Lime Chipotle Slaw

If you’re getting some beautiful cabbages in your CSA box, or spy some nice ones in the produce market, I have a great winter salad – a fresh twist on coleslaw. I make this one with tart lime juice and spicy chiptole powder.  It’s crunchy and tangy — and perfect with grilled fish or chicken. …

Beef Braised with Tomatoes

When the days shorten and nights lengthen, my attention turns to braises.  Deeply flavored and nutritionally dense, tomatoes and beef are a happy combination in this easy to make dish. Beef Braised with Tomatoes is my go-to recipe when I want a savory slow braised boneless chuck roast.  The holy trinity of tomatoes, onions, and…

Black and Brown Pilaf

This flavorful, savory dish was inspired by some jet-black tiny lentils I got in a quarterly box from Trade As One. I am a fan of lentils, as they are tasty and fabulously nutritious. I also happened to have some wild rice and brown rice on hand, and one last pinch of fragrant saffron.  This…

Apple Sage Meatloaf

Autumn is close at hand, and that means apples are in season.  My local market has beautiful seasonal apples, and I love to include them in savory dishes – including this fragrant meatloaf. This twist on classic meatloaf flavors a 1/2 and 1/2 combination of turkey and pork with sweet apple, fresh sage, and onion….

Beets with Tarragon

Sometimes putting a few simple ingredients together creates a bit of magic in the kitchen.  Beets, meet tarragon … you two are meant for each other. A simple dressing of lemon and olive oil is gently sweetened with honey to add a floral note to the earthy beets and warm, herbal tarragon.  Tarragon is an…

Beef Chili

Rich chilies, tangy tomatoes and savory beef make a bowl of chili a homey, soul satisfying classic.  A friend had a bonanza of grass fed ground beef, and I was the happy recipient of her largesse.  This bowl of chili was the result. Chili is fast, nourishing, and tasty.  The key?  Good chili powder.  There…