Maple & Spice Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

Squash of all shapes, colors and textures are flooding the farmer’s markets and grocery stores, replacing the vibrantly-colored vegetables of summertime.  Many people, including myself, welcome the arrival of Fall and its delicious nourishing and grounding produce.  While I do love summertime’s juicy tomatoes, there’s something so comforting and cozy about hard (winter) squash. Continue reading

Late Summer Creamy Dairy-Free Tomato Soup

I should’ve shared this soup recipe at the end of August, or even in the middle of September.  That’s when the calendar said it was late summer.  But here we are, nearly mid-October, and it still feels like summer outside!  It’s technically pumpkin season, however there are still beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s markets.  Mother Nature is surely confused. Continue reading

Harvest Apple Noodle Kugel

When I think of the Fall, many images come to mind:  leaves changing colors, crisp sunny afternoons, pumpkins, and noodle kugel. My fondest memories of the Jewish High Holidays are due to the foods that I associate with these holidays – apples & honey, apple cake, and noodle kugel. Continue reading

Double Hemp and Burst Tomato Pasta

Looking for a way to hold on to the flavors of summertime and feed your family a nourishing dinner, all at once?  For me, nothing represents late summer more than juicy heirloom tomatoes, fresh from the farmer’s market.  I’m lucky to belong to the most wonderful CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), One Straw Farm, which grows the best (and pretties) heirloom tomatoes! Continue reading

A Take-Along Salad for Fall

I just returned home from taking my daughter to school.  The first day of school, the first day of Middle School.  I can’t believe it, where has time gone? Wasn’t she just holding my hand as we walked into preschool together?  She carried an Elmo backpack with a snack inside; now she wears a huge Under Armour backpack, filled with binders and gadgets. Continue reading