Asian Beef Braise with Vegetable Stir Fry

Asian Beef Braise with Vegetable Stir Fry For this braise I use grass fed beef short ribs from our local CMO farm! This beef is so flavorful but more importantly just full of natural CLA, the healthy fat needed for weight management and immune system health! The Asian marinade works double duty as the flavorful […]

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, […]

Satisfying and Healthy Spanish Paella!!

      Spanish Paella Paella can be made in so many different ways  and with a variety of meats as well as vegetables!! My healthy version always uses vegetables, they round out the nutrition in the traditional dish that does not include them. Remember to always use either arborio rice or an authentic Spanish rice, […]

Whole Grain Pasta with Sausage,Shiitake,Fennel and Kale!

Whole Grain Linguine with Sausage Meatballs, Shiitake,Fennel and Kale This is an extremely nutrient packed pasta dish that is actually quite light on the palette! Use a whole grain pasta that is either a medley of grains and vegetables or 50/50 whole wheat and semolina! Since the sausage is already seasoned and the broth adds saltiness […]

A Christmas Leg of Lamb!!

A simply prepared leg of lamb takes no time at all but makes a magnificent presentation at table. A few simple herbs & lemon create an overwhelming flavor sensation! This is a perfect roast for any Holiday! What I am serving for Christmas!!       Roast Leg of Lamb Leg of lamb, 5-6 lbs1 […]

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 […]

Variations on Kitchen Sink Soup!!

I can’t stop making soup this time of year!! With all the fabulous organic vegetables we are getting from our CSA farm and the cooler days ahead, soup just makes sense!  Every cook has a version of kitchen sink soup and I am no exception. There are countless variations on this nutritious meal. Whether you […]

Dijon Potato Salad for the 4th!!

Dijon Potato Salad This is a yummy potato salad using dijon mustard instead of mayonnaise! Perfect with burgers. brats or any grilled meat! Don’t limit yourself to just the vegetables I have listed here; the addition of crisp cucumber, scallions and radish and even sliced raw asparagus would give sensational crunch!!   8 red, yellow […]

Spaghetti with Spinach, Fried Zucchini and Anchovy Sauce

Here’s another very simple and light but luscious summer pasta dish using canned anchovy and the best of summer produce! Remember that any of my pasta recipes can accommodate a gluten free diet by simply using a gluten free variety of pasta available at most health food or specialty stores or  the specialty sections of […]

Delicious and Light Summer Pasta

Linguine with Tuna, Spinach & Lemon This is an absolutely delicious summer pasta dish and very easy to prepare making use of pantry supplies and fresh and healthy spinach! Alternatively, try arugula in place of the spinach. Use fresh lemon and plenty of fresh garlic!   1 lb Linguine 1/2 cup olive oil zest of […]

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