Tuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange Salad

Tuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange SaladTuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange Salad – Hardy, Flavorful & Satisfying

Can’t you sometimes just tell from reading a recipe or looking at a picture that it will be good? That’s what happened when I read the recipe for this colorful, vegan winter salad. Earthy kale, sweet squash and juicy oranges seemed like a scrumptious combination of flavors, textures and colors. Continue reading

Squash Ribbons and Fennel Salad with Red Quinoa

Squash Ribbons and Fennel Salad with Red QuinoaSquash Ribbons to the Rescue

Tis the season for lots and lots of summer squash. In fact, ever-increasing numbers of summer squash now grace our gardens and farmers’ markets. Squash ribbons can help resolve many a summer squash quandary. They are fun Continue reading

Garlic Scape Pesto w/ Parsley, Walnuts & Pecorino

Garlic Scape Pesto w/ Parsley, Walnuts & PecorinoGarlic Scapes Are Here

Exuberantly curlicued garlic scapes debuted just a couple of days ago at our first Saturday farmers’ market of the season. These first picked and thinner scapes are both more tender and milder than the mature scapes still to come. Buy scapes when you find them Continue reading

Crispy Nuts for Happy Guts

Crispy NutsGuest Post by Rebekah Mocerino & Kaelin Kiesel-Germann

Do you love nuts? Is the feeling mutual? Or do nuts cause you digestive distress or “belly bedlam” as we like to call it. There is no doubt that nuts are an extremely nutritious snack. But did you know that nuts by nature are designed to give you tummy trouble? Continue reading

CranAppleNut Muffins—Gluten-Free or Not

Cranapplenut Muffins (c) jfhaugenGot Cranberries?

Wahoo, here’s a great recipe for you if you remembered to freeze a bag or two of fresh cranberries last November or December. CranAppleNut Muffins are delicious. They have always been one of my favorites—even more so now that I’ve perfected a gluten-free Continue reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w Toasted Pecans & Balsamic Vinegar (c) jfhaugenHold Everything!

Now’s the time to try Brussels sprouts as their season is about to end. Quick and vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sooo delicious, that I changed today’s post so as to get this recipe to you asap Continue reading

Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums (c) jfhaugen

Everything Sweet and Delectable and Lovely

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads;”

Haven’t you always wondered what those children were seeing? Sugar plums must be something most wonderful, but what are they (and, as I love to cook, how do I make them)? Continue reading