Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

'Tis the season for pickling!  It is the perfect way to preserve all that beautiful late-summer produce so it can be enjoyed all year long.  Plus, if you're making lacto-fermented pickles you're cultivating beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to give your body a boost in immunity, gut-health, and mood. I'm into pickled vegetables for many reasons. … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Veggie Noodles

Black Bean and Veggie Pasta

  Even before I eliminated gluten from my diet I preferred to eat quinoa pasta.  I love the taste, texture, and high protein content.  I often recommend it to clients looking to upgrade the nutritional value of their dishes (or get their toddlers to eat something healthier!).  I'm still a committed quinoa pasta fan, but black bean pasta is … [Read more...]

Spicy Red Lentils with Tomatoes and Lime

Spicy Red Lentils

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – lentils should be part of your life! They are packed with nutrients, ridiculously easy to make, and delicious every time. I keep me pantry stocked with red, black, and green lentils, and end up using them at least once per week. For this recipe red lentils work best because we’re looking for a soupy … [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...]

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...]

Spicy Black Beans + Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

I have another fun guest post to share with all of you!  My recipe for Spicy Black Beans + Sweet Potatoes is up on Whole Foods Mom on a Budget today.  It is one of my favorites - spicy-sweet warm beans with fresh, green toppings. As you know, I like to cook big batches of dried beans and am always looking for creative ways to use them on day … [Read more...]

Curried Chickpeas with Feta Cheese

Curried Chickpeas

We are loving Portugal.  It is filled with nice people, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food.  The food is fresh, flavorful, and healthful (just like my Portuguese Fish Stew).  We took a break from our Portuguese food adventures the other night to make dinner in our apartment.  There are only so many meals I can eat out before I'm ready for … [Read more...]

Pesto – An Herb Delivery Vehicle

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I'm really into pesto this summer!  Not only is it delicious, it is also excellent herb delivery vehicle.  As I've learned more about the health benefits of herbs I've tried to incorporate them into my diet as much as possible.  Pestos are a terrific way to eat more herbs and to eat them in higher quantities -- you eat far more herb in a pesto than … [Read more...]