Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
Our Christmas holiday exploded with family, good food and lots of laughter.  So grateful we were able to congregate for a solid stretch of time over the last 2 weeks of December.  The Portland and Nashville gangs took turns staying in any one of our 3 homes, here in our hometown.  The day they all left, it got awfully quiet ... Read More

Grain Free Seeded Crackers

Seeded Crackers

A craving I have often is one for something crispy, crunchy and salty.   I’ve been reducing my gluten intake too, so traditional crackers aren’t an option.  These crackers made with cashews, satisfy my crunch craving and stay crispy for days afterwards. They are delicious on their own, or served with soup.  They’re easy to make, the dough coming together … Read More

Roasted Root Vegetables with Miso Sauce

Roasted Root Vegetables with Miso Sauce

Are you looking for a vegetable side that’s a great accompaniment to your turkey feast and is festive and clean?  A holiday spread demands side dishes to step up with flavor and visual appeal or no one will touch them.   Roasted parsnips, carrots, Brussel sprouts, yellow peppers, and red beets dress up for the holidays in a miso ginger … Read More

Crunchy Ginger Lime Kale Chips

Crunchy Ginger Lime Kale Chips

Kale Chips will surely satisfy your crunch craving.  Seasoned with fresh ginger and lime, sesame tahini and sesame seeds, these snacks are high in calcium, magnesium, iron and dietary fiber.   They’re a treat you could feel good about sharing.   I used 50 (to be exact) young kale leaves fresh from our garden which would be equivalent to 2 bunches of … Read More

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These family friendly tasty bars are quite the treat for the lunchbox, after school snacks, or just to take along while out and about.  I tucked some in my hubby’s lunch to enjoy while out on a fishing excursion with a friend. This recipe makes 24 large bars, enough to munch on fresh out of the oven once cooled, then freeze … 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

Asian Asparagus Salad

Asian Asparagus Salad

Our Easter was spent celebrating Christ’s resurrection with our church family, then “dunch” with our in town family and friends. Spring was in the air. As usual, our feast reflected the season with a side of fresh asparagus. But this time I changed up how I prepared them. Eating seasonally offers the best in prices, and flavor. I welcome fresh … Read More