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quick beef stew

quick beef stew

Today I have an amazingly easy 45 minute Beef Stew recipe to tickle your taste buds! I know you must think I’m some sort of culinary wizard to be able to pull off making stew in only 45 minutes. And as much as I like the idea of letting you believe that I am, I’m...
healthy slow cooker beef burgundy

healthy slow cooker beef burgundy

Here is a slow cooker variation of the classic French recipe for Beef Burgundy. It is slowly braised beef, mushrooms and carrots in rich red wine sauce. I added a little bit of bacon and maple syrup to this recipe to make it even better! It is the perfect recipe to...
peanut noodles with cabbage and basil

peanut noodles with cabbage and basil

These peanut noodles with crunchy purple cabbage and fresh basil are so delicious, you may bust into song when you see them! Once I started thinking about them, I felt like that Hank Williams Song, “Can’t get you off my mind.” Except, I didn’t resort to crying all...
ginger pickled carrots

ginger pickled carrots

I have three words for you… ginger pickled carrots! If your farmer’s market is flooded with gorgeous locally grown carrots right now like mine is then you have to try this delicious recipe from Not Your Mama’s Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood!  And if...
garden macaroni salad

garden macaroni salad

This healthy take on macaroni salad has loads of garden fresh vegetables in it. Bring it to your next potluck and watch it disappear in a flash! Macaroni salad is one of those perennial favorites at summer cook-outs and barbeques, but I’ll often pass it by when making...
healthy american chop suey

healthy american chop suey

Healthy American Chop Suey made with grass-fed beef, lots of healthy veggies and whole-grain pasta. This from-scratch, family favorite recipe is ready in 45 minutes and comes in at 330 calories per serving. Years ago I shared this recipe for Healthy American Chop...
southwest cobb kale salad

southwest cobb kale salad

These healthy Cobb Salads have a Southwest twist. Along with the traditional bacon and hard-boiled eggs, these salads also have black bean, corn, jicama and cilantro on top. Back in my food stylist heyday I worked day in and day out with the same photography crew. We...
100 winter CSA produce recipes ~ thursday things

100 winter CSA produce recipes ~ thursday things

I thought you may find this list of more than 100 healthy recipes featuring winter produce helpful. Those of you who are winter CSA members surely can agree that sometimes we just need a little inspiration when it comes to cabbage, potatoes, winter squash, beets,...
chicken coconut curry

chicken coconut curry

This chicken coconut curry is one of my all time favorite recipes. It is super flavorful, creamy and filled with veggies. It also freezes very well, so it is the perfect meal to make ahead. How Canning is Like Down Hill Skiing I think the number one reason I am not...
ginger carrot radish salad

ginger carrot radish salad

Today’s recipe is a cheerful Carrot Radish Salad with maple ginger vinaigrette. If you have been looking for a new recipe to try for all those carrots from your winter CSA or you are wondering what to do with watermelon radish, this salad is your answer. It is a nice...
slow cooker chinese 5 spice beef stew

slow cooker chinese 5 spice beef stew

A recipe for slow-cooker Chinese 5-spice beef stew and making our way out of the darkest weeks of the winter into the middle of February. Mid February? How did we end up in mid-February? I still have my Christmas wreaths up on the doors. And I have the electric...
sesame coleslaw

sesame coleslaw

Asian-flavored Sesame Coleslaw Recipe with Cabbage and Brunoise Carrots. Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free. And a discussion about the names of various knife cuts and what each means. Recently a reader asked what does “1 scallion, thinly sliced” mean. She was wondering if...
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