Granola Grabber Cookie Balls

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in | 15 Comments

One of my favorite cookies are called Granola Grabbers, a chunky cookie overstuffed with a delicious mix of crunchy granola, chewy golden raisins, sweet coconut, and salty peanuts.  I want to take all of those delicious healthy ingredients I love and leave the unhealthy butter, flour, and sugars behind. The list of cookie ingredients are […]

Summer Berry Galette

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in | 9 Comments

My father is born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  He knows of a secret location deep in the woods where wild blackberries grow and each summer spends hours filling large white buckets with tiny black fruit.   The surplus is used predominantly for jam.  I think it is the best jam in the world […]

How To Make Homemade Larabars

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in | 17 Comments

Larabars are a blend of heart-healthy nuts and fiber rich dried fruits.  The nuts are processed into crumbs almost like a flour and dates act as the sweet sticky glue to hold them together.  Store bought bars are pretty good, but fresh ones made at home are even better. They are a great healthy snack […]

Halibut Osso Bucco with Gremolata

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in | 3 Comments

  This is one of my favorite recipes.  Tomato sauce is enlivened with garlic, ginger, lemongrass, mirin, and soy to create an asian inspired sauce that is perfect over moist flaky halibut. Sometimes baked fish can have a white substance that seeps out from the fish when baked.  It is harmless but not very appealing […]

Salad with Fresh Orange, Avocado, and Feta

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in | 2 Comments

This salad is like sunshine on a plate.  Tender assorted leaves are piled high with creamy avocado, bright fresh orange, crunchy honey-roasted cashews, and salty crumbled feta. Use the zest and the juice of a fresh orange to make the Orange Sherry Vinaigrette.  People often ask about substitutions so if you don’t have sherry vinegar, […]

Nectarine Salad with Roasted Pecan Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in | 4 Comments

I make this salad every summer when the nectarines are juicy and sweet.  The white variety are my favorite, though any stone fruit will do. Roasted Pecan vinaigrette is completely, insanely delicious.  Be sure to roast your pecans, as that is what brings out their flavor, then blend them with olive oil, water, vinegar, mustard, […]

Pasta alla Puttanesca

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in | 7 Comments

If you are in the mood for bold salty flavors, make this Puttanesca sauce.  Puttanesca is a spicy tomato sauce, kicked up with anchovies, lots of garlic, capers, oregano, and olives. It is often served over long strands of steamy pasta, but if you are limiting your carbs this sauce is delicious spooned over seafood, […]

Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in | 19 Comments

An overabundance of sugar creates many health problems in our bodies.  Some feel that sugar is just as toxic as alcohol and cigarettes.  Yikes!  But we humans love it.  It used to be an indicator that food was safe to eat, back when we foraged in the wilderness for food. Hunting the bakery aisle in […]