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If you would like any of the updated recipes below, please email me or Pam directly and we’ll send them to you! These will be featured in my upcoming cookbook:

Cucumber Pickles
Eggplant Parmigiana
Tuvan Lamb Dumplings
Steak Chimichurri
Sherry Mushroom Noodles a la Tierra Negra
Salmon in Endive Boats
Re’s Rosemary Root Vegetables
Gallettes (Buckwheat Crepes)
Karjalan Piirakka
Quiche Yin Yang
Savory Sweet Strawberry Salad
Marvelous Asparagus

Quiche slice

Hugs and Quiches

This is a healthy quiche recipe I have developed over time. I cook this often and it lends itself to many variatio­ns. Instructions Crust: 1 cup flour (white or mixed with whole wheat) 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup light oil Pinch of sea salt Pinch of nutmeg and/or cinnamon (optional) Fillings: vary, see below To […]

blueberry pie

Blueberry pie the way my mother makes it

Crust: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup light oil Pinch of sea salt Pinch of nutmeg and/or cinnamon Filling: Blueberries 1 cup sugar or less potato starch or tapioca or corn starch (or flour) Instructions CRUST: Mix together and roll out half of dough as thin as possible, between two sheets of wax […]

quinoa salad

Quinoa Salad

A good one from Eating for England Ingredients     1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed     1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil     1 3/4 cup water     1 can black beans, drained and rinsed     1 avocado, chopped into chunks     handful cherry tomatoes, quartered     1/2 red […]


Easy Lamb Chops

Thanks to Judy at Fresh Market for cooking tips. Lamb rib chops 3 per person. Marinate in white wine with mustard and mayonnaise, and rosemary if desired. Grill in pan with just a little olive oil and coarse black pepper, both sides, 5 min per side. Add sea salt while cooking. Fry thinly sliced potatoes, […]

chanterelle pasta

Fresh Chanterelle Pasta with Lemon-Cream Brown Butter

This recipe comes from the folks at Wooldridge Creek Winery in the Applegate Valley of Oregon. It certainly qualifies under the ‘Taste’ and ‘Time’ criteria. As for nutrition, this looks ‘richer’ than it is – a little goes a long way. Using whole wheat pasta deals stays away from refined flour and I sometimes substitute […]

Leek and turnip soup with rice added

Leek and Turnip Soup

  Here is a nice one from Anne Roos to warm the chilly days at home in Nashville, I add some chives as I still have some from the garden that have survived the winter freeze. Ingredients Instructions


“You Decide” Garlic Dressing

from Marilyn in Desert Hot Springs This is so tasty and lots of raw garlic cures what ails ya! Mix together three ingredients, more rice vinegar for salad dressing, less for dip. 1. Grapeseed Oil VEGENAISE 2. lots of pressed garlic (I use maybe ten cloves for 1 cup of dressing) 3. as much rice […]


Christmas Stollen

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon yeast 2/3 cup warm milk 2/3 cup currants 1/3 cup plump raisins 2/3 cup diced candied citron 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (optiona filling: marzipan) Instructions Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand about 8-10 minutes Beat together […]


Quinoa cooked sushi rolls a la Muriel

I really enjoyed the Japanese breakfasts, especially making the rolls of seaweed, salmon, pickled items and rice.  I’ve made these at home since returning with ingredients that I had locally in Nashville. Since I like a high protein breakfast, I’ve also tried substituting the rice with the higher protein grain, quinoa. You can be creative, […]