Chicken Cacciatore with Olives and Porcini

Chicken Cacciatore with Olives and Porcini The late summer abundance of healthy organic vegetables such as squash, tomatoes and peppers just scream to join together with flavorful organic herbs like basil and oregano, and spices from around the world like Aleppo pepper, capers and saffron! My Chicken Cacciatore with Olives and Porcini takes this classic Italian entrée to […]

Sicilian Summer Vegetable Stew

Sicilian Summer Vegetable Stew It’s summer and organic home grown heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, parsley and basil, chard and kale are abundant! Even though it is quite warm this summer, my Sicilian Summer Vegetable Stew is a perfectly light supper filled with nutritious organic vegetables, flavored with organic aromatic basil and parsley! My Sicilian Summer Vegetable Stew can be complimented […]

Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad

Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad with fava, artichokes and spinach My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad is a yummy combination of jasmine rice, sweet potato, fava beans, artichokes and spinach, then dressed in a middle eastern zaatar lemon vinaigrette, spiced with Bulgarian pepper sauce, warmed with Aleppo pepper flakes and garnished with pickled onion slices! I served My Zaatar […]

Lamb Sausage StirFry

Lamb Sausage StirFry We are so fortunate to live in the community of Marquette, Michigan where farm to table is the “way of life”; buying food from cooperative farms is the “norm” and food bought from vendors and delis is clean, unadulterated, wholesome and just plain “good for you”! My Lamb Sausage StirFry combines foods purchased from all […]

Seafood Paella with Spring Vegetables

I have made so many versions of Paella and everyone of them is full of flavor, uniquely spiced and laden with super nutritious vegetables and proteins! My Seafood Paella with Spring Vegetables is a wonderful springtime variation filled with peas, green beans, artichokes, calamari, shrimp and just a touch of sausage, all nestled in a pan of saffron seasoned […]

Fried Wild Rice with Mint and Lentil Sprouts

Fried Wild Rice with Mint and Lentil Sprouts What to do with left over rice? My Fried Wild Rice with Mint and Lentil Sprouts is not only super healthy but is the solution for using left over cooked rices,combining with organic vegetables and spices and reinventing a rice dish that is a perfect accompaniment to grilled fish or […]

Farro,White Bean and Artichoke Salad

  Farro,White Bean and Artichoke Salad Farro,White Bean and Artichoke Salad is a healthy is a simple recipe and a healthy addition to your diet! Artichokes are in season; and they are so healthy for you! Artichokes health benefits include balancing blood glucose levels,improving liver function,aiding digestion, helping with hypertension as a diuretic, lowering cholesterol […]

Tuna Potato Pea Salad with Fennel and Sprouts

Tuna Potato Pea Salad with Fennel and Sprouts Tuna Potato Pea Salad with Fennel and Sprouts,usher in Spring with this healthy,protein rich, and vegetable forward nutritious salad! My Tuna Potato Pea Salad with Fennel and Sprouts is loaded with nutritious organic steamed cauliflower, potatoes, fresh or frozen peas and green beans; then combined with olive […]

Healthy Grain and Legume Salads

Ayocote Bean and Corn Salad, Soba and Edamame Salad Healthy Grain and Legume Salads My Simply Natural Gourmet cookbook is just full of Healthy Grain and Legume Salads! These are simple entrée salads, many of which we sold at the deli of Seacoast Natural Foods years ago! These are healthy, simple combinations of legumes, organic vegetable and grains […]

Venison Tenderloin Vegetable StirFry

My Venison Tenderloin Vegetable StirFry is a super healthy stir fry made with lean venison tenderloin, marinated in Harissa, ginger and lime, then married with organic winter vegetables and shiitake mushroom! My Venison Tenderloin Vegetable StirFry has fabulous taste and is a super healthy entrée to add to your must keep favorites. If venison is not available, substitute […]

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