Freezer Fresh Dairy Free Pesto

Freezer Fresh Dairy Free Pesto  3 cups packed fresh basil leaves (rinsed and dried) 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 6 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Freeze, covered in 1 – 2 tablespoon … Read More

Whole30 Salad Dressing Round Up

Whole30 salad dressing round up
Whole30 salad dressing round up is not only for those starting the year with whole30, but also for people with clean eating goals overall.  I promised you I'd give you some tools for a cleaner 2017 and I can't think of a better place to start than with sauces and dressings.  Condiments that are whole30 compliant kept me from food ... Read More

Creamy Dill Sauce

Creamy Dill Sauce
Spring is here and what a great time to bring you an easy, fresh and quick spring sauce.  I gave my Smoky Ranch Dressing a spring makeover...and I mean, this Creamy Dill Sauce is soooo good-you could almost drink it.  Fresh parsley improves the flavor, health benefits and brightens up the color, so telling of spring. You can put this ... Read More

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Brand new – a Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class! More people want to get more veggies on their plate and they want to know HOW.  It’s been said again and again; eat your vegetables.  Learning how to prepare a variety of veggies with 4 easy sauces that compliment them, is what this class is all about. The cooking and … Read More

The Best No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Having a garden means staying close to home for much of the summer, but we've been taking a few excursions here and there.  A couple of weekends ago we paid a visit to the nearby quaint towns of Winthrop and Twisp.  The Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop was our destination where we lounged in its upscale rustic setting, drank in ... Read More

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Long before the calendar flips over to a new season, our bodies know a change is coming and cravings for more seasonal fare start early. I notice this in late summer – early fall when hearty soups start sounding better to me than light salads.  Same is true as we transitioned away from winter and into spring, cravings for lighter … Read More

Product Review : Sesame Tahini


Stocking our fridge with an assortment of nut and seed butters gives me more options for making non-dairy cream soups, sauces, dips, dressings and sandwich spreads.  Since they keep well refrigerated and in order to spontaneously create recipes, I typically have on hand peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and tahini. Tahini is made of ground hulled sesame seeds made into … 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