Spicy Lacto-fermented Pickles

Naturally cultured foods, such as these lacto-fermented pickles, are teeming with vitamins, live enzymes, and natural probiotics (bacteria that are helpful for reducing the amount of harmful organisms in the

Citrusy Green Smoothie

I was a pretty early adopter of the green smoothie, but I burned out on them a while back. I was really excited about trying the Citrusy Green Smoothie on

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

My friend Ella writes and photographs the beautiful blog Pure Ella. Today, I am part of a group of bloggers helping Ella celebrate the upcoming birth of her second baby.

Candied Violets.

Candied Violets

To make candied violets, all you need is the flowers, some sugar, and something to get the sugar to adhere to the flowers. Candied violets make a beautiful decoration for cakes, cupcakes, and other pastries.

Orange Cardamom Curd

Homemade fruit curds always surprise me. Each creamy spoonful contains so much bright, sweet flavor. Even though I have been making my own fruit curds for some years now, I

Fresh Vegetable Juice #SAVEITSUNDAY

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Glad in conjunction with their #SAVEITSUNDAY program. With #SAVEITSUNDAY, Glad hopes to educate the public about the consequences of food waste, and I am

How To Make Vegetable Stock #SAVEITSUNDAY

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Glad in conjunction with their #SAVEITSUNDAY program. With #SAVEITSUNDAY, Glad hopes to educate the public about the consequences of food waste, and I am

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

I devoted a whole chapter in my book to the health benefits of cultured foods: I love and eat all sorts of cultured foods and kimchi is one of my

Homemade Marshmallows

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! Marshmallows are so much fun to make (and eat)…with the holidays coming up,

Food Bloggers’ Favorite Chili Recipes

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! In honor of “chili season” (that’s totally a “thing”, right?), I asked some

Pumpkin Panna Cotta

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! I’ve got a thing for creamy, custard-like sweets. The Italian dessert panna cotta

Chickpea, Fennel, and Broccoli Rabe Soup

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! Soup. I make it all the time and yet I rarely make it

Weelicious’ Fruit and Seed Bars

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! Weelicious is a charming site dedicated to feeding kiddos run by the lovely

candied pumpkin seeds

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Last night, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to sign up for National Blog Posting Month (aka NaBloPoMo). NaBloPoMo is an annual blogging event that takes place each November: participants commit

Grain-Free Spiced Squash Muffins

Fall is in full swing where I live. My area is well known for spectacular displays of foliage and the trees are definitely not disappointing right now. This recipe, adapted

Chocolate-Flecked Sesame Cookies

I don’t talk about it much here (because nowadays I eat everything), but I had quite a few food sensitivities at one point in my life. This was a while

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs

With the lazy days of summer over and my kids’ school year very much back in full swing, I am reacquainting myself with things such as getting breakfast ready at

Chai Pumpkin Oatmeal

I lift weights and/or do CrossFit most weekday mornings. I like to get some nourishing carbohydrates into my belly before I head to the gym: I just love this recipe