Butternut Squash, Sage and Pecorino Risotto 2

Butternut Squash, Sage  and Pecorino Risotto
Risotto has a rap of being difficult to do.  I’m not sure how many people have told me that they think Risotto is difficult, mainly apparently because certain TV chefs yell and screa m on their shows about them.  I have no idea why.  There is a bit of stirring involved but it’s really not constant. ...

Savory Spring Tarts

Savory Spring Tarts
Sometimes for a cooking class I make the same dish several…read that many times to get just the recipe I’m looking for.  Lately, I’ve been looking for just the tart to usher in spring vegetables.  A flaky short crust was the first thing in order, I have an old standby recipe that I love, so ...

Falafel

Falafel
This is one of those recipes I’ve been meaning to write for a long time.  I make it over and over, with many tiny flavor variations.  I serve the falafel with pita, or salad, pickled red onions, with rice or tomatoes.  I tell my children they are like crispy meatballs, but there is no meat ...

Duck & Persimmon

Duck & Persimmon
If there is duck on a menu, I’m likely to order it.  In fact if I don’t order the duck my husband is shocked and wonders if I am well.  I love th e deep savoriness of duck and the crispy counterpoint when the sear or roast has gone perfectly.  Many people I have found ...

Kale, Avocado, and Artichoke Dip

Kale, Avocado, and Artichoke Dip
The last month has been AMAZING.  Really i could not have predicted in a million years how incredible it would be.  We welcomed our second child to the world in March and 2 kids, well its a blast.  Don’t get me wrong, if you see me on the street I might look bleary eyed from ...

Fill Your Freezer February 1

Fill Your Freezer February
Countdown to a new baby is on! Only a few more weeks until we meet our new little guy, and I am of course so excited I can hardly think of anything else! I’m taking these last few weeks to clean my house, spend some special time with my firstborn in is last days as ...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto
A rare break from winter makes me almost believe spring is on the way.  I start to crave herbs, berries, all those great flavors that brighten up that season.  It may not really be spring or summer, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be heavy and dreary.  Here’s a bright and happy pesto to ...

Green Berry Bliss Smoothie 2

Green Berry Bliss Smoothie
My poor husband has not been able to shake this winter funk that has been going around! The rest of us have (cross your fingers) recovered but his is just hanging on.   I’m combating this cold and flu season with lots of fruits, vegetables, and antioxidents this year, trying to boost our immune systems as ...

Orange Scented Sweet Potato and Onion Soup 3

Orange Scented Sweet Potato and Onion Soup
This month I’ve been working hard on a new program for my wellness coaching clients.  Over the last year I’ve met with many people one on one to work on their wellness goals, and to boost their quality of life.  It’s been a totally energizing and rewarding experience.  There’s nothing like seeing someone revitalized and ...

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup
This year I’ve been talking more about leftovers than the Thanksgiving meal itself! Its true, I did have a cooking class on Thanksgiving dinner but also another one on how to use Thanksgiving leftovers in soups.  Then I even wrote a blog about leftover Turkey in the Kansas City Moms Blog.  All this talk of ...