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Michelle Rolls Spring Rolls

Michelle Rolling Spring Rolls for my birthdayIn honor of my 65th birthday and party, my daughters Emily and Michelle visited. We played, went swimming, cooked together and ate lots of yummy meals. They helped me celebrate and make the party feast. Here is Michelle, rolling spring rolls on my sunny deck. First, she picked fresh cilantro and mint from my organic herb garden next to the deck. Grated carrots.  With organic, tasty, quick cooking, gluten-free rice ramen, she rolled 20 beautiful, vegan, spring rolls.  Emily made a yummy organic coconut cacao mousse. Proud and grateful mama! Passing on the tradition. Continue reading

Spice It UP! Weekend Workshop

Spice It Up! Lunch Excited to be teaching at home

Teaching “Spice it Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices ” as an organic garden to table workshop in my country kitchen. I am grateful for all that came out to enjoy this hands on vegetarian, cooking class. Here are some of the dishes we made during the weekend. Continue reading

Organic Kale, Cilantro and Basil Pesto

Organic Kale

This week, I made my first Kale Pesto. I read about them and then once I had a fresh bunch of kale and lots of fresh harvested garlic scapes, I blended them with hemp: hemp seeds and hemp oil, some lemon infused olive oil and ume vinegar. I love pesto and have many with hemp seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts. I like hemp because of the exceptional nutritional profile: loaded with omega 3s, high in anti-oxidants, fiber, zinc, magnesium, iron, easy to digest complete protein… I could go on and on. Please email me and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading

Get A Private Group Cooking Class

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

For over 30 years, I have been teaching hands on farm to table vegetarian group and private cooking classes. Michelle and Anthony came this winter for one of them: The Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Whole Real Foods. We cooked and ate 3 delicious recipes that expanded everyone’s cooking repertoire and knife skills. They loved the class so much that they gathered a group of 7 friends to come back for a 3-hour private group class to expand their quick Continue reading

Moroccan Yams and Carrots with French Lentils

Moroccan Yams and Carrots with French Lentils vegetarian and gluten-free
Hot out of the oven, served on a bed of French Lentils, these sweet and spicy carrots and yams looks elegant with a cooling touch of yogurt drizzled over it. An easy to prepare beautiful main dish. Continue reading