Start Stocking Your Freezer For The Fall

For almost half my life I have been going out to the Hampton's for my summer vacation.  First, renting houses with twenty of my closest "friends" and now with my own family....more

Teenage Snack Attack

My three teenagers are like eating machines.And sometimes turn into monsters when they get too hungry....more

Five Delicious Winter Spices To Help You Kick Up Creativity In The Kitchen

When the dark days of winter hit (which I am in right now), it's time to dig deep and get creative with your spice drawer. I admit, I can get carried away with my spice addiction, but how else can you quickly and easily transform something like basic beans and rice in mere seconds? It's all part of a well-run pantry. ...more
Oh! Wow, that’s a nice “spice drawer”. Garlic is one of my favourite spices in winter. Studies ...more

Mashed Potato Redo: Cauliflower Millet Mash

Yes, yes, you love mashed potatoes. And you wouldn't substitute anything for them in this world.  I love mashed potatoes too, but after years of drowning those poor tubers in too much butter and milk, I went looking for something else that could be a suitable substitute for that creamy dish that is so reminiscent of fall....more

Seasonal Eating: Late Summer Ratatouille

My garden cannot stop producing.  There are twinges of fall in the air, the sun is lower in the sky, but I am continuing to have an abundance of beautiful, vibrant vegetables.  My Late Summer Ratatouille is perfect for using up all those extra garden or CSA vegetables. A trip to the farmer's market would do the trick too.  Have you been lately?...more

10 Cooking Tips That Will Save You Tons Of Time In The Kitchen

I cook a lot, and I love to cook, but there is nothing worse then spending endless hours in the kitchen when you don't need to.  I like to have my kitchen streamlined so I can easily access my utensils and appliances I really use  and need. I also appreciate a good plan of action. Here are my top ten kitchen time savers that will save your sanity and give you peace of mind in your kitchen.Tip #1 Keep Sharp Knives...more

7 Ways to Use That Container of Baby Spinach

These days, spinach doesn't come in one overgrown bunch, it comes in a clamshell. You know, those large, clear plastic containers stuffed with perfectly picked baby leaves.  I am sure you have bought one,  with ambitions to use all those greens, only to have it slowly wilt away in your refrigerator.  You meant well, you really did. Before you give up on spinach, one of the best foods around, let me give you some ideas, and recipes, for how to use it, before you lose it....more
I've been trying to up my daily veggies servings, and  I'm addicted to spinach/feta omelettes ...more

Vegan Caprese Salad

Who knew you could still create and delicious version of the Caprese Salad. This recipe recreates an italian yummy caprese salad using basil, tomatos, tofu, and balsamic. Definitly perfect for impressing guests over a fancy dinner. For the full recipe Vegan Caprese Salad...more

How to Choose the Right Oil for Cooking

How to Choose the Right Oil for Cooking...more

Beef and Veggie Burger with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Now that I have sufficiently gorged myself with food over the holidays, it is time to tone it down a bit.  The jeans are feeling painted on, and if I wore my wedding ring, my finger would be gasping for breath.  Yep!  It’s time for lighter, healthier eating.  This beef and veggie burger fits the bill....more