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October 19, 2018

There are literally thousands of recipes like this one, all with tiny variations here or there, but this one was the perfect cross between the familiar warmth of a hearty stew and the exotic West African flavors which stole my heart in culinary school. Arguably the qui...

October 12, 2018

I'm a huge fan of chili and the almighty bean, both for the protein power it wields and its versatility. Beans are the most concentrated form of plant protein in the world and the only cultivated plants which actually enrich, rather than deplete the soil during the gro...

October 5, 2018

This one is really one of my favorites. This recipe was a gift from a dear friend who made it for me when I was feeling low, and has been in my crockpot every year since. I shared this recipe last month at the Snow Lake Hike & Flow, and by popular demand, I am sharing...

October 19, 2017

Taking time for sanity is crucial, especially during the winter months when elevated stress hormone levels can be the difference between a productive week and one spent watching daytime courtroom dramas or HGTV with a hundred-and-two degree fever. I don't recommend...

September 26, 2017

I hail from the midwest, where football is a religion and the onset of Autumn brings the same electric anticipation as Christmas. Some of my favorite fall memories include my mother making her amazing chili for half-time while the family gathered to watch the game. Thi...

September 18, 2017

The leaves are falling, the days are cooling; weird, inedible gourds are everywhere, and Pumpkin Spice Mania begins to tighten its death grip on millions of unsuspecting lattes and foodstuffs. It's Autumn, and nothing says Autumn like gourds (and the most hated candy i...

September 26, 2016

It's been a couple of years since I left the kitchen to pursue teaching yoga full-time and while I've never regretted that decision, I do miss cooking for people all the time. One of the great things about being a chef is that people often ask me for recipes, s...

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