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

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

Crunchy Kale Salad with Creamy Seed Dressing

One of my favorite parts of recipe development is using ingredients in unexpected ways.  After all, anyone can open up a bag of delicious granola and toss it with some creamy coconut yogurt, or spread a thick schmear of seed-nut butter on a slice of toast.  But to use those products differently, in an innovative way, takes a bit of creativity. Continue reading

Fudgy Grain-Free Cocoa-Banana Cake

When it’s cold outside, there’s no place I’d rather be than in my kitchen.  I find the blustery days to be the best days for cooking and baking projects.  My kitchen gets extra-warm from the heat of the oven and the stovetop, and promises of delicious food keeps me feeling cozy and warm, even when it’s frigid outside. Continue reading

Purple Sweet Potato & White Bean Hummus

This recipe was born out of desperation.  You see, my daughter eats hummus and carrot sticks in her lunch everyday.  I’ve been making chickpea hummus, at least two batches each week, for many years now.  But when I opened my pantry last week to get the ingredients, there were no chickpeas! Continue reading