Buttermilk Waffles

While I do nearly all the cooking and baking in our home, my husband John is the Waffle Master.  He’s an engineer by training, and has dialed in the perfect waffle recipe.  I’m trained in nutrition, and am always looking for ways to make my food the most delicious and nutritious it can be.  So…

Citrus Mint Smoothie

Here’s just the thing for a pick me up – a tangy, bright, fresh smoothie made with tangerine, spinach and mint. While I usually eat my greens and fruit, today was hectic and I wanted something to enjoy while on the go. Using my Vitamix, I blended some delightful baby spinach with whole tangerine, lime…

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is a super simple concoction, and a great DIY Basics project — especially if you have a Vitamix!   I just got one, and am enjoying experimenting with it. With just two ingredients — almonds and water — Almond Milk is a true basic, especially for vegans or those who can’t tolerate dairy.   After…

Honeynut Squash Frittata

I developed this rich, tasty frittata to highlight the tender texture and sweet flesh of the Honeynut Squash  I grew from seed at a friend’s property.   This is a great way to explore the special flavor of this squash, and is an easy and fast main dish. Winter Squash are both amazingly beautiful and delicious.  …

Pumpkin Pancakes

Winter squash are perfect right now. Reposting this fab recipe. Enjoy! Warm, fluffy, moist, lightly spiced, pumpkin pancakes.  They’re just right to get you started on a Fall morning.  Or, for a fun twist, try them for dinner one night. Pumpkin Pancakes 2 (10 oz) cups flour 3 TB brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking…

PB&J Smoothie

Calling all PB&J fans — this is YOUR smoothie!  It captures the taste of a childhood favorite sandwich in a grownup friendly (ie: less sugar) smoothie. I love it for breakfast before heading out on a bike ride, as it has a great balance of energy for sustained activity.  Peanuts* are a fabulous source of…