Maple Wheat Bread in the Zojirushi

Do you have a Zojirushi bread machine? Do you have a go-to wheat bread recipe yet? Well, your search is over! I have tried more than a few recipes for wheat bread in my Zo and I finally stopped when I found this one. It does take a little bit of programming for the HOME…

Chicken Abruzzi

This is a wonderful lunch or dinner meal that can be made largely from your garden! It makes delicious use of zucchini, kale, peppers, and anything else you might like to throw in. It is modeled from the Chicken Abruzzi that is available at Olive Garden (a delicious choice if you happen to be stopping…

Yummy Granola

I have used a few granola recipes over the years, but this was the first I tried and one that I go back to frequently because of how easy it is. The granola can be dried in the oven or in the dehydrator. The oven is quicker, but the dehydrator will preserve the enzymes if…

Veggie Salad in a Cucumber Cup

Several days ago I was surfing recipe sites and pinterest-ing (is that a word?) them . I marked this one down but wasn’t sure I’d try it. Fast forward to today. I happened to have some mint that I thinned out of the garden and wasn’t sure what to do with it. This recipe was the…

Meatless Taco Salad

I have some garden produce to use up so I was going back through my Pinterest pins looking for ideas and I came across this one. It uses mostly things I have on hand and sounded delicious so I thought I’d give it a try. I am so glad I did! This recipe comes from…

Fresh Garden Salsa

Fresh salsa from the garden is one of my favorite ways to use up the summer bounty of tomatoes and peppers. I do wish my cilantro in the garden had made it, but  for now I’ll make do with packaged. This amount of salsa is good for a small snack for 2 people. Ingredients: Tomatoes…

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe from one of my favorite books, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. I read the book this winter, and Barbara’s mention of how productive zucchini is in the garden was my sole reason for planting some this spring. I’m a sucker for a…

Homemade Granola

This homemade granola is a staple in our house. It it great with milk as a replacement for breakfast cereal, and it makes a delicious parfait with some plain yogurt and frozen berries! I use the dehydrator to make it but you could also dry it in the oven with the same results. Homemade Granola…

Green Juice for Breakfast, Omega 8004/8006 Review

  Many mornings we start the day with juice from fresh produce. I can’t think of a quicker or better way to pack the nutritional punch that a glass of fresh vegetable juice offers. I can definitely tell the difference when we drink our juice versus when we don’t. I also noticed how filling a…