Roasted Green Cabbage

Roasted Green Cabbage

A dear friend has been living on Orcas Island, just off the coast of the PNW, for the past eight months. Combine a ferry ride, an island and a pandemic and we haven’t seen each other much in the past year. About a month ago I made the trek to visit him for the...
Barley and Yellow Split Pea Soup

Barley and Yellow Split Pea Soup

This recipe is an example of an easy soup created with both children and adults in mind. Lower the salt and miso content for young children, and adults can add a spoon of sauerkraut at the table for more flavor. I made this recipe last week and it’s already...
Saucy Green Beans

Saucy Green Beans

As a child I had a confusing relationship with green beans. Every summer, as soon as the green beans were ready I would sit in my parent’s garden and snack on them raw. It’s still one of my favorite ways to eat them. However, at the dinner table, often...
Super Easy Plant-Based Pizza

Super Easy Plant-Based Pizza

Sometimes, we crave pizza. It just happens. Often, I see families compromise and end up out to dinner, with a full-on pepperoni and cheese pizza, when really the craving can easily be satiated at home with plants and without nearly as much harm to your health....
Noodle Bowl

Noodle Bowl

I have two main strategies for providing consistently healthy meals:  simplicity and creative use of leftovers. I don’t usually have time to spend an hour preparing a complicated, involved meal, especially when I try hard to make every single meal homemade and...
Snowball Soup

Snowball Soup

I woke up to snow this morning in Seattle. Snow is a rare event here and one that always makes me feel like something special is happening. During a long walk this morning, my creative juices got flowing and I created this snowball soup as soon as I returned home....
Warming Barley Lentil Soup

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...

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...