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
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Homemade Organic Blueberry Coconut, can I call it, Vegan Bliss with Acai. Sweetened with maple syrup. Creamy, non dairy, made with coconut milk and served melted, the way I like it. Continue reading
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading
This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and Continue reading
My original recipe for Cranberry Orange sauce is wonderful and you can find it in my cookbook, Going Wild in the Kitchen and another tasty variation in my cookbook, Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook with dried cherries.Today, I created a variation that I like even better. This one is with dates, goji berries, and maple syrup. It is sweet and tart and every now and than you find a sweet bite of dates. Delish. Continue reading