Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cold January nights are a perfect time to enjoy winter squash.  Winter squash is actually harvested in the fall, but due to it's thick skin it can keep for months without refrigeration.  In addition to providing healthy, local food all winter long, squash sweetens as it ages (to a point) so it tastes even better after sitting for a month or so. … [Read more...]

Curried Red Lentils

Curried Red Lentils

These lentils are a winter staple in my house.  They are cozy and warm, easy to make, and very healthy.  They definitely have an Indian twist, but seem to be appealing to a range of palates. Begin by rough-chopping a white onion and sauteing it with 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric (there are rough guesses on the spice … [Read more...]

Vegetable Risotto

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I am overwhelmed by summer vegetables - in the best possible way!  Between my farm-share and delicious looking things I can't pass up at the farmers market I have lots of veggies filling my fridge. July and August are some of my favorite months for exactly this reason -- the abundance of fresh, local food gives the rest of the year something to be … [Read more...]

Converting Mr. Meat and Potatoes

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An old friend recently asked me for suggestions about how to interest her meat and potatoes husband in healthy eating.  Her suggestion got my wheels turning and obviously I have tons of ideas! Flavor First: My experience with my own husband and others is that flavor trumps health food every time.  Most people have an incorrect perception of … [Read more...]

Healing Miso Soup

Healing Miso Soup

What better way to take care of your body after a holiday weekend of indulgence than by feeding yourself nourishing foods?  One of my favorite healing powerhouse foods is miso soup.  Miso is made from fermented soybeans, so it boasts all the nutritional benefits of fermented foods (probiotics, enzymes, vitamins etc.).  This method for making miso … [Read more...]

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

I am a big believer in quinoa.  As someone who focuses on a mainly plant based diet, this complete protein grain is a terrific addition.  Plus it tastes great and I like the little squiggly grains. I use quinoa a number of ways, but by far my favorite is in salads.  You can use virtually any vegetables you have on hand and create a delicious, … [Read more...]