Savory Crusted Stuffed Buttercup Squash

Savory Crusted Stuffed Buttercup Squash
Savory Crusted Stuffed Buttercup Squash was created because I have a love affair going with sweet buttercup squash and I needed to figure out a way to get it on my plate...and in my mouth more often.  Out of all the winter squashes to choose from this is my favorite.  Kabocha is a type of buttercup with the same qualities. ... Read More

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce
I'm in denial that fall weather has arrived here in the northwest, despite the calendar. Boo.  At some point a miracle takes place deep inside me where fall has found a place in my heart once again, and I can let go of the long lazy days of summer.  At this writing, that hasn't happened yet.  Putting food up for ... Read More

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup, dairy and gluten-free, happens to be a perfect match for these these cold dreary days of winter. Our bumper crop of tomatoes from last summers garden came in handy for this recipe.  After putting up many quarts of Garden Vegetable Soup and marinara sauce in the freezer for winter meals, we still had tomatoes galore that ... 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

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup with Maple- Balsamic Reduction

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup

On Monday nights after a full work day, a few friends leave their businesses, jobs and homes and come over to hang out.   We all come to a screeching halt from our crazy busy lives for friendship, study and prayer…and sometimes food. When we do eat together we keep it simple; homemade soup, salad and bread, or what ever shows up at the table. I had time on … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Thai Salmon Chowder with Swiss Chard

Thai Salmon Chowder

One of our local grocers about this time of year brings in a load of fresh wild caught salmon at a ridiculously reasonable price.  We stock up our freezer with filets and make a big batch of this soup for the long winter ahead.   This recipe makes about 8 quarts of delicious creamy chowder, all gluten and dairy free.  I pack … 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

Tender Beet Greens with Caramelized Onions

Tender Beet Greens with Caramelized Onions

Tis’ the season for fresh greens. They are everywhere; in the garden, at the market, in the grocery stores. While I was out picking kale for Crunchy Ginger Kale Chips (recipe to follow) I also thinned our beets which yielded a huge bucket of beet greens. They were sautéed up with carmalized onions as a side for dinner. I was … Read More