All my recipes are easy.

All my recipes feature whole foods.

Keeping ingredients to their simple essence and light preparation maintains food’s health and taste.

It’s 2 pans max for me (mostly).  I test my recipes at least twice before posting. I aim to make them intuitive and foolproof – and flexible enough to easily switch in your favorite veggies and flavors.

If you try one of my recipes, please let me know how you liked it.

Thanks for checking out my easy healthy recipes and Bon appetite!

Breakfast

Breakfast Salad Recipe

Breakfast Salad Recipe

This summer I was breakfast salad crazy - in the garden, knee-deep in some wonderful greens, and the vegetable bowl craze just pointed to making more breakfast salads. Yum. Now that the weather is just beginning to cool, my breakfast salads are warm. The garden is...

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Lemon Violet Chia Pudding

Lemon Violet Chia Pudding

Updated:  6/10/2024 So easy. So tasty. So healthy. Make this lovely Lemon Violet Chia Pudding for a spring breakfast or not-too-sweet dessert right now. If you have violets in your yard, here's a whole new way to enjoy them. Violets are filled with antioxidants, so...

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Cherry Turmeric Spicy Shot Recipe

Cherry Turmeric Spicy Shot Recipe

Spicy shots! I love 'em.   A couple of years ago Free Fire Cider, based on a folk recipe, popularized by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, and trademarked, with great controversy in the herbal world, but a group in WMA, had its moment in the sun. Here's my fire cider...

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Cantaloupe Walnut and Cilantro with Lime Recipe

Cantaloupe Walnut and Cilantro with Lime Recipe

Here is a simple recipe for a healthy summer breakfast. A quick and balanced breakfast for one. My excellently smart and organized VA Kate Tilton likes simple recipes. She'd prefer three ingredients, but Kate, this one's for you and I hope you like it. Four...

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Apple walnut quinoa with kale

Apple walnut quinoa with kale

My go-to breakfast is a pastured egg over greens with a slice of sprouted grain toast. But the winter chill came to call in the Shire this week, which got me hankering for a warm bowl of what my husband loving refers to as gruel. What's a low-grain gal to do? Quinoa...

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Strawberry rhubarb compote recipe

Strawberry rhubarb compote recipe

Who needs refined sugar, anyway? Nobody, really. With just a bit of effort, you can enjoy naturally sweet foods and kiss foods with added sugar (and the rollercoaster of hunger and overeating they cause) goodbye. If you need convincing, here's a recipe to get you...

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Warm Weather Breakfast – Smoothie Savvy

It's been hot on Nantucket this week, so anywhere else it must be nasty. I have a longtime smoothie habit, and have gotten into adding crushed flax seed to my morning blend. I knew that coffee grinder would come in handy someday. I've been re-evaluating the benefit of...

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Lunch & Dinner

Lemon Violet Chia Pudding

Lemon Violet Chia Pudding

Updated:  6/10/2024 So easy. So tasty. So healthy. Make this lovely Lemon Violet Chia Pudding for a spring breakfast or not-too-sweet dessert right now. If you have violets in your yard, here's a whole new way to enjoy them. Violets are filled with antioxidants, so...

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Asian Slaw Recipe

Asian Slaw Recipe

Everyone should have a vegetable-based recipe or two that takes (snap!) that long, that serves as a quick meal or snack. This raw Asian slaw recipe has been a mainstay of my 3pm-give-me-carbs attack for years. It works. The heart of the recipe is savoy cabbage and...

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Wild Mustard Asparagus Soup Recipe

Wild Mustard Asparagus Soup Recipe

Please resist the temptation to spray weed-killer on your lawn as it is filled with nutrition free for the taking. Eat your "weeds" instead! Wild garlic mustard, for example, is considered an invasive weed but is also a nutrient-dense green with a spicy garlic flavor....

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Tahini Dressing Recipe

Tahini Dressing Recipe

Most commercial salad dressings, I am sorry to say, are filled with chemicals. Choose them carefully, and consider making your own. It's easier than you think. Dressings and sauces are an opportunity to perfect and balance vegetables with nutrient-dense oils,...

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Roasted Vegetables – Healthy or Not Healthy?

Roasted Vegetables – Healthy or Not Healthy?

Roasting vegetables - baking them with a drizzle of olive oil until they have a toasty color and flavor - is a mainstay of my fall and winter kitchen. I give my tomatoes and onions a light roast before pureeing them into soups and sauces and love the sweet roast...

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Deliciously Easy Lentils Recipe

Deliciously Easy Lentils Recipe

If you have high cholesterol and don't want to go on medication, beans are your friends. Studies have shown that eating beans a few times weekly can help lower LDL (the blood cholesterol most closely associated with heart disease). Actually, if you want to control...

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Potato Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Potato Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Potato head? Me too. Will work for mashed potatoes. While I think white potatoes have been much maligned in the era of glycemic (the degree to which foods act like sugar) awareness, many of us will overdo them left to our own devices. Enter cauliflower, that healthy...

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Spicy Corn and Black Bean Soup Recipe

Spicy Corn and Black Bean Soup Recipe

I love black bean soup, and this recipe loves me (and you) too with nutrient dense vegetables, lime, nutmeg, pepper and chili for a touch of heat. And of course black beans, a fiber-protein power combo. This recipe makes a flavorful thick soup perfect for a snowy day....

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Asian Chili Beef Recipe

Asian Chili Beef Recipe

Asian Chili Beef You won't find many beef recipes on my site, but my Asian Chili Beef is a good one! Red meat has been independently associated with an increased risk for cancer. But if you choose a clean high-quality beef, like grass-fed tenderloin, for an occasional...

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Coconut Peanut Chicken with Sweet Potato

Coconut Peanut Chicken with Sweet Potato

COCONUT PEANUT CHICKEN WITH SWEET POTATO Just completed the first draft of a book proposal for easeful whole-food eating. YEAH! So, I’ve been reading the amazing food meisters around the net to hear the consensus for quick & easy weeknight dinners. I agree with...

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All Recipes

Edible Flowers: Nature’s Colorful Delicacies

Edible Flowers: Nature’s Colorful Delicacies

My garden's filled with edible flowers and herbs, and when it starts to go off, my salads and dishes explode in technicolor! Edible flowers aren't, however, just a colorful addition to your plate; they're a vibrant, nutrient-rich ingredient that has been used for...

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Grapefruit & Citrus: Bright Balancers

Grapefruit & Citrus: Bright Balancers

Grapefruit & Citrus are bright balancers that have a uniquely sunny spot in your culinary and nutrition worlds. Their acidic flavor and vitamin C-packed composition add health to your diet and to every dish they touch. A squeeze of lemon on a piece of fish. The...

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Garlicky Leek Soup Recipe

Garlicky Leek Soup Recipe

This Garlicky Leek Soup Recipe was inspired by my love of potatoes. While there is only a little potato in it, that certain creamy potato flavor is there. The combination of potatoes, leeks, and garlic are more than the sum of their parts - they were made to sing...

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Breakfast Salad Recipe

Breakfast Salad Recipe

This summer I was breakfast salad crazy - in the garden, knee-deep in some wonderful greens, and the vegetable bowl craze just pointed to making more breakfast salads. Yum. Now that the weather is just beginning to cool, my breakfast salads are warm. The garden is...

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Herbal Water Recipe

Herbal Water Recipe

I finally got a glass pitcher with a cylinder in the top so that I can easily make herbal waters - cold water sun infusions. These are really the perfect alternative to soda or even to sparkling water in plastic containers. Why Drink Herbal Water? With herbal waters,...

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Pork Tenderloin Cauliflower Curry Recipe

Pork Tenderloin Cauliflower Curry Recipe

If you live in New England, this has been a chilly - OK freezing - spring. Our minds are thinking of fresh herbs and lightening up, but our palates crave warmth. It's an excellent time for a fresh curry. Here's a favorite:  Pork Tenderloin Cauliflower Curry.  You have...

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Hungarian-inspired Mushroom Soup Recipe

Hungarian-inspired Mushroom Soup Recipe

I never met a mushroom I didn't like, and I've had the pleasure of quite a few.  It's what inspired me to create my Hungarian-inspired Mushroom Soup Recipe. If you ever get the chance, take a mushroom walk with the Boston Mycological Club(or your local club). They are...

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Gwen’s French Carrot Soup Recipe

Gwen’s French Carrot Soup Recipe

Gwen Gaillard was the belle of Nantucket's culinary scene for years. We have a tattered cookbook filled with Gwen's recipes from her heyday. This carrot soup is one of them, with a little of my own updates and thoughts. Carrot Soup Ingredients Are So Simple Carrots,...

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Lemon Violet Chia Pudding

Lemon Violet Chia Pudding

Updated:  6/10/2024 So easy. So tasty. So healthy. Make this lovely Lemon Violet Chia Pudding for a spring breakfast or not-too-sweet dessert right now. If you have violets in your yard, here's a whole new way to enjoy them. Violets are filled with antioxidants, so...

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Plant Medicine

Edible Flowers: Nature’s Colorful Delicacies

Edible Flowers: Nature’s Colorful Delicacies

My garden's filled with edible flowers and herbs, and when it starts to go off, my salads and dishes explode in technicolor! Edible flowers aren't, however, just a colorful addition to your plate; they're a vibrant, nutrient-rich ingredient that has been used for...

read more
Grapefruit & Citrus: Bright Balancers

Grapefruit & Citrus: Bright Balancers

Grapefruit & Citrus are bright balancers that have a uniquely sunny spot in your culinary and nutrition worlds. Their acidic flavor and vitamin C-packed composition add health to your diet and to every dish they touch. A squeeze of lemon on a piece of fish. The...

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Rosemary for Remembrance

Rosemary for Remembrance

Remembrance of Rosemary Who doesn't love the piney scent of rosemary? Aromatic rosemary has been a beloved culinary herb since ancient times. Its integrative medicinal and spiritual uses may be less well known, yet are certainly just as compelling. Rosemary helps you...

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How to Receive the Gifts of Plants (and Life)

How to Receive the Gifts of Plants (and Life)

Receive. Receive what comes to you. My plant spirit teacher taught me that plants that will heal me will come to me. All I need to do is receive.  Receiving - coming into relationship and taking that in, however - takes a little preparation. Those of you who read my...

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Cherry Turmeric Spicy Shot Recipe

Cherry Turmeric Spicy Shot Recipe

Spicy shots! I love 'em.   A couple of years ago Free Fire Cider, based on a folk recipe, popularized by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, and trademarked, with great controversy in the herbal world, but a group in WMA, had its moment in the sun. Here's my fire cider...

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Let's Get Coherent

Let's Get Coherent

There's been talk in the integrative wellness world about coherence, so here's a bit about that. It's about vibration and the waves created therein. Some scientists say that all communication comes down to vibrational waves - light, sound, movement - how animals and...

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Elderberry Ginger Cider Recipe

Elderberry Ginger Cider Recipe

Updated 11/30/2023 Elderberry Ginger Cider Recipe My boon of elderberry enabled me to, in addition to making tons of elderberry syrup, make elderberry ginger cider - a variation of fire cider. For this one, I relied on ginger and honey as a base and kept it simple yet...

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Ashwagandha Sesame Oil

Ashwagandha Sesame Oil

Tis the season to begin to think about making my fall batch of Ashwagnada sesame oil to warm our way through the fall. Bows to my colleagues in the Kripalu School of Ayurveda (KSA). Several years ago I got to sit in on part of their training for Ayurveda Health...

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Hail Tulsi – Green Mahadevi

Hail Tulsi – Green Mahadevi

My garden right now is filled with the sweet green goddess known as tulsi. Tulsi is a type of basil that originated in India. There are several types, like sisters in a family. If you 'do yoga', love botanicals, AND you haven't met tulsi yet, I'm happy for you. Your...

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Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

  Updated 12/13/2023 I've been a smidgen obsessed with elderberry this year and it has heard my prayer. Not only did my husband gift me a beautiful elderberry bush for our yard, but a neighbor with a gorgeous mature bush gave us the green light to enjoy some of...

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