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Kale Salad with Roasted Winter Squash, Red Onion, and Feta

Crisp, frigid days customarily inspire foods that are cooked long and slow and served piping hot to warm our bones and nourish our souls during the cold winter months. For me, the same usually applies to my vegetable side dishes (besides the cooked long and slow detail, for the most part). There is no question […]

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon

For the past five years or so, I’ve been catering a holiday party for a local dentist and his staff. These folks love to have fun and are always extremely creative in each year’s theme, going all out with games, food, and drinks to suit the occasion. The most recent theme was the Winter Olympics, […]

Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

I’m a soup girl. Honestly, if I didn’t have to think about pleasing the other members of my household, I would surely eat soup a few times a week. Maybe more. To me, it is the ultimate comfort food. And between the nourishing, mineral-rich broth and soup’s adaptability to the addition of any vegetable in […]

Malaysian Turkey and Sweet Potato Curry

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and many of us are looking forward to a long, relaxing weekend, spent with family, friends, and of course, the traditional turkey. And while I do love the actual holiday feast, I honestly prefer the leftovers even more. More specifically, I love not having to think much about what to eat for […]

Stuffed Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Pear, and Rosemary

Winter squash are in abundance right now, and with the multitude of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, the possibilities to add them to our weekly meal rotations are endless. Two of my personal favorites are delicata and sweet dumpling, each similar in taste and texture. Besides their flesh being sweet and creamy, they are also […]

Sunchoke Gratin Dauphinois

Cool crisp days and chilly nights evoke a yearning for rib-sticking comfort foods. Few things are more satisfying than a succulent, rich dish of layered potatoes, cream, and cheese. This week, I was fortunate enough to get a hold of some freshly dug sunchokes, so I thought I would prepare a unique twist on a […]

Spicy Asian Beef and Bell Peppers with Fresh Herbs

As the hours of daylight really start waning, I often find myself compelled to eat dinner much earlier than usual. I jokingly call it “senior-citizen time.” However, though home-life tends to slow right down each autumn, all other daily activities keep at a relatively steady pace. Essentially, this means that there is actually less time […]

Whole-Grain Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

I seriously debated presenting any pumpkin recipes in this blog. After all, the ubiquitous vegetable is certainly not lacking in publicity these days; it’s whirled into spiced lattes, nestled in ravioli, whipped into silken soups. I hesitated jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon, concerned that adding yet another pumpkin recipe to the vast collection may only […]

Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Pecans and Parmesan

If I had to name one vegetable that sends most folks running, it would be Brussels sprouts. Unfortunately, what creates this stigma is incessant overcooking that releases sulfuric compounds. It’s really too bad because Brussels sprouts are quite delicious and extremely good for you. They are also coming in to their peak season right now. […]

Superior Nutrition: Portuguese-Style Marinated Sardines

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some freshly caught sardines this week—and they caught me quite off guard. I’d never dealt with the whole fish before. Come to think of it, I’d never done anything but pluck them from a can. But when a client requested fresh sardines, I finally realized what […]

Herbed Cauliflower Fritters

People are always talking about the importance of eating our greens. And while greens are certainly some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables around, we should also not forget to eat our “whites”—more specifically, sulfurous whites like the alliums (onions, garlic, leeks) and brassicas (cauliflower). As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, cauliflower has a […]

Tomato Ricotta Tart with Grain-Free Flax Crust

It was cold today—damp, boots and sweater-wearing, bone-chilling cold. Okay, maybe it only felt that frigid because yesterday I was wearing shorts and flip-flops. But it made me want to eat soup, under a blanket. Instead, I opted for this tart! Why? Because I’m obviously not quite ready to let go of summer yet. And […]

Healthy Malted Chocolate Ice Cream

Autumn is just around the corner, and while I look forward to brisk morning walks and nights snuggled up with a good book, I am equally sad when the reality of early darkening skies and frigid weather sets in. I almost instantly yearn (and frequently express my desire) for long warm summer days once again. […]

Thai Shrimp with Tomatoes and Herbs

The versatility of shrimp is endless. It takes well to assertive flavors, such as curries, but is equally happy bathed simply in its own juices, along with a splash of white wine. It is also a quick and convenient way to get a tasty dinner on the table. No wonder it is such a popular […]

Quick Sauce and Slow Food Memories

My fresh, organic garden tomatoes, onions, and garlic simmer away on this early September afternoon, evoking the smells and flavors of my first autumn in northern Italy as a 6-year-old. My maternal grandparents lived on the farm where my mom grew up in the 1920s and ’30s. In the mountains of Piedmont, less than an […]

Late-Summer Vegetable Gratin

The long days of summer are behind us, but the warmth of early September continues to produce delicious bounties from the garden. Serve up this colorful side dish alongside grilled or roasted meats, or treat it as a satisfying vegetarian entrée beside a salad and some crusty bread. The addition of soft, melted fontina and […]

Cajun Fish Tacos with Season’s-End Salsas

Here in Colorado, late August seems to be the time when my tomato and tomatillo plants start really pumping out fruit. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is with freshly-cut, homemade salsas. The true tomato flavor of sun-ripened, just-plucked fruit is no comparison to the pale, mealy specimens often found in the grocery […]

Three Ways to Dill Pickles: The Quick, the Canned, and the Fermented

You may recall me mentioning a few weeks ago that I am inundated with cucumbers. I’m eating them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m eating them like apples. I have also been making pickles. Lots and Cook Your Way to Wellness (DVD) Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home Wild Fermentation  

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Blueberry and Sweet Corn Salad

Blueberries add a sweet note to this savory salad, while boosting brain and nerve cell power. The fresh crunch of raw corn kernels (that’s right, I said raw) and crisp cucumber complement the plump berries in a salad that screams summer. Corn is best enjoyed at its peak, as freshly harvested as possible, for both […]