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Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe 9

This Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe has a healthy little secret. Within that oh-so light and flakey crust, it is stuffed with savory, seasoned greens and tangy sun dried tomatoes nestled inside. My whole family enjoyed each bite! Getting kids involved in cooking is fun. Especially with plant based cooking. No worries of contamination or […]

Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

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Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing is a hearty, yet easy to make salad that is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite! “Call me, I need to share some recipes that I have been making….” Last week I got a text from Vivian at KyV Farm that […]


Sensational Seasonal Lentil Soup with a Surprising Ingredient – Radishes! 3

 Utilize all your farmers market produce in this Sensational Seasonal Lentil Soup with a Surprising Ingredient – Radishes!  Step into my day dream of a Utopian world with an organic farm at the center prompted by my first installment of veggies last Wednesday. What a variety it was! 1) KALE 2) […]

Sensational Seasonal CSA Soup

Soft and Moist All Natural Kale and Flax Cornbread Muffin

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Gently sweet, soft, moist and comforting – these kale and flax cornbread muffins are supremely satisfying. They are perfect for breakfast or as a great accompaniment for dinner (and your kids will love eating kale and flax). Imagine that! There is something comforting about cornbread – it’s a little sweet […]


Ultra Creamy Coconut Curry Soup with Kale and Butternut 5

Meet your new best friend……Fat.  Flavorful curry, creamy coconut milk and ultra rich coconut oil make this a satisfying soup for any time of year.  Though butternut squash from KyV Farm is not in season right now in Florida – those little buttery squashes waited patiently on the counter for […]

Coconut Curry Soup

Kale Spa Salad

Tips on How to Make Dinner Quick, Easy and Cheap! 2

 True or False – you will save money if you make it from scratch. True. Sort of. I think back to my days before children, when I could gallivant about the city going to weekly wine tastings and dinners.  I was young, professional and thought I was hot stuff.  Several […]


Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

Tofu Xpress Giveaway and an Easy Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich 38

For my Kale and Tofu Sandwich scroll down! ____________________________________________ And the winner of the giveaway is #13 Anna Rabhan! Please check out her article at her website the Organic Adventurer on Palm Oil and Orangutans. ____________________________________________ The long ago day when I overheard people talking about the book the China […]


Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews

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This month my favorite natural food store, Native Sun Natural Foods Market, has quinoa on sale in the bulk bin – so I hope you are all ok with a few quinoa posts!  Quinoa IS one of the trendy foods of 2013, so just think, we’ll be ahead of the […]


Calming Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup 7

I am convinced that most of what is thrown at us in life is to teach us something – to teach us an appreciation for what is to come. Why does this happen? Because if it came easily then we wouldn’t really appreciate it when we got to our destination. Every experience, the struggles, the unknown, and the […]

Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over […]


Wine Down Wednesday Returns with Potato Kale Cakes

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish paired with two different wines selected by my friend Gregg at Broadbent Selections. Vegan Version of Bon Appetit’s Potato Kale Cakes To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of […]


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 […]


Kale with Walnut Pesto, Raisins, Pepitas and Pine Nuts

Browsing through my favorite Forks Over Knives companion book, I came across an awesome kale recipe for kale with a walnut sauce.  Super simple and I had everything on hand.  I added some raisins, pine nuts and raw pepitas to add a sweet side to the salty tamari.  Oooo baby…this […]


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 […]


The Twelve Veggies of Christmas

First we brought to you the tale of Old McFrancisco had a Farm.And now my three year old and I bring to you….the Twelve Veggies of Christmas. Happy Holidays from FCC! On the first day of Christmas, right from KYV, A Wonderful Kohlrabi.  The second day of Christmas, right from KYV, Two […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a pot luck at work and I got lots of requests for the recipe.  And ‘cause I’m proud of myself for throwing together a season appropriate recipe that people actually liked that […]