How To Make Easy Vegetarian (Vegan) Chili

This hearty rainbow chili is easy to make and a perfect way to cook for the week ahead. Plus, it’s vegetarian and vegan, low-fat, packs a whollop of fiber and protein, and as always is easily amended with your favorite mix-and-match ingredients and toppings. Optional crumbled tofu handily replaces the texture of ground meat when…

Video Tutorial and Guide: How To Make Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

I am so excited to show you today how you to make your very own gluten-free sourdough starter that you can keep in your family for generations. It makes it easy to whip up delicious, yeast-free, gluten-free foods for you and your family. Video Tutorial: How to Make Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Here is a video…

Savory Zucchini Soup

This has become my favorite way to enjoy the zucchini harvest we look forward to all year. It is a rich and savory soup base that can be frozen and thawed to bring back a taste of sunshine anytime of year. We serve it with a variety of toppings—roasted rosemary pine nuts, chopped tomatoes and…

Spring Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

I love food that is bursting with flavor. And I like lots of all the things–lots of flavor, lots of food, lots of laughter and chatter while eating. I don’t like sitting in a restaurant waiting for my meal only to be delivered a “just what you need but not more than that” serving of…

Wild Food: Spring Foraged Herb Pho Noodle Bowl

I feel a bit embarrassed about this post because I know it is one of those entries that a lot of you will enjoy reading, but you’ll have moments of eye rolling and sighing and chuckling, thinking “What’s this lady talkin’ about over there on her little island with her easy-peasy lemon-squeazy talk of foraging…

Spring Herb Pesto with Roasted Walnuts

When someone mentions “pesto,” you probably think about basil. It’s become synonymous with a traditional pesto alla genovese, a beautiful basil sauce originating from Genoa used on pizzas, pastas, in soups, and as part of many delectable appetizers. But “pesto” is actually the shortened form of the word “pestato,” meaning to pound or crush, referring…

Campari and Prosecco Cocktails

These Campari cocktails are a twist on the ones Brian and I loved years ago in Cinque Terre when we traveled to Italy before having kids. The “Campari Spritz” is served with a different twist or take every time, depending on the bartender’s tastes, but typically involves white wine, Campari, and a spritz of club…

Old Stove Retrofit and Huevos Rancheros

If you’ve been following for awhile, you’ll know that we started a big kitchen restoration nearly two years ago. It was everything you might imagine comes with restoring a 120-year-old farmhouse. Part of that project involved retrofitting an old Round Oak Chief stove that’s possibly as old as our house. Today, the team over at Rory’s…

Creamy Lemon Sesame Dip

This deceptively simple little 5-minute recipe will provide you and your family with days worth of iron, zinc, vitamin B6, selenium, copper, and vitamin E–all nutrients that support a healthy immune system. Plus, sesame seeds are incredibly high in fiber and calcium–and when you soak them, they are even easier for your body to digest…