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With fall, out comes the various winter squash varieties that you can find at any farmers' market or local farm.  If you're like me, I always thought I needed to buy them because that's the fallish thing to do, but never knew how to cook with them. Enter spaghetti squash.  Probably the most baffling to me of all the winter squash.  Until I learned it is an excellent alternative to pasta.  For real, you can use it in any Italian dish that you would normally use noodles with!  You really can't tell much of a difference!!! And then I discovered...

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I constantly hear the words “I am so stressed!” Obviously, this year has caused a lot of people to experience fear, become anxious, or to just plain old worry. It’s all around us. Everywhere we turn we are surrounded by opportunities for stress to overcome us. Or around people that are stressed and then stress us out! And I can tell you that in my life alone, I have suffered the poor health and trouble that comes from stress and anxiety. Why is everyone so stressed out all of the time?...

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Fall is here! Are you excited for the cooler weather and changing colors? We had a nice cool front blow through here last night, and today is what I think of when I imagine a perfect fall day. Cool, crisp, breezy, yellow leaves blowing about……..lovely. With fall weather, do you begin to crave soups and stews, with a side of home baked bread? I do, too. It’s comforting. Warm and cozy. And this time of year always reminds me of sitting in my mom’s kitchen, doing schoolwork at the table while she baked and cooked. I loved days like that....

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What in the world are microgreens? I know what you're thinking.  "They're trendy.  And I'm not cool enough to be trendy". Um.....not at all. Microgreens have been around for a very long time, are actually very healthy, packed with vitamins, and believe it or not, you can eat them on just about anything.   What are Microgreens? Microgreens are the shoots of greens or herbs such as arugula, Swiss chard, mustard, beetroot, etc., picked just after the first leaves have developed. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals. All the energy and stored nutrients are found in the tiny sprout and contain benefits that...

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Let's be honest.  Eggplant is beautiful.  But not the most popular of summer vegetables. I say that's mostly because it's not a staple veggie in our American diet.  In fact, it's pretty low on the list.  And maybe it's because we don't really know how to cook and serve it? Well, I have 3 simple and tasty recipes that will help you add more eggplant to your diet! Roasted Eggplant Slices Slice the eggplant. cut them into 1/2 inch (or so) slices. Arrange eggplant on a baking sheet  Once you’ve laid out the slices in a single layer, drizzle them with...

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