Portobella Mushroom Strips

Have you wanted to create a mushroom dish this summer? I just prepared one that is healthy, tasty and a delight to serve. Quick and easy portobella mushroom strips  with onions, bell peppers, spicy seasonings and covered in a tangy handmade barbecue sauce. Loving it! Mushrooms really have more texture than taste.   The meaty, firm…

Spring Detox Salad

Spring’s arrival brings renewal and rebirth.  Our body has its own renewal or detoxification system.  We can support the cleansing or detoxing process as we include early spring plants into our diet this time of year.  These spring plants are alkalize rich and chlorophyll loaded.    My spring detox salad consists of  spring  spinach, dandelions…

Red Bean Veggie Chili

Winter cold is one thing but Polar Vortex is unusual even for Michigan.  Time to serve up a big pot of warmth, filling and comfort. I prepared my favorite plant -based chili. I believe it could become a favorite for you, also . Full of beans, loads of veggies , herbs and spices.  I made…

Citrus for Seasonal Chills

Citrus fruits are winter fruits. The sweetest and juiciest citrus fruits are produced in the winter, even though many citrus fruits are available year around in North America. We are ever mindful of the high concentration of immune boosting vitamin C found in citrus fruit. Eating oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, mandarins and others in season…

Happy New Years 2019 !

Fresh Start – Fresh Energy for The New Year! We’re hearing less New Year’s resolutions and more New Year’s goal setting.  Resolutions were for a slower-pace period. In this technology-driven era, greeting 2019 with vision and SMART goals is really on point in support of a healthy lifestyle. Goal setting to me is so about…

Welcome Winter

The winter season is here, my friend! As the seasons change, our food selection and palates shift.  Do you yearn warm, comfort food in a warm, cozy kitchen?  Yep, me too! Seasonal root veggies are ripe and ready to prepare, partake and share. Much like their summer counterparts, these veggies are excellent for roasting.  They…

Tomato Season

Late summer is tomato season.  This is the time farm fresh tomatoes taste like the summer sun – sweet and warm!   I can wait all year for a summer tomato. Whether the variety is a grape or cherry tomato, roma  (plum),  an heirloom variety or a beefsteak enjoy all the shapes and colors of this…

Kohlrabi-Cabbage Slaw

Ingredient of the Week:  Purple Kohlrabi  Saturday, at the farmers market, I noticed this vegetable. It’s beautiful purple color and healthy green leaves intrigued me to purchase. I wasn’t familiar with Kohlrabi. Once home I researched to learn that Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family.  It is a great source of many nutrients…

Arugula Spring Salad

Arugula and spinach are the foundation of this spring salad. Both are cool weather greens in season in early spring and fall. Together the energy and nutrient they bring are undeniable. Spinach is a strong, hearty green. Arugula is a lively addition to any salad. Spinach and arugula are both rich sources of iron, Vitamin…

Sunflower Sprouts

These Sunflower Sprouts are nutrient rich from the local urban farmer ready for your salad or smoothie.