Preparing for nature’s Bounty

As I look at the increasingly greenness of my gardens, I prepare with eager anticipation the creation of wonderful meals full of freshness and vitality. I am the consummate veggie girl even though I have added the wonderful meats of Asgaard Farm and Mace Chasm Farm to my diet. I long for grilled vegetables, raw […]

Soda is Good for You!

Well, THIS soda is good for you, full of fermented, gingery goodness. A big thank you goes out to Cultures for Health for publishing such awesome recipes for adding fermented foods to our diets. This recipe I am making currently is for Ginger Ale: the real thing, full of fresh ginger!! So here ya go: […]

Healthy Brownies??? I’m there!

I love a good recipe, particularly if it meets all three of my requirements for a good recipe: it’s quick it’s healthy it’s to die for! Here is one that literally takes the cake: thin-mint brownies. Raw and full of goodness. Vegan and sugar-free. Gluten-free. FULL of real chocolate flavor. Do I have your interest […]

Make your own Kombucha!

First things first: I still have a couple SCOBYs that I need to find homes for, or they go into the compost pile! So if you live nearby, contact me ASAP! The art of making Kombucha is thousands of years old, dating back to ancient China and 19th century Russia. It is a tart, bubbly […]

Best Baked Beans

Beans are so simple, so easy to overlook. For years, they have gotten a bad rap because of, well, you know. But in truth, beans are a wonderful addition to a healthy diet. They are a great source of plant protein, very high in fiber and filling. They can be added to salads, soups, and […]

Ways to Dress up your Morning ‘Cakes

Pancakes are a ritual on the weekends for my husband and me. He sleeps, and I busily create breakfast for the two of us. Pancakes are wonderfully easy to prepare and easy to fortify with healthful additions. Here’s what I do: I start with a healthful pancake mix, such as Bob’s Red Mill. I use […]

Spring Goodness from Winter’s Leftovers

One thing I love about spring is its sense of whimsy. Call it what you like, spring weather has a sense of humour that we could all learn a lesson from. Be it blustery, calm, warm or chilling, spring weather is controversial and ever-changing! Summer-like one day, winter the next, spring weather challenges our culinary […]

Cool spring weather is perfect for soup!

Nothing satisfies like a good bowl of soup. Nothing is healthier than a warm bowl of pureed vegetables and herbs after a long morning hike or a night spent up with a cold or flu attack. Here is a simple recipe that is good for the body, soul and pocket book! The onions and kale […]

Quick and Colorful Carrots!!

Carrots are yummy. Face it!! Kids love them, adults love them. They are full of fiber and beta carotene and just look pretty on a plate. Here’s a super quick side dish that takes literally 10 minutes to put together. Go for it!!! Organic carrots, sliced into 1/4″ coins ( about 2 carrots per person) […]

Achin’ for Spring Broccoli Soup

This green soup is awesome for those last chilly days of winter, or rainy days in spring. With the mild winter we had here in the East, my broccoli plants wintered over, and I picked some just for this soup! Coupled with my friend’s super garlic, this is a great soup!       1 […]