New Year’s Resolution Ochazuke

Happy New Year! I hope you had as nice and restful a week as I did. I don’t generally venture into resolution territory, but this year I decided I really

Coconut Persimmon Smoothie

A frigid New York morning hardly seems like the perfect time to make a smoothie, right? This one, however, which features gorgeous ripe persimmons, rich coconut milk and a touch

The Daring Cooks Make Sushi

The November 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was brought to you by Audax of Audax Artifex and Rose of The Bite Me Kitchen. They chose sushi as the challenge. Sushi (寿司

Perfect Fall Salad

I make and eat a ton of salads, and I love coming up with interesting salad combinations. This one, complete with shaved parsnip, carrot, and apple, is one of my

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade ricotta cheese is surprisingly easy to make. Well, let me rephrase that a bit…making a fresh cheese very similar to ricotta is surprisingly easy. True ricotta cheese is made

Ginger Pear Butter

Here is a simple and delicious pear butter recipe you can make in a crockpot. I enjoy making pear butter this way because you don’t have to worry about watching

White Bean Stew With Pumpkin and Kale

We’ve been graced with many gorgeous, barely chilly days over the last few weeks, but the evenings are cool and I love having warm soups to eat. Since my pantry

Zucchini Muffins Without Gluten or Sugar

I thought about coming up with something innovative and intriguing to do with zucchini for this post. I’ve reached the end of my alphabetical blogging challenge, you see, and I

Tahini Tempeh Vegetable Summer Rolls

These tahini tempeh summer rolls are gluten-free, quick to prepare, and bursting with so much summer goodness. Rice wrappers can be found in Asian markets or in the Asian section

Raw Tomato Basil Soup

It’s still too hot to cook much, so I’m on a blended soup kick. While I like traditional cooked tomato soup as much as the next person, I think this

Lemon Cucumber Pickles

Having a great harvest of cucumbers this summer means I’m getting creative with the pickle recipes. These feature the lovely little lemon cucumbers, and they have wonderful spicy flavor from

Breakfast Chia Pudding

When you think of chia seeds, you think chia pets, right? Well, chia seeds are no longer being used just for (chi-ch-ch-) chia pet purposes…they are actually incredibly nutritious, and

Pickled Cukes and Garlic Scapes

Here is a super easy pickles recipe featuring organic seasonal ingredients. The cucumbers and the dill in this pickled cukes and garlic scapes recipe came from my garden, and I

Smoked Salmon Chard Roll-Ups

These smoked salmon chard roll-ups make a great light breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack. They are one of my favorite fast healthy recipes, yet they are delicious and satisfying…perfect for

Popped Amaranth Treats

Amaranth is a tiny seed originating from South America and the Himalayas. It is similar to quinoa in that it cooks like a grain, yet it is completely grain-free (so

Making Sauerkraut

Traditional sauerkraut is a lacto-fermented/cultured food made from cabbage that is absolutely fabulous for your health. A few of its many healthy attributes: it is high in probiotics that aid

homemade granola bars

Homemade Protein Bars

I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and theoretically, they make a healthy snack before or after exercise. What I don’t

Figs With Greek Yogurt and Raw Chocolate

The May 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living had a small feature on dates that caught my eye;  I liked the healthy simplicity of her recipe for dates with strained

Berry Yogurt Smoothie

I recently came to the conclusion that I am a bit obsessed with smoothies! Smoothies are just so easy to make and so easy to pack with good nutrition– plus