I love peas. I love them in chicken pot pies, I love them raw. I love them in my soup. My husband and children, on the other hand, loathe peas – the hubs especially. I once mashed peas to a pulp and mixed them in with my world-famous, twice-baked casserole and tried to pass it [Read On]
My broccoli plants are blooming! Never mind the fact that I thought they were kale plants for the first 60 days of the growth. I have so many stalks ripening right now, I’m having to come up with creative ways to use it before the broccoli goes bad. One of the ways I am using [Read On]
Are your vegetables starting to ripen in your garden or your ploughshare filled to the brim? This is the perfect dish for Meatless Mondays and to use all your vegetables before they rot! Spinach Rice Hotdish Ingredients 1/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice (or brown rice if you prefer) 2/3 cup water 1 (10.75 [Read On]
Since starting a clean eating diet and the ripening of my garden, I’ve been on the hunt for recipes using all natural ingredients and fresh veggies. Have some quinoa in your cupboard but never used it? Here is my one and only recipe – its so good, you’ll only need one in your recipe box. [Read On]
Pregnancy and iron-deficiency go hand-in-hand for me. I was sure this time around it would be different because I started taking an iron supplement the minute I knew I was pregnant. But that first pin-prick of blood revealed that I was just barely holding on, again. During my first pregnancy my hemoglobin wavered between 9 [Read On]
Beer-Drenched Portabella Tacos (click on the link for the recipe) If there’s one thing I’ve learned from blogging about vegetarian cooking for the past year, it’s that most people are interested in vegetarian food not for animal welfare, the environment, or any other lofty reasons: they’re doing it for their health. Male or female, college-age or [Read On]
I’ve been a huge fan of nuts since reading “Blue Zones: Live Longer, Better” by Dan Buettner of National Geographic fame. One of the common threads folks who live past 100 share is a propensity to eat lots of nuts. And so, I’ve been trying to add nuts into our snacks and meals. (By the way, if you want to get good tips on being healthy, I recommend you pick up this book. Or visit, bluezones.com).