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 […]

Garlic Sautéed Kale with Hot Pepper

One of my all time favorite go-to’s. I can easily eat a whole head of kale by myself. Make sure the pan is hot before adding your greens. The cook time should be quick- Seriously super delicious. Garlic Sautéed Kale with  & Hot Pepper 1 bunch kale, washed, trimmed, and torn into bite size pieces 1 […]

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 […]

Creamy Yukon Potato Salad

Incredibly delicious. Yukon potatoes have a rich nutty taste on their own- and they abundant locally now in Western Mass. In this side dish they are showcased with the perfect amount of dressing that is sure to please all kinds of palettes. There is a perfect balance between sweet, salty and sharp- the lemon is not […]

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 […]

Cream of Zucchini Soup

Cream of Zucchini Soup This is the perfect way to use them, showcasing their sweet summer flavor. Roasting the zucchini first enhances the entire flavor of the soup but it is also an additional step in the preparation and is not necessary for a delicious soup. Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 1 large […]

Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad 1 ripe avocado, pitted, and cubed 1 1/2c steamed quinoa 1T fresh basil 1/2c cooked, drained, chickpeas ½ tomato, small dice 2t fresh lemon juice or limejuice 1T Extra Virgin Olive oil 1/4t pink salt Black pepper to taste 1T nutritional yeast In a medium sized bowl, add the cooled quinoa (room […]

Hearty Summer Black Bean Soup with Greens

Local greens, tomatoes, corn, onions and garlic- this soup is so satisfying and absolutely delicious. Hearty Summer Black Bean Soup with Greens Wheat-free * Gluten-free* 1 large onion, medium dice 2c fresh tomato medium dices or crushed tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 3c black beans, cooked and drained or 2 cans 1 medium sweet potato, […]

Black & White Bean Soup with Greens

Black & White Bean Soup with Greens This soup is wonderfully hearty and delicious. The rice can be substituted with gluten free pasta or another grain of your choosing. Adding in a mix of greens would be amazing but I am partial to kale. Wheat-free Gluten-free 1 large onion, medium dice 1c tomato puree or […]