Cauliflower Salad

I first created this recipe for my “Summer Salads” theme at work. In the summer, and during this time in the autumn, we have local, organic cauliflower at Mother Earth’s, which is the inspiration of this dish. I always look for local, seasonal foods during our growing season. I love to cook seasonally and I…

Apricot Almond Bites

This is another variation of my dried fruit-based sweet treats. I have created several varieties, using different types of dried fruits as the base. They are full of nutrition and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings–guilt free! Ingredients 1 cup (moist) dried apricots, roughly chopped 6 tablespoons almond butter ¼ cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut…

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Salad

This recipe is a great alternative to pasta with marinara when tomatoes are in season. It is so fresh and easy to prepare. The tomato salad can also be eaten with quinoa, millet or your favorite bread. Ingredients: 1 (12-16 oz.) package regular or gluten-free pasta (rotini, fusili, elbows, small shells, etc.) Tomato Salad* 4…

Tomato & Corn Salad

How many variations of tomato salad can I create? Well, here’s the thing: when I see the bounty of the summer season, I try to use our seasonal produce in as many ways as I can. Delicious corn grows in our northeast region and we have a local grower right down the road. Tomatoes are wonderful when they’re…

Cooling Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

Over the summer, one of my demo themes was: Cooling Foods. There are various foods that can help us stay cooler during the warm summer season. In this recipe I chose a few different cooling foods that I thought would go nicely together. It’s cooling and hydrating! Ingredients 5 cups cubed cucumbers (peeled and seeded)…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is another recipe inspired by our local, corn-growing season. Using fresh, local, organic seasonal corn is best. We have delicious corn in our northeast region and I love it! This is a great potluck, picnic, or barbecue dish. Ingredients 2-15 oz. cans black beans—rinsed and drained 2 cups blanched/cooked corn kernels 1 medium-size sweet bell…