Kale and Red Quinoa Salad

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad
New England is gorgeous this time of year. We were there to celebrate my widowed little sisters (a small - but mighty woman she is) marriage who reunited with her college sweetheart. She had big bro walk her down the aisle. Pretty bride, huh? The wedding took place in Stowe, VT. An intimate group of their family and fans gathered ... Read More

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes
These cute little characters are staying with us for only a bit longer before they head back to their newly remodeled home, so I'm making memories while I can with them. And breakfast together on my days off are such a treat! These gluten and dairy free pumpkin cinnamon pancakes are made with our homemade puree but canned pumpkin works ... Read More

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal
It's time to celebrate the arrival of fall with a pumpkin recipe.  This is a must re-post from an earlier date, and do you want to know why?  First of all, it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. It's also a crock pot recipe which means its easy, and also, make ahead!  I love it when convenience comes together with ... Read More

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

Cooking Class : Seasonal Soups and Quick Breads

During the hot summer months I can’t even imagine enjoying a steaming bowl of soup, but the weather is quickly changing and a bowl of hearty soup sounds really good again. In a comfortable home setting, this class is designed to equip guests with practical skills, nutritional and product information that encourage the transition away from processed food products and … Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie
Let me interrupt this preserving and gardening season with a delicious dessert recipe, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie : gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar-free. I know it's hard to believe, but you can make an outragous Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie without dairy whipped cream, cool whip, cream cheese and Oreos.   When daughter #3 told me she made a "conventional" ... Read More

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread
We are picking zucchini and summer squash EVERYDAY and and have much to share.  It would be a shame if I didn't put some of it up into moist and sweet zucchini bread to enjoy now and later.  It's perfect to have ready for drop in family and friends, for those grands who walk in the door asking for a ... Read More

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

Second Wind Smoothie

Second Wind Smoothie
You can make a Second Wind Smoothie in less time than it takes to make a piece of toast and butter it.  And it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, getting it's sweetness from frozen bananas and dates.  Topping the smoothies off with cacao nibs adds crunch and flavor.   My favorite time of day is when the sun is just ... Read More

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
This creamy Maple Mustard Vinaigrette takes literally 5 minutes to make.  It's a delicious all-purpose salad dressing, but we especially love it over greens with sliced Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets, goat cheese and roasted walnuts.  If you don't have pickled beets, try these Maple Roasted Beets over greens instead.  Sometimes I throw in sliced red onions too. Why didn't I start making ... Read More