French Toast

I have high hopes and expectations for the breakfasts and brunches that I create, but they often fall short when I’m low on time or ingredients. This French Toast recipe is one of my go-to’s in those times, and it came in clutch this morning when I looked in the fridge and saw less thanContinue reading “French Toast”

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Happy New Year! The start of this New Year has me reflecting and thinking about my goals for 2017.  And no, these goals are not any kind of resolutions or empty “new year, new me” promises that are bound to fail from the start.  However, they are goals that I have purposefully and mindfully setContinue reading “Creamy Mashed Potatoes”

Daylily Smoothie

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved daylilies. Growing up, my Mom grew them on the side of our house (and still does), and their blossoming became emblematic for the arrival of summer. As an adult, I am lucky enough to have them grow in abundance next to my own garage. TheirContinue reading “Daylily Smoothie”

Gourmet Tuna Salad in Under 20 Minutes

I’m busy, busy, busy, and as the weather cools down, warm meals are on the mind!  So tonight I whipped up a quick, simple, and satisfying warm tuna salad made with Annie’s Homegrown White Cheddar Mac N’ Cheese as the base.  Recipe serves two. Ingredients: 1 package Annie’s White Cheddar Mac N’ Cheese 1/4 CContinue reading “Gourmet Tuna Salad in Under 20 Minutes”

Roasted Baby Tomato Red Sauce

Our baby tomato plants (yellow and red) have been extremely fruitful, so I decided that it was about time to make some homemade red sauce with them. Ingredients: 30-40 baby tomatoes (yellow & red, or whatever you have) 1Tbsp. Olive oil for roasting 1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil for the sauce 1/2 tsp. salt, or saltContinue reading “Roasted Baby Tomato Red Sauce”

Cherry Chard Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 bananas, cut into coins, frozen 1/2-3/4 C cherries, pitted, frozen 2-4 stalks (including stems) rainbow chard 2-4 stalks (including stems) Swiss chard 4-5 pitted dates 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla coconut milk about 1/2 C water for blending Directions: For a layered smoothie: Put the bananas, dates, and coconut milk (and water, if necessary)Continue reading “Cherry Chard Smoothie”

Asian Slaw

Crisp and refreshing, this slaw-style side salad is perfect with lunch, dinner, or as a crunchy snack! Ingredients: about 4 cups finely chopped red savoy cabbage (1/4-half a small cabbage) about 3 cups finely chopped green cabbage (1/4-half a small cabbage) about 1 C finely shredded carrots (I used multicolored baby carrots) 1 small shallot,Continue reading “Asian Slaw”

Vanilla Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 1/2-2 C spinach, packed 1-2 frozen bananas 1/2-2 C frozen raspberries 2 Medjool dates 2-4 Tbsp. hemp protein 1 Tbsp. chia seeds 1 C unsweetened vanilla flax milk Directions: Add all of the ingredients except the chia seeds to the blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into a glass when finished and topContinue reading “Vanilla Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie”

Peppermint Chocolate Raspberrry Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 1/2- 2 C spinach (packed down) 1 or 2 frozen bananas 1/2 C -1 C frozen raspberries 1/2-1 Tbsp. fresh peppermint 2 Medjool dates 2-4 Tbsp. hemp protein 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs 1 C unsweetened chocolate almond milk Directions: Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Raspberry Matcha Nicecream

I kept seeing pictures of nicecream (banana ice cream) on Instagram, so I figured that I better see what all of the hype was about, and oh, my, am I glad that I did!   Nicecream is a great way to have a sweet, cold treat and eat tasty fruit!  It’s definitely going to become oneContinue reading “Raspberry Matcha Nicecream”