Quinoa Pilaf & Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa Pilaf & Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa is a pretty perfect grain! It is high in protein, fiber and minerals and is also gluten free.  It can be a main dish when you add vegetables and other things to it, or it can be a side dish as well. This is just a simple recipe and it is very easy to put together. A real recipe is not really needed, this is just an idea for a delicious and healthy vegetarian dish, and ideal for those who are gluten free. First cook up some quinoa according to the directions…
Modern Waldorf Salad

Modern Waldorf Salad

The first fall apples are just now appearing at the farm stands. They are so delicious, crisp & tart that I cannot get enough of them! Although usually they do come in a fairly large bag. Even though they are delicious eaten plain as a snack, it is always nice to be able to incorporate them into a dish. I was trying to think of the best way to use them in a really healthy salad. (I love fruit mixed in with salad as you may have noticed!) Then I remembered something called…
Kale, Mushroom,Tomato & Cheddar Cheese Strata

Kale, Mushroom,Tomato & Cheddar Cheese Strata

A strata is a custardy, cheesy egg dish with bread cubes & cheese baked in it.  You can add any vegetables to a strata, and for this one I decided to use baby kale, mushrooms and sliced tomatoes. We have so many juicy garden tomatoes all coming ripe right now so I keep trying to think of recipes to use them. (This is one of those attempts). Sharp cheddar cheese made it extra good! A strata is a wonderful dish to prepare for guests because you can actually make it the night before…
Dutch Baby with Green Onions, Fresh Herbs & Sour Cream

Dutch Baby with Green Onions, Fresh Herbs & Sour Cream

A Dutch Baby is one of the most impressive, yet extremely simple egg dishes you can make. If you have never tried making one, you definitely should! It is literally made up of four simple ingredients; eggs, flour, milk & butter. The key is the hot skillet which creates the beautiful puffy & eggy dutch baby! Dutch Babies are often topped with fresh cut fruit like strawberries and blueberries, but this one is a savory version. It is topped with sliced green onions and fresh herbs. I have tons of herbs in my…
Cold Asian Noodle Salad with a Tangy Ginger Lime Dressing

Cold Asian Noodle Salad with a Tangy Ginger Lime Dressing

This is a nice change from the usual summer salad because of the crisp vegetables used and the tangy ginger lime dressing. You can use any mix of crunchy vegetables, but some of the common ones used in Asian salads are: cabbage, carrots, snow peas, peppers, radishes, cucumbers, bok choy and green onions. Fresh herbs like mint or cilantro add a nice flavor - and make sure you have fresh ginger and a lime or two on hand! I went to my favorite local farm to see what they had that might work…