Saturday, January 30, 2016

White Bean & Onion Soup with Greens





Soup is the perfect rainy night dinner and this creamy white bean and onion soup doesn't disappoint.  Topped with a pile of greens, it's a meal in a bowl.  

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie






I've been drinking this smoothie for breakfast all week.  It's like having pumpkin pie and ice cream for breakfast but without the guilt.  No sugar, lots of protein and it's delicious.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Cashew Creme of Broccoli Soup



It's October and, hopefully, the el niƱo rains that we've heard so much about are on their way.  I've started to think about soup again. A big steaming bowl of hearty soup is one of my favorite fall dinners. What makes this broccoli soup different is that the cream is made from cashews.  

Friday, September 18, 2015

Apple Harvest 2015


We picked the last of our Gala apples from the tree today, I think that qualifies as an official sign of fall!  The apples are smaller than usual, which I assume is result of the drought. We did have one day of rain this week, which we never, ever get in September, the garden loved it.  We're hoping this is a prelude to the very wet winter that has been predicted, and cross our fingers for a bigger crop next year.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mini Blueberry Lemon Scones


My niece and I threw a baby shower brunch for my daughter a few weeks ago and I was so busy trying to get everything done on time that I forgot to take pictures. I think my daughter took this one,  I snatched it from Facebook.  There were yogurt parfaits, mini blueberry lemon scones, three types of finger sandwiches, veggies in hummus and chocolate coconut cupcakes to finish.  We matched the food to children's books.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

The September Garden


Here's a snapshot of our September garden harvest. Clockwise from the top: delicata squash, zucchini squash, yellow crookneck squash, beets, carrots, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and one perfect pear.  Not pictured: cucumbers, parsley, basil, blackberries and strawberries.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cauliflower Ceviche


Traditionally, ceviche is made from raw seafood that is marinated in citrus juice with onions, chili peppers and salt. In this recipe, I've replaced the seafood with cauliflower and added corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, mango and cilantro.