Sour Cream made with Coconut Milk

Sour Cream with Coconut Milk Ingredients 1 can (14oz) full-fat coconut milk (or Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream) 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbls ground dried herbs (any variety, see NOTES below) Directions 1) Blend all ingredients together. (Best results in a food processor.) 2) SLice the potatoes to 1/4-inch […]

Resistant Starch Potatoes, Sour Cream with Coconut Milk

YES – potatoes are back in favor… firm not soft, that is. The firm potato gets a thumbs up from many health care practitioners. The overcooked potato gets a thumbs down. And you won’t believe this sour cream is coconut milk! — the sour and herbs trump the coconut flavor!

No Bake Coconut Pots de Creme (dairy free)

coconut pots de creme (dairy free)

So thick you can eat it with a fork. This was the dessert for the Food Mood Connection Lunch and Learn. Click here to read the workshop and see the other lunch recipes. No Bake Coconut Pots de Creme (dairy free) Ingredients 6 oz bittersweet chocolate —– 1 can (14 oz) full-fat coconut cream 2 […]

Tabbouleh Salad with Riced Cauliflower

This recipe uses cauliflower in place of bulgar (or couscous, rice) as is traditionally used in a Tabbouleh Salad.

Simple, easy, tasty, healthy dessert

Blueberry cobbler w/almond butter

Blueberries and almonds go really well together. This stove-top method of making a cobbler is easy enough for pre-teens to make, and healthy enough to serve as a snack.

Cook Outside the Box “SPICE class” recipes

Spices R us! We made outstanding tasting food! Photos and more info to come.

Bulletproof soups

Bulletproof soup

Here are 30+ images to show a variety of soups. Soups are easy to make, easy to adjust the flavors, easy to reheat, easy to take with you.

Buttery, yet not butter, Broccoli Leek Soup

This blended — yet chunky, paleo, yet vegan soup — really satisfies the palate in taste and texture — such as: greenyness, butteryness, chunkyness, creaminess. And it’s quick and simple. I decided to use coconut oil for the flavor (vegans will enjoy this), yet wanted that butteryness — so — I reached for the fenugreek. […]

10-minute Rhubarb Strawberry stove-top Pie

Marinated grapefruit and a fruit salad came to mind when I saw Monta Vista Market’s produce specials this week. Another dish that came to mind was one that I created while doing a cooking demo at Monta Vista Market this past Sunday: 10-minute Rhubarb Strawberry stove-top Pie.

Lentil Stew with Kumquats

I’ve had many “firsts” this past year — including just yesterday — giving a 45-minute inspirational cooking and healthy eating talk to 100 ten to twelve year-old girl scouts. And creating recipes for a weekly newsletter is just as exciting for me, albiet the girls’ high-energy. I’m honored that Peter, from Monta Vista Market in Cupertino has asked me to share recipes using produce specials, new arrivals and featured produce and dry goods at his store. The recipes will be here, in his newsletters and on his website.