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Dinner in a pinch

My mom and I were on our way to yoga class, and then discovered that we had the wrong day and time. We decided to go shopping instead, and by the time we were done, most of the day had slipped away. We had to come up with a meal for dinner, QUICK! My Dad […]

Apple Peach Crisp

When I was with my cousin the other day, I picked several peaches off her tree, and when my sister called asking for her favorite apple crisp, we decided to make it apple peach crisp. After stopping at the health food store to buy some fresh Washington apples, I headed home to make the crisp […]

Farm-to-Table living

I have been in Washington enjoying the end of summer, and loving the farm-to-table living that is part of the lifestyle here. One highlight has been spending time with my family, and also up at my cousin Sarah’s home in Skagit Valley where she lives off the grid with her family. We had two incredible […]

More farm-to-table living

my cousin harvesting zuchinni and cucumbers hops currantssweet peas blackberries – we stuffed ourselves garden art

Brown Rice Sushi

Brown Rice Sushi

Today in the Healthy Back to School Lunch Box cooking class another one of the items on the menu was brown rice sushi. I brought home the leftover ingredients made up some extra pieces for my lunch on Monday – brown rice, natural ginger pickles, ume, carrots, tofu, and cucumber. I used to think that […]

Surprising Combinations

Frequently, people will taste a dish that I have made and say something like, “I really didn’t know what this would be like when I saw that it included x and y ingredients, but it’s actually REALLY GOOD!” This happened today at the Healthy Lunchbox cooking class. For one of our dishes, we had a […]

Late Afternoon Party

Having fun in the garden waiting for friends to come over for an afternoon party…. Braised gobo and sauteed tatsoi were on the menu, along with a summery arame salad and a soba salad with oven roasted vegetables and an Asian-dressing. The other items not pictured were hummus, roasted nuts, Kalamata olives, fresh corn on […]

Sweet Treats

This coming Sunday is the back-to-school Healthy Lunch Box Cooking Class and today I have been working on the various recipes for it. One quick and tasty treat is the Brown Rice Crispy Treats that I’ll be demonstrating how to make. Mmmm….. crunchy, nutty, sweet…. What more could you ask for?