Category: Recipes

  • Healthy treats

    I made a batch of Goji Squares last night, an adaptation of a friend of a friend’s recipe. A combination of goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, coconut oil, honey, and salt. I don’t have permission to post that recipe, but I’ll share another one with goji berries and cacao nibs that […]

  • Vegetable & Cheese Bread Pudding

    After a workshop is over I am often left with cheese, bread, eggs, and vegetables – just the ingredients for making a savory bread pudding (also known as bread souffle). I use the recipe as a framework for whatever vegetables I happen to have on hand. It was just the thing for dinner Tuesday night, […]

  • Delicious leftovers

    The 4 day workshop ended Sunday, and the last participant flew away home today. The house is clean, and we’re still eating the food leftover from the meals we offered. I had the last of the Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Hemp Protein Bars today – the hemp protein was a new version of these bars […]

  • Beautiful food

    The fresh produce we provide for the workshop is beautiful all by itself, but the platters that Josie, my assistant, puts together are works of art. The oatmeal nut scones are not really very scone-like – but they are tasty, though not super sweet. Oatmeal-Nut Scones 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 cups […]

  • A house full of wonderful energy and food

    The second day of our supervision/workshop with Stephen Gilligan went very well, and ended with a lovely dinner, conversation, and singing before bed. The dinner menu: Salmon Algiers Couscous with Chickpeas Salad Plum Crumble with Ice Cream   Fish Algiers 2 lb fish fillet 1 1/3 Tbs cumin seed, whole 3 1/2 Tbs olive oil […]

  • Workshop eating

    I offer many choices at meals for workshops, so the plates I created here were my own individual choices. The main dinner menu: Enchiladas Negras Quinoa with Latin Flavors Salad Flourless Poppy Seed Cake

  • Catching up & Buttermilk Berry Muffins

    As I am no longer posting these photo collages on the web community that has been my fitness home for the past 3 years, I am moving my energies to this blog as my primary concern. Today I will catch up on the photos of the past 4 days, clearing the way for the cooking […]

  • Salad dressings

    I had a request on Facebook for healthy salad dressing recipes – olive oil with vinegar and spices is a great beginning, but there are so many possibilities! One of my favorite “dressings” is about 1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s papaya-mango salsa and a couple of tablespoons of eggplant hummus. Trader Joe’s carries that, but […]

  • Spicy Peanut Sauce

    Spiced Peanut Sauce This sauce keeps well in the refrigerator. I toss it in near the end of cooking whatever vegetables and protein I have sautéed. The recipe comes from Kripalu Cookbook, by Atma Jo Ann Levitt. 2.5 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin seed 1/2 tablespoon crushed mild chili peppers 1 teaspoon ground […]

  • Home again

    I walked through the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market smiling yesterday, so glad to be back to abundant fresh fruit and vegetables! And realized as I chopped and cooked that it has been quite a while since I’ve spent time in the kitchen preparing food. I find it calming, when I can do it without time […]