Spring Refresh & Renew: 10 Days of Clean Eating

Spring Refresh & Renew

The days are getting longer and spring is in the air!  I love the energy of spring.  I've always been attracted to the energetic pull of new beginnings, rebirth, and positive anticipation. Spring is also an opportunity to refresh our eating habits - both eating the fresh foods of spring and shedding the less-than-nourishing eating patterns that … [Read more...]

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...]

Garlicky Dandelion Greens + Farmers Egg

Garlicky Dandelion Greens + Farmers Egg

Spring is in the air!  I can't say we've hit super high temps yet in Boston, but it's definitely getting sunnier and warmer.  The arrival of spring brings with it so many changes - lots of openings and shifts literally and metaphorically.  I talk more about the spirit of the season in this Opening Up to Spring post. After a cold winter of eating … [Read more...]

Sneaky Superfoods

My Favorite Sneaky Superfoods

Most people are familiar with the concept of superfoods - those select ingredients that deliver a serious nutritional punch. Although the list is long, there are certain popular superfoods that always rise to the top: blueberries, almonds, kale, acai berries etc.  Don't get me wrong, these are all very nutritive foods and terrific additions to a … [Read more...]

No-Fuss Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana

No-Fuss Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana

So, now that I've gotten you jazzed about Italian food with my Tuscan Kale Salad and Quattro Pomodoro Sauce, it's time to complete the trifecta.  The food in Italy is divine.  Good food is just in the air over here - you can't walk down a street without seeing beautiful pizzas calling out from shop windows, or markets with overflowing baskets of … [Read more...]

Quattro Pomodoro Sauce

Quattro Pomodoro Sauce

Looking for something simple and tasty to make the weekend after Thanksgiving?  This Quattro Pomodoro Sauce fits the bill.  It's easy to make, delicious, and will fill the house with a wonderful tomato aroma.  Best of all, it has a different flavor profile than Thanksgiving food, and you're bound to be ready for a change after a few days of … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

It all started on a hike through Montenegro with loads of mountain sage growing along the trail. At first I just picked a few leaves to sniff and play with while hiking, but soon my gathering instinct got the better of me and I had a huge bouquet by the time we reached the summit. I love the smell and taste of sage and have become even … [Read more...]

Three Herb Pesto with New Potatoes and Green Beans


I'm officially obsessed with pesto!  It is one of my favorite things to make, is packed with nutrients, and literally tastes good on everything.  I begin the summer each year by making (and freezing) as much garlic scape pesto as possible, and then proceed to spend the summer making batches with all the other herbs I grow on my roof deck or find at … [Read more...]

Pesto – An Herb Delivery Vehicle


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...]

Container Gardening


Now is the time to get planting if you want to enjoy fresh produce from your deck/back yard this summer.  As a city dweller I'm lucky to have a very sunny deck that's ideal for container gardening. I usually plant around 10 pots each summer with a mix of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. My favorite (and most successful) veggie is definitely cherry … [Read more...]