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Fresh Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

I grow many types of organic heirloom tomatoes each summer. Though I have made and water-bath canned several different kinds of cooked salsas in years past, I decided not to

Pickled Purslane

My house has a longish rocky driveway and purslane grows like crazy along the edges. I also find it in my garden beds, so I eat it quite a lot.

Sylvie’s Sensational Summer Salad Round-Up

Today it is my great privilege to introduce you to Sylvie Shirazi of the incredibly lovely blog Gourmande in the Kitchen. Sylvie put together a stunning round-up of summer salads

persimmon and Asian pear kimchi

Instant Persimmon and Asian Pear Kimchi

I’ve made no secret about the fact that I adore kimchi: I posted my go-to recipe some time ago and I’ve written extensively about the health benefits of fermented foods.

One Simple Change: More Raw Foods

Hello friends…it’s the weekend and that means it’s time for another One Simple Change post! It’s hard for me to believe, but this is my 26th in the series. Since

homemade asian sauerkraut

One Simple Change: Add Some Culture

Welcome to Week 6 of One Simple Change! If you are not familiar with my OSC series, here’s what it’s all about: I’m giving you a new and different healthy

homemade garlic chile sauce

DIY Garlic Chile Sauce

I am kind of addicted to chile sauces. It’s true! I dab spicy condiments onto pretty much everything I eat. My goal with this recipe was to create something akin

Southeast Asian Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I grew all sorts of heirloom tomatoes this summer. Some were sliced, sprinkled with salt, then gobbled: leaving nothing but a juicy, seedy trail behind. Some found their way onto

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Terrine

The August Charcutepalooza Challenge was to make a molded terrine. Cathy and Kim gave us the choice of using emulsified liver or fish/seafood (or we could use super exciting pig

Cucumber Sorrel Smoothie

Summer’s heat sucks my energy and makes me cranky, but my summer garden inspires me. I am inundated with cucumbers this year. Absolutely positively inundated. I cannot keep up! From

Spicy Cucumber Salad

I am hosting weekend herb blogging this week! If you’d like to participate, you can find more information here. My assignment for this month’s secret recipe club was to make

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Dressing

Have you noticed that I haven’t blogged about much cooked food this summer? It’s been so hot and my garden’s doing so well that I’ve just naturally gravitated to more

Raw Kale Salad

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for the last few days but my family’s summer has gotten off to a super busy start, and it just didn’t happen. Plus

Watermelon Gazpacho

This recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho comes from the book Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life by Louisa Shafia. This is a fantastic soup: healthy, delicious, and absolutely perfect for

Avocado Salad Stuffed Squash Blossoms

The winner of the Yogi Tea giveaway was Jeanne. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for another giveaway next week (hint: it’s for a signed copy of a cookbook

Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad

Slightly cooler temperatures plus lots of rain this past week equals one very happy garden… …everything for this Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad came straight out of that happy

Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut

Lacto-fermented sauerkraut has so many things going for it: natural probiotics that aid the digestive and immune systems, tons of beneficial enzymes, lots of vitamin C…in my opinion, it’s truly

Orange and Fennel Salad

This Orange and Fennel Salad is my take on a seasonal classic hailing from Sicily. A late winter salad that is generally made with blood oranges, it’s not just healthy

Raw Chocolate Mousse

A quick note…if you haven’t yet entered my Garden of Life giveaway, make sure to do so as it ends in just a few days. Go to this post and