Archives for May 2013

Carbonara Style Pasta with Sautéed Ramps (and Ribeye)

Springtime ramps meet with creamy pasta carbonara in this foraged take on this classic Italian dish. Spring has been slow to start with the snow following us all the way into May this year. Only yesterday I commented that our current weather has more in common with March than the first weeks of summer, and […]

Carbonara Style Pasta with Sautéed Ramps

16 ounces pasta 1 large bunch ramps (16-20 bulbs with greens) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 8-ounce ribeye (optional) 3 eggs 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese *1 cup reserved pasta water salt and pepper Boil the pasta according to the package directions. While the pasta is boiling, prepare the steak, ramps, and sauce ingredients. Clean […]

Honey Whole Wheat Hummingbird Cake: Last-Minute Entertaining {Eat Well, Spend Less}

Classic hummingbird cake made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with honey is a quick and easy dessert to whip up for last-minute entertaining this summer. Friday started out slowly with sunshine streaming in through the curtains. Morning light has this effervescent quality and slight bluish undertones that can make everything seem peaceful. It rests […]

Honey Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup honey 1 teaspoon gelatin 2 cups heavy whipped cream Beat together the cream cheese and the honey until smooth. Set aside. In a small pan, mix together the gelatin with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it stand until thick. Heat the mixture over low heat until the gelatin […]

Honey Whole Wheat Hummingbird Cake

3 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1 cup coconut oil (measured as liquid) 1 cup honey 16 ounces crushed pineapple in its own juice, undrained 2 ripe bananas 1 cup chopped pecans 2 teaspoons vanilla Honey Cream Cheese Whipped Cream crushed or whole […]

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dressing with a Quinoa Salad

A bright and creamy yogurt avocado dressing pulls together this quinoa salad dotted with bits of bell pepper and served on a bed of fresh spinach. Let’s talk about lunch. Back in grade school I started avoiding school lunch. I disliked standing in the line with my red paper ticket purchased that morning from a […]

Spinach Avocado Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa 1 tablespoon avocado oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and dried 1/4 cup diced orange bell peppers 1/4 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red onions 1 cup creamy avocado yogurt dressing Savory Parmesan granola Thoroughly rinse the quinoa […]