Tag Archives: Spices

Vegetarian Cooking Class Feast

A Feast from one of my cooking workshops

A banquet feast of farm to table organic vegetarian dishes; every time I teach, right before we eat, we share our learning experience: cooking with new ingredients. In the photo are vegan, gluten free mac and cheese made with quinoa pasta and a delicious cashew cheese made with veggies, spices and nutritional yeast; teff grain garnished with edible flowers; amazing chèvre vegetable and garden fresh herbs quiche; garden fresh picked salad greens  I love to travel and teach and also love to teach at home. Please come visit, study with me, and stay at my organic b&b or bring me to you worldwide Continue reading

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

When I first learned how to make my own organic flavored oils with fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers, and wild foods, about 30 years ago, I was so in love with them I just about stopped using my usual organic sesame and extra virgin olive oils. The first flavored oil I made was basil oil, which I drizzled on salads, soups, and steamed vegetables. Then I began cooking with it, using it to sauté and roast vegetables and even to fry eggs. I added it to sauces and used it as a dip for bread, as well as a marinade for sun-dried tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Comfort Food

Organic lentil vegetable soup with rice

Cloudy, chilly, days call for comfort food like this coconut curry vegetable lentil soup and brown basmati rice. By frying up spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, coriander in ghee or coconut oil, you can make this flavorful, satisfying, rich soup. Feel free to mix and match organic seasonal veggies all year long for infinite delicious variations. Simple. Easy. Yummy. Vegetarian. Gluten free. 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