Articles by Emily

Oct
30
2008

Kohlrabi Slaw (Raw, Vegetarian and man approved)

  KOHLRABI SLAW (SERVES 2-3 AS A SIDE DISH) Kohlrabi tastes a lot like broccoli stems.  It can be enjoyed raw, or cooked.  There are so many things to...

Oct
31
2008

Is all Organic Milk Created Equal?

Recently, I read an article where I learned of Mark Kastel.  Earlier in his life Mark had been exposed at work to agricultural chemicals.  This weakened his immune system resulting...

Nov
1
2008

What Produce is in Season?

When it comes to shopping at your local store it seems increasingly confusing to know what veggies are actually at there peak locally and which are flown in from Argentina and look really...

Nov
1
2008

Chilled Oatmeal

CHILLED OATMEAL (SERVES 2) This is an interesting variation of the classic.  Packed with all the same cholesterol busting benefits of the original.   ...

Nov
1
2008

What Makes Veggies Heirloom?

Heirloom tomatoes are one of my favorite late summer treats.  I have often wondered what makes them 'heirloom'? So here is a simple explanation.  Heirloom plants grow from seeds...

Nov
1
2008

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup the Devil Hidden in a Sweetner?

When we moved to the Chicago area in July 2008 we had to find a local bread that we liked.  Tried a few and they were dry and WAY too dense.  So I decided to look again at commercially...

Nov
1
2008

1st Annual Organic Beer Taste Test: the Results are in!

Never having an organic beer before I wondered how they would compare to regular beers.  Kyle and I were pleasantly surprised.  I would buy some of these beers again just because I...

Nov
2
2008

Where can I find Pastured Products?

I found a great site for just that thing!  Eatwild is a great resource to figure out where to find grass-fed/pastured products in your area, and to learn about all the...

Nov
4
2008

Mini Meatloaf

MINI MEATLOAF (SERVES 6 - ASSUMING A SERVING IS 2 MINIS) INGREDIENTS 1 LB Bison, or grass-fed beef ½ C Red onion - chopped 1 C Spinach -...

Nov
4
2008

Industrialized Organic

Is it enough to buy organic?  The more I learn, the more I believe it is about being local, and sustainable.  When possible, I hope to stimulate the local economy, buy from small...

Nov
4
2008

How a Box of Veggies Changed Everything

I know it seems a little lofty to think this could happen.  But it did.  Let me explain... We joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) program in June of 2007.  Each...

Nov
6
2008

How to Impress your Lady Friend with Dinner (in 15 minutes or less)

Ok guys...we're girls.  We don't want burgers and brats on the first date (maybe the second, or third).  Let me give you a little advice on what we would really love.  You can use...

Nov
10
2008

Stuffed Spuds

STUFFED SPUDS (SERVES 2) This is a satisfying vegetarian (if you eat dairy) meal.  Hearty enough for a chilly fall day.      INGREDIENTS...

Nov
11
2008

Good Fall Eats

For this meal idea I wanted to create something that would bring some of the best offerings of the fall season.  This meal is as pretty to look at as it is delicious to taste.  I would...

Nov
12
2008

Next Food Network Star?

I decided to make a submission for the Next Food Network Star.  It was so much fun, and it certainly helped to have such a supportive cameraman/editor/food prep/cat restrainer/technical...

Nov
13
2008

Pilgrim's Menu

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I thought this would be an incredibly appropriate time to make gourd figures.  I mean, when else would pilgrim gourds be more timely?!  Food can...

Nov
14
2008

No Joe I Know!

NO JOE I KNOW! (SERVES 4) I love these bad boys anyway I can get them.  This meal whips together in about 20-30 minutes.  Perfect for the instant gratification folks like...

Nov
16
2008

Chorizo Charged Breakfast (Lunch, or Dinner)

CHORIZO CHARGED BREAKFAST (SERVES 4) This is a filling dish that keeps you that way until lunch...at least.  You could sub in less spicy sausage if you like, but you won't find...

Nov
17
2008

2 Meals Prepared with one Pumpkin-riffic Filling

Never having had pumpkin for anything other than pie, this was a fun experiment.  I was pleasantly surprised at how delicate the pumpkin tasted.  Why have we just been carving them all...

Nov
19
2008

Individual Shepherd's Pie

INDIVIDUAL SHEPHERD'S PIE (SERVES 4)   This simple meal should certainly fill you up after a day of sledding, snowmobiling or a day in the cube farm. 1 pound...

Nov
20
2008

Pony up Urban Cowboys (Beans & Brown Rice)

BEANS & BROWN RICE (SERVES 2 GENEROUSLY) Ok all you urban cowboys that think that you don't have time to cook a great dinner during the week.  I beg to differ.  This meal is...

Nov
20
2008

Fresh Green Bean Salad (a Break from Pumpkin and Squash)

FRESH GREEN BEAN SALAD (SERVES 4) I can't think of an easier side salad than this.  The light vinaigrette brings out the flavor of the fresh veggies.  The white balsamic...

Nov
21
2008

Chocolate or White Anyone?

Hip-hip-hooray!  Looks like organic milk may soon be under new regulations.  It is comforting to know that watch dog groups like Cornucopia Institute can not only bring to light...

Nov
24
2008

Yes Virginia Vegans need a Thanksgiving Feast too

Let me start by saying that I am not vegan.  However, I do have friends that are and I was challenged to develop some vegan recipes.  Instead of devloping them I decided to create a...

Nov
24
2008

Creamy Chicken & Green Bean Pasta

CREAMY CHICKEN & GREEN BEAN PASTA (SERVES 4+) YUM.  I am thrilled about being able to make my own cream sauce.  It was super easy and now I know how to adapt this for soups...

Nov
25
2008

Not Eating Egg Yolks? The Yolks on you!

Oh how I love thee let me count the ways: meringue, omelets, quiche, sunny side up, the list goes on and on!  Is there anything you can't do?  Perfect little capsules containing...

Dec
2
2008

Banana Bread Oatmeal

BANANA BREAD OATMEAL (SERVES 2) This is a great creamy treat that is sure to get even the deepest sleepers out of bed.  Steel cut oats have a different texture than...

Dec
3
2008

Honey Mustard Slaw with Beets and Pancetta

HONEY MUSTARD SLAW WITH BEETS AND PANCETTA (SERVES 4) Since Thanksgiving is still sitting on my thighs I have been craving fresh, light salads.  This did the trick and the beets...

Dec
5
2008

WEEK 1: Cauliflower and Pancetta Pizza

CAULIFLOWER AND PANCETTA PIZZA (SERVES 2) Pizza is something that we enjoy weekly.  Seriously.  So, why not share our creations with the world!  Over the next year I hope...

Dec
7
2008

OPM: Blackberry French Toast

It has been brought to my attention that some of my guy friends would be interested in some quick, simple recipes.  Who am I kidding?  We all want quick, simple recipes. ...

Dec
9
2008

OPM: Quinoa & Feta Salad

OPM- One pan man.  Think of an OPM as an everyday guy.  This is a guy that doesn't have a lot of experience, or time to experiment in the kitchen but has a lady he is trying to...

Dec
11
2008

Lamb Stacks

LAMB STACKS (SERVES 2-3) This week has been Greek week for us.  Not Greek week in the sense of rushing a sorority, but craving some yummy Greek food.  Since neither one of us...

Dec
11
2008

Local Food Economies

Recently, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon a local market that is mere miles away, they have microgreens and veggies all year round (thanks to hoophouses), fresh honey collected on the...

Dec
12
2008

WEEK 2: Greek Pizza - OPA!!

GREEK PIZZA (SERVES 2) Here is entry #2 for the 52 weeks of Pizza.  Which means it's Friday!  See you next Friday for another entry! CRUST Use one...

Dec
15
2008

OPM: Spicy White Beans with Quinoa

SPICY WHITE BEANS WITH QUINOA (SERVES 2) This turned out to be a fabulous pre-workout meal with just enough carbohydrates and protein.  Plus it wasn't too heavy!  I had this...

Dec
16
2008

Call to action Proposed USDA rule too stringent

CALL TO ACTION Cornucopia.org has posted a call to action involving a recently proposed USDA rule.  If the rules go into effect, as written, many ethically acting farmers will be put...

Dec
17
2008

OPM: Black Bean Chili

BLACK BEAN CHILI (SERVES 4) This is so easy that I was almost embarrassed to make it a post!  You only equipment needed is one skillet about 2" deep for this one.  That is IT!...

Dec
19
2008

WEEK 3: Vegetarian Fiestado Pizza – Feliz Navidad!

VEGETARIAN FIESTADO PIZZA (SERVES 2) For week 3 of the 52 weeks of pizza I am taking a giant leap away from what we typically consider pizza and offering you a culinary diversion the...

Dec
21
2008

Egg Nog Oatmeal – Sans Rum

EGG NOG OATMEAL - SANS RUM (SERVES 2) Considering that the official temperature outside right now is -5° (-30° if you factor in the wind chill) I could think of nothing more...

Dec
22
2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thick and Chewy

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES - THICK AND CHEWY (MAKES 18) This recipe was taken from "The New Best Recipe" cookbook, and can be found on page 777.  I don't bake.  It is too cumbersome...

Dec
25
2008

WEEK 4: Roasted Potato and Arugula Pesto Pizza

ROASTED POTATO AND ARUGULA PESTO PIZZA (SERVES 2) Hope that everyone had a fabulous Christmas! I know you never thought you would eat again but here you are. Hungry again. How is that...

Dec
30
2008

Salmon Patties

SALMON PATTIES (10 PATTIES) I heard that eating fish on New Year's Eve- Eve brings good luck for the upcoming year.  No, not really, I just wanted to make them, and felt the...

Dec
31
2008

Cranberry Orange Sorbet

CRANBERRY ORANGE SORBET (4-1 CUP SERVINGS) So...I got an ice cream attachment for Christmas!  I knew you would be jealous!  Thanks Mom H!  This was my first attempt to make...

Jan
1
2009

Lentil Salad – Happy New Year!

LENTIL SALAD (SERVES 4 AS MAIN DISH - 6 AS SIDE) Many cultures welcome the New Year with some sort of legumes and greens.  Perhaps because the legumes resemble coins, or the fact...

Jan
2
2009

WEEK 5: Spinach & Fried Egg Breakfast Pizza

SPINACH & FRIED EGG BREAKFAST PIZZA (SERVES 2) Believe it or not this is week 5 in the 52 week pizza challenge, and the first of 2009.  To usher in the New Year this week's...

Jan
5
2009

Veggie Hash

VEGGIE HASH (SERVES 2) This satisfying dish was incredibly easy - about 30 minutes start to finish - and offered great flavor, and a variety of colors.  This is a great way to get...

Jan
6
2009

Mahi Mahi Tacos

MAHI MAHI TACOS (SERVES 2) Living in San Diego for some time, I have a great deal of affection for fish tacos.  I was missing a little taste of the place we love so much.  Being...

Jan
7
2009

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

WHOLE WHEAT OATMEAL RAISIN MUFFINS (MAKES 12) On a recent trip to the local library I found a quaint recipe book from 1975.  I just knew the pages would be filled with simple dishes...

Jan
8
2009

Fish Sticks

FISH STICKS (SERVES 2) We are constantly looking for a snack or light lunch that doesn't contain bread, crackers, etc.  Don't get me wrong we love that stuff, but it seems we eat...

Jan
9
2009

WEEK 6: Thai Chicken Pizza

THAI CHICKEN PIZZA (SERVES 2) I especially love the visual interest in this week's selection.  The colors were wonderful.  Like a Technicolor dream pizza!  Kohlrabi would...

Jan
12
2009

Grapefruit Soda

Refreshing, all natural, and not bad on the eyes.  If you're into the fizz but not the HFCS, colorings, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, etc, etc, etc...give this a go! ...

Jan
14
2009

Black Bean Sliders

These petite black bean patties are incredibly satisfying and hearty, especially when accompanied by yogurt biscuits containing corn and green onion.  You may even get the meat eaters in...

Jan
16
2009

WEEK 7: Sausage and Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Sometimes simple is best.  Use any sausage, or make your own following the recipe below.  SAUSAGE PIZZA (SERVES 2) CRUST Use one third of pizza...

Jan
19
2009

Nut n’ Honey Muesli

The simplicity of muesli lends itself to all sorts of customization, and experimentation.  Note that there isn't any dried fruit in this recipe.  You could certainly add dried fruit...

Jan
22
2009

Red, White, and Blue Cabbage Salad

T hi s salad h as everything I love in one delicious dish; salty, sweet, tangy, colorful, and crunchy.  The colors are only the beginning of the...

Jan
23
2009

WEEK 8: Black and Blue Flat Bread

H ave a leftover piece of steak and not sure how to do it justice? I recommend this glorious pairing.  Or, might I suggest using this recipe, sans...

Jan
26
2009

Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie

Roasted vegetables made for a delicious pot pie variation.  This recipe makes 4 individual pot pies or one large.  I would suggest adding some toasted pine nuts as well. ...

Jan
29
2009

Daring Bakers Challenge: Tuiles Paired with Grapefruit Sorbet

January marks my first month participating in a "Daring Bakers Challenge".  I had a great time, and hope you enjoy what I came up with! This month's challenge is brought to...

Jan
30
2009

WEEK 9: BLT Pizza

I can think of nothing more wonderful that combining two of my favorite things; BLTs and pizza.  This was absolute divinity.  The green onions gave it an extra bite, and it came out...

Feb
1
2009

Egg Cups - Simple name, ENDLESS possibilities

Based on my recent posts it seems as though I may be a member of the National Pork Producers Council or something.  I am not.  Admittedly, I love the stuff.  Any way I can get...

Feb
2
2009

Happy Groundhog Day

Today marks the anniversary of our beloved friend, the groundhog, making his appearance.  Even more important is the issue of whether or not his shadow will make an appearance to said...

Feb
5
2009

Quinoa Tabbouleh

The Incas called Quinoa the "mother of all grains", I like to think of it as the "guardian of my lunch" providing me with a balanced diet to stave off cravings in the afternoon.  Serve in...

Feb
6
2009

WEEK 10: Cobb Salad Pizza

Cobb salads are notoriously loaded.  What could be more natural than loading up a pizza with those same delicious ingredients?  Sounds natural to me!   COBB SALAD PIZZA...

Feb
11
2009

Date Bars

In case you don't have reservations for your favorite restaurant this Valentine's Day I invite you stay in with this sweet 'date' substitute.  This is one date you won't regret spending the...

Feb
14
2009

WEEK 11: Chicken Fajita Pizza

Oh yes, you read that correctly.  Never could I have imagined my beloved fajitas colliding with my sacred pizza.  But...then it happened, and what a glorious thing it was.  Am I...

Feb
21
2009

WEEK 12: Mediterranean Pizza

MEDITERRANEAN PIZZA (SERVES 4) This week finds me looking forward to spring and all things not frost covered, or dishes heavy with root vegetables.  Nothing is lighter or tastes like...

Feb
23
2009

Carnitas Breakfast Burrito

We cooked a 4 pound pork loin in the crock pot yesterday with ¼ cup of water and slathered the pork with crushed garlic and mixed herb seasoning.  When the pork was falling apart and...

Feb
27
2009

WEEK 13: Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza (and the great American road trip)

Last week I returned from a road trip originating in Morro Bay, CA and ended up back home in Chicagoland, IL.  The trip took my mother and I several days and we loved every food drenched...

Mar
2
2009

Oasis Carrot Salad

I've often perused Gourmet Magazine recipes, looked at the gorgeous photos, but rarely do I see one that is actually approachable for me.  This one leapt from the pages of Gourmet and...

Mar
5
2009

Curried Cabbage

Inspired by Grandma Tank this was an incredibly simple side.  The aromas are intoxicating and transport you instantly to some place far more exotic.  Transforming the humble cabbage...

Mar
6
2009

WEEK 14: Wine Braised Pork Flatbread

Do you know the song from Chicago that starts "Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both reached for, the gun, the gun...."?  Until the 'gun' part of the song it really sums up my feelings about...

Mar
9
2009

Vegan Iron Man Cookies

I'm not claiming to shave any time but I may be onto a homemade alternative to protein, and energy bars.   Don't worry these taste great even if you aren't training for an event....

Mar
12
2009

Cabbage and Beef Hotdish

Early spring nights find me still craving hot, hearty, one dish casseroles, which will hopefully be switching to lighter fare soon - weather permitting.   Even after a long day at the...

Mar
13
2009

WEEK 15: Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

One of my favorite treats around St. Patrick's Day is a gorgeous corned beef.   Corned beef may not be consumed in Ireland but the Irish Americans sure love it and me of course (I'm...

Mar
19
2009

Corned Beef Hash

Surely, there is a bit of corned beef and perhaps a few potatoes that survived your St. Patrick's dinner.  If so, may I suggest making an easy hash with every delicious morsel that was left...

Mar
20
2009

WEEK 16: Pear and Blue Cheese Pizza

PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE PIZZA (SERVES 4 AS APPETIZER)   Peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, salsa and chips, and of course pear and blue cheese round out my top pick...

Mar
27
2009

WEEK 17: Vegan Nicoise Pizza

This is my interpretation of the nicoise salad and it just happens to be vegan.  The vinaigrette was so light and flavorful making this an incredibly tasty lunch or satisfying dinner. ...

Mar
30
2009

Red Skin Potato Salad (Vegan)

Creamy potato salads are delicious but after trying the dressing on my Vegan Nicoise Pizza I knew I had to throw the same dressing on some red skins.  Try serving this over a bed of...

Apr
3
2009

WEEK 18: Closet Vegan ‘Pizza’ - Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry over Naan

I was cruising around the blogosphere the other day and stumbled on to Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry  posted by Kevin over at Closet Cooking  an incredibly prolific...

Apr
8
2009

5 Great Reasons to Dye your own Easter Eggs - Sans Boxed Kits

Until I get a mini-farm and raise Araucana Chickens (Easter Egg Chickens)I am dependant on dying my own Easter Eggs.  This year I wanted to dye them with found things from my...

Apr
10
2009

WEEK 19: Breakfast Pizza Sliders

English muffins are one of my favorite things.  I hunted around tastespotting.com and foodgawker.com to find fellow bloggers that have already tried out some recipes.  I settled on...

Apr
16
2009

Turkey Enchiladas - Or, how we Love our Turkey Leftovers

There are certain dishes that I love more the second, or third day rather than the first.  This is certainly true when it comes to turkey.  I can't wait to get my hands on it to make...

Apr
20
2009

WEEK 20: Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Out of all of the pizza recipes so far I think this may be in the top two (2).  These were incredible and would be so perfect for entertaining.  Even the kiddos would be pleased...

Apr
21
2009

Three Grain Mixed Berry Muffins

I have been making variations of this recipe for several years.  This is an adaptation of the May Clinic's Cookbook, Three-Grain Raspberry Muffins.  They are sooo wonderful.  It...

Apr
24
2009

WEEK 21: Patty Melt Pizza

There are probably a million (or, at least 10 that I can think of off the top of my head) variations of the Patty Melt, and now, all hail the Patty Melt Pizza.  So simple, so...

May
1
2009

WEEK 22: Tomato Tart

The Farmer's Markets will be starting soon and the abundance that spring and summer have to offer will be in my grasp.  Believe me I will be one of the firsts to welcome it in.  In...

May
8
2009

WEEK 23: Rustic Eggplant Grilled Pizza

The cooking instructions for this recipe rely heavily on you knowing the temperament of your grill.  How is my grill you ask?  Oh, I would be happy if it made hot dogs hot.  Yeah,...

May
11
2009

Grilled Veggie Salad with Tofu Green Goddess Dressing

The creamy tofu dressing was a perfect complement to the earthy, albeit slightly charred, grilled vegetables.  Certainly use any vegetables you want for this salad and have a great time...

May
15
2009

WEEK 24: Tuna Melt Pizza

Tuna melts have always been a big hit for me.  Their filling, easy, everyone loves them, and most of all their melty.  Yes, melty is a word.  Somewhere.  I used...

May
22
2009

WEEK 25: Cucumber Crisps

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a simple cucumber sandwich.  They’re light, delicate, and just begging for a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade.  This week’s...

Jun
1
2009

Dill and Yogurt Vegetable Dip - Perfect for Using up a Farmers Market Bounty

It is hard to believe that June is here, but it is!  I’m eagerly looking forward to what this summer has in store.  On that note I thought it would be fitting to whip up some...

Jun
17
2009

Heirloom Tomato Salad

I fell in love with Heirloom Tomatoes from my CSA in Del Mar, CA.  Their ‘meaty’ flavor was incredible and at times, reminiscent of bacon (I’m not kidding).  If a...

Jun
24
2009

Curried Potato Salad

Summer could not possibly pass by without a heaping helping of potato salad.  Creamy, mayonnaise-y goodness.  However, this version uses plain whole milk yogurt as the base for the...

Jul
7
2009

Jackson Pollock Inspired Confetti Corn

Sweet corn is one of my ultimate favorite summer treats.  This recipe takes corn from day to night in a hurry!!!  This has to be one of the quickest, easiest ways to get a summer...

Jul
14
2009

Nectarine and Blueberry Smoothie Oatmeal

In Illinois our fresh produce season is long awaited.  When the time finally arrives for fresh fruit I find myself gorging on the stuff.  Like a wild beast plucking fish from...

Jul
31
2009

Summer Stuffed Vegan Spuds

I’ve been trying to fit as many beautiful summer vegetables into each dish as possible (this one hits the mark)  This makes for a light, delicious, vegan summer dinner.  Cook the...

Aug
18
2009

Yellow Zucchini and Quinoa Salad

There’s nothing like easy, delicious, quick meals especially in the summer when the kitchen can overheat in a nano second.  Quinoa is not only a quick cooking grain but has a rather...

Aug
20
2009

Banana Blueberry Bread

tweetmeme_url = 'http://justeatfood.com/n-1046-banana-blueberry-bread.html'; tweetmeme_source = 'justeatfood'; We can always use a moist, delicious, and oooohhhh so easy banana...

Sep
8
2009

A Summer Delicacy: Grilled Nectarines with Delicious Local Honey

tweetmeme_url = 'http://justeatfood.com/n-1074-a-summer-delicacy-grilled-nectarines-with-delicious-local-honey.html'; tweetmeme_source = 'justeatfood'; Looking for a sweet treat for...

Sep
18
2009

Pickled Beets – No Canning Necessary!

tweetmeme_url = 'http://justeatfood.com/n-1088-pickled-beets-no-canning-necessary.html'; tweetmeme_source = 'justeatfood'; Oh how I love the ruby colored gem of late summer.  So...

Sep
21
2009

Quick and Garlicky Tomato Sauce

tweetmeme_url = 'http://justeatfood.com/n-1092-quick-and-garlicky-tomato-sauce.html'; tweetmeme_source = 'justeatfood'; Summer is almost officially over.  But, before we say...

Oct
30
2009

Grape Soda AKA Bone Crusher

tweetmeme_url = 'http://justeatfood.com/n-1166-grape-soda-aka-bone-crusher.html'; tweetmeme_source = 'justeatfood'; Hard to believe we are flying through October and Halloween is...

Nov
9
2009

Vegan Veggie Tacos with Red Cabbage-Cilantro Slaw

We were lucky enough to have taken a trip to Colorado a few weeks back.  Just so you get a sense of how nice people are there (general sweeping statement I realize) when we were checking...

Nov
19
2009

Sweet and Sour Slaw brought to you in Technicolor

tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; tweetmeme_source = 'justeatfood'; Do you like pickles?  Like Cole Slaw?  Yep, you are in the right place.  This is a wonderfully tangy,...

Nov
25
2009

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe it is almost time to celebrate Thanksgiving again.  Spring came and went, summer breezed by, the leaves began to fall, and here we are.  This year we have so...

Dec
3
2009

Whole Wheat Pita

I’ve never attempted to make pita bread.  No, not once.  Those little pockets are pretty intimidating!  Especially for a girl that is a little afraid of bread since it is so...

Dec
21
2009

Magnificent Meyer (Lemon) Marmalade

As you can see Meyer Lemons are the featured fruit for this miraculous marmalade.  Don’t like marmalade you say?  Well, you probably won’t care for this. It still has all...

Jan
4
2010

Winter Chop Salad

With New Year’s Resolutions and all that jazz I thought I’d share a meal that exemplifies the resolutions in my house this year.  They resolutions are simple: be in the best...

Feb
16
2010

Winter Micro Green Salad with Spicy-Sweet Dressing

Oh the doldrums of winter have been broken by this bright and flavorful salad.  The ingredients were sourced locally from a grocer that maintains hoop houses throughout the winter. ...

Mar
20
2010

Flax Berry Power Pancakes – Whole Wheat Pancakes

Not being much of a breakfast food person I typically stick to cereal (hot or cold).  The trouble here is that breakfast foods are my husband’s absolute favorite.  It is not that...

Apr
13
2010

Hot ‘n Spicy Popcorn

I’ll never forget popcorn night as a child as the tiny kernels would magically transform into white fluffy goodness.  As an adult a fantastic friend, who happened to be my boss at the...

May
9
2010

Rhubarb Blackberry Crumble

This particular rhubarb Crumble is special for two reasons.  The first is, it also contains Marion Blackberries which are absolutely incredible with Rhubarb.  Although I think Rhubarb is...

Jun
5
2010

Sweet Potato Baked Fries

Sweet Potato Baked Fries We have been obsessed with Sweet Potato Fries as of late.  We may be single handedly keeping the Sweet Potato farmers association afloat.  Previously, I...

Oct
24
2010

Simple Tomato Salad

I’m back!  It has been months since I had a new blog post and for that I do apologize. However, there are no excuses. I simply wanted to take a break and so I did.  There! ...

Nov
25
2010

Cranberry Pear Sauce

The addition of pear is very welcome for me in this cranberry sauce recipe. My family has been throwing homemade applesauce in our cranberry sauce for years, but never has a pear been met...

Apr
18
2012

How Can I Help with the Michigan Heritage Pigs Being Slaughtered?

Here is the situation, starting over the weekend the DNR has begun slaughtering farmer’s Heritage Pigs on their property in Michigan. Yes, the DNR. First, they shouldn’t have a thing...

Apr
22
2012

Herbed Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing

Before I start with the recipe, I must address my tardiness in posting to my beloved food blog. “Was it something we did?” you might ask yourself. I will respond we a resounding NO!!!...

Jul
1
2012

Quinoa Cakes

Trying to feed adults and an almost toddler can be a challenge for us, but gives me a nice excuse to push me a little bit. I LOVE quinoa and especially love that it is a complete protein without...