FOOD FOR THOUGHTS

Recipes and pondering
January 26, 2021
Napa Cabbage and Noodles, Vegan & Gluten Free

This all started when I ordered some Napa Cabbage from Wegmans and what they brought me was enough cabbage to feed an army. It weighed more than my dog and he is 10 lbs. What to do ? I really wanted to use glass noodles, they are made from sweet potato starch. No bueno, I […]

January 1, 2021
Turkish Beetroot Salad, Grounding Culinary Medicine for a New Year, Vegan and Gluten Free

I know I say this all the time, but REALLY this is one of my favorite recipes. I have been craving beets ever since this new reality of ours has surfaced. Every grocery order  that I do, I inadvertently forget the beets. Not this time, I really needed them. Here’e why. Last year, I  taught […]

September 3, 2020
Roasted Butternut Squash and Fuji Apple Soup. Easing into Autumn.

This is usually the first soup I gravitate to making in the fall. I've made many different versions. Its sweet and spicy, and the color reminds me of warmth. I'm like " I get to buy fall veggies now, Hooray !" But its still hot out. This is a good one to file for the […]

September 3, 2020
Figs Glorious Figs, Making Jam, Eating with the Seasons

We often hear, eat with the seasons. There is a reason for this. Having something grown nearby insures freshness and peak nutrients. I can't think of a better way to end the summer than with fig jam. Health Benefits, lets talk about that. Figs Glorious Figs How do I love thee? Let me count the […]

August 21, 2020
Creamy Thai Beet Soup. Culinary Medicine for the Liver

I was looking through recipes to find something different to make with beets. Nothing will flush out toxins from the liver better than beets. The only issue here was I didn't have all of the ingredients. I was missing red curry paste, and lemon grass. So I figured I'd make a version of my own. […]

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