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March 15, 2019

Raise yo' hand if you think dips, sauces and dressings are THE BOMB [cyclone, diggety, dope...]! Typing single-handed is waayyy too slow, so I'm putting my hand down now... but I am WITH YOU all the way on that one. An excellent sauce can take ho-hum to OH-YUM in a hot minute, and I've got this process DOWN! You are going to LOVE this Garlic Lime Crema for Cilantro Haters [👈🏽 we'll get to that bit in a minute].

Whether you n...

February 22, 2019

Ready to get your crunch on? My friend Brynn McDowell, aka The Domestic Dietitian made a little video a while back on how to make these fantastic-looking crackers with just three ingredients and five minutes: whole grain lavash bread, extra virgin olive oil and spices. I've been dying to make these ever since.
 

THREE times I've put whole grain lavash bread on the shopping list... and THREE times it has been eaten before...

January 25, 2019

Hands-down, this brilliant purply-pink sauerkraut is my all-time FAVORITE! Just look at that GORGEOUS color... and yes, after the lacto-fermentation process it really does turn this beautiful shade of magenta. It never would have occurred to me to ferment red cabbage if I had not tasted some at the farmer's market in Kennebunk, ME last fall.

As with grocery stores, one should never go to the farmer's market HUNGRY! I swear, I...

January 11, 2019

Fresh ginger + fresh lime + yellow and white carrot spirals + salt + time = LOVE! If you've been gifted a zoodle maker over the holidays and are curious about makin' your own lacto-fermented vegetables, I'm thrilled you stopped by! I've got the perfect combination to get you started. 

Ginger added to any citrus is spectacular in my book. It seems to lend itself particular well to fermented foods and beverages. After some diggi...

December 21, 2018

Oh, hey there!  I've got another perfect holiday side dish for you -Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears, Shallots and a creamy Lemon Basil Dressing. The pears and shallots lend the perfect amount of sweetness and the creamy Lemon Basil Dressing adds a zing of freshness. For those who love bacon with your Brussels sprouts, I've made a batch of Smoky Crispy Coconut Bacon for a slightly sweet and salty crunch that'll keep you co...

December 7, 2018

Hey there! How's your day goin'? Ready for a little coffee break? Good deal, me too! and I've got the perfect little somethin'-somethin' for ya!  

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Balls with... get this... finely chopped DARK CHOCOLATE! The good stuff. Just half a bar, you don't have to use it all. You know the one I'm talkin' about... the emergency stash in the secret hiding place. Not any left in that hiding spot? Check the other one.....

November 30, 2018

Did you know delicata squash make delicious edible bowls? Their skin is thin, just like small pie pumpkins, making it perfectly edible, so no need for peeling. If you're looking for an elegant, easy to make side dish for your holiday table (or any night of the week!) Stuffed Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Pomegranate and Pistachios is the way to go!  It also holds up well to baking which makes it an excellent choice for both qu...

November 23, 2018

I'm not sure I can recall another time when we needed to shovel a foot and a half of snow already by mid-November! Ya think if we get a heap of snow on the front end of the season we'll have an early spring? I've given up trying to predict New England weather, but I do know all this cold weather makes me crave carbs. And guess what my friends, that's not always a bad thing!

Carbs, just like fat in previous years, have unfairly...

November 16, 2018

I've got some delicata squash LOVE comin' at ya! If you've yet to dive into the delectable world of winter squash, delicata is an excellent place to start! A truly brilliant winter squash that I think you're gonna LOVE adding to your menu this season. Stuffed or sliced, they're offset beautifully with black rice stuffing, roasted apples and toasted red walnuts.

A few reasons to grab some delicata squash today:

~ they have cream...

November 10, 2018

Tacos are king... and limiting taco goodness to Tuesdays is NOT gonna cut it when there are SO many drool-worthy ways to indulge... like my latest autumn version here ~ Roasted Pumpkin and Black Bean Tacos! These are seriously addictive... and outrageously delicious... I'm talkin' why-the-hell-did-I-not-know-about-these-sooner kind of DELICIOUS! Plus, I'm using a secret ingredient you probably have in your pantry right now.

Wh...

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