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60 Produce-Packed Recipes to Launch Your Healthy New Year

My personal experiences with shifting to a healthier diet have been that I am much more successful when I focus on behaviors that I should add or increase, rather than those I should eliminate.  I’m just more successful with the carrot than the stick (pun intended).  I’m convinced that everyone could improve their health pretty […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is my healthier version of the popular Starbucks drink, which, while delicious, is absolutely loaded with sugar.  You can make the recipe hot or iced, but since we are still dealing with weather in the 90’s here I went with iced.  Lots of ice.  I am not really much of a coffee drinker, but […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho with Marcona Almonds

Why yes, this is my second tomato recipe in a week.  Yes, it is.  The flood of tomato goodness just keeps rolling in.  Let me assure you that having too many tomatoes is a problem I have never, ever faced in my previous years of gardening in Colorado.  It’s a pretty great problem, and this […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Walnut Salad

Roasted Cauliflower and Walnut Salad

Organic cauliflower is available year round, it stores well, and is one of my favorite vegetables to have on hand for winter recipes.  This is a warming winter salad that works well as a side dish or as a vegan main course.  Roasting the cauliflower lends it a sweeter, somewhat nutty flavor that is intensified […]

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Cashew Vegetable Korma

Cashew Vegetable Korma

This is a rich, warming, vegan dish bathed in a sauce based on cashews and coconut milk.  Korma is one of my favorite winter foods, and there are dozens of variations on the sauce base–some use yogurt or cream, for instance.  This is a dairy-free version that works well with any type of vegetables you […]

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Raw Zucchini "Pasta" with an Olive Tapenade

Harvest Dinner Pairings, with HandCraft Wines

We are enjoying the end-of-summer bounty from our C.S.A. share, and when I heard that the newest Thirsty Girl event was coming up I immediately started thinking of a “garden” dinner to go with the wines.  The featured wines for September are from the HandCraft collection, and vintner Cheryl Indelicato is donating part of the […]

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