Ingredient: Sea Salt

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.

Chocolate Muffins

[Paleo, Gluten Free & a Keto Option] I’m always trying to perfect these muffins because, in my opinion, almond flour makes everything dry.  I think the trick is to use coconut oil for these muffins.  Every time I use ghee, they are dry. I added the Cayenne powder to my last batch. Holy moly, they were delicious. …

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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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Hummus

The Origins of Hummus The truth is that no one knows for sure. That being said, though, based on historical information, hummus likely originated from ancient Egypt. According to several historical sources, the earliest mention of hummus dates back to Egypt in the 13th century. Chickpeas were and are abundant in the Middle East and …

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