Gifts from the Garden

Last week it was so wonderfully cool and wet that I got the whole garden weeded in the matter of a couple of hours.  Then we went away for the weekend and when I returned.......more

A Delicious and Light Summer Salad. Full of nutritionally dense greens and topped with a lemon garlic dressing

Emerald City Salad is one of my all time favorite Spring/Summer dishes. It comes from PCC Market and is a staple at their deli. If you're not familiar, PCC is a Natural Food Co-op that supports local farmers and is consumer owned. It's located in the Seattle area and if you're interested, you can read about it here....more

5 Tasty Desserts with Hidden Vegetables

As health-conscious eating becomes more and more popular among young professionals, athletes, vegetarians, vegans, and individuals looking to avoid processed foods, so too is the popularity of desserts with vegetables in them. Strange as this may sound, the results may actually surprise you....more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there. ...more
Checking it out and sharing the recipe with my boot-camp class.more

Whole Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Butter

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All-Natural, Umami-Rich, Vegetable Stock Paste

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordImagine having ALL these ingredients in your vegetable stock. Not just whatever flavour seeps into the stock water, but the ingredients in their entirety, no part wasted. Then imagine using these ingredients to make enough stock to last you months – not just a few meals....more

Mr. Food's Favorite Chopped Salad

Mr. Food’s Favorite Chopped SaladmothersapronstringsI love quick, easy and delicious cool summer salads and this is one of those! I picked up the “Mr. Food, Just One More Bite” recipe book because I knew my family would love the opportunity to test the recipes....more

How to menu plan with veggie boxes

Yes, I did it (again)! The last few years, I've been subscribing to different veggie boxes or complete weekly menu boxes, to see what works for me. When I lived in my student town, there were different possibilities to subscribe to biological veggie boxes. To me, the biggest disadvantage was that it was a subscription. Where I live now, there's a very similar system, but you can decide each week if you sign in for next week's box. I like that system a lot, but when I got pregnant, I jumped off, too tired to work out weekly menus based on what was in the box....more

Benefits of Broccoli

Quick Benefits of BroccoliBroccoli is one of those vegetables grown year round, making it perfect for both spring and summer dishes. These miniature trees are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and fiber.  In order to get the most nutrients out of your broccoli, be sure to choose broccoli heads with tight green buds and moist green stems. When storing, place (unwashed) in an open plastic bad in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Below is one of my favorite Asian meals that contains broccoli....more