Simple Spring Recipes

Spring is the time of year when we begin to plant our seeds and await with anticipation the season in which they will bear fruit. Likewise, we cleanse our body, mind and spirit and look towards a season of hope and renewal. In making the transition from high fat, warming foods and a winter diet, […]

Spring Quiche Recipe

The following recipe is especially healthful if you suspect a problem with insulin sensitivity. It is a good source of protein and full of cooling vegetables. Spring and summer are the perfect time to enjoy this dish, as these vegetables are fresh and in season. I make a large casserole (9″ by 13″) on Sunday […]

Stinging Nettles: The Many Health Benefits of This Overlooked Herb

Nettles (Urtica spp.) are among the more versatile and therapeutic, yet maligned and under-utilized, western herbs. Commonly used in earlier centuries for fiber and netmaking, nettle’s medicinal value is now being recognized. Though nettles make an excellent potherb for use in soups and casseroles, nowadays they are often part of herbal formulas for specific conditions, […]

Gifts of Summer: from Garden Delights to Edible Herbs and Flowers

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are […]

Quick and Easy Summer Recipes

Grilled Summer Vegetables With summer upon us, our hearts and bodies return to the outdoors. One of my favorite ways of cooking in the summer is on the barbeque. It is so easy and fast, leaving hardly any cleanup and doesn’t heat up the house. You can grill almost anything – meat, fish, vegetables and […]

Autumn Recipes for Apples and Pears

With the outside temperature cooling off, there is no food that signifies the season more than apples and pears, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. They are everywhere, from the lunch box to the dessert table. I don’t know of anything that can beat the comforting aroma of apples or pears combined with cinnamon drifting […]

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