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Organic Eggplant Dip with a Healthy Twist

Baba ganoush Salad with noodles with a twist

Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip.  Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances  calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. Continue reading

Organic Summer Salad

Organic July Salad

Do you like to dress your salad with garden fresh organic herbs and edible flowers?

While I have sustained some lost of veggies to a lucky rabbit, I am happy to eat the nasturtiums, calendula and borage flowers, thyme leaves, and arugala from my organic garden.  My CSA, the biodynamic, organic Brookfield Farm I belong to is my food land security. Lots of veggies to come from my garden, but in the meantime, I am well fed by CSA. How about you? Continue reading

Grateful, Teaching Cooking Workshop

Foxglove in bloom on south side of house

As much as I love traveling to delicious places to teach farm to table organic vegetarian cooking, I am grateful for the opportunity to bring people into my passive solar home, especially on hot summer days, to stay cool, connect to nature, cook up an organic feast, and eat overlooking the gardens. “Embody A Delicious Life.” 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