What’s the Deal with Winter Squash? and a bunch of delicious recipes!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Real Food, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups2 Comments

Fall and winter bring the onset of winter squash. At my grocery store, I am starting to see all sorts of weird, bumpy squashes for sale. My CSA has been full of them too! I have 3 acorn squash and one spaghetti squash sitting on my kitchen counter. The great thing about winter squash, however, is that they last a … Read More

Hearty Green Autumn Salad

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes1 Comment

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I was looking through my refrigerator, hungering for a nice hearty salad for our dinner. I saw leftover crockpot chicken, a container of chick peas, some arugula and a bag of brussels sprouts I had forgotten about  and started thinking. I headed to the internet and discovered this delicious “Great Greens” salad.  It looked delicious and I had the ingredients … Read More

Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes4 Comments

I just love the versatility of a pasta salad.  It can be a side dish or it can be a main dish!  I have complete control over the quality of the ingredients and I can always tweak the recipe a bit to change it up a bit from time to time.  My favorite part about this salad…my kids LOVE it! … Read More

Fermented Garden Salsa

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers2 Comments

I love coming up with new fermented side dishes, especially when they are made with cabbage. I have been eating fermented foods for so long now that I find my body starts to crave fermented cabbage after awhile!  My body cries out for the benefits of fermented foods. Who would have thought?! I was inspired to make this recipe after … Read More

Luau Beans – a favorite summer barbecue side

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes9 Comments

Luau Beans - a summer favorite - www.ohlardy.com

I love baked beans.  I love sweet baked beans, savory baked beans, meaty baked beans. They just remind me of summer…of barbecues…of paper plates and watermelon and grilled (grass fed) hamburgers. I have had some great baked beans over the years.  My mom made a delicious, sweet version that we used to scoop up with potato chips (yes, sounds weird…try … Read More

Recipe: Asian-style Sesame Asparagus and What’s in My CSA Box – Week 4

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes4 Comments

It’s that time of the week again for “What’s in My CSA Box!” I also have a yummy recipe that is perfect for this season’s asparagus.  It’s a twist on sesame noodles but with nutrient dense asparagus! First off, my CSA box this week was full of delicious spring goodies! spinach two types of head lettuce rhubarb Easter Egg radishes … Read More

Roasted Cabbage

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes1 Comment

I absolutely love simple recipes. Few, but wholesome, ingredients that explode with real flavor are the kinds of dishes I like to serve to my family.  As far as veggies go, I always strive to offer variety to my children, but often find myself serving the same tried and true recipes over and over again because I know they will … Read More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter Sauce

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes29 Comments

Brussels sprouts….Most people turn their nose up and say gross!  Not sure why!  If they are cooked properly, they can be absolutely delicious, as well as nutritious.  These roasted brussels sprouts definitely are definitely my favorite! Brussels Sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable and part of the Brassica family, like cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy and broccoli.  They are a powerhouse of … Read More

Homemade Applesauce

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers11 Comments

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This past weekend I brought home a bag of apples from the Farmer’s Market only to discover I had a bag of apples sitting on the counter.  Homemade applesauce it is!  I don’t really know how to make applesauce, but figured that it couldn’t be too hard.  I knew that I wanted to use my crockpot and minimal ingredients, so … Read More

Butternut Squash Gratin

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes8 Comments

I can not believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  I feel like the school year just started.  Where does time go?  I have begun to brainstorm my menu for our Thanksgiving feast, as we generally host for a small group of family.  This fabulous butternut squash gratin will definitely be a new addition to the table this year! I … Read More

Lacto-fermented Pineapple Papaya Chutney – a delicious digestive aid

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes23 Comments

Adding fermented foods to your diet has many health benefits, including making food more digestible, increasing vitamin and enzyme content of the food and increasing good bacteria in your digestive tract.  They are very easy to prepare at home.  An easy and delicious way to get fermented foods is by making this pineapple chutney recipe, which is an adaptation of … Read More