Violet Kraut – Naturally Fermented Purple Cabbage Sauerkraut

Violet Kraut – Naturally Fermented Purple Cabbage SauerkrautViolet Kraut – Beautiful, Crunchy, Delightfully Sour

Violet hued purple cabbage sauerkraut stands out from the crowd. Based on its before picture, you’d never guess that Violet Kraut would turn out so gorgeous after fermentation. And that’s gorgeous not just in its color. But in its delightfully sour taste and healthful probiotic bacteria as well. Continue reading

Tricolor Slaw – Kale, Chard, Cabbage & Carrots

Tri-Color Slaw w/ Kale, Chard, Purple Cabbage & CarrotsA Rainbow of Colors . . . a Rainbow of Nutrients

Enjoy crunchy texture and layers of taste in purple, orange and green Tricolor Slaw. Tricolor Slaw boasts bright color and flavor along with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This easily prepared salad is especially so Continue reading

Rice Pudding for Wesak

Rice Pudding for Wesak Celebrating Wesak w/ Rice Pudding – Buddha’s Pudding

Could there be a more comforting or welcoming dessert than rice pudding? When made with sushi rice or arborio rice, it becomes especially thick and luscious. Rice pudding has been on my mind of late, as Wesak is approaching here. Continue reading

Kimchi Omelet w/ Kale & Green Onion

Kimchi Omelet w/ Kale & Green OnionQuick & Easy Kimchi Omelet

Kimchi Omelet — a totally new idea to me.  My sister, Sharon, sent me to David Lebovitz’s blog to learn about making one. What most impressed me—besides loving this quick and delicious way to eat kimchi—was David’s simple and fuss-free technique for preparing omelets Continue reading

Classic Guacamole — Fresh, Chunky, Flavorful

Classic Guacamole—Fresh, Chunky, FlavorfulClassic Guacamole for Celebrating National Guacamole Day!

I kept questioning my decision. Why am I sharing a recipe for classic guacamole in September? We still have so many ripe and ripening tomatoes Continue reading

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Green & Yellow Split Peas (c) jfhaugenThe Elusive Nature of Spring

Okay, it just came to me. I grew up in Southern California where spring was similar to summer just a bit cooler and with enough days of rain for months of beautiful flowers. I guess (even after 25 years) I haven’t yet adjusted to springtime in Montana where one day Continue reading