Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce Power Pancakes Made With Powerhouse Greens

Spring greening is everywhere. From the emerging leaves on our trees to the new shoots of peonies and lilies, and buds on our daffodils. Despite last night’s inch or more of spring snow, I’m still seeing green. Even our refrigerator is filled with green vegetables and greens. Continue reading

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week One

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week OneGreen Smoothies – Going for Greens

It’s been green smoothies for breakfast for us for a week now. We were inspired by the passion of our dear friends Olivia and Christopher. They’ve been drinking green smoothies daily for about two months and loving how great they feel. We left their home excited to give green smoothies a try. Continue reading

Celebrate Spring – My First Video

Celebrate Spring - My First Video

Celebrate Spring – Presenting Spring’s Bounty in Image & Recipe

Done! Scroll down to view my very first video. So much fun I’ve had creating this Celebrate Spring video featuring seven healthy and delicious recipes for spring. You’ll also see many of your favorite spring fruit, flower and vegetable portraits in this new video. Continue reading

Roasted Asparagus Risotto with Peas & Spinach

Roasted Asparagus Risotto with Peas & SpinachRoasted Asparagus Risotto Stops the Conversation

Occasionally it happens. One taste of a special dish and the conversation stops, replaced with sighs of delight. Luxuriously creamy risotto does that. This was the scene Sunday afternoon with the first bite of Roasted Asparagus Risotto. Its heightened color and flavor from the abundance of Continue reading

Asparagus, Leek & Spinach Frittata

Asparagus, Leek & Spinach Frittata“Olive oil … asparagus … if your mother wasn’t so fancy,
we could shop at the gas station like normal people.”

Homer Simpson

I said I wouldn’t do it
Last week I wrote that while I turned my attention to gardening, my postings would only be once a week . . . unless I couldn’t help myself Continue reading

Sautéed Spinach—Basic and Dressed to the Nines

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic, Almonds, Raisins & Lemon (c) jfhaugen“I’m strong to the finish when I eats me spinach,
I’m Popeye the sailor man! Toot toot!”

You’re One of the Few that Know
As a kid growing up in Southern California, I was a guest on the local Popeye Show featuring Tom Hatten and original Popeye cartoons. Kids from all over the greater Los Angeles area sent in a post card with their name and phone number. Continue reading

Greek Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew w/ Spinach, Kalamatas & Feta

Greek Cauliflower, Chickpea Stew w Spinach, Kalamatas, Feta (c) jfhaugen“Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” —Mark Twain

One-Pot Wonders
There’s something about one-pot meals that are so nurturing. Guess that’s why I often prepare soups and stews and stir-fries—everything altogether in one pot with all the flavors harmoniously blended. After cooking Continue reading