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. ...

Pan Roasted Sweet Corn with Miso

Pan Roasted Sweet Corn with Miso
Heat and sunshine, lakes and pools, playing like the days will never end, summer is so sweet especially through the eyes of a child. My bonafide toddler is no exception. He relishes splashing, sliding, and blowing bubbles like a kid twice his age, and I must admit life is more fun when I see it ...

Israeli Couscous Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad
Last night I spent a lovely evening of food and music in the middle of a wonderful community farm… a potluck.  Last week, several picnics and potlucks.  As for the rest of the summer, it seems to be what we are doing so I thought maybe all of you are doing the same thing, so ...

Blueberry Custard Baked Oatmeal 3

Blueberry Custard Baked Oatmeal
Last weekend I did one of my very favorite things, I taught a 2 day cooking class, a “Healthy Weekend Makeover.” It’s really very fun a small group of people spend 2 full days with me in a gorgeous kitchen.   We make breakfasts, soups, quinoa, they spatchcock a chicken, grass-fed meats, salads, dressing, eggs, ...

Creamy Chicken and Rice 2

Creamy Chicken and Rice
My husband and son share a funny trait.  They’re super fun to cook for.  When you make something they like both of them will let you know, mmmm, yum, oh this is really good (ok the words are only on my husband’s part the baby sticks to the noises).  But it’s not just a little, ...

Dracula is Cheesy… and so am I! 1

Dracula is Cheesy... and so am I!
As I’m out snapping pictures,  hiking, sipping coffee, and generally battling jet lag, I thought I’d perk up your post labor day with a tasty little dish that I learned LAST time I was here.  These pictures are from a great afternoon spent with the family high in the mountains above the Dracula castle! Ha! ...

Year of Quinoa 1

Year of Quinoa
Isn’t that pretty?  My fantastic blogger/author  friend Katie Newell of Healthnutfoodie and I have been playing around in the kitchen!  We are both really passionate about healthy delicious food so we got together with the kids, and whipped up some tasty delicious SUPER-food together.  My son really wanted to help, he banged pots together and  created as ...