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Homemade Barbeque Sauce

With the 4th of July upon us, our thoughts stray to celebrations both patriotic and epicurean. And I can think of no other food that epitomizes this holiday quite so much as barbeque does. Sadly, most commercial barbeque sauces are laden with excessive artificial (and harmful) sweeteners and preservatives. Luckily, this homemade stuff takes just […]

Garnet Yam, Black Bean, and Corn Hash

I rarely eat corn, waiting only until the short peak-season to indulge. Imagine my excitement when I chanced upon some fresh, organic corn on the cob last week. The next day, I whipped up this tasty side dish with the leftovers. It’s hearty, without feeling terribly heavy, and loaded with fiber. The garnet yam provides […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Vidalia Onion and Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

The condition of our gut determines every aspect of our mental and physical well-being. When our intestinal flora is out of whack, a multitude of health problems are quite sure to follow, from the obvious symptoms of sluggish and inefficient digestion to the potential for more serious problems, including auto-immune disorders, such as celiac sprue, and […]

Beef and Sausage Meatloaf with Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

What a pleasant surprise I got this morning when I woke to the sound of a delicious rain pattering outside my window. I’m always amazed at how much I miss everything about it—the smells, the sounds, the clean, fresh air, and even the wet, muddy shoes. It is inevitable that when the climate cools even […]

Vietnamese Grilled Salmon with Spicy Lime Dressing and Cilantro Aioli

Sound the dinner bell; fresh salmon season has begun! Being from the Pacific Northwest, fresh, wild-caught seafood was a staple in our household and one that, sadly, I took for granted until I moved far away from the ocean. I have fond memories of anticipating the first run of fresh salmon—an exciting time that we […]

Spring Chicken Fricassee

I like to make this luscious French stew once the frigid winter lets up, when asparagus and baby new potatoes are at their prime. By swapping out bone-in chicken pieces for boneless, skinless thighs, dinner can be on the table in around 45 minutes, but the depth of the velvety sauce tastes as if you […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Squares *Gluten-Free!

By using a little stevia, these yummy bars are low in sugar but still satisfy that craving when you need a sweet treat. The gluten-free filling can be adjusted to use any fruit that you prefer and to suit the season. Strawberry-rhubarb is a classic springtime combination, but other personal favorites are blackberry-apple, pear-ginger, and raspberry-peach. Ingredients […]

Sausage Egg Cups with Kale and Cheese

These protein-packed treats make a quick and easy breakfast or snack when you’re on the go. The filling can be customized to suit your tastes and what you have on hand, plus it’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables and all those assorted cheese ends that seem to accumulate in your fridge (at […]

Seafood in Saffron Broth with Baby Potatoes

This delicious soup wears many hats. It is warm and comforting on a cold, snowy day but light enough to enjoy on a balmy summer evening. It has a rustic air to it but is elegant enough to serve to company. Seafood contains a host of vitamins and minerals, many that are harder to find […]

All-Purpose Vinaigrette

Most store-bought salad dressings, even organic ones, contain highly refined, highly inflammatory seed or vegetable oils as well as added sugar and other nasty processed bits. Use this wholesome, whole-food vinaigrette to dress mixed greens as well as chopped raw salads, cold or hot steamed vegetables, or anything else that needs a little zing. Ingredients […]

Screamin’ Scramblies

The secret to great scrambled eggs isn’t adding cream or milk or water. It’s heat. By thoroughly preheating the pan, you can create a delectable breakfast with nothing more than a couple of eggs and some salt. We like coconut oil for its low reactivity and medium smoking point, but if you find the flavor […]