Recipes on Natural Living Mamma

Lemony Lentil Salad

This past spring I joined the team of regular contributors over on the Natural Living Mamma blog.  I know, it's a bit funny because I'm not a mother, but luckily there is no parenting required to whip up delicious whole foods recipes!  Natural Living Mamma has all sorts of great parenting advice, but also lots of excellent posts about food, … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

Grilled Corn and Roasted Tomato Salad

I am so head over heels in love with all of the fresh produce in season right now.  Going to the farmer's market is almost overwhelming in its abundance.  There are so many beautiful things calling out to me and asking to be cooked up into late summer deliciousness.  It's a good problem to have! And it reminds me, yet again, how you can make … [Read more...]

Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash

Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash

In my opinion, pattypan squash is far superior to its cousin yellow summer squash.  It has firmer flesh, a lovely flavor, and the cutest shape around!  It seems to be one of those vegetables that many people are unfamiliar with, so hopefully this recipe will open your eyes to the wonder of the pattypan. Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash Ingredients … [Read more...]

Red Clover Tincture

Red Clover Tincture

One of my favorite summer activities is harvesting!  I have a natural instinct to always look around me and gather things.  I've always been this way - tucking herbs in my pockets, picking flowers, or finding wild berries to snack on.  And let's not forget gathering fresh vegetables and fruit from the garden - that's the absolute best! Since I … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Market Radishes with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Radishes with Cilantro Lime Sauce

It all started with these beauties calling my name at the farmer's market.  I mean how could I resist?  Radishes are one of the first early summer vegetables to hit the markets in Boston and they are haltingly beautiful in their deep jewel tones.  Of course I had to buy all three bunches and then get to work developing a delicious recipe that lets … [Read more...]

My Favorite Culinary Herbs & Their Medicinal Benefits

Medicinal Benefits of Culinary Herbs

I spent Sunday teaching a cooking with herbs class to a wonderful bunch of students at the Boston Herbstalk 2014 Festival.  Herbstalk brings together fascinating teachers, eager students, and prolific vendors for a weekend conference dedicated to sharing herbal education in an urban community.  It's really a fun event! My class was focused on … [Read more...]

Spring Herb Potatoes

Spring Herb Potatoes

I really love simple food.  So often foodies get caught up in the latest exotic ingredient, or newest cooking technique, and forget about the old standbys.  These tried-and-true recipes have lasted generations for a reason - they always taste good.  Spring herb potatoes optimize this for me.  They are made from humble ingredients, are super easy to … [Read more...]

Rice Noodle + Veggie Bowl

Rice Noodle + Veggie Bowl

Wow, this was delicious.  I’m new to using rice noodles regularly in my cooking, but this noodle bowl has me totally hooked.  It’s full of fresh and flavorful ingredients, can be flexible based on what you have available, and tastes amazing.  Plus it’s gluten-free and vegan! Rice Noodle Veggie Bowl Ingredients (serves 2): 1 handful of … [Read more...]

Double Stuffed Pesto Mushrooms

Double Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto

As you know, I'm freakishly obsessed with mushrooms at the moment.  They were never one of my favorite foods growing up, so I'm having a bit of a mushroom renaissance.  Now that I've realized I love them, I just can't get enough.  And it doesn't hurt that I now fully understand all of their nutritional benefits - immune-boosting and cancer-fighting … [Read more...]

Dandelion Green Pesto

Dandelion Green Pesto

I am really excited to teach a Cooking with Herbs class at Herbstalk this year!  The class will focus on exploring the medicinal properties of common culinary herbs, as well as making some herbal treats together.  My class is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th from 4 - 5:30pm.  Please come check it out! To begin the conversation about cooking with … [Read more...]