Jul 26, 2015
Have you heard me whining (sorry) lately about being buried in CSA vegetables? Well, I still feel a little deer-in-the-headlights at the moment (have I mentioned I do two CSAs?). But I made a nice dent in the supplies today. I made a Greek Salad.
Topped with an an olive oil and lemon dressing and an array of fresh veggies–tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, peppers (okay those came from the freezer, this is Wisconsin), it’s a perfect mid-summer salad. Yes, I told my husband he could count two vegetables out of this! Continue Reading →
Jul 22, 2015
Do you love ginger? The sweet, spicy root is famous for adding zing to ginger snaps… or ginger ale… or even apple pie. While powdered ginger is the baking workhorse, candied ginger–juicy chunks of sweetened ginger root–holds a special place in my heart. Enough to create a cookie that is full of it: the Whole Grain Ginger Chunk Cookie (based loosely on my Cowboy Cookies in a Jar).
Whole Grain Ginger Chunk Cookies
If the taste isn’t enough to justify eating ginger, you may be happy to learn that this spice has anti-inflammatory properties. When one of my dancer hips starts to ache, I figure I’ll try eating my way to better health. Pass the cookies! Continue Reading →
Jul 16, 2015
Are all Moms sneaky? In my own defense, I did confess before my youngest took her first bite of Sneaky Kohlrabi & Cheese Fettuccini.
Kohlrabi & Cheese Pasta, Served
You see, grated kohlrabi looks EXACTLY like cheese when tossed into warm fettuccini! And even I appreciated the way it transformed into soft and creamy looking, telling myself, “What a rich dish you are eating!” Gotta love comfort food. Continue Reading →
Jul 12, 2015
It’s only July and already the CSA produce is getting ahead of me. Especially the kale.
Kale was always my nemesis, but over the years I have learned to coexist with… er, enjoy it. I have my usual recipes (our favorite is to sautee it with prosciutto, the lazy man’s bacon), but every so often you need to shake things up. Time for Barley, Cauliflower & Kale Tabbouleh. This version of the Middle Eastern classic is chewy, tasty and even healthier!
Right now, whole grain salads are seriously popular. And I didn’t realize how behind the times I was until I was assigned a carb side to bring to a party. With no recipes in hand, I went out and bought deli potato salad. Yup, food blogger fail. Continue Reading →