Kale Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts and Apples

Kale Pomegranate Salad
Don't wait until Christmas dinner to serve this nourishing salad.  It has all of the ingredients to bring it to holiday status, but it's also excellent for everyday.  You can dress it and it will stay delicious and crisp refrigerated for days later. Holiday season is here in all its glory and unfortunately with it comes cold and flu season. ... Read More

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

Meal In A Bowl : Garden Fresh Noodle Bowl

Garden Fresh Noodle Bowl
Eager to eat fresh vegetables, this recipe came to me the day we returned home from a week of vacation.  After a long day of driving we arrive home starving but throw something quick together that doesn't require cooking. Side note: that's what I love about having cultured vegetables on hand, they are delicious and nutritious vegetables that are ready ... Read More

10 Ways To Get More Greens On Your Plate

10 ways to get more greens on your plate
There's a big world out there of delicious leafy green vegetables - beyond romaine, spinach and iceberg lettuce, that you can reap enormous health benefits from.  Now is the time they are fresh and plentiful. Gardens and markets offer fresh arugula, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, watercress, dark green lettuces, mustard greens and collards.  Here are 10 ways to get ... Read More

Thai Spring Lentil Soup with Kale

Cooking Class:Seasonal Soups
Our garden is all in and coming up.  Hello mustard greens and radishes, lettuces, collards, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, kohlrabi, celery, cabbages, onions, zucchini, burdock root, carrots, beets, squashes, potatoes, green beans, peppers, cukes, dill and on and on it goes.  We cannot wait for that first bite of  freshly picked veggies! You can be sure I'll be begging for ... Read More

Meal in a Bowl : Fusilli with Tofu and Greens

Fussilli and tofu bowl with kale

We’ve been gallivanting around the country, snuggling with out-of-town grand kids.  Portland was our first stop. Once plowing and planting begin,. we stay close to home.  Besides, summertime in our hometown is the most beautiful time of year. After we enjoyed sometime with this lively crew, we headed to Nashville to visit our daughter and her family. One night after … Read More

Cooking Class : Whole Meal, Whole Foods

Cooking class- whole meal, whole foods

Cooking Classes are back…yay!  I look forward to fun times stirring up delicious meals.  And, yes, we are baking these delicious grain, sugar and dairy free brownies that are actually easier to bake than conventional brownies. The goal of each cooking class is to help people feel more comfortable creating healthy meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. The classes are … Read More

Hearty Fall Pinto Bean Soup with Yams and Kale

Hearty Fall Pinto Bean Soup with Yams and Kale

Last week I cooked up a batch of pinto beans to make Freshly Stacked Tostado’s with Crockpot Creamy Pinto’s, but for one reason or another, never got around to using them.  I bagged them up and stuck them in the freezer for a later date.  That later date happened to be tonight when I cooked them up in this (adapted) … Read More

Summer Food For Winter Meals

Summer Food For Winter Meals

Saving money on groceries is only a small part of the reason I like to put summer food up for winter meals. Why not take advantage of the local fresh produce while it’s at its peak?  It offers the best flavor and nutritional benefits at a reasonable price.  Plus you are eating foods grown in the region you live which … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale

Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale

Here is another healthy make ahead freezer meal in a bowl from our garden! This Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale recipe makes 8 generous quarts of hearty soup at very little cost with great nutritional benefits. If you don’t have a garden you can purchase fresh veggies at your local Farmers Market. Making the most of what’s grown locally … Read More