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Lori Klocek, Farm with sunflowers

LORI’S STORY

I have been always been aware of the importance of health, of eating healthy foods, and of exercise. I would read the latest health news — that fat is bad, that fat is good, that we should all get more whole grains, that pasta is a no no, and on and on. I had a […]

Summer Squash Soup with Dill and Lemon

SUMMER SQUASH SOUP

Summer is all about having way too much zucchini. It’s funny — I was never a huge fan when I was a kid, but now that I have discovered how versatile and delicious these little buggers can be, I really like them. This is one of the first recipes I ever developed, and it is […]

Gluten Free waffles with Banana and walnuts

BANANA ALMOND FLOUR WAFFLES

By the time the weekend rolls around, my kids and I are looking to change things up from our morning Breakfast Soup. When asked very nicely (it’s hard to say no to a super cute 7-year-old) for waffles, I decided it was time to experiment, the results were delicious, and we have a new weekend […]

HERB AND OLIVE FRITTATA

While Seasonal Breakfast Soup is our much loved weekday breakfast, weekends call for something a bit special. Frittata is a family favorite. It’s wonderfully flexible as far as what ingredients are featured, it packs in a plethora of veg, and can be little or big depending on how hungry breakfasters are. As a general rule, I add […]

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 […]

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 […]