Luscious Lemon Olive Oil

Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad 1

Healthy, fresh and raw with all the colors and flavors of the rainbow – you’ll love my Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad. Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad Since leaving my corporate job I have been so much busier than I thought I […]

Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad 4

Raw, healthy and delicious – Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad is AWESOME for any mixture of root veggies.  The moment one learns the joy of cooking is the moment things get interesting. A whole world opens up. Recipes, cookbooks, classes, TV shows and food blogs. It can be a bit overwhelming to the […]

Root Veggie Salad

Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds

Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds 9

Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds is both delicious and satisfying; coarse sea salt, aromatic cumin and sweet carrots pump up the volume on your taste buds, and hearty lentils keep you fuller, longer. Two days ago I clicked on a photo and my mouth started watering. Over carrots. I was […]

Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad

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A beautiful way to celebrate seasonal vegetables – Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad Belonging to KyV’s  CSA/Farm Share has opened my eyes. I never would have seen such a thing as a beautiful watermelon radish with its mint green rind and gorgeous blushing flesh.  It’s crisp and has bit […]

My New Business Adventure and Nutrient Packed Mila Cereal 1

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Let’s start with the good news. If you have sleep problems, lack of energy, elimination and digestion problems, depression, excess weight, joint problems, skin issues and a host of other ailments, I have found something that can help! Even better, it’s not some pill […]

Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, Potato and Onion Gratin

One more reminder….only a few days left to enter the giveaway.  There is still time to win! Gorgeous Parsnips from KYV Farm Parsnips are a root vegetable related, not shockingly, to the carrot.  They are a bit sweeter and are great for soups or casseroles such as this gratin.  I’ll admit that we […]

Wine Down Wednesday – Roasted Moroccan Carrots and Tofu

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. For an ideal pairing we look at wines that compliment the flavors of the Roasted Moroccan Carrot dish; cinnamon, coriander and cumin. The wines chosen to pair are Weinert Carrascal (2007), […]

Wine Down Wednesday – Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I will review a vegan dish paired with two different wines.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. Bay, garlic, thyme and vinegar are the flavors we will pair with this casual […]

Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – with Chickpeas!

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]

Baked Pineapple Curry Tofu with Fried Basmati Rice and Veggies 1

Two facts. 1. Waste and I are not friends. 2. Kids have no problem with waste. For example. I bought Band-Aids with Tinkerbell on them.Every morning my daughter asks me if she can have a Band-Aid. “Where is the booboo?” She inspects her hands, brow wrinkling in thought. “Right here.” […]

Indian Spiced Beet and Carrot “Fries”

There is something about the Indian spice blend, garam masala that is so warm and inviting.  Cloves, nutmeg, star anise and cumin are a few of the sweet aromatics that make up this medley.  When I thought of what I wanted to do with the golden beets I got from my farm, […]

Carrot, Pepper, Raisin and Pumpkin Seed Goddess Salad

What’s the first thing you think of when you make a salad? Lettuce, right? Have you ever tried to bring a salad to work and forgotten the dressing? Boooring. Or thought, I’ll just put a little on and discovered a mushy mess at lunch? Well here is a great solution-pack […]

Walnut-Tofu Loaf 1

This loaf was super easy to make-it sounds like a lot, but it took under 30 minutes to prep using my food processor to chop the veggies; and, leaving it uncooked overnight in the fridge worked out well, as the flavors has more time to work into the tofu.  And leftovers?  Don’t […]

Florida Fall Harvest Soup 2

Last Thursday was my second CSA pickup and I stayed behind to discuss some workshop ideas with Vivian and Francisco for KYV farm. As we chatted, Vivian offered me some soup.  It was delicious.  A hearty mix of all the veggies we got from our CSA, lentils and barley. The […]

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we will be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the next three nights for our 10th anniversary.  This is really the second major trip my hubby Chris and I have taken where we fly out […]

Spicy-Sweet Miso Marinated Broccoli Salad and Eat. Live. Be. 16

Happy Valentines Day! I have such a wonderful recipe for you; but first, Eat. Live.Be. Today’s Eat. Live. Be. topic is “Straight from the experts”. I like the website RealAge which bases its information on a Scientific Advisory Board including the co-creators of the site; Michael F. Roizen, MD and […]

North African Chickpea Stew 12

Sweet Calabaza squash, fresh cilantro and crunchy peanuts comprise this delicious North African Chickpea Stew. Today’s Eat. Live.Be. for a better 2011 is how to get out of a rut. The only thing that works for me is to change things up and simply keep trying. Think about it, any […]