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Organic Spicy Chick Pea and Cashew Vegetable Stew

Organic and Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Stew

Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading

Slow Food, Cooking Organic Vegetable Omelets

Organic cheese and vegetable omelet with fresh organic fruit salad

This summer, one of my guests asked to have her breakfast at 9AM. She was easy going and said for me to make whatever inspired me. With fresh picked garden herbs and greens, my neighbor’s grass raised organic eggs, and local grass raised organic cheddar cheese, I decided to make her an omelet. Continue reading

Organic Beet Burgers, YUM!

Organic, Vegan and Gluten-free beet burgers

Organic beet burgers are a delicious combination of seasonal, local, beets, carrots, zucchini, garlic, and fresh picked herbs from the garden: thai basil, thyme, fresh ground sea salt and black pepper. Ground sunflower seeds, chia seeds, black sesame seeds and flax seeds make it rich in plant based protein. Serve on sourdough gluten free bread for a super vegan meal. Fun to make and share with someone you love. Continue reading

Harvest Basket

Organic Harvest

Summer continues to give and I am gathering. Harvest basket is full of organic heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, onions, carrots, flowers and more. Grateful for the harvest of fresh, abundant vegetables for my farm to table meals, personal chef clients, and cooking classes. Fun to cook up lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes mixing and matching the bounty of local, seasonal produce.  Yummy, juicy, delicious, organic produce.

 

Baba Ganoush YUM

vegan, vegetarian, baba ganoush, dairyfree gluten-freeI do a lot of coaching and teaching about eating your way to strong bones. Yet, it is summer and organic tomatoes and eggplant are in season. Here is how I create/cook up balance. When I blend the cooked eggplant, I add garlic, plenty of parsley, some raw, calcium rich and alkalzing tahini, and also season the dip with alkalizing umeboshi vinegar. Lemon and sea salt would also be fine. Also, as you can see from the photo, serving the baba ganoush with greens also add to our calcium, and yellow tomatoes tend to be lower in acid the the red ones.  The red tomatoes posed for the photo. And the nasturtium flowers adds to the YUM! Continue reading