Category Archives: Recipes

Swiss Pears

A super simple and refreshing appetizer. Sliced ripe pear with slices of Emmentaler or Jarlsberg or other Swiss cheese.

Also posted in Appetizers, Snacks | Tagged | Comments closed

Salmon Burgers

Our new family favorite – decidedly kid-friendly. Two 6 ounce wild salmon fillets (or 1- 14 ¾ ounce can of wild salmon or 2 small cans) 1 T mustard (Dijon or stone brown) 1 T mayonnaise 1 T lemon juice ½ t grated lemon zest 2 scallions, chopped ½ t sea salt 1 egg ½ […]

Also posted in Main courses | Tagged , | Comments closed

Simple Steamed Broccoli

I made this all the time. It is so quick, yummy, and healthy. This and the Sautéed Garlicky Kale are by far the most common veggie dishes served at my house, followed closely by my Cabbage Slaw. Broccoli crown Olive oil Sea salt Set up steamer basket over water and turn on stove to medium. […]

Also posted in Side dishes | Tagged | Comments closed

Sauteed Garlicky Kale

I love using lacinato kale – the dark green dinosaur kale. Kale is my favorite vegetable, and this is my most used recipe of all times. Kale, one bunch, washed, pulled off the stem,  chopped – let sit 5 minutes or so. 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 T olive oil 1/2 t sea salt Heat […]

Also posted in Side dishes | Tagged | Comments closed

Rutabaga & Sweet Potato Gratin

This is a great alternative to dairy-laden gratins. I use stock instead of the usual cream for the liquid. I like to use a little aged cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmesan, but this recipe is also great without. It was a huge hit with my family! 2 cups onions, sliced 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, […]

Also posted in Main courses, Side dishes | Tagged , | Comments closed

Crispy Kale Chips

This is my son’s favorite way to eat kale. I made this the other day along with Roasted Chicken Legs and Sweet Potatoes Sticks and it made for a very efficient meal! Kale, any kind, a half a bunch. Sea salt Olive oil Chop kale. Let it sit for 5 or more minutes. After the […]

Also posted in Side dishes, Snacks | Tagged | Comments closed

Roasted Sweet Potato Sticks

1-2 large sweet potatoes olive oil sea salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes to make long sticks about ¾ inch wide. Place on baking sheet and drizzle lightly with oil. Sprinkle the sticks with sea salt and toss gently. Bake on 425 for 45 minutes, turning once about 25 minutes in. […]

Also posted in Side dishes | Tagged | Comments closed

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Chicken

You gotta love the one pan dinner recipes. This is not only quick and healthy, but I think these are the best Brussel sprouts ever! The lemon and the crispiness bring it home. 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 4 small shallots, quartered 1 lemon, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon salt ½ […]

Also posted in Main courses | Tagged | Comments closed

Roasted Chicken Legs

Chicken legs or thighs Olive oil Sea salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees (high temperature ensures optimal crispiness). Lightly brush chicken legs with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 425 for 45 minutes (whole leg) or 35 minutes (thigh only). When cooking is complete, meat thermometer should read 160-170.    

Also posted in Main courses | Comments closed

Veggie Compost Broth

Keep a bag or quart container near your compost bin. When you find scraps that you’d like to use in your stock, toss them in the bag and put them in the freezer. Store the bag in the freezer and bring it out when you want to use it. onions, garlic, scallion, leek ends carrot, […]

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , | Comments closed