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 Potato Kale Soup

Creamy Potato Kale Soup
I'm writing to you from my home office where a glance out the window brings me this view. We have been dumped on generously!  The snow stopped for a few days but has resumed today.  It's so beautiful!  This view changes with the lighting throughout the day providing us with stunning views of the prairie. In the late afternoon the ... Read More

Slow Cooker Roasted Roots and Sausage

Slow Cooker Roasted Roots and Sausage
Here's a new week night meal for you that's made with all fresh ingredients.  This easy to assemble main course was inspired from my Whole30 experience.  I was wanting to create a crock pot recipe that's unfussy, Whole30 compliant, pulled it's flavors from fresh produce, herbs and meat, but didn't fall apart and turn to mush.  Often times slow cooker ... 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

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

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock
We skipped town to celebrate Thanksgiving Nashville style and to hang out with this sweet grand-daughter. Knowing I was hosting a homemade soup and bread Christmas party for our church staff and board on our return home, I roasted a turkey just so I could make homemade stock for this Spinach Tortellini and Turkey Soup.  After enjoying roasted turkey for ... Read More

Cozy Day Lentil Soup

Cozy Day lentil Soup
Perfect for a rainy day at home, this Cozy Day Lentil Soup is my go to when the weather outside makes me want to cook up something warming and soothing inside. Lentils are a relatively quick and easy legume to prepare compared to other legumes.  Rich in a plethora of nutrients, they provide nourishment at a reasonable price.  Lentils keep ... Read More

Meal In A Bowl : Salmon Noodle Bowl

Salmon Noodle Bowl

This is healthy comfort food in a bowl.  And it only takes 30 minutes to prepare! In the midst of this busy season, I’m looking for healthy and quick.  If it’s all in one pot, even better. I created this for first time a year ago as a quick change up from my original dinner plan.  Son and daughter in-law … Read More

Crockpot Meals : Vegetable Beef Stew with Burdock

Vegetable Beef Stew with Burdock

We took a little vacay celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary.  Thirty Eight years of God’s grace and faithfulness with a wonderful man – but who knew that these two ex-hippies would have made it. Our self destruct momentum was interceded by the One who loves us more than anything.  We are grateful for the work He continues to do in … Read More