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Baked purple yam

Purple Yam

I feel a little silly to dedicate an entire post to this vegetable but I want to share something with you that I discovered recently. I was shopping at an Asian grocery store for one of my classes and noticed in the vegetable section next to the potatoes some purple yams. Baked purple yam I […]

Sprouted Salad

Easy Nutritious Sprouted Salad

With the plethora of fresh vegetables available this time of the year in our own gardens, why not indulge in a healthy salad, bursting with colors, textures, flavors and nutrition? Fresh corn is available in stores at the moment (choose organic over conventional since most of the corn grown today is genetically modified to feed […]

New potatoes and leeks

New Potatoes and Leeks Stir-fry

Nature is such a wonderful thing we often take for granted. Last fall, I discovered some wrinkled potatoes that I had completely forgotten about and as a result had sprouted in the back of my pantry. I proceeded by cutting them into small pieces, each with a sprout and planted them in my garden covering […]

KALE SALAD WITH BRAISED TOFU

Summer is almost here so it is a good time to increase the amount fresh foods, salads in our diet. I have grown kale for many years and because of its hardiness have enjoyed it all year around. Several of my favorites, Russian Red and Scotch curly kale are great for salads. Dinosaur kale works great steamed […]

Vegetable Stir-fry with Polenta

Vegetable Stew with Polenta

Earth Day Portland What a glorious day today was. Quite appropriate for Earthday. I love Portland. As in most cities accross the US, Portland had its celebration of all good things for the earth, found locally, built sustainably, with respect to the earth and all its inhabitants, in music, artful displays, bringing together young and […]

SEARED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS WITH MASH POTATOES

                  This dish brings the strength and flavors of the earth to your table through the mushrooms and the potatoes, both living in and from the soil. Portobellos are great meat substitute because of their texture. You can use them in burgers, sandwiches, soups and so much […]

Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble, the Breakfast of Champions

When Sunday comes and we get to sleep in a little and start the day more slowly, we usually feel a bit more hungry than usual. And the one thing that everyone seems to agree on is a nice tofu scramble. You can serve it with toasted bread (rye is great with it), some fresh […]

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