Easy Red Lentil Enchilada Casserole

Some say red lentils have the best flavor. They’re a bit sweet and nutty. And unlike other lentils, these turn very soft when cooked, only needing to boil for 5-8 minutes before they’re ready to use in this quick take…

Grapefruit Amaranth Yogurt Parfait

  Though somewhat unknown, amaranth is an ancient grain that was once popular in Aztec cuisine. It’s tiny, quick cooking and highly nutritious, not all that unlike quinoa. While amaranth fell into obscurity for a number of years, it has recently…

cheese, cheese sauce, nachos

A Simple Cheese Sauce

There are countless ways to enjoy a cheese sauce. Poured over nachos or vegetables, in mac and cheese or all on its own for dipping. You choose. You can also choose the type of cheese that goes into it. Cheese sauces…

apple chips, oven baked apple chips

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Apple chips make a great fall snack and a good way to use up that bag of apples from the local orchard. These are easy to make but do take some time in the oven, so plan ahead. You might…

seed butter, peanut butter alternative

Sunflower Seed Butter

Peanut allergy? Looking for something different? Sunflower seed butter takes just minutes to make and offers more unsaturated fat, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin E than peanut butter.

Lemon Garlic Scape Dip

You can either use this as a dip or as more of a sauce for tossing with pasta or cooked vegetables. If using as a dip, start with five scapes, if using as a sauce go more towards ten. This will totally…

homemade nutella

Homemade Nutella

We find original nutella (at least the version you find here in America) to be too sweet. But this recipe uses just enough maple syrup for only a light sense of sweetness. Use the ingredient amounts as a starting point and adjust (everything other than the hazelnuts) as you like. A good food processor is key here and even then, expect a bit more texture than commercial varieties.

Spring Garlic & Spinach Pizza

Enjoy this spring pizza as a light dinner with salad or an appetizer at your next party. Can’t find spring garlic? Try sliced leeks or scallions along with some minced garlic.

Baked Beet Chips

Who said chips were just made out of potatoes? The key to a perfectly crisp chip from your oven is to make sure you slice the beets as thinly as possible. We suggest using a mandolin or food processor