Browsing Month: July 2017

PICKING WILD BLACKBERRIES

Fresh berries are a favorite in our house. Not only are they tasty, they are packed full of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients. Picking berries simply oozes summer fun. But yet again, our overpacked summer schedule was conspiring to keep us from visiting our favorite u-pick berry farm. As luck would have it, our dog’s favorite walking […]

FRESH BASIL AND ALMOND PESTO

Sauces and dressings hold the power to elevate a ho-hum salad, soup or lack-luster chicken breast into a culinary delight. Pesto is one of my favorite delicious and versatile kitchen concoctions. Pesto is a packed with leafy greens, whether it’s herbs (basil, marjoram, Italian parsley, thyme, this is where you can get super creative), greens (kale, spinach, arugula…), […]

PICNIC FROM HOME

Day trips with the kids and husband pretty much always involve eating. One way I fight the urge to buy food I’ll regret later is to pack us all a decadent, healthy picnic from home. On a recent day trip to Point Reyes and Tomales Bay, I packed a picnic of jar salads (salads that travel well in […]

Eggs, Zucchini and Garlic

ZUCCHINI NESTED EGGS

On the rare mornings that call for something a little more decadent than vegetable soup I’ll make Zucchini Nested Eggs. This dish is delicious, satisfying, and once it’s plated up and served, it is beautiful. The best part is that it is relatively easy to prepare. I came up with this dish when the kids wanted something special […]

ON THE ROAD

Traveling and family get-togethers, are two of the hardest situations in which to eat right. Since I was a little girl, I associated car trips with the fun of getting to eat treats, food that I never ate at home. When out on the road I’m always tempted to indulge, and it’s almost always something that I know won’t do my body […]

Morning tradition Vegetable soup with homemade bone broth

SEASONAL VEGETABLE BREAKFAST SOUP

My favorite breakfast, my nearly everyday go-to is vegetable soup. It seems that every food book, diet or research paper I have found on food and disease, calls for more vegetables (especially the leafy green ones.) My husband and I have experimented with this soup for five years, adding and subtracting different spices and vegetables, trying […]