Meatless Monday – Roasted Vegetables

photo of Roasted vegetablesHappy Meatless Monday! January is a wonderful time of the year. The holidays are behind us, our New Years resolutions are in place and Spring is just around the corner, so what’s for dinner? A visit to the farmers market this time of year will provide a great selection of late winter and early spring veggys. Continue reading

Meatless Monday – Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Picture of Cranberry SauceHappy Meatless Monday! The holidays are almost over and as I write this, I am getting ready to leave town to be with my family in Los Angeles for Christmas. Over the last few weeks I have been sharing some yummy variations on seasonal favorites, but saved the best for last – cranberry sauce! When I was a kid I wasn’t a big fan of cranberry sauce at the holiday meal. Continue reading

Meatless Monday – Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soupHappy Meatless Monday! We are about half way through autumn, just a few weeks away from Christmas, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. One of my favorite things about this time of the year is the flavors of the season. Pumpkin, cranberries, spiced cider and all kinds of squash. While I enjoy all of these flavors, there is one that is a step above the rest – butternut squash. Continue reading

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater

Picture of pumkinWith Halloween under our belts and Thanksgiving just around the corner there is one thing I enjoy more than anything about the season…pumpkins! When I was growing up I only knew of two uses for pumpkins; jack-o-lanterns and pie. As an adult with a fascination for real food, I have learned that this wonderful orange holiday icon is a very versatile fruit…yes I did say fruit. A pumpkin is not a vegetable as most people think; it’s a fruit! In fact, it’s really a berry. Continue reading

Frankenstein’s fridge

Frank-n-FridgeYou may have heard the term ‘Frankenfood” recently. This term has been used so much that it has made its way into many urban dictionaries and even has an entry on Wikipedia. Frankenfood refers to any food that has been Genetically Modified (GM) or what is commonly know at GM food. Biologist that work for, or whose research is funded by big Agri-bio-tech firms like Monsanto, will tell you that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are the solution to end world hunger and are safe.  Continue reading