Basic Beans

Pinto beans are widely used in traditional Mexican dishes. This basic recipe is simple and delicious served with cornbread (recipe here) or corn tortillas. It also serves as the “base” for other dishes. You can heat and mash them for Frijoles Refritos...

Spring Wheat Berry Salad

This simple but satisfying salad is made with fresh spring peas, mint and lemon. The marinated feta and toasted pine nuts add tangy and earthy flavors. For an additional kick I topped the salad with ground Sumac. If you’ve never used Sumac give it a try. It has...

Popcorn with drizzled dark chocolate

Popcorn is good for you. Avoid the ubiquitous bad toppings and you have a nutritious, delicious, whole grain snack that is high in fiber and low in fat and calories. Why not snack guilt free and indulge in delicious toppings like herbs, spices, garlic powder,...

Black Bean Patties

I usually make these in the summer in traditional “burger form,” served on rolls with all the fixings. Recently the craving hit and I thought why wait? My winter version included a side of guacamole salsa and a mixed green salad. I also served them sans...

Apple Cider Wheatberry Salad

This recipe was inspired by a CSA I belonged to while living in Vermont. Dwight Miller Orchards presses cider and makes their own apple cider vinegar. This time of the year they include both items in their weekly share pick-up. It’s become a favorite dish that I...