Three Sisters Green Chile Stew

Just returned from a week in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, and my second home, which I miss often here in the wonderful but soggy Northwest.  It was soooo lovely to have a few days of dear friends, cold, crisp high desert air, breathtaking snow on the mountains, and the most incredible skies, which…

BEST EVER Paleo Pumpkin Pie

I once thought I hated pumpkin pie.  That was until I tasted one made from scratch rather than canned filling.  Wow!  It was a total revelation.  I think I ate a LOT of that pie.  For the past two decades or so, I’ve been working on a pie filling that minimizes sugar and maximizes that…

The Lentils that Saved Thanksgiving

Well, my friends, it’s been quite a week to say the very least. I think I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for simpler days. It feels like a good time for some grounding ballast in the food department too.  Fortunately, one need look no further than the modest yet stalwart lentil.  Anyone remember good ole Lentil…

Comfort Me with Brussels Sprouts (and Bacon!)

Along with their Brassica family cousin, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts have got to be one of the most maligned vegetables in the Western world.  The image of a greyish, boiled-to-death, Dickensian Brussels Sprout seems to conjure up everything we think we hate about vegetables … But wait!!  When you come right down to it … these…