Tag Archives: Quick and Easy

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.

 

Vegan Walnut Basil Pesto Video and Recipe

Here is a quick and easy, delicious recipe for vegan basil pesto with walnuts. This pesto recipe is thick, green and so delicious that I guarantee you won’t miss the cheese. Of course, it is perfect on pasta, but also try it as a dip, spread, or tossed with hot cooked grains and vegetables. 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

Keep Cool with Organic Fruit Smoothies

Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie

In the garden early this morning, I was already feeling the heat, I decided to make a cooling organic vegan cranberry pomegranate smoothie for breakfast to make sure that I had protein: cashews, chia and hemp seeds; some Vitamin C: pomegranate and lucuma powder for energy for a long distance afternoon swim. Yum! 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