The Amazing Onion – Health Benefits and Recipes

I planted onions for the first time this spring. Over the weeks I watched the bulbs grow into creamy white globes topped by long, green shoots. When the tops fell over (literally, they fall down) I pulled them up, rinsed them off and set them on my patio table to dry in the hot summer [...]

Greek Marinated Stuffed Portobellos

What happens when you combine white wine, garlic, olive oil, feta, spinach and herbs with a thick and meaty portobello mushroom cap and a really hot grill pan? A super-fast and delicious light summer dinner! You may have seen mushroom caps topped with spinach and cheese, under plastic wrap in the “ready to cook” section [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:26+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Roasted Radishes with Browned Butter

After a couple of weeks of cool, rainy weather, including a night below freezing, I ventured around to the side yard where my onions and radishes are planted. Yowza!  My self-watering planters were bursting with nearly overgrown English Breakfast radishes. I pulled up a dozen or more, and brought them inside.  These blushing beauties were [...]

Spinach and Asiago Frittata

My favorite way to bring fresh, pastured eggs to the dinner table is in a delicate Italian frittata. Basically a slowly cooked, open-faced omelet, variations on the frittata are endless.  Got some random leftover vegetables, cheeses, herbs or even pasta?  Add some eggs and you have the makings of a delicious and quick dinner. This [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:26+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes|2 Comments

Garlic Tofu and Edamame Forbidden Black Rice Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce

This recipe is the happy result of rummaging through leftovers in the fridge on a hunt for lunch. It started with some yummy cubes of pan-seared garlic tofu that I didn’t want to waste.  I found the recipe in the Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon.  It’s pretty straightforward.  Just press the brick of [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:26+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Vegan, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Tex-Mex Bulgur Bowl

You won’t miss the meat in this delicious bulgur bowl!  Last week, while I was perusing my recipe binder and planning the new week’s dinner menu, I ran across an old favorite from Cooking Light - Tex-Mex Rice Bowl.  I decided to make a meatless version to rev up the nutritional value. In this new [...]

Kale Fattoush with Feta and Kidney Beans

What can you do with limp kale and pita bread that’s past its prime?  Make a delicious lunch or light dinner, of course! Fattoush is an Arabic bread salad that makes good use of common fresh vegetables and stale or toasted flatbread.  The main ingredients usually include lettuce, cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, onion, mint and toasted [...]

The Delectable Pineapple (Health Benefits + Recipes)

As I slice past the spiny exterior, revealing the golden, sticky-sweet flesh of the fruit inside, I know I’m in for a treat.  I love the uniquely sharp and sweet flavor of the pineapple.  Chopped and added to fresh salsas, it brightens meat, chicken and fish.  Broiled to a syrupy golden-brown and spooned over vanilla [...]

Roasted Fennel with Beans and Greens

Fennel bulb, sometimes called anise, sitting on the grocer’s shelf, is pale and unbecoming.  Seasoned and roasted to golden perfection in a hot oven, it’s delicious.  If you’ve been skipping this funny looking vegetable with frilly green fronds, you’ll want to add it to your basket and give it a try. In addition to being [...]

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