Recipes

Golden Turmeric Milk

Turmeric’s health effects are generally centered upon an orange-yellow colored, lipophilic polyphenol substance called curcumin, which is acquired from the herb’s rhizomes.  Curcumin is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects. Thanks to these effects, it has an essential role in the prevention and treatment of various illnesses ranging notably from cancer to autoimmune, neurological, …

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Butternut Squash

Autumn is here, and I always manage to stockpile a variety of squash. Butternut squash is one of my favorites; however, I also enjoy spaghetti squash, acorn squash, etc.  Today I want to focus on butternut squash because it’s the most versatile in soups. Squash has always been highly valued and widely cultivated by indigenous people in …

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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Rob and I were in Hood River one Autumn day, and we decided to have dinner at Celilo Restaurant on Oak Street.  Their chef is always whipping up exciting soups.  This particular night he was featuring a butternut squash pear soup.  Knowing that I love all things butternut squash, I had to try it. I loved it.  I knew …

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Butternut Squash and Porcini Mushroom Soup

This savory butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. The rosemary herbs make this soup special, and your kitchen will smell amazing.

You can use vegetable stock to make this plant-based.

Garlic Confit

Confit (/kɒnfi/, French pronunciation: ​[kɔ̃fi]) (from the French word confire, literally “to preserve”) is any type of food that is cooked slowly over a long period of time as a method of preservation. In meat cooking, this requires the meat to be salted as part of the preservation process. For those unfamiliar, confit is a …

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Fire Cider

Fire cider has been touted as a folk remedy for generations, said to combat the flu and even the common cold, among other things, including aiding digestion and boosting the immune system.   Print Recipe Fire Cider Fire Cider is an immune-boosting elixir. Flu and cold season are upon us, and I should have made this …

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Tomato Basil Soup

I’ve been growing tomatoes for the past eight years.  They are my all-time favorite vegetable (although they are a fruit). I also grow basil and thyme.  So, you can imagine how easy this recipe is for me to make when there are more tomatoes than I know what to do with. This soup is by far one …

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Salmon Pan Fried

Let’s face it; I love all fish, yes, all fish!  So naturally, I spend time trying to figure out new ways to prepare it.  This pan-fried version is simple, easy, and so darn good. Print Recipe Salmon Pan Fried This is one of the easiest ways to prepare salmon. It’s a hit at my house! A nutrient …

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Beef Bone Broth

Bone broth dates back to prehistoric times when hunter-gatherers turned otherwise inedible animal parts like bones, hooves, and knuckles into a brew they could drink. Bone broth is rich in minerals that help build and strengthen your bones. It also contains many other healthy nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. When selecting …

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