Appetizer


Maple Ginger Creamy Carrot Soup with Pecans 1

Light jackets, pink noses, colorful leaves and Maple Ginger Creamy Carrot Soup with Pecans. Fall is upon us.  Carrots are such a happy and versatile little vegetable – crunchy and sweet.  They are perfect for both savory and sweet dishes and can be eaten any which way – raw, roasted, […]

Carrot Soup

Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup

Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup

A healthy, creamy soup without the cream – Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup I was sitting in the salon chair leafing through magazines last Friday at my hair appointment when I came across a variation of this soup in this month’s Martha Stewart Living. The […]


Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa – a simple and divine mixture of soft, warm quinoa, flavorful olive oil, sweet dates and raisins, a crunch of walnuts and a touch of sea salt. Olive oil, various fruits, nuts and warm spices are typical in Moroccan cuisine – so here I did a twist on […]


Oat Bites

Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites and a Giveaway!! 10

Bite size, portable and chewy, these Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites will make your tummy as happy as Santa’s elves on a joy ride.   CONGRATULATIONS TO SUZANNE HIGBY! You are the winner of the FIVE FREE smoothies, juices, wraps or sandwiches at Native Sun Natural Foods Stores. Please go […]


Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

For a happy side dish, unique breakfast or even dessert, you’ll love Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios. Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate […]

Citrus Barley and Pistachios

Garlic Green Beans

Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions. Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? […]


Cranberry Sauce

Two Unique Twists on Cranberry Sauce – Moroccan and Cuban 5

Spice things up by creating new twists on old favorites. The family will love these versions of cranberry sauce – Moroccan and Cuban. Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I know many people are already getting stressed about the holiday season.  Not only do many families hit the roads for […]


English Peas Edamame Style

Steamed English Peas – Edamame Style

You can still eat healthy foods while working in Corporate America. I can show you how! Today I did an informal lunch-n-learn for a small CSA group I set up at my company.  I reviewed how to store, clean and prep some of the veggies, including English Peas, they might get […]


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 […]


Roasted Eggplant Guacamole But Beware Of The Nightshades

If you’re an eggplant lover – you’ll love this Roasted Eggplant Guacamole recipe….but beware of the nightshades. If you have certain immune or digestive issues, you may be sensitive. Continue reading to learn more. Summer is here and the eggplants are growing like crazy! Roasted Eggplant Guacamole is a fun option […]


Pickled Radishes Two Ways (Daikon and Watermelon Radish) 12

Watermelon Radish   Recently we made a salad with shrimp on the grill and I whipped up some balsamic vinaigrette. I had sliced up some of my fresh watermelon radish I got from my csa but I have never been never a hugeradish fan so I was trying to figure out something creative to […]


Moroccan Chickpea Barley Salad 10

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Ours was busy but really nice.  The highlights included Rombauer Chardonnay, a pedicure in “Chick Flick Cherry” and a family boat ride (just the three of us which is rare) to Whitey’s Fish Camp for the boiled seafood platter.  My little […]