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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

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

Pizza with Chevre, Tomatoes and Greens

Pizza with Chevre, Tomatoes and Greens

Pizza lovers know all about all the different kinds of cheeses and toppings you can put on pizza for infinite variety from savory to sweet. Hot out of the oven, this gluten-free pizza crust topped with a combination of homemade tomato sauce, fresh sliced tomatoes, chevre, sauteed garlic and greens is a work of art. Feel free to swap other favorite seasonal organic vegetables and pastured raised organic cheeses such as sauteed eggplant and extra sharp cheddar cheese. Best of all, this is the most delicious pizza crust I have ever made. The combination of teff and millet flour gives it a subtle sweetness. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal of vegetarian pizza with chevre and greens. Continue reading

Organic Gourmet Vegetarian Tomato Lentil Stew with Kale

Tomato Lentil Stew with Kale

How to make a quick and easy warming Tomato Lentil Soup/Stew with Kale: nutrition information, chopping techniques, and cooking beans from scratch with spices. Leslie on Mass Appeal, NBC TV Affiliate Winter 2011

Tomato-Lentil Stew with Kale

tomato lentil stew with kale is gluten-free and vegan

This gorgeous and delicious dish is dedicated to my dear friends Mark and Alisa, who love good food—and who don’t eat garlic and onions. Serve it with Amaranth and Corn Flatbread, Corn Fritters, or Corn Muffins. Or, for a heartier meal, serve it alongside Sunny Mountain Rice, Millet and Sweet Carrots, or any of the simple grain dishes in this chapter, or with your favorite pasta with pesto.

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