Improvisation is Key to Reducing Food Waste: May 1-June 9

It’s been six weeks since my last post. A lack of blogging, yes. A lack of cooking, no. So what does a month and a half of seasonal cooking look like? We’ve had a record-breaking rainy season in a region already known for lots of rain. That means I’m thankful (once again!) for my well-stocked… Continue reading “Improvisation is Key to Reducing Food Waste: May 1-June 9”

Endless Effortless Meals for Spring: April 3-28

As if I didn’t do enough baking in March … Home-baked goods are the best. Baking can get addictive. An assortment of baked goods (clockwise from top left). Whole wheat focaccia with lots of toppings. Roasted cabbage, beets, garlic, leeks, kalamata olives, red pepper flakes and blue cheese. Recipe adapted from Fresh Pantry. Whole wheat… Continue reading “Endless Effortless Meals for Spring: April 3-28”

Healthy Baking: Make Recipes Better With These Tips

I often write about using recipes as ideas. In fact, I find it almost impossible not to cook this way. Choosing a recipe, shopping for ingredients, and studying each step is time consuming. The results are often disappointing and the effort too high. Moreover, improvisation is essential for more nutritious cooking—whether its wholesome meals or… Continue reading “Healthy Baking: Make Recipes Better With These Tips”

Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27-31

An easy and nutritious start to the week after a weekend away? Hot cereal to the rescue. Carry simplicity into the week with frozen slices of homemade bread and freezer jam: Weekday convenience: whole wheat toast made with homemade bread from the freezer. Spread with almond butter and raspberry freezer jam. Served with black coffee…. Continue reading “Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27-31”

Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter

Most people keep ice cream and ready-to-bake pizzas in their freezer. Fine. (Although homemade pizza is easy and so much more delicious.) The one thing you should keep in there above all else? Berries. Yes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. You might be wondering what’s so special about berries over other frozen fruit. Okay,… Continue reading “Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter”