Food + Drink

Savoring the Season: Moroccan Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Chickpea Croutons

This morning I woke-up to a chill in the air.  The bone chill jumped started my winter weekend with an outrageously comforting healthy winter soup.  With heaps of seasonal vegetables, and rich sources of antioxidant spices like turmeric, cumin, ginger and cinnamon, provided incredible flavor and reduced the need to add additional fat or salt.

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Scenes from My Pantry: Coconut Chicken Corn Chowder

Soup is on! One of my favorite ingredients in soup is coconut milk. Coconut milk provides a smooth and creamy base without the heaviness of cream.  This recipe not only delivers coconut milk as a layer of flavor but the base of the broth is simmered with fresh corn cobs to release the milky sweet

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Winding Down with Arugula-Proscuitto Flatbread Pizzas

It has been a crazy, busy, wonderful summer.  Time to wind down and relax. Fire up the grill for easy to prepare flat bread pizzas Sit, relax and enjoy. Argula-Proscuitto Flatbread Pizzas Serves 4 Recipe from Food Network Ingredients: 2 pieces lavash or other flatbread, halved 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

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Savoring the Seasons: Ribbon Summer Salad

This month’s Clean Eating magazine had a section for summer side dishes with only three main ingredients, and a few pantry staples. The simplicity caught my attention. The sweet melon, savory zucchini, thin sliced ham blended with a light viniagrette really make this salad come together in a special way.  It is a unique, easy

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Clean Eating: Roasted Apple with Ricotta, Hazelnuts and Dark Chocolate

Sharing my food from my kitchen and garden are important to me, followed by the simplicity of preparation. With these thoughts as my foundation I am also reminded that to be healthy, I have to eat healthy.  Don’t get me wrong I eat my share of crap food, on the run, and through the drive

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Dirt to Table Experiences

Dirt to Table Experience: Carrot-Orange Soup

People are often surprised that we grow carrots-not sure why.  Folks may envision carrots being difficult to grow or just not on the sphere of their garden reality. The fact is we grow a lot of carrots. This past season we sowed close to 2000 seeds, that does not necessarily equate to 2000 carrots, but

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