Naturally Fermented Vegetables

This recipe uses cabbage, fennel, celery, and green apple, but but other vegetable varieties can be substituted as long as the water and sea salt in the recipe is kept constant. Try cabbage, scallion, and carrot with grated garlic for a flavorful combination. Ingredients: 1 tsp sea salt water 1/2 head green cabbage 1 celery…

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Leek-Zucchini Soup

Yields: 4-6 servings Cook Time: about 1 hour This soup is warming, bright, and fresh, a perfect meal for the late stages of winter as we welcome the early signs of spring. Oh spring, I look forward to your longer days, brighter light, and warmer winds, but until then, please enjoy this healthy and nourishing…

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Coconut Lamb Curry

I have made his warming curry quite a few times already through the fall and winter and I feel like it is ready to be shared. It has been well-served, mainly because it is so hearty, satisfying and full of flavor that it impresses a small gathering as well as my husband for dinner. Always…

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Asian Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs have become a stable in our household because they are gluten free, quick to make, and are packed full of wonderful Asian fusion flavors like ginger. These are baked, so while they are baking, it is easy to make a quick stir-fry, salad, or slaw to serve along side. Today, I served these…

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Annoying, Persistent Symptoms? Could It Be Food Sensitivities?

There are two main types of allergies.  IgE allergies are immediate on-set allergies that involve immunoglobulin-E antibodies that release histamine and cause a dramatic reaction like face and throat swelling requiring immediate administration of an EpiPen (epinephrine injection). Most people with this kind of a reaction develop it early on during childhood. The more common…

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Gluten Free Buckwheat and Amaranth Bread

This bread is hearty with a nice bite, something that is hard to achieve when baking gluten free bread varieties.  Great as a compliment to dinner, a grilled sandwich, or toasted with grass fed butter and homemade jam, this is a recipe that I encourage you to try if you are gluten free.  Buckwheat flour…

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Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Granola

3 medium organic apples, diced into 1/2 inch pieces 1 c. coconut flakes 1/2 c. cashew pieces 1/4 c. chia seeds 2 T. flax seeds 1/4 c. coconut oil 1 T. honey 1 T. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. sea salt This granola gets crunchy as the apples dehydrate and then cool.  It…

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Bacon and Veggie Hash

This is a really satisfying breakfast that is perfect for weekend mornings.  What makes it thoroughly satisfying is the blend of flavors lent from salty, smoky bacon paired with the sweet from the sweet potato, sweet and pungent onion set the stage for earthy shiitakes.  There is always room for spinach, so that goes in…

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Happy Birthday Cake to Me

Today is my birthday, yeah me, and yeah, my mom.  Mom, thanks for bringing me into this world. Growing up, I often made my own birthday cake. My mom encouraged my brother and I to cook, but mainly I enjoyed the process of creating birthday treats myself.  Back then, birthday cake came from a box,…

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Red Skinned Potato Salad

This potato salad is dairy free and egg free, but full of flavor lent from garlic, shallots, and a hint of lemon.  Makes a great summer side dish to pretty much anything.  🙂 about 16 red potatoes cooked in salted, boiling water until tender 1/4 c. minced shallot 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 c. chopped…

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