Kale Pesto with Roasted Caulifower

Kale Pesto with Roasted Caulifower

I love traditional basil pesto, but really any green can be used to make pesto. By making it with kale rather than basil you really boost the health properties. I also substituted walnuts for pine nuts for even more nutritional value. So here is my healthy recipe for kale pesto. (You can easily make it without the parmesan if you are vegan). I used gluten free pasta and added roasted cauliflower and cherry tomatoes as a side to add more vegetables to the dish and less carbs. Ingredients: 1 bunch of lacinato kale…
An Old Family Recipe for Healthy Pancakes / with a Twist

An Old Family Recipe for Healthy Pancakes / with a Twist

Grandpa's Healthy Family Pancake Recipe / with a Modern Day Twist My father was a health nut back in the day when nobody else that I knew was into healthy food. The most popular bread at that time was white "Wonder Bread". My dad was into whole grains, fiber, yogurt, vegetables and salads. He put brewers yeast & wheat germ on everything! When I was a child I must admit that I preferred my Mom's fluffy white pancakes that we would pour into fun shapes on the griddle. But as I grew up…
Mini Polenta Vegetable Pizzas

Mini Polenta Vegetable Pizzas

This is great recipe to make when you want something easy, but just a little different for dinner. It takes a few steps so you need to plan ahead, but all the steps are really very simple. First you need to make a batch of polenta over the stovetop. You take 4 cups of stock or water and boil it with one cup of polenta, plus 1 TB. of olive oil and 1 teas. of salt. Simmer and stir for about 7 - 10 minutes or until thick. When it is ready, drop…
A Series of Small fabric Works of Art

A Series of Small fabric Works of Art

I am in the process of working on a series of small fabric works of art, inspired by Louise Bourgeois. Each one is 12" x 12". The idea is to show them on the wall in a group that all work together as one large work of art. I plan to display them in the new house in the Hamptons when the project is complete. Each square work of art is made of fabrics that I have collected in a mostly neutral color palette. Natural and handmade fabrics appeal to me and I…
Roasted Carrot, Celery and Ginger Soup

Roasted Carrot, Celery and Ginger Soup

This is a nice healthy soup to make if you happen to have fresh carrots in the fridge. An immersion blender stick (these are really handy tools to have), food processor or a blender, make it very easy. It's warming on a cold day and has the benefit of being chock full of beta-carotene and lots of vitamins and minerals that are good for you. Serve it with a fresh green salad and whole grain toast or crackers. Ingredients: Roast in a oven at 375 degrees: (about 15 minutes or until soft) :…
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