Ruby Smoothie

Feb 24, 2015

Goodbye Ruby Smoothie

I discovered today’s smoothie in my new Coconut Cookbook. The recipe seemed perfect–simple and healthful–and it even used leftover local foods from last summer. But I did have one concern. There was no way I was going to call a fun drink like this, a Strawberry Beet Smoothie. Not even to myself.   When I poured it out of the blender … Continue reading


Feb 5, 2015

Spinach with Asian Mushrooms

What’s your favorite winter vegetable? Although squash and root vegetables may win the good storage awards, I love adding spinach to my winter dinner. Today I made Spinach with Asian Mushrooms. I got the idea when I received some Asian dressings for an earlier blog review–and in truth the easiest way to make this is to sautee the mushrooms and … Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Oct 20, 2014

Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup and a Harvest Party

We have a fall joke in our family.  It dates back to when our oldest was around three and declared to her auntie, “Fall is the best time of my year.”  Whenever we are really loving the season, someone spouts out the now familiar words.  We are certain to hear them at the annual Rare Earth CSA End of Season … Continue reading

May 16, 2014

Southwest Lasagna

Isn’t it fun to have friends who cook?  For me, this includes one of our “up north” neighbors–and we always are excited when we get a dinner invitation!  This recipe is based on one she served us, adapted some to use things I needed to use up, so thank you Lolly! My kids always feel that other people cook “normal” … Continue reading