Roasted Kobocha Squash Soup

Any squash can be used for this delicious creamy, and simple soup. Kobocha squash has got such a lovely, sweet but not too sweet taste that pairs perfectly with ginger. I picked a beauty up at the local farmer’s market this past weekend and roasted it and have been putting it in to many meals […]

Stewed Summer Tomatoes

Stewed Summer Tomatoes 10 tomatoes (roma or plum), split length wise in 1/2 2 teaspoons salt 1 small onion, medium dice 1 clove garlic, sliced 2T extra virgin olive oil 1 cherry bomb pepper, sliced *optional 3-4 large leaves of fresh basil 1-1/2c boiling water Heat up a large cooking pot; add the olive oil […]

Sautéed Lacinato Kale with Garlic & Fire Ball Peppers

Everything was local, purchased from the Greenfield Farmer’s market, the Lacinato Kale, the Fire Ball Pepper, the garlic…. This red pepper adds a low-heat kick, which is delicious, and not overbearing. I ate the whole bunch myself! Any kale will do, but there is something exceptional delicious about this particular variety. Sautéed Lacinato Kale with […]

Creamy Roasted Squash Soup or Bisque

Roasted Squash Soup The squash is the star of this sweet bisque as it should be. Hardly anything is needed to make this sweetie taste delicious. Ideal squashes would be Curri, Butternut, Acorn, Hubbard, or Delicata. The spices simply enhance and showcase the bright golden flesh. Fresh turmeric and ginger give it an added bonus […]

Ellen’s No Meat Sauce

I made this sauce tonight after work- it doesn’t take long and it is SUPER delicious, hearty, and satisfying.  The tempeh offers added protein- 14 grams per serving… For those who are not a fan of tempeh or are wary, it’s a good way to introduce it, for those who love it, you can’t go […]

Steamed Romanesco with Olive Oil & Lemon

I purchased this from the local farmer’s market in Greenfield Saturday morning- it is one of my most favorite vegetables; Romanesco… it gets even prettier after cooking. Clean it, steam it, drain it, then cut how you like it. Toss with plenty of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and fresh ground black pepper, fresh […]

Homemade Apple Sauce

I had about 4 or 5 apples that were just a little bit past good eating so I sauced them! I washed and cored them and kept the skin on. It was a mix of Ginger Golds, Honey Crisps, and Empires. It made the tastiest applesauce! I blended it in the vitamix- the consistency is […]

Broccoli, Potato & French Lentil Soup / Stew

I love French lentils- they don’t break down like the other lentils so they have a really nice texture when cooked just to tender. They cook pretty quickly and they are a pulse that I keep in the house along side my red lentils. They are super yum in cold or hot salads. To make […]

Non Traditional Potato Onion Leek Soup

I came home from teaching yoga and wanted something quick and satisfying. The smell of soup cooking is so rewarding, so comforting for me. Everything was local, the potatoes, leeks, and the celery were from the Greenfield Farmers Market, the onions, parsley, hot peppers were from my garden. I partially blended this with an immersion […]

Roasted Hot and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Hot & Spicy, Sweet Potatoes 2-3 sweet potatoes, sliced on a diagonal or cubed 1 onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 3T maple syrup 3-4T extra virgin olive oil 1 hot red pepper, sliced 1/2t pink salt 1/4t fresh black pepper Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Toss all ingredients in a large bowl; […]