Salads and Vegetables

Sauteed Baby Broccoli v2

The large KALE signs made us stop.

You never know what you get when you stop at a roadside fruit and vegetable stand.  This one was out in the sticks, a blur [click to continue…]


Sauteed Cabbage v1As of late, some of you may have had your fill of Brussel sprouts, a winter vegetable that’s been trending heavily the past few winter seasons.  Do you really like Brussel sprouts?  Not too many people do, that no matter how it’s disguised.

Enter green cabbage.   [click to continue…]


Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Caught up in the “end of the year – holiday – not sure my gut can take any more” tangle? [click to continue…]


Carrot Nectarine SaladOh, baby!  It’s hot out there!  How hot?  For starters, it’s already been 108° F this week in Sacramento and there’s more week and hot to come.

Don’t even think about venturing into the kitchen and turning on anything that generates heat. [click to continue…]


Sauteed Snow Peas v1

The snow pea plants and my dad are on the same side of the garden in the spring.  Once the ground is warm in late February (this is California) he sows the seeds and coaxes the seedlings to keep growing.  Together they spend weeks fighting off [click to continue…]


Coleslaw v1

So, here’s the plan. After a weekend of indulgence, you can clean up your act by feeding your body with foods that’ll put it back into balance. Not quite like confession but you’ve got to start somewhere. [click to continue…]