Gorgeous CSA Photos and my Kalesagnia – A Kale and Mushroom Lasagna

First the veggies.  Isn’t this why you are visiting after all? Eggplant and Daikon Edible Flowers (a present from Vivian) and Carrots Beets, Cilantro, Spinach and three types of Lettuce  Purple Onion, Broccoli, Collards, Peppers  Butternut and Citrus      Cauliflower  A while ago I had a Crockpot Disaster.  I tried […]

Walnut-Tofu Loaf 2

Celebrate the holidays with all the traditional flavors you know and love, without the meat in this Vegan Holiday Walnut Tofu Loaf. Welcome home… 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 […]

Walnut Tofu Loaf

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 […]

Cranberry Bowl with Sauteed Spinach, Black Eyed Peas and Couscous 3

Is everything as crazy for you as it is for me?  The holidays, extra responsibilities at work, taking care of a 3 year old and keeping in touch with friends and family all contributes to the craziness.  But the other day, I was lying in bed, looking up at the […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Pumpkin Cream Sauce

I learned something really interesting today from my coworker, Sarah.  Her son, Jake, did a fabulous presentation on plastic.  Have you heard of the Great Garbage Patch? It is this huge garbage mound of plastic in the middle of the ocean that is “roughly the size of Texas, containing approximately 3.5 […]

Pumpkin Chili Mole

Pumpkin Chili Mole 6

Rich layers of flavor and a thick, hearty texture – this Pumpkin Chili Mole is the perfect belly filling comfort food for the season.   When you ask most folks what they put in their chili you typically hear beans, beef, tomatoes etc.  But how do you make a meatless chili that […]

Chinese Five Spice Miso Soup with Shitakes and Edamame 1

I’m still working on cutting back after my recent trip to San Francisco and wine country.  With the weather getting a bit cooler I thought a nice warm but light soup would be nice.   I simply sauteed onions and garlic, added in shitakes and edamame.  The flavor balance of […]

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Sweet, fresh and almost raw. This Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad is a quick tasty option for a light lunch. YUM!    One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we’ll be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the […]

Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Polenta and broccoli

Broiled Polenta Cakes with Sautéed Broccoli and Cannellini Beans

Tempt your tummy with Broiled Polenta Cakes with Sautéed Broccoli and Cannellini Beans- slightly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and smothered with tender broccoli. and Cannellinis is easy enough for weeknights and fancy enough for a dinner party. Today is a special Friday as it happens to […]

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Balsamic and Red Wine 3

That is it.  I’m toast.  I’ve finally made my own fresh pasta sauce and I now can never go back to jarred.  What prompted this craziness you ask? The last two times I made pasta and used a jarred sauce it was so tough to get downI actually had to […]

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 […]