January 21, 2017

 I was beginning to feel the onset of a sickness yesterday and to ward it off I decided to make Caldo de Pollo soup.  I was first introduced to this soup when I was managing the Lents International Farmers Market in Portland, OR.  Through out the year at the market we...

January 16, 2017

Last week I took on my first client!  I am formulating a meal plan based on their specific dietary needs and then cooking and packaging it all up for them for the upcoming work week.  While it is not feasible to cook for everyone, I offer meal planning as a service.  I...

October 6, 2016

If you grow nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus), you probably have a lot of them, as they are vigorous growers and are quick to reseed.  I absolutely love them to add the flowers a pop of color to my salads in the summer.  Their flavor is spicy, but also a little bit sweet....

September 29, 2016

One reason for not cooking at home that I consistently hear is that they don’t have enough time. I have been there myself, and what I realized was that I actually did have the time, but that I was so exhausted/stressed/hangry that I didn’t actually want to cook, that i...

September 15, 2016

Following a specific diet invented by someone else, if you didn't realize, is a popular thing to do.  I attempted various diets when I was in college when I actually didn't need to lose any weight.  I was being encouraged to do a diet and I ended up eating a lot of wei...

September 1, 2016

“Not only this same fungus [the chanterelle] never did any harm, but it might even restore the dead.” —L. Trattinnick, Essenbarre Schwamme (nineteenth century).

Chanterelles are up among my favorite mushrooms to harvest and eat.  The are dense and firm when they are sma...

August 24, 2016

I am going to go ahead and take a guess that you might like, perhaps even love, blueberries.  They personally rank as my favorite berry.  Native to North America, blueberries rank as being one of the highest antioxidant foods in our diet.1  Antioxidants are import...

August 22, 2016

  • Kale chips instead of potato chips.  Kale chips satisfy the need for a crunchy and salty snack but had the added advantage of being good for you.

  • Zucchini ribbons instead of pasta.  Even if you dont have a fancy spiralizer you can make zucchini ribbons using a...

August 19, 2016

Nigella sativa aka Roman coriander, aka black cumin, aka black seed aka love-in-a-mist.  So many names for what is generally recognized as a pretty, rapidly spreading flower.  Aside from being a pretty plant, the seeds of this flower are both delicious and have incredi...

August 18, 2016

A food sensitivity is a immune response to a particular food.  It is different than a food allergy in that it is a different antibody that responds to the food. In a food allergy the antibodies are extremely aggressive making the reactions often quicker and more severe...

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