Part 1: How to Grow Food to Feed You and Your Family for a Year

I am excited to share with you my journey learning how to grow enough food to feed my family for a year and create a sustainable modern homestead. This will be a multiple-part series that I will be sharing all week, so stop by tomorrow for another installment! I’ve been gardening for ten years now–from…

Homemade Pasta Two Ways: Hand-Cut Noodles & Fresh Ravioli (Gluten-Free)

This might be one of the best recipes you’ll make this weekend. Just sayin’. 😉 I’ve worked on this fresh gluten-free pasta recipe for a number of months now. I started with a completely different set of ratios before arriving at this one and I think the real secret is to omit any water from…

Honey-Oat Granola Bars (GF/V)

These are the easiest, yummiest, fastest, healthiest, fail-proof honey-oat granola bars you’ll ever make. They’re vegan and gluten-free (as long as you use gluten-free oats), and they have a perfect crispness and sweetness. But my favorite bonus is that they don’t crumble! This is a snack filled to the brim with iron, fiber, protein, vitamins,…

Rustic Spring Herb Tart with Flaky Gluten-Free Sourdough Crust

This gorgeous Rustic Spring Herb Tart with Flaky Gluten-Free Sourdough Crust is made with foraged and garden ingredients, and is completely flexible–you can make it with all kinds of delicious herbs and foraged ingredients. The gluten-free sourdough crust is rustic, rich and flaky, and will be a go-to for us now forever forward. I’m not…

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…

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…