Creamy Citrus Dill Vinaigrette

Fresh squeezed citrus juices make this is a perfect dressing for summer salads of all sorts.  Apple cider vinegar offers many wonderful health benefits, from regulating blood sugar to promoting weight loss and calming that bloated tummy. I also use Vega's antioxidant EFA oil which is a delicious blend of nine virgin oils including organic hemp, flax, pumpkin seed and coconut, plus a  unique … [Read more...]

Spinach with Warm Lentils Salad

This is a simple and delicious salad that my mom first came up with while she was visiting a few years ago. Spinach with Warm Lentils Salad A simple and delicious salad combining iron rich spinach with warm lentils and pine uts tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. 4 generous handfuls organic baby spinach - stemmed (washed and dried)2 tsp coconut oil1 shallot (minced)1 cup cooked lentils1/4 … [Read more...]

Parmesan Kale Chips

This is a super fun and simple recipe to make with your kids any time you have a craving for a wonderful, crispy treat that tantalizes your taste buds. I usually double or triple this recipe as these chips go down much too easy! And the best part?  They are 100% guilt-free!  Loaded with nutrients and low on calories so go ahead and indulge! Ingredients: 1 bunch Kale, cleaned and … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Fish Stew

This is a delicious fish stew inspired from the South of France where my parents live.  I make it with cod, which is a nice firm white fish with a delicate flavor that compliments the tomato base nicely.  You could use any other firm white fish of your choosing. Mediterranean Fish Stew A delicious fish stew inspired from the South of France. 1/2 tsp saffron threads2 Tbsp boiling … [Read more...]

Braised Kale with Leeks

  This is a simple and delicious side dish that complements well a poached fish such as cod or salmon, a marinated chicken breast or a nice juicy steak. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 bunch black kale 2 large leeks, whites only 6 cloves garlic 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock Thinly slice black kale and leaks (about 1/4" wide).  Coarsely mince the garlic. In a … [Read more...]

Savory Crêpes

Mardi Gras was always one of my favorite holidays when I was a little girl.  We often were in either Switzerland or Austria, enjoying a ski holiday and everyone dressed up for that special day. And after a fun day on the slopes we enjoyed a full meal of crêpes!  Savory crîepes followed by sweet ones for desert.  Yum!  Here's a simple recipe with a few ideas to stuff your crêpes with.  Bon apétit! … [Read more...]

Simple Turkey Stew

This is a simple and delicious stew made with organic ground turkey for quick cooking.  Yellow zucchini and black kale gives you a solid dose of vitamins and minerals, but are mild enough for children to enjoy.  My daughters loved this one so much it only lasted one meal! Serves 6 to 8 Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients: 1 Tbsp/ Coconut oil 1 lb organic … [Read more...]

Potato Kale Potage

There is something about soup that is so soothing, especially on a cold or rainy day.  Soup makes me think of home.  I love everything about it... the smells that tantalize you as it cooks, the warmth, the texture and of course the rich flavors that blend together beautifully. This Kale soup is made in the tradition of the french potage, which is a thick soup or stew. Bon Apétit! serves … [Read more...]

Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

The persimmon is a delicious seasonal fruit rich in health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that are vital for optimum health. This delicate winter fruit salad uses the fuyu variety of persimmons, which are firm, crisp and sweet. This wonderful salad is equally delightful at the end of a filling meal as it is served alongside your favorite omelet for … [Read more...]

Endive & Walnut Salad

  This is a simple and delicious salad my dad used to make when I was a little girl.  I love it as much now as I did then, and of course, it brings home to me! Per person: 2-3 endives 1 small handful raw organic walnuts Walnut vinaigrette Salt and Pepper to Taste Goat cheese to sprinkle on top (optional) Walnut Vinaigrette - yields abut 1 cup 1 Tbsp Dijon … [Read more...]