Deep Down Good Sweet Potato Stew

2/3/15 |

This is, hands down, our favorite soup recipe. We eat it a couple of times a month and when someone gets sick or dies, it’s the one we bring to loved ones and they always ask for the recipe. The stew works well vegan or with chicken. I don’t know what else to say, except that this soup …Read More

Hearty Pumpkin Chili

10/31/14 |

One of our favorite treats from the garden goes by a funny name – a “tan cheese pumpkin.” It’s a sweet, bright orange flesh that is a joy to work with.  Canned pumpkin will work fine in this recipe, but if you have the ability to grow your own or find a great cooking pumpkin …Read More

Veggieful Turkey Meatloaf

9/24/14 |

This was a fun, simple Sunday afternoon meal to pull together.  It’s got a very gentle spiciness and bright flavor.  This recipe plus a salad provided the family with three, delicious no-time meals this week. gluten-free Ingredients 1 clove garlic, minced (let sit for at least 10 minutes) 1 pound ground turkey (sustainably raised, organic if …Read More

Warming Lemongrass Chicken Soup

9/2/14 |

It may seem a little odd to offer a warming soup on such a warm week in the South, but many food traditions and some science claim the power of drinking warm liquids to cool the body.  Also, if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer (as I seem to be this year), this tangy warm broth is gorgeous for …Read More

3 Reasons I Love Sardines

6/18/14 |

I am a quiet champion of sardines as an exceptional food source. Sardines are often canned (look for BPA-free varieties* if you can), but can be found fresh.  Here’s what I like about ’em: 1.  Stellar nutrient density. Sardines contain a few nutrients that are in high demand by many American bodies these day, but …Read More

Quinoa Sardine Power Salad

6/18/14 |

If you just wrinkled your nose at the mention of sardines, I challenge you to crack your mind open a bit more!  This salad was delicious, light, simple to throw together and chock full of protein, healthy fats, calcium and all the nutrient power of the fresh seasonal veggies.  This one is a winner. GF …Read More

Spicy Chicken Mole

5/15/14 |

The simplest dishes are often the most delightful.  This is nothing more than grilled chicken (though we baked ours), a delightful sauce, some brown rice and steamed freshly harvested spinach.  The sauce was the most work, but it was worth every bite.  If you don’t have a mortar and pestle (pictured), use can use a coffee …Read More