Eggnog Smoothie

December 11, 2014


eggnog smoothie

If you love smoothies and the delicious taste of eggnog, this is the recipe for you. Ingredients 2 frozen bananas 1 cup of vanilla yogurt (I used Greek Gods honey vanilla.) 1 cup milk (I used So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk.) 3 Tbsp hemp seeds (I just add these for protein and omega 3s. Skip […]

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CSA Week Five

August 5, 2013


Some very tasty recipes came out of this week’s delivery. I’m having a bit of trouble getting images to work though. I can upload them just fine, but they won’t insert into my posts. It may be some kind of glitch with my browser, as I am able to include them if I post them […]

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Beanless Vegetable Chili

July 28, 2013


finished chili

The title of this post alone might be enough to send some die-hard chili fans into apoplectic fits. Not only is this chili meatless, it doesn’t even contain beans. You might find yourself wondering why I would even make a chili excluding the two most common ingredients – it’s simple. Sometimes you just have things […]

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CSA Week Three and Four

July 25, 2013


Last week I went out of town. Luckily one of my wonderful neighbors was able to make the weekly pick-up, so I arrived home to find a fridge full of delicious veggies waiting for me. Week Three was slightly less abundant than usual, due to stretch of 90+ degree days, which tend to be hard […]

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Apple Bacon Sandwiches

July 12, 2013



I know it’s still summer, but the other day I found myself wanting a taste of fall. In Michigan, apples are a quintessentially fall crop. I had some beautiful salad greens from last week’s CSA delivery, but I really wanted something heartier than a salad. It’s way too warm for soup, but a crunchy, savory, […]

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CSA Week Two

July 10, 2013


A feta and spinach omelet topped with smoked black pepper and Chardonnay smoked sea salt goes great with slices of Pink Lady apple drizzled with strawberry balsamic vinegar and rubbed with fresh basil.

This week brought more delicious veggies, plus the first of many cabbages. I always struggle to use up cabbages… Some of the produce made it into breakfast this morning too. Spinach ended up in an omelet, and some fresh basil added an aromatic finish to balsamic drizzled apple slices.

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CSA Week One

July 5, 2013


After a false start and some confusion my neighbors and I finally received our first CSA share of the season. This year’s CSA is through Monroe Family Organics, which has the distinction of being the only one in the area with USDA certification. They’re also lovely people who really seem to care about their shareholders. […]

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