Good Food Food & Farm

    Zingy Lemon Pudding


    I’ve taken to trying new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. It’s a blast (and sometimes risky), and in the case of this terrific pudding recipe, I benefited from having a visitor who helped me add the secret ingredient that gave this very lemony pudding a satisfying earthy crunch. If you like lemon, I bet you’ll …Read More

    Greens and Goat Cheese “Muffin”


    This muffin is more like a mini-soufflé than a muffin, and it is a delightful, rich, joyful way to eat a pile of veggies for breakfast or snack.  If you’re not familiar with goat cheese, I recommend finding a local farmer to buy from or talk with your grocer about what they’ve got.  You’ll need a soft …Read More

    Delight in Romantic Eating (no partner required)


    Whether you’re flying solo or with another this Valentine’s Day, a deep and resonant pleasure awaits. Mindful eating is a gift that can fill the heart, nourish the the body and banish discomfort, not to mention being a powerful tool in the lifelong journey of healthy eating. As you plan what to eat today, or …Read More

    Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash


    Sweet potato hash is such a joyful, filling, warming dish, great for breakfast and dinner alike. It stands alone well, and if you eat eggs, it loves a soft boiled egg companion.  I did a little pre-roast of the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts before I tossed them into the skillet and they came out beautifully. Ingredients …Read More

    Deep Down Good Sweet Potato Stew


    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

    Lazy Turtle Yum Yum Energy Bars


    With a toddler in the house, we’re always looking for nutrient-packed treats that we can make quickly at home and that are good for young and old alike. My favorite part of this recipe is how quick and easy it was to make. We had the ingredients at the ready for the most part and our …Read More

    Butternut and Collard Greens Posole


    This warm and gently spicy soup  is hearty and satisfying. When I prepared it the first time, I enjoyed finally taking the time to learn more about one of posole soup’s magic ingredients: hominy. Hominy is whole kernel corn that has been taken through a process (used by many cultures for centuries) called nixtamilization, which makes …Read More

    Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Pilaf


    I love recipes that are light, but filling; could work as a side or main dish; and are FULL of color.  This one satisfies on all fronts. Eating this balanced whole meal salad just feels healthy.  I’ve had it for lunch three days this week and it’s held up well and the flavor seems to just …Read More

    Amazing Snickerdoodles from Comfy Belly


    I absolutely love these Snickerdoodles from Comfy Belly!  I’m simply passing along this favorite recipe from a wonderful blog out there. Usually I play around with recipes, messing with them and making them my own, but here I just joyfully followed directions (*except I used only 1/4 cup maple syrup and no crystal sugar to coat – still …Read More

    Peppermint Patties (Strange and Delicious!)


    I wasn’t sure about these little delights at first taste, but wow have they grown on me! I keep them in the freezer at home and work and they provide a terrific shot of sweet indulgence. The quality ingredients provide my body with nourishing fat and the stevia sweet doesn’t give me the blood sugar ride of …Read More

    Simple Real Food Fudge


    These rich cups of delicious are a snap to make and can be tailored in all kinds of ways. They’re packed high quality real food. The ingredients aren’t cheap, but they’re oh-so-nourishing (and really only slightly more $ than store-bought candy cups).  Enjoy! gluten free, vegan Makes 10-12 pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened or melted …Read More

    Massaged Kale Sweet Potato Salad


    Wowee this is a delicious salad! It’s light, a little sweet, tender and simple. There are a few steps to it, but each of them is gentle. I made this for brunch last week and thank goodness, because I had an epic gluten-free waffle fail as our guests arrived:). Wonderfully, this original side-dish made a completely …Read More

    Lee’s Chunky Lentil Soup


    One of my favorite cooking teachers is my dear friend, Lee Newlin. She was kind to share a recipe with me to pass along to you. It is one of my FAVORITE staples of the cooler months. There are two magic ingredients you may need to seek out (and you won’t be sorry – they …Read More

    Autumn Roots | Farming Health Series


    Nothing makes me want to eat wonderful food more than a garden tour with a joyful farmer.  Here’s Carolyn at Sweet Pea Farm talking with us about some exciting root crops of the fall/winter season – daikon radish, turnips and rutabaga!  You can find these at your local market or at many grocery stores (or grow …Read More

    Teaching Food & Health with Lee Newlin | Farming Health Series


    Sometimes you luck out and cross paths with amazing people in life. This happened to me several years back when I met Lee and Larry Newlin at a sustainable agriculture conference.* Together, they have created Peaceful River Farm and Lee’s Healthy Cooking, two ventures near Chapel Hill, NC that form a dynamic, living example and inspiration for the healing …Read More

    Hearty Pumpkin Chili


    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

    Powerhouse Pumpkin Custard


    One thing I love about cooking more of my own food is being connected with the ingredients I choose so that I know this dessert is a nutritional powerhouse (and a delightful treat).  This simple warming recipe is full of flavor and easy to throw together. The pomegranate we had on the counter ended up being a tasty and beautiful addition. …Read More

    Bright and Beautiful Quinoa Salad


    On Sundays I love to cook a couple of  recipes so we can have easy meals through the early part of the week. Quinoa makes a terrific base for all kinds of salad combinations.  If you’re not familiar with quinoa, it’s a lovely fast-cooking seed full of protein.  The kale and acorn squash from the garden are absolutely …Read More

    Overwinter Strawberry Plants for Spring Harvest


    Did you know that planting strawberries in the fall yields wonderful berries in time for spring? If you have a big pot or a small garden plot, visit your local organic nursery or find an online source and pick up a few plants. A few tips for getting them through the winter are listed below. …Read More

    Navigating a Food Break-up


    Many of us have been on a series of roller coaster rides following popular dietary trends. We buy a ticket, follow the rules carefully, then set about riding bold new behaviors toward our hopes of sleeker physiques or deeper wellbeing. Some changes stick, but more often than not, the changes we achieve are temporary, even if they seem to be …Read More