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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

Basil Pesto in Minestrone

Vegetarian Basil Hemp Seed Pesto

Spring is here in Western Mass. Hurray! Today, I made a tasty vegan minestrone with some of my organic winter storage root veggies: carrots, onions, celeriac, and potatoes. To make the Continue reading

Cooking with Garlic Scapes

Organic Garlic ScapesIts time to eat and cook with organic garlic scapes, the tender flowering tops of growing garlic bulbs. In the fall, we plant garlic cloves, which over winter and miraculously sprout up in the spring. As soon as the garlic shoots up, spirals and flowers, in early summer, we snap them off, which gives us garlic scapes to cook Continue reading

Basil Hemp Seed Pesto

Vegetarian Basil Hemp Seed Pesto

Here’s a delicious twist on a classic pesto using hemp seeds and hemp oil. For a quick meal, toss this thick pesto with warm pasta, spread it on bread and tomatoes, scoop it up with cucumbers, cook it up with eggs, or use it as a topping on a zucchini and tomato sauté.To kick it up a notch, I like to use a local organic pasture raised Parmesan or Romano cheese, but any good Parmesan or Romano would work well here. Continue reading