Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing 2

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing is perfect for the beautiful, sun-drenched Florida citrus that is in season right now. It is delicious massaged into a kale salad, or even just over a bed of lettuce. Let’s Talk Trends There are TONS of 2015 trend predictions out there. Some of them I’m not so […]

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch

Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch ~ Tangy, Creamy and Easy to Prepare! 1

This “Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch” is tangy, creamy and super easy to throw together. Your kids will love you (and their veggies) for it! Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch I’m “the Garden Mom”. This means that when volunteer requests came around at school I put my hand up to help fill […]

Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad 3

I’m kicking off the new CSA Season right with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a how-to video on storage and prep. Yesterday was our FIRST delivery of the CSA season and what a great start! In our bags we got squash, onions, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

Fruited Salad

Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing 1

If you don’t eat meat or dairy? What DO you eat? This super yummy Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing of course. Pear Apple Salad Even though it’s been about a year, I am still asked this question regularly. Folks still think that when animal food are cut out, that […]

Coconut Tahini Cabbage Salad

What do you think of my new look?  I had such a fun time playing around with photo shop to build my new logo and I’m even thinking of changing up the name of my blog to incorporate farming.  Baby steps though.   Also, I updated my tabs with the exception […]

Fall Panzanella

Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

Some of the best recipes are unplanned. This Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread is one of those fun recipes that turned out so awesome I have to share! Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a […]

Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the […]

Creamy Sweet Onion Balsamic Dressing 7

If you could come back in a second life as a vegetable what would you be? For some reason this was a question that my dad and I would discuss on a fairly regular basis. Now that I’m actually writing this I’m wondering if we are of sound mind. Regardless, […]

Sundried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette 8

 There is one question that I almost always ask before I ever take a bite of food at a new restaurant.  The answer to this question will almost always tell me what the quality of the food will be and whether I will return. So far my question has had a 100% success rate.  How […]

Asian Peanut and Cabbage Salad and 7 Facts Award 17

Thanks to Cooking in College for awarding me the 7-Facts Award.  I am so flattered! 1. I go through almost two tubs of plain Greek yogurt each week.  My favorite brand is Chobani. 2. I have gone tenting in the Arizona desert for two weeks at a time, three times. […]

Kale Salad with Beets, Beet Greens and Apple Cider Vinaigrette 12

I returned from my camping trip to Savannah around noon yesterday and had just enough time to unload and clean the camper, get some laundry done, make a big salad and get ready for the next day so no camping and culinary adventure photos yet…I hope to have them up […]

Spicy Roasted Beet Salad with Green Apples and Honey Vinaigrette 11

My grandfather on my mom’s side (Papa) had ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease; a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. After diagnosis the life expectancy is typically 2 to 5 years and I believe he was in his 50’s when they discovered this. […]

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 […]

Best Veggie Pasta Salad 6

Tender pasta and marinated veggies smothered in a tangy lemon, mustard vinaigrette in this Best Veggie Pasta Salad. My new thing on Sunday (starting as of last week) is to make a different big salad for lunches instead of soup as the weather is warming up a bit.  This was my first try […]