Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew

Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew

Hey all of you wonderful people, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of significant connections with the people who matter most in your lives. We are deep into cold temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest.  The thermometer is dipping low.  This hearty vegetable rich, whole30 Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew has been appearing and reappearing at our ... Read More
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Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing

Four Fresh and Festive Salads

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
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Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge

Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge

Let's usher December in with a treat that's common this time of year....fudge.  With the conventional fudge recipes being over the top sweet, I never liked it much.  Anyone else feel that way?  This is a milder sweet fudge with incredible flavor without being grossly sweet.  It's made with great stuff and in only a few minutes.  Chocolate Pistachio & ... Read More
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Cooking Classes : Holiday Pies and Treats

Cooking Classes : Holiday Pies and Treats

Are you ready to talk DESSERT? I am excited to welcome you to holiday pies and treats, a new cooking class featuring guilt free options for the upcoming holiday season.  Having an arsenal of celebratory confections is key to maintaining sustainable and clean food goals during a season where sugar filled treats are found everywhere. If you want to get the hang … Read More

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Pickling Naturally : Garlic Dill Fermented Carrots

Pickling Naturally : Garlic Dill Fermented Carrots

A few tips about pickling… * Use unblemished, cleaned organically grown vegetables. Trim off soft and discolored spots. * Use unrefined sea salt or Kosher salt.  Refined table salt has additives and is too fine and can turn out a saltier pickle. * The chlorine in water can inhibit good bacteria from forming, that’s why filtered water is recommended. * … Read More

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Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads

Please join me in a real foods cooking class of Hearty Soups and Salads, with lunch/dinner included.  Whether you’re making some healthy dietary changes or need inspiration for preparing more nutritious meals, or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with a friend or loved one-this class is for you. During the hot summer months I can’t … Read More

AmyCooking Class : Hearty Soups and Salads
Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil

Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil

I know some of you have been eagerly waiting for this recipe!  The process of Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil tempers beets natural sweetness, adds a pungent flavor enhanced by spices, herbs and natural earthiness.  We've been diving into these jars enjoying the mix of complex flavors that blend so beautifully together. Who would've guessed we'd ... Read More
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No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

Guilt-Free No Bake Desserts

This Labor Day weekend will be a scorcher here in the PNW, so I hope you’ve got plans to be around water to cool off.  If you’re making a dessert for a legendary Labor Day BBQ with family and/or friends, no need to fire up your oven.  I’ve got you covered!  For your gatherings, here is a guilt-free no bake … Read More

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Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

A few tips about pickling… * Use unblemished, cleaned organically grown vegetables. Trim off soft and discolored spots. * Use unrefined sea salt or Kosher salt.  Refined table salt has additives and is too fine and can turn out a saltier pickle. * The chlorine in water can inhibit good bacteria from forming, that’s why filtered water is recommended. * … Read More

AmyPickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

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

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