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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Tofu

When it quickly goes from 50 degree weather to 90 degree heat, a fast change in cooking styles ignites my kitchen.And when you have, not one, but two, kids graduating from high school and going off to college at the same time, simplicity is in order.When your motto...

Five Ways To Feel Great This Summer

Are you ready for summer? I'm not talking about the farmer's markets and fresh peaches. I mean the extra trips to the ice cream parlor, the BBQ's, the extra celebrations, vacations, and fun cocktails. For some, summer simply means lighter eating, more exercise, better...

Homemade Bone Broth

I get asked  a whole lot of questions when I teach my cooking classes. Everything from "what brand of olive oil do you use the most?" to "is pink Himalayan sea salt really better for you than plain old Kosher salt?". But the number one question that seems to be on...

Spring Carrot Hemp Seed Salad

It feels so good to be back on the blog. I have been sending out newsletters and promoting things, but have not taken the time to post a new recipe lately. This time of year is notoriously busy for me, but when is it not?If you haven't noticed, it's been really rainy...

Having My Way With Bread

March is such a funny time of the year for me. All it takes is one mild day for me to start dreaming up what will go in the garden. You can feel it and taste it, but too bad, it's still winter. I woke up to a windy, 25 degree day today and started baking.I've also...

Hearty Chicken Soup with Barley and Kale

We always have those foods that we turn to when we are not feeling well, physically or emotionally. For some, it's chocolate (yes, I have certainly been guilty of this). Yet, when the days get dark and I am not feeling my best, I always turn to soup.I'm not talking...

Winter Green Soup

You  know what they say about making resolutions don't you? You forget them almost as quickly as you make them. About two weeks to be exact. I stopped making resolutions years ago. Those promises to myself to "lose weight this year" or "get to the gym more" were way...

Five Ways To Ease Your Way Into The New Year

Okay, it was a decadent holiday season. The eggnog, the rib roast, the cookies. How many bottles of "artisnal" whiskey did you receive this year as gifts? My husband got four. I guess whiskey is now a foodie trend. Take a deep breath. Before you feel your scolding,...

All That I Have

This week between Christmas and New Year's Day has never been easy for me. I lost my dad on New Year's Day to cancer when I was a teenager. There is something about losing someone close to you around the holidays that intensifies feelings and adds to the confusion of...

Gingerbread Mini Muffins

Today is my husband's birthday. Being two days after Christmas, he grew up a little bit in the land of the birthday lost. After the festivities of the holidays, and then the waiting for the next big one, his day would sometimes get lost in the shuffle. I have tried to...

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