Turmeric is all the craze right now because of its huge number of health benefits. Have you heard about all the things turmeric can do for you? It is most well known for reducing inflammation, but also reduces risks of Alzheimer’s disease, and has been equally as effective at preventing and treating cancers as pharmaceutical drugs (Duke 2007). In the past, I have only used turmeric in my curry dishes. Now, I am trying to put it into more and more dishes to enjoy it’s health benefits. Try it in my turmeric fried rice with edamame recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Asian, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Grains, Quick and Easy, Vegan, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Carrots, Edamame, Eggs, Garlic, Peas, Quick and Easy, Rice, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole grain
I love it when friends and family offer you food from their garden. It is such a treat to have homegrown food! I hate to see food wasted, so I love when I can help out my friends and family with their garden surplus. It’s a true win-win scenario to me. I recently got a huge load of summer squash from family. These smokey summer squash fritters were my favorite way to prepare it! Continue reading
Right now I have a large bowl of zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, and cucumber sitting in my kitchen. It’s a true sign of summer. Ample fresh produce requires me to be on my toes with recipe ideas, so that none of it will go to waste. The best recipe will use multiple pieces of produce, two birds one stone kind-of thing. This Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles recipe was delicious, simple and the burgers freeze well so you can make extra for later! Continue reading
Posted in Burger, CSA, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Cast iron, Cheese, Cucumber, Eggs, Garlic, Herbs, Quick and Easy, Rice, Vegetarian, Whole grain, Zucchini
Making food from scratch is often times more time consuming. There are plenty of reasons to do it, however. The first, and my personal favorite, is that making your own food allows you to control the ingredients used. You can also make it exactly how you like it, and personalize it for others that you cook for. This mushroom pecan empanadas recipe is time consuming, but totally worth the effort! Continue reading
This is my third and final post for the Asparagus Mini-Series this year! Look for the mini-series to come back next spring! If you’re just joining, check out my other asparagus recipes from the mini series including Asparagus Artichoke Millet Bowl and Asparagus Tomato Tart. Continue reading
These quick whole wheat blueberry muffins are my go-to recipe when I need to whip up something for on-the-go! It is 100% whole grain, which means you know that you’re getting plenty of fiber and nutrients. I always have frozen berries in the house, which makes this recipe even more simple to make when I need something quick! Continue reading
Pie for dinner. Is that not the best idea you have ever heard? This savory pie is so full of flavor, you’ll want to eat the whole thing! The best part, its also healthy. The butternut squash and smoked gouda pie is made with whole grains, nuts for protein, and packed full of seasonal veggies. Continue reading
Veggie burgers are an easy and satisfying meal to throw together. You can make them with just about any ingredient you already have. Shredded veggies and grains are popular options. My nut and seed burgers have grains along with many types of nuts and seeds making it rich with protein, not to mention flavor! Continue reading
Posted in Burger, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Eggs, Flaxseed, Garlic, Grilled, Nuts, Peanut butter, Quick and Easy, Rice, Sunflower seeds, Vegetarian, Whole grain
I love foods you can dip. Ok, maybe I just love finger foods and eating with my hands. I feel like a kid again. Or maybe it’s the dip. Dips add another dimension of flavor and texture to the food. I love dips! Whatever your reason to dig in with your hands, this recipe has it all. Crunchy coating and savory sauce. Dig in!
Soooooo…….. This is the recipe I shared with my family for Thanksgiving! Not very thanksgiving-y, but everyone loved it. We were trout fishing together for a week, and made this chipotle trout sliders recipe with fresh trout! Yum! It was served along with garlicky green beans, which is a lot more like thanksgiving.