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

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Sandwich Bread

Gluten Free Sandwich Bread

This Gluten Free Sandwich Bread was whipped up in no time.  Literally it took me maybe 10 minutes, at most. It’s yeast free which eliminates any rising time. It is truly quick and easy! And unlike other gluten-free breads I’ve made, it smells delicious while baking, like homemade bread should smell. I had hoped to teach this fast and easy … Read More

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa : Dairy & Refined Sugar Free

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa

Rich and creamy hot cocoa is a must when temps are dropping to single digits.  In the spirit of the season we had our little grandkids in for a Christmas overnight complete with crafts, movies and festive food.  That includes hot cocoa. Someone couldn’t wait to craft….. I had been dreaming about a flavorful hot chocolate made with DIY Almond Milk and sweetened with … Read More

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal : Gluten, Refined Sugar and Dairy Free

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

The northwest’s 90 degree sunny days quickly turned cold and blustery.  It’s that time again to send the family out the door with a warm breakfast.   Here’s one that cooks all night, ready to serve up creamy fragrant bowls of spicy pumpkin oatmeal first thing in the morning! Hearty and high in protein, it nourishes all the way to … Read More

All Occasion Creamy Sauce : Gluten and Dairy Free

All Occasion Creamy Sauce

This is a one sauce fits all.  It’s a favorite of ours, topping a meal in a bowl, brimming with healthy ingredients, alive with color and flavor.  A frequent favorite combination is brown rice, cooked creamy pinto beans, fresh greens, lacto-fermented pickles, and avocado. Top it off with optional chopped cilantro, or toasted almonds, add a drizzle of this creamy … Read More

Meal in a Bowl : Tofu Red Curry Sauce with Vegetables

Tofu Red Curry Sauce with Vegetables

A few months ago, while on a visit to Portland, my daughter and I dined at the Thai Elephant for lunch.  With aromatic steaming bowls of curries in front of us, we oooo’d and aaaah’d over each mouthful.  I can’t shake the mouth-watering memory so I tried to reinvent it with this dish.  My husband loved it and while I … Read More

Main Dish Salads : Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad

This is an ideal season for this delicious salad. Make it for graduation parties, BBQ’s, and picnics. The yummy flavor and vibrant colors make it an excellent choice for a special occasion, but it’s also great to stock the fridge when you’re expecting company for the weekend. Serve it as a meal in a bowl or a side dish, and … Read More

Crock Pot Meals : Garbanzo Bean Curry with Vegetables

Garbanzo Bean Curry with Vegetables

Monday mornings roll around rather quickly.  I have fresh inspiration to start the week anew, eating healthy and convenient.  Fresh and clean eating starts with being prepared.  For us to enjoy nourishing meals throughout the week, it starts on Sunday.  Well, back up a minute…on Saturday, with vegetable shopping.  For convenience sake, I do a lot of prep on the … Read More

Savory Basil Crackers / Parmesan & Thyme Crackers

Savory Basil Crackers

These slice and bake crackers are a versatile novelty…festive, deliciously rich and take little time to make. The perfect gift from the kitchen! It’s true for most of us that we don’t need any more “stuff”. When it comes to gift giving I like to give something edible and consumable along with something small and useful. These recipes, Savory Basil … Read More

Arugula Apple Fall Salad

Arugula Apple Fall Salad

Why is it that Fall is everyone’s favorite season? And how is it that by the time Fall rolls around every year we are ready for sweatshirts and jeans, a crackling fire, hot cocoa and pumpkins, and soups and stews? When we think of Fall we don’t think of salads. Salads are something of the past, for those long, hot … Read More