Pistachio Basil Beet Salad

Pistachio Basil Beet Salad
Want to make a salad that screams summer and makes use of the fresh garden produce that's sure to come?  Pistachio Basil Beet Salad illumines the table with bright color and flavor and it's so simple to make.  By layering a mix of roasted and raw veggies, complimentary flavors and textures are brought to the salad party.  The true vegetables flavors ... Read More

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad.
The seasonal outdoor responsibilities have been beckoning and I dove completely in.   The hubs and I planted the garden and our flowers and cleaned up our yard from winter debris. This is a photo of our garden from a few years back.  Our soil was in need of organic replenishment this season.  Production has been down the last few years, ... Read More

Creamy Asparagus Fennel Soup

Creamy Asparagus Fennel Soup
I'm feeling so ecstatic about spring that I couldn't let March go by without creating a soup that is a bright reminder of what's to come.  Creamy Asparagus Fennel Soup is the perfect soup to usher in spring.  It's bright in flavor and color and so easy to make.  It's full of  seasonal veggies and it appeals to whole30, paleo ... Read More

Thai Seafood Vegetable Stew

Thai Seafood Stew
Seafood is my protein of choice.  Anyone with me? I could eat it everyday, so while the temperatures are dropping to single digits, I created this fabulous warming Thai Seafood Vegetable Stew.  It goes perfectly well on a cold winter night with a salad and crusty bread for the bread eaters in your clan. Before we get cooking, I want ... Read More

Creamy Whole30 Clam Chowder

Creamy Whole30 Clam Chowder
Creamy Whole30 Clam Chowder is everything you'd want in a rich bowl of chowder only it's made with better quality ingredients than it's more popular version. If you're whole30-ing your way through January and think there's no way one can create a rich and creamy clam chowder that's whole 30 approved, think again.  In fact this will be in our ... 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

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Please join me in a real foods cooking class of Hearty Soups and Salads, with lunch/dinner included.  Whether you’re making some healthy dietary changes or need inspiration for preparing more nutritious meals, or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with a friend or loved one-this class is for you. During the hot summer months I can’t … Read More

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing
How about a main dish salad that's perfect for hot summer nights that the whole family will love?  Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing is so satisfying, low carb and full of favorite ingredients.  And with avocado cream dressing, I mean...who couldn't eat this every day without tiring of it?  Here's what you'll need for the salad. Included is lacinato ... Read More

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles
You're welcome for the quick and easy Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles recipe I'm about to share. I made this to change things up from our usual salad with a grilled protein on top during this heat spell we're having. It's all made in the same pan and took me only 30 minutes to prepare from start to ... Read More

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza
Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza is so easy to make and incredibly good that you'll want to put it on regular dinner rotation throughout the summer. Once upon a time there was a young woman who, while visiting her hometown in New Jersey, went out for pizza with her parents. The sweet Italian gentleman behind the counter took her ... Read More