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Sustainable Seafood: It’s time to learn more

I have had more than one new client recently who has told me they are either hesitant to eat fish, flat out don't like it, or don't know how to cook it. Indeed, many poor fishing practices are not good for the environment, and some of the larger…

Curry Lentil Soup

It is "dig through the pantry day" at my house and I found the makings for a perfect meatless meal. Curry lentil soup with fresh vegetables. Curry is a mix of spices. It can vary greatly. You can make your own curry mixture or buy one. I used…

Bamboo Steamer Cod and Greens

I confess, I bought my bamboo steamer years ago and it has been sitting in a kitchen drawer taking up room. I finally tried it and I am hooked. If you have a steamer that you have not been using, I recommend pulling it out, dusting it off, and…

Easy Ratatouille

I have included chicken in this recipe, but you can make it without or substitute in garbanzo beans for a vegetarian version. Ingredients 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 cloves (or more) minced garlic 1 onion 3 zucchinis 1…

Dried Beans

Who has a bag of beans in their pantry? Do you know what do with them? I've got some ideas. First off you need to soak them. I like to add a little salt and soak overnight so they cook faster and are easier to digest. Rinse well and add the…

Oil Poached Salmon

Oil poaching is an easy way to cook fish and ensure that it will come out moist and tender. I chose one piece of wild-caught salmon that fed the whole table. The recipe will work if you use several small pieces. Ingredients Wild-caught…
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Roasted Sardines with Lemon and Mint

I say sardines and most people think about the smelly canned sardines and make a face. Fresh sardines are delicious and are one of the fish that very are high in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids (salmon, trout, anchovies, and herring are…

Turkey and Winter Vegetable Hash

My husband is a casserole fan and I am not. Hash is the perfect compromise. Use the recipe as a starting point and substitute in any vegetables or ground meat that sounds good to you. You can also crack an egg on top and let it cook through…

Chinese 5 Spice Chicken and Cauliflower

Chinese 5 spice is a seasoning blend made up of you guessed it five spices that are a combination of sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami flavors. It is usually made up of cinnamon, star anise, cloves, Szechuan peppercorns, and fennel seeds.…

Olive Oil Poached Cod

My sister-in-law reminded me of olive oil poached fish over the holidays. Oil poaching is an easy way to cook fish and ensure that it will come out moist and tender. You can flavor the dish with all sorts of herbs and spices. I used garlic,…

Pan-Fried Salmon and Roasted Vegetables

I choose to roast cauliflower and purple yams because had them in the house, but you can roast almost any vegetables you like. I always make extra of this kind of simple dinner because the leftovers are great for lunch or another dinner. Ingredient 1…

Sheet Pan Persimmon and Zucchini Chicken

I am a huge persimmon fan and this time of year I can’t get enough. I have been experimenting with cooking with persimmons. Since I am not the sweet chef in our house, I have been playing around with using persimmons in savory dishes and they…

Artichoke and Fennel Chicken Stew

I served this with quinoa (it would be great with polenta, millet or brown rice) or a salad and was delighted to have the leftovers for dinner the next day. Ingredients 1 1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 onion diced 1 fennel…

Lamb and Oyster Mushroom Stew

Wondering what to make Sunday night for dinner? Lamb and mushroom soup. You need a little extra time for the baking, but once the stew is in the oven it is hands-off. In this recipe, I have used a pasture-raised Sonoma lamb, oyster mushrooms,…

Sausage, Cauliflower Rice, and Vegetables

This week I am cooking a super fast dinner and one that I often turn to when I get home late and want something healthier than take-out, sausages with cauliflower rice and vegetables. Ingredients 1 package precooked sausages cut into quarters…

Egg Drop and Mushroom Soup

Ingredients 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock, broth, bone broth or a combination (I use half bone broth, half water) 4 beaten eggs 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage 2 cups sliced assorted mushrooms 1 onion sliced thinly 2…
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One-Pot Lamb and Cauliflower Stew

This is a great recipe to make on a cool night when you get home late and need something simple to prepare. To make it even easier, you can buy pre-riced cauliflower. It is one of those recipes that is even better for lunch the next day.   Ingredients 1…
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Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup

I love a good quick soup, especially in the fall. One big batch and I can have both dinner and lunch for several days. That means less cooking. You can use any combination of vegetables. If you can tolerate tomatoes, they would be a great addition,…
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Sheet Pan Salmon with Zucchini and Yam

Sheet pan meals are quick and easy, with hardly any cleanup. I paired this salmon with sliced zucchini and yams and seasoned with olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Ingredients 1lb wild salmon 4 zucchini cut in chunks 2 small…

Green Chile Chicken Stew

This is a really easy stew that is great when want to have a quick one-pot meal. You can double the recipe and freeze half for another time. If you are vegetarian or want a meatless meal, substitute the chicken with black beans or garbanzo beans.…

Rosemary Dijon Lamb

Lamb is one of my favorite animal proteins. Lamb is high in vitamin B12, zinc, and protein. Three nutrients that I personally tend to run low in. I buy 100% grass-fed lamb when I am making lamb for my family. 100% grass-fed lamb is usually grown…

Stove Top Chicken and Vegetables

Have you ever had any of those nights where you get home late, everyone is starving, and you need to get dinner on the table ASAP? Thanks to a lot of precut vegetables these kinds of evenings in my house no longer guarantees that we are having…

Shrimp Stir Fry

I have recently rediscovered stir frying again. Stir frys are super simple, the possibilities are endless, and only one pan to clean up.  This week my son and I threw together an unusual combination of what was in the refrigerator and created…

Sheet Pan Chicken, Cauliflower and Carrots

I love sheet pan meals. They are just so easy to prepare and clean-up. I served this chicken, cauliflower, and carrot meal on a bed of baby spinach and arugula. The hot food wilts most of the greens and coats them with the thyme and lemon flavor…