Strawberry Spelt Doughnuts

It seems like there is a national holiday for quite literally everything.  So normally I just skip most of the food related holidays, because you’d find yourself fairly limited in what you could eat each and every day.  The days range from National Chicken Cacciatore Day (October 15th) to National Artichoke Hearts Day (March 16th) to…

Cabbage Salad

Ah, Memorial Day- the unofficial kick off to the summer potluck season.  I love potlucks, but sometimes THEY ARE STRESSFUL.  I’m always nervous that my dish is going to be a flop.  Or that I won’t make enough of it.  Or it is going to give everyone food poisoning.  And because I often frequent potlucks…

Earth Day Chilled Pea Soup

As someone who loves adventuring- in both the outdoors and the kitchen- I really have a thing for mother earth.  Most of my best memories involve playing in the natural playground and admiring both the grandest and simplest wonders.  And as a firm believer in the real and whole foods vision, I’ve really come to rely…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  Most people I know who live truly healthy and balanced lives do not buy into the calorie counting phenomenon.  Instead of focusing on calories, they instead seek out real and whole foods that are minimally processed with ingredients they can pronounce.  And while balance in life necessitates the occasional anti-real food (I for example am…

Carrot Soup with Crispy Chickpeas and Chicken Sausage

The cross country ski season takes up most of the soup loving months (October through March), and due to my intense travel and racing schedule I unfortunately miss this soup prime time.  Luckily April brings with it the occasional cool and rainy day, and I get to utilize my favorite (and most feared due to a…

Turmeric Cabbage Stir Fry

Like many other colorless vegetables, I used to put cabbage in the why-even-bother category.  It took up a lot of space in the fridge, offered little flavor raw, and really just reminded me of soggy cole-slaws at less than decent barbecue restaurants.  So when Food and Wine (a favorite magazine of mine) published an entire…

Savory Sweet Potato Toast

I’ve always loved toast.  I loved it WAY before it became a hip breakfast that restaurants now charge eight dollars for.  Occasionally growing up my brother and I would spend nights at my Grandma’s home if my parents were busy or out of town.  Aside from my love of the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups I’d…

Sweet Potato Brown Rice Savory Waffle

The carboload.  In high school, I basically used this as an excuse to go eat a lot of spaghetti with my friends the night before a running race.  In the morning I’d have one (or maybe two) bagels with peanut butter, and then again at lunch find some more pasta.  Finally, a cliff bar before…