Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad
This Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad came about as a redo of a bow tie pasta salad recipe I make every year at my grandson's request for his birthday dinner.  The fact that this 9 yo boy wants a salad with spinach and basil in it makes me proud of him and his mama, who's such a great cook, ... Read More

Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad

Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad
This Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad is the salad I dreamt about in the middle of the night when I first realized legumes were a good Whole30 option for vegan/vegetarian people.  Surprisingly, this is the only legume I have eaten on Whole30 since they are most often paired with grain to make a complete protein.  It combines 3 of ... Read More

Better Breakfasts : Purple Potato Crusted Frittata with Swiss Chard

Purple Potato Crusted Frittata

Late August brings a new variety of veggies ready to eat from our garden.   While we are saying good-bye to lettuce, we have bountiful supplies of green beans, Swiss chard, kale, zucchini, crookneck, onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets, corn, and potatoes (russets, golden Yukon’s and purple potatoes).  Oh my!! And yes, I am trying to put food up like crazy. … Read More

Zucchini Rice Gratin with Swiss Chard

Zucchini Rice Gratin with Swiss Chard

Zucchini quietly crept up on us this year. Every night we’d meander out to the garden to take a peak at its progress and we’d come away with dashed hope. Greens are taking over, including squash leaves, and I began to wonder if it was going to be a garden season of slow production of “fruit” but big on leaves. … Read More

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Pancakes

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Pancakes

For the last 5 days we’ve had a lot of toddler time. Our 1 and 3-year-old grands stayed with us while their parents went on vacation. Our daughter Erin is very conscientious about feeding her little family healthy, but as many of you know toddlers have fickle appetites. Wesley at one would chow down on a lemon and enjoy a … Read More