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January 30, 2018

Everyone should have one easy, fool-proof fudge recipe up their sleeve for those special occasions when you want to treat those you love to a delectable treat. I learned how to make quite an assortment of fancy confections while in baking & pastry arts school, yet I still prefer the recipe I've been making since I was 10 years old.

Eagle Brand's Fool Proof Chocolate Fudge ~ five ingredients, always perfect! Just one probl...

January 25, 2018

When it comes to quick, economical, and nutritious party foods that are also DELICIOUS, you just can't beat legumes! Often this means hummus... but sometimes a girl just needs a break from chickpeas!

Cannelinni beans (or white kidney beans) are a great option because they have a milder texture and flavor than chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) allowing you to take them in a number of flavor directions. Cannellini beans also c...

January 18, 2018

I finally ended my bad relationship with tempeh. It was time. No more buying a package, half-heartedly following a recipe (or not), only to be disappointed... the left-overs being pushed to the back of the fridge until I finally threw them out in disgust.

I learned two things: 1) stop treating tempeh like tofu, and  2) how to treat tempeh like tempeh. This is the method that FINALLY made me happy to be eating tempeh!

So w...

January 15, 2018

BA-BAM! These are sure to wake up your palate and make getting your daily dose of probiotics a cinch!

The last time I shopped at a farmer's market, I swooped up several bags of beautiful slender, multi-colored carrots ~ which I still needed to use. We ate a bunch, but I wanted to make the rest into some sort of condiment that would show-case their beautiful colors. I've also been itching to get back to fermenting some vegetabl...

January 8, 2018

These are the bomb diggity... the #bombcyclone even! They are crispy, flavorful, healthful and delicious! 

Deciding to forego farm-raised and unsustainable seafoods, as well as unhealthy fried foods (most of the time!) created a void that I needed (yes, needed) to fill. Like that mosquito hovering just out of reach, I couldn't let go of the idea there had to be a plant-based version of fish 'n chips that would satisfy thi...

January 8, 2018

I hid the last bit of this sauce in the back of the fridge so I could savor the final spoonful while typing up the recipe - as if somehow the aroma and flavors would travel through my fingertips and allow me to give you this same heady experience. I'm pretty sure hiding yummy sauce from your 15-year-old (so it will still be there for about half an hour) loses me the mother of the year award. But, oh man... I think it was wort...

January 3, 2018

Success! Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing... zippy, velvety, colorful and full of bold flavors! Guess what it doesn't have?? No oil and no sugar...SCORE. I left this bottle rather thick, which paired beautifully with roasted purple cabbage steaks. The rest I'll thin down just a smidge to dress a roasted root vegetable winter salad. This dressing is also fantastic over hasselback potatoes or as a dip for crudites. 

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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!