Fall Recipes

Four Sauerkrauts

Four Sauerkrauts

When I was a girl, my mom and I would make regular road trips down to Washington state to visit my grandparents. I remember in particular that my grandparents loved sauerkraut. I couldn’t wrap my head around it – how could rotting cabbage be anything […]

My Favorite Thai Basil Stir Fry

My Favorite Thai Basil Stir Fry

This Thai basil stir fry is soooo good! It’s basically the reason I grow so much of it in my garden (in addition to my weeknight staple Thai Basil Salmon Patties recipe). This stir fry so easy to adapt to various types of meat and […]

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles (diabetes friendly!)

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles (diabetes friendly!)

My son loooves to make waffles.  I’m not sure if it’s the mixing of the batter, the waffle maker, or the eating of the waffles themselves that he likes best.  In any case, we make these whole wheat applesauce waffles about once per week. When […]

Thai Basil Salmon Patties

Thai Basil Salmon Patties

I mentioned my Spring 2017 Garden post how much I love Thai basil and that I was excited to share some recipes using it.  This will be the first of several.  The Thai basil in my garden currently looks like this: So, suffice it so say, […]

Oregano Pesto with Walnuts

Oregano Pesto with Walnuts

I love a good traditional basil and pine nut pesto as much as anyone, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret: pesto can be made with almost any herb and nut (or seed) combination. I have a lot of oregano in […]

Berry Mojito Smoothie with Green Cubes

Berry Mojito Smoothie with Green Cubes

Continuing on our tropical vacation smoothie theme, this berry mojito smoothie is modeled after my favorite resort drink, the mojito.  We skipped the sugar and the rum and added in berries and greens.  A much healthier choice for breakfast, and kid-friendly too. Making green cubes […]

Pina Colada Smoothie (aka “Snow” Smoothie)

Pina Colada Smoothie (aka “Snow” Smoothie)

When my oldest son was about one year old, he developed a fascination obsession with small kitchen appliances.  Blenders, mixers, food processors – if it had a blade that spun around rapidly, he was in awe. This interest proved healthy for the entire family, because we begun making […]