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
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.
I do a lot of coaching and teaching about eating your way to strong bones. Yet, it is summer and organic tomatoes and eggplant are in season. Here is how I create/cook up balance. When I blend the cooked eggplant, I add garlic, plenty of parsley, some raw, calcium rich and alkalzing tahini, and also season the dip with alkalizing umeboshi vinegar. Lemon and sea salt would also be fine. Also, as you can see from the photo, serving the baba ganoush with greens also add to our calcium, and yellow tomatoes tend to be lower in acid the the red ones. The red tomatoes posed for the photo. And the nasturtium flowers adds to the YUM! Continue reading
When teff is cooked with tomatoes, basil, and a pinch of saffron, it becomes a delicious filling for bell peppers. Filling the bell peppers with hot cooked basil scented teff lightly cooks the peppers. (No need to bake the stuffed peppers, unless you prefer them soft.) Choose a colorful combination of bell peppers to create a festive dish. Continue reading