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Tomato Sauce Seasoned with Lemongrass. Quick, Thick, and Easy!

Tomato Sauce Seasoned with Lemongrass. Quick, Thick, and Easy!

I have really been enjoying doing cooking demos at the  Wakefield Farmers Market this summer.  I will hopefully get around to posting about the recipes I prepared earlier in the season, (some of which caused our farmer to sell out!)  but will start with this easy…

Simple Noodle, Sausage, and Veggie Soup

Simple Noodle, Sausage, and Veggie Soup

Need a quick and tasty meal that is healthy, too?  Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a saucepan, add thinly chopped or sliced veggies and a cooked hot sausage cut in thin rounds, and a handful of soba noodles broken in…

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock  :)

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock :)

Once you have gotten a few meals from your Herb Roasted Butterflied Turkey after first enjoying the bird during your Low Stress Turkey Dinner feast, the next step is to make a lovely stock from the bones and scraps, being sure to get as much meat…

Low Stress Method : Turkey Dinner for 12 with All the Fixings

Low Stress Method : Turkey Dinner for 12 with All the Fixings

Do you love to host Thanksgiving for your family and/or friends but find it stressful juggling all the prep work with your already busy life? Are you tired of staying up late the night before, getting up at the crack of dawn on the big day,…

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

One of the many paths I’ve traveled is that of the vegan/macrobiotic herbalist, apparently for long enough that this soup is one of my comfort foods. Basically, all you have to do to make it is boil some water, add some soba or other noodles…

Shrimp and Scallop in White Wine Sauce:  Quick and Tasty

Shrimp and Scallop in White Wine Sauce: Quick and Tasty

I have no idea how I avoided making a white wine sauce all these years. So tasty! So quick and easy! And, the best news is that it goes with all sorts of ingredients, from the the shrimp and scallops used in this recipe, to…

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

There is nothing like a simple chicken soup made by simmering the carcass of a roasted or grilled chicken for an hour or so along with a few veggies to round out the flavor.  Along with pulling out the last bit of flavor and nutrition,…

Perfect Pesto Proportions

Perfect Pesto Proportions

I am just dashing this post off to make sure I remember what turned out to be perfect proportions as to amounts of greens to olive oil, nuts, garlic, and Parmesan  cheese in a pesto. However, it also serves as a reminder that pesto is…

Not Your Ordinary Breakfast Sausage Sandwich

Not Your Ordinary Breakfast Sausage Sandwich

THIS is a sausage sandwich to die for. Start with pasture-raised and/or artisan quality pork, eggs, bread, and cheese.  Use the recipe below (or create your own seasoning mix) to make the sausage patties.  Then make a few batches of patties to pop in the…

Simply the Best Roast Chicken!

Simply the Best Roast Chicken!

Sometimes simple does it just fine.  Take chicken, for example.You can dress it up, cut it up, marinade it, grill it, and use it in innumerable recipes for soups, stir fry dishes, casseroles, pasta dishes, wraps, and more.  One of the most versatile of foods,…