8-oz. fresh or frozen peas 4 Tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic 1 Tablespoon pine nuts, sesame seeds, cashews or sunflower seeds 1-4 Tbs. water Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Add only enough water to thin it enough to whirl in blender. Chill 1 hour-overnight. Drizzle olive… Continue reading Green Pea Hummus Dip
Citrus fruits have many benefits including of course high vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a key role in the formation of collagen: a primary component of the connective tissue in the body strengthening ligaments, tendons, dentin, skin, blood vessels and bones. It aids in wound healing, tissue repair and helps against cell damage. Citrus fruits… Continue reading Citrus
Kidney Beans Kidney beans are high in cholesterol-lowering fiber, (45% RDA in just 1 cup), and are good for regulating blood sugar making them a perfect food and/or snack for diabetics and those with hypoglycemia. Kidney beans are a good source of plant protein and they are fat free. These beans are heart healthy gems… Continue reading Beans for Health & They’re Delicious!
If you’re lucky enough to have a neighbor/farm that grows an abundance of garlic to sell/share as I am, you know how truly lucky you are. Garlic from a store is just fine if there is not a farm nearby. Garlic is one of those super foods we just shouldn’t live without. It is versatile,… Continue reading Roasted Garlic Soup
Using a crockpot offers several advantages; quick prep in the morning (or sometimes the night before if you add any meat just before cooking) allows you to come home to a hot home-cooked meal at the end of the day, you can cook a casserole in the oven and use the crockpot to keep it… Continue reading Crockpot Vegetable & Bean Chili
This chowder gives you creative power over your meal. Use vegetables that are in season and try to focus on vegetables of all colors.
Don’t let your produce go bad, use it! Make a simple salsa or side dish…use it up!
Today I invited my neighbor, whom also works from home, over for lunch. About an hour or so before lunch time I popped a whole butternut squash, one large peeled onion and 2 large cloves of elephant garlic in a baking dish and into a 375° oven. The house smelled so good while it roasted… Continue reading Working from home? A healthy, fast lunch is easy!
This was by far the best butternut squash soup I’ve had and it’s so simple to make. I bought a box of butternut squash from a local farm and with the weather cooling down, I knew soup was going to be a welcomed meal. I didn’t follow a recipe so I thought I’d share my… Continue reading Roasted Onion, Garlic & Butternut Squash Soup
Farro is a whole grain that comes from wheat. It is a healthy alternative to pasta, rice, potatoes, and other grains because it is a good source of complex carbohydrate which is beneficial to regulating blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, staving off hunger and supporting the immune system. It’s also a good source of fiber, protein, vitamins,… Continue reading Farro Salad