Wow, did this dish ever exceed my expectations. It was YUMMY. With the Quinoa and Yams I also used cooked Mung Beans – a powerhouse of nutrition in a small bean. This is a dish that would be great for lunch or dinner – served at room temperature. It will get even better the next [...]
Nothing says spring like fresh, beautiful rhubarb. (well that and fresh asparagus) I love the gorgeous pink color….in fact when chopping the rhubarb it turned my cutting board pink!
While strawberries are not in season until June, I did use organic halved frozen strawberries in this dish.
There could also not be an easier dessert to make. [...]
We have had endless days of rain in our neck of the woods which always leads me to comfort food. Lasagna being a family favorite. There are a number of different lasagna recipes on my blog and while this is somewhat of a traditional lasagna there are a few new ingredients as well as a [...]
This was a recipe that was recently printed in our local newspaper. I made some changes to the original – and we were delighted with the results. Slow cooking with a crock pot has always been a little bit of a hit and miss result with me in terms of flavor. Usually I have found [...]
As mentioned in previous posts, I have been cooking Vegetarian meals about twice sometimes three times a week. Recently, we found this at our local grocery store:
No paid advertisement here….just wanting to share something yummy – a lovely basmati rice/quiona blend vegetarian meal. Next to dried pasta, this is the only thing in my pantry [...]
We recently had a week vacation – a lovely cabin on the lake at one of our Gulf Islands. We love the cabin with its rustic charm, a cozy big fireplace, a kitchen (most important!) and beautiful lake views.
Over the years, I have learned what to bring as usually the kitchens are quite small, and [...]
We are huge lovers of pesto in this household. Each year I make Organic Garlic Scape Pesto which we freeze to have throughout the year. This is the first time I have made Tomato Pesto and Oh My Goodness, do we ever love it.
As mentioned in previous posts, every year, we buy our local organic [...]
Chanterelle mushrooms are by far my favorite mushroom – even re-hydrated they have such a distinct woodsy sweet flavor. Although, fresh is always the best. They do have a short window of time for harvest, and as we did not get any fresh ones this year, I was happy to be able to buy dehydrated [...]
What is not to love about shallots? They are in my humble opinion much more flavorful than any onion – hands down. They are also more of a “killer” on the eyes in terms of their sting!
Regardless, they are my favorite in the Allium family. So much flavor – and a flavor that retains itself [...]
This is a recipe where you could certainly use cream cheese, however, in this household I always make Yogurt Cheese – or dripped Yogurt. Recently, I discovered there is a company in California called Green Valley Organics that makes lactose free dairy products including sour cream and cream cheese. Oh heaven! It is very difficult [...]