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
In my world organic cacao and/or chocolate goes with everything. Even in height of strawberry season, I am thinking about how great these cashew coconut cocoa pops are with fresh strawberries.
Organic, fair trade cashews, cocoa, vanilla extract blended with organic coconut milk and local Continue reading
Quick, easy, rich and flavorful, feel free to change the vegetables with the seasons. Here I used a colorful combination of cauliflower, broccoli, celery and carrots with tempeh. You can use extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, or sesame oil for this delicious vegan and gluten-free dish. Serve over a bed of rice, quinoa or noodles for a fun meal. Continue reading
This colorful, delicious, quick to make sweet potato fries dish is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Kelp is a tasty sea vegetable that is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. I garnished and seasoned the dish with kelp powder and hemp seeds. Looking like sesame seeds, hemp seeds have a Continue reading
Hope you had fun with your family! Here I am with one of my daughters, Emily, flying me, while my other daughter Michelle is photographing us. Soon Michelle and I will switch roles. Then we cook and eat some more.
And Wow! What a year! Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm for my group cooking classes, organic farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free personal chef services; my Impressionistic Nature Photography; create your own A La Carte Gourmet Getaway Weekends, and for bringing friends and family to private cooking classes. Continue reading