Grilled Chicken Satay Platter with Creamy Almond Sauce

Grilled Chicken Satay Platter with Creamy Almond Sauce
It's nearing the fourth of July, and this grilled chicken satay platter with creamy almond sauce is totally drool worthy.  Why not switch things up from the traditional ribs - burger bash and bring some asian flare to the red, white and blue celebration?  Your family and friends will rave when they see and taste your beautiful food all made ... Read More

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

Four Fresh and Festive Salads

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
It’s countdown time to Christmas and like me, you’re probably planning your menu for the big meal.  Here's a round up of four fresh and festive salads to choose from for your Christmas table.  Each one is unique and requires more or less attention to make, but all of them are vibrant and tasty, a perfect combo for your holiday ... Read More

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Hello cooking friends, checkout this new class format I’m offering.  It’s a homemade salad dressing workshop full of helpful tips and delicious recipes. In this new workshop format, I will demonstrate several homemade salad dressings that are high quality, quick to make, versatile and for less than half the cost of the best store purchased brands.  You can’t beat more … Read More

Cooking Class : The Winter Plate – An Invitation To Lunch

Cooking Class : The Winter Plate, - An Invitation To Lunch

It’s cold and gray out there but lets bring color inside to the winter plate. Please join me in a real foods cooking class with lunch included.  Whether you’re making some healthy dietary changes or need inspiration for cooking cleaner meals, or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with a friend or loved one-this class is … Read More

Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint

Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint
It's been a busy, fun summer full of celebrations of all sorts, and a quick visit to spend time with my Florida sis. Our garden continues to provide beautiful produce that inspires me.  Look at this gorgeous purple cabbage that went into kraut this week.  Isn't it so perfect? Here's a salad recipe I need to quickly share with you ... Read More

Watermelon + Arugula Salad

Watermelon + Arugula Salad
I was fortunate enough to get this cookbook...and a signed copy at that, for Mother's Day from our eldest daughter. It's a treasure as it was written by one of her good friends, Matt Moore, who has become a friend of mine as well.  He loves food and cooking so we had an instant bond.  He has an updated southern ... 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

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