but wanted something different, a novelty soup. Our pantry and fridge were seriously lacking but I did pick up some organic sweet potatoes at a ... Read More
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The Best No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Having a garden means staying close to home for much of the summer, but we've been taking a few excursions here and there.  A couple of weekends ago we paid a visit to the nearby quaint towns of Winthrop and Twisp.  The Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop was our destination where we lounged in its upscale rustic setting, drank in ... Read More
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Kohlrabi Kraut

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Kraut

Our garden is in high achiever mode.  I'm trying to keep up with it without letting it crash my summer.  After inviting family and friends to come pick and putting up food for winter, the question remains...what to do with these kohlrabi? A generous supply of these Kohlrabi Pickles are already brewed and refrigerated for eating.  The green beans also ... Read More
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