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December 31, 2017

I LOVE winter citrus salads! Bright colors, bold flavors, crisp and highly craveable! I'm always ready for lighter fare after plenty of extra treats over the holidays, and this salad satisfies on every level. Plus, you'll be getting a healthy dose of vitamins C and K ~ and plenty of other vitamins, minerals and fiber!

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Raw fennel tastes strongly of anise. Some people love this flavor, others do not. You can...

December 26, 2017

If the thought of Brussels sprouts automatically engages your gag reflex or makes you want to run and hide in the nearest vacant room and stuff a towel under the door... I can relate. I have spent years (decades even) HATING Brussels sprouts because of how my mother and grandmothers prepared them. Fear not. Properly roasted, sauteed or steamed, they are surprisingly delicious! ~ or thinly sliced and not co...

December 16, 2017

I am a huge fan of rice puddings! I love the creaminess and simplicity. It's not too sweet. It can be dressed up or down. It can be flavored any number of ways, and the plant-based version is just as delicious as the dairy version - and better for you. I wanted to play with these ingredients a bit more though - and I still had cranberry sauce to use up...

Why not a dessert risotto? Well-excucuted risotto is alwa...

December 8, 2017

Homemade vegetable stock is one of the easiest staples to make and should be readily available in every kitchen. Stock is a great way to amp up the flavor of just about ANY savory dish - whole grains, steamed vegetables, sauces or gravies, and give soups a head start. 

Want to know the secret to rich, full-bodied stock? Roast all the veggies first (leaving the skins on), deglaze the pan, scrape up all the lovely bits...

December 1, 2017

This is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE coffee cake, hands down! I snipped the recipe from the back of a box of butter years ago and have been making it each year as soon as cranberries are available. It makes a lovely and easy-to-make treat for Christmas morning too!

This year I converted the recipe to a plant-based version and upgraded it with local ingredients. It's just as moist and delicious ~ and perhaps even better than the origi...

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Hi there, I'm Catherine! 

I'm so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet. So, are you hungry? Me too! What to eat, is the question. As an organic produce grower, classically trained personal chef who eats mostly plants, and a dietetics student, I'm always thinking about food.... how it looks, smells, tastes, makes us feel and affects our environment. I regularly geek out on the science behind what makes plants scrumptious and why we should eat more of them. I love to share my experiments with YOU! So grab an apron, sharpen your knife and let's go!

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