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

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

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

Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Daikon Radish 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

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

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