Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup – A True Classic

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup Our Favorite Winter Soup – Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup

Naturally Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup may become your go-to soup this winter and for many winters to come. Relatively quick cooking large limas (1 hour pre-soak and 1 hour cooking time) make a deeply nurturing, rich and flavorful broth.

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Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew – Savory, Sweet & Spicy

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew with Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sauce

There’s an unusually synchronistic backstory behind today’s Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew. It begins with a yoga teacher training assignment to choose three words to describe how I want to feel when I practice and share yoga. My three words have the acronym SAJ. Continue reading

Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens – Hakueri Turnips

Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens – Hakueri TurnipsRoasted Japanese Turnips – Mild, Sweet, Crisp, Tender & Juicy

It’s easy to get excited about turnips when talking about  the unexpectedly sweet and mild Japanese turnips. Also known as Hakueri turnips (pronounced hah-koo-re-ee); these are the turnips for those who say they don’t like turnips. And when we’re talking about Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens, oh my. Continue reading

Kimchi Fried Rice w/ Greens & Poached Eggs

Kimchi Fried Rice with Greens & Poached Eggs – Vegetarian Meal-in-a-Bowl Kimchi Fried Rice – a Vegetarian Meal-in-a-Bowl

Now that you’ve made White Kimchi, it’s time to spice up your fried rice with it. Ubiquitous throughout South Korea, Kimchi Fried Rice translates well across the oceans. If like me you love the ease and comfort of one-bowl meals, you’ll enjoy the flavors, heat, nurturing and nutritious qualities of this fried rice, especially with the addition of the greens and poached eggs. 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!”

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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

Miso Soup with Vegetables and Soba Noodles – Camping Version

Miso Soup with Veggies Camping Version (c) jfhaugenDining Creekside In Yellowstone Park

OUr view at the Otter Creek Picnic Area (c) jfhaugen

As we were camping in Yellowstone Park, no food or cooking items could be left unattended at the campsite. Our Toyota became our traveling dining car—packed with stove, utensils, knives, plates, bowls, wok with lid, and an ice chest filled with washed and partially prepped fresh veggies and already cooked soba noodles. Continue reading