Legumes · Mealing Planning

Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

One of my strategies when cooking for busy families is to make dishes that can be eaten as is or added to other dishes. My style is kind of mix and match. I often create components rather than cooking full meals. I find this gives families greater flexibility in meeting the needs of a wide range… Continue reading Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

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Warming Barley Lentil Soup

I am all about warming soups this time of year and here is a heartier variation of my frequently requested Simple Barley Soup. True comfort food when the nights are damp and cold like they are in Seattle right now. One of my favorite things to do is find locally grown or produced specialty foods. I absolutely love… Continue reading Warming Barley Lentil Soup

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Crave Eat Heal Cookbook Giveaway and No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Last summer I spent quite a bit of time helping test recipes for the newly released cookbook, Crave Eat Heal. I had a lot of fun, especially because I tried a lot of the recipes on a family I worked for. We did taste tests and they love a lot of the recipes that ended up in… Continue reading Crave Eat Heal Cookbook Giveaway and No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Dessert · Recipes

Fresh Ginger Apples

On a recent trip to Portland, a friend and I cooked together every day. It was so lovely to have a partner in the kitchen. One evening we were both craving something sweet, but didn't want to get totally sugared out. Fresh Ginger Apples is what we made. Super simple and just what we needed to… Continue reading Fresh Ginger Apples

Recipes · Vegetables

Orange-y Carrot Jewels

Often, just changing the way you cut a vegetable can add variety and interest to a simple dish. One cutting technique, which I learned as the jewel cut, is actually my favorite way to cut root vegetables. I think it's kind of fun. Lay the root vegetable on its side, horizontal, with the top to your left if… Continue reading Orange-y Carrot Jewels