November 26, 2019

As the weather grows colder, warm drinks become more and more appealing. Every morning, I like to start my day with a chai latte. Making them at home is less expensive than going to a coffee shop, and I can add extra healthy ingredients, like collagen (which is full of protein and good for your hair, skin, nails, joints, and digestion!) and raw, local honey instead of cane sugar. Feel free to switch out the chai for matcha, tu...

July 4, 2019

Now that it's summer, so many local vegetables are coming into season! Farmers markets, food co-ops, and natural food stores are full of local produce, from blueberries to asparagus to turnips. In this recipe, I prioritized local turnip and rutabaga, mixing them with a little bit of not-so-local sweet potato. I paired the root veggies with roasted local asparagus, sauteed turnips greens, and Northwest wild salmon for a mostly...

April 10, 2019

When you cook collard greens low and slow, with a touch of apple cider vinegar for acidity, all bitterness is leached out of the greens, and they become soft and flavorful. Collards (and onions too!) are readily available throughout the year at farmers markets, making this a great locavore recipe year-round. Feel free to swap out kale for collards--the recipe turns out the same! 

Braised Collard Greens

Ingredients:

- 2 tbsp cocon...

November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving should be a celebration of local, seasonal foods like squash, sweet potatoes, chestnuts, cranberries, and, of course, turkey! Here's a sample menu (and my own real Thanksgiving menu!) of locally-sourced, healthy, paleo Thanksgiving side dishes to pair along with your main course, whether that be turkey, ham, or whatever else.

Just click on the links to see the recipes, and scroll down for a brand new recipe for m...

November 10, 2018

Here we are, fully immersed in Autumn. The leaves are glowing red and gold, and the wind holds a chill on its edges. Darkness comes quickly at night, and the mornings are gray and crisp. All around us, the trees and the birds are preparing for the winter, and so, too, are we.

Fall is traditionally the end of the harvest, a time of gathering and preparation, a time of roots and starches. I love adding local fall produce to...

October 22, 2018

Cauliflower and brussels sprouts are some of my favorite veggies, and garlic, paprika, and coconut aminos only make them better. This dish is  flavorful and easy to make -- the perfect fall side-dish!

Garlicky Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

- 1 cup brussels sprouts, halved

- 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets

- 1 onion, peeled and diced

- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced

- 1 shishito pepper, diced, seeds...

October 4, 2018

While my favorite season is definitely summer (I miss the sun already!), I must admit that I'm looking forward to the fall and winter foods/meals that will be in-season in the coming months. Soups, stews, root veggies, squash, and, of course, roasts! 

This roast recipe is a family classic -- in years past, we've made it on Christmas, on New Years, and on Easter. It's also great on dark, rainy Oregon days. So, you know, pretty m...

September 21, 2018

This is a quick, easy, and nutrient-rich take on meatball soup! You get your protein, healthy fats, and a rainbow of vegetables, all in one pot. Feel free to switch up the spices and what kinds of veggies you use. You could also use chicken sausage or lamb sausage instead of pork. 

Sausage & Veggie Soup

Serves: 4 

Ingredients:

- 1 lb organic pork Italian sausage links, chopped into dime-sized pieces (I bought mine at Whole Fo...

August 13, 2018

Paleo hamburgers are usually all patty and no bun. Before I discovered yuca flour, I sometimes used lettuce in place of a bun, or I just ate the burger with a knife and fork. I knew there were lackluster, too-sweet bun recipes out there using coconut flour and almond flour, but they didn't catch my eye.

And now there's no need to try anything else. Not ever again! Because, guess what? Yuca flour tortillas make the BEST HAMBURGE...

August 2, 2018

Zucchini are at their best by mid to late summer. This also goes for yellow squash, patty pan squash, and grey squash, a plant family collectively known as the summer squashes.

All you gardeners out there know that there's a fine line between summer squashes and winter squashes (pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, etc.) They're so closely related that they can interbreed if you're not careful! And if you let summer squash...

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