Category: Recipes

  • Food not of my own making

    I enjoy having food cooked and served to me, as long as it’s something that will make my body happy, something that tastes good and is healthy. It’s very disappointing to be offered food that isn’t really what I want or need. This past week I was fairly happy with most of the meals I […]

  • Food for a Retreat

    I rushed from the airport Wednesday afternoon (just arrived from visiting family in North Carolina) to the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market to gather produce for the women’s singing and yoga retreat with Heather Houston and Jaclyn Long at Skyote Mountain on Saturday. Lots of winter squash! And Happy Boy Farm still had the wonderful watermelon […]

  • Goat Cheese Papaya Mango Dip

    It’s been raining here, and I’ve been sitting at the computer and working for way too many hours this week. We got out Friday night for a visit with old friends (you can see what we munched on in meal 3 on 3.16). I whipped up a dip to bring with the raw celery, orange […]

  • Shared meal & peasant bread

    Friday night was a delicious meal of shared food, with new and old friends who came to visit. I made lentil soup and peasant black bread, and they brought endive with fruit/nut/cheese filling, stuffed baby portobellos, potatoes with aioli, sliced orange, and homemade chocolates with dried blueberries and nuts. Peasant Black Bread with sunflower seeds […]

  • Spinach, avocado, sauerkraut, & turkey salad

    I was drawn to the Farmhouse Culture sauerkraut at last week’s farmer’s market in Santa Cruz, and bought a cauliflower raisin curry sauerkraut as well as a caraway sauerkraut. Combined it with raw spinach, avocado, and Diestel turkey pastrami for a wonderful salad!

  • Reconnecting in Seattle

    We’re here for just a few days to do some further packing up at our old condo (anyone interested in buying a wonderful condo in Kirkland with a view of the Olympics?), and reconnected with the folks we met almost monthly for dinner when we lived here. Had a lovely dinner at May Thai in […]

  • Winter Squash Minestrone Soup

    As promised, a hearty winter soup. We enjoyed this as is the first night, then added veggie sausage after that, for more protein. Winter Squash Minestrone Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 221 grams onion , chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 615 grams winter squash, peeled & cubed 179 grams carrots, chopped 116 grams parsnips, chopped […]

  • Cranberry Scones & Lemon Curd

    I love scones, and though these are somewhat different than the ones made with white flour, I find them quite satisfying. Especially with lemon curd! Cranberry Scones 2 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup sucanat 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons chilled butter 1 cup frozen […]

  • A New Year of Eating, Dancing & Recipes

    I’m starting the year off right – I vowed to re-establish consistency on my morning movement practice, which is feeling very good. My body is grateful! My practice is simple: I light a candle, center myself, and then spend 20 minutes moving. What I do varies depending on my energy and inspiration. It can be […]

  • Flourless Goodies

    I have a few friends who can’t have wheat or gluten. I made sure I baked some goodies that they would be able to eat over the holidays. Here are two of my favorites. Flourless Espresso Choco Gems This is a new one for me, from the December 2011 issue of Prevention magazine. I didn’t […]