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Fall Flavors – Fall’s Healthy Cooking ClassesFall Flavors – Bozeman Healthy Cooking Classes, 2014
The Last Class of the year on Saturday, December 6th

Do you love to cook? Like to explore new cuisines? Want to improve your technique? Join me for this last class of the year as I share some of my very favorite dishes with you. Continue reading

Cranberry Apple Ginger Chutney – Tart, Sweet, Gingery Good

Cranberry Apple Ginger ChutneyCranberry Apple Ginger Chutney for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without tart, sweet and luscious red cranberries on the table. Be they cranberry sauce, relish or chutney. Intensely flavored Triple-Delish Cranberry Sauce has graced our holiday table for many years. This year it has its first serious competition. Continue reading

Thanksgiving – More Joy, Less Stress

Thanksgiving – More Joy, Less StressThanksgiving Tips, Recipes and Checklist

Thanksgiving on your mind? It’s been on my mind as I prepared for and then taught a cooking class this past Saturday. The class centered around ways to have more joy and less stress leading up to and during Thanksgiving Day. Today I share with you these same timesaving and stress-reducing tips along with Continue reading

Tuscan White Bean Salad

Tuscan White Bean Salad Tuscan White Bean Salad w/ Sherry Mustard Vinaigrette

Fifteen minutes to a very easy and boldly flavored Tuscan White Bean Salad. If you love the foods and bright flavors of the Mediterranean, then like me you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. Prepare Tuscan White Bean Salad Continue reading

Sweet Potato Leek Soup with Fresh Spinach

Sweet Potato Leek Soup with Fresh SpinachSweet Potato Leek Soup – Creamy & Chunky

Three gorgeous long, white leeks and a five-pound bag of organic yams gave me an idea. I’d make my favorite Country-Style Leek & Potato Soup with sweet potatoes and yams instead of russets and Yukon golds. Until I looked online, I was sure this was an original idea. Continue reading

Parsley Farro Salad w/ Red Pepper, Cashews & Feta

Parsley Farro Salad with Red Pepper, Cashews & FetaParsley Farro Salad – Variation on a Theme of Tabouli

With an abundance of vibrant green and nutrient-rich flat leaf and curly parsley still growing in our garden, I wanted to try something new. Leafing through Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s Jerusalem, I found my answer. Their Parsley & Barley Salad, a fall variation on tabouli, called for lots of parsley. Continue reading

Fresh Mint Tea – Herbal Infusion – Tisane

Fresh Mint Tea - Herbal Infusion - TisaneFresh Mint Tea – Easy Once You Know How

A white teapot filled with sprigs of fresh mint steeping in hot water. That’s all there was to the pot of fresh mint tea served after dinner at the original West Hollywood Spago. Fresh, vibrant and perfuming the air with its invigorating fragrance. You’d think it would be oh so easy to duplicate. You’d think. Continue reading

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, Too

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, TooWinter Squash Spread – What’s in a Name?

Hummus is having an identity crisis.

Hummus means chickpeas
I didn’t realize what a stickler for “tradition” I’d become. The last straw, so to speak, came after making a recipe called “Squash Hummus.” It sounded interesting so I tried it. Only to be completely surprised. Hummus it was not. Continue reading