Heirloom Bean Chili with Winter Squash and Collards

It’s still all about comfort food here in the North! Dreams of warmer days to come are realized with a bit of south of the border are in this warming chili recipe, spiked with Mexican chili peppers! Heirloom beans, heritage beef and the addition of winter squash and greens make my chili super nutritious! First make the beans: […]

Chestnut Beans and Wild Mushroom Soup- Winter Pasta Fazul

A nutrient filled earthy vegetarian soup loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and fabulous flavor! Chestnut beans, also known as Christmas limas, have creamy but firm texture and produce a flavorful broth when cooked with olive oil and aromatic vegetables. Add some short pasta and a package of dried wild mushrooms and the result is a healthy, […]

Healing Chicken Vegetable Soup

There’s no mystery to it!! Chicken is full of the amino acid arginine and arginine kicks start the pituitary gland to make us healthy and maintain optimal immune function! It’s not a wife’s tale, it’s science and nature working together!! My organic chicken and vegetable soup is the winter cure to keep us healthy!! In a deep pot […]

Vegetarian Winter Soups and Entreés

As the holidays approach us, laden with rich gourmet meals, it is important to keep in balance by including lighter nutritional meals that don’t skimp on flavor and don’t tip the scales!! It’s cold here in the North, so we must keep healthy with warming, nutritional soups and entreés to take the chill off and […]

Give A Gift, Feed a Child

This Holiday Season Do you have a foodie on your holiday gift list? If you are like me, you have more than one friend or family member who would just cherish my user friendly cookbook filled with delicious and healthy recipes! Remember when you give my cookbook as a gift, you also give $5.00 to […]

Saffron Seafood Stew

Saffron Seafood Stew   This is a delightful seafood dish laden with and inspired by the flavors of the Basque region of Spain! Saffron, the predominate spice in the dish, infuses the broth with an incredible softness; potato mellows the acidity of tomato based broth, and the medley of seafood with an abundance of mussels rounds out […]

Tandoori Chicken Tagine

Tandoori Chicken Tagine The Tandoori spice mixture in a yogurt marinade for chicken makes a classic East Indian dish that is not only extremely flavorful, but super nutritious! Instead of grilling the chicken, I have turned to the Tagine cooking vessel to add even more flavor with aromatic organic vegetables, broth, saffron and additional seasonings. […]

Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew

Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew So easy to make and just loaded with healthy protein from the sea and nutritious organic vegetables! My rendition of the classic Fisherman’s stew is sure to make anyone tasting it a lover of seafood! Add just a little bit of chorizo or linguisa sausage ( I get a very clean version […]

A Winter Braise; A Potato Casserole is Comfort!!

Braised Fresh Ham with Fennel, Shiitake and Leeks  What a delicious way to serve a fresh ham, braise it till it falls off the bone!! Add fresh fennel,healthy shiitake mushrooms, flavorful leeks, parsnips, turnips and carrots! This dish is  full of healthy organic vegetables seasoned with the flavor of heritage pork which has been naturally raised, […]

Winter Cassoulet

A warming French stew filled with nutritious beans, vegetables and protein. They call it peasant food which is five star in my book! So satisfying and comforting on a cold day. This dish is full of nutritional fiber from the organic vegetables and the classic French cassoulet white bean; the added protein rounds out the […]