White Beans & Mushrooms with Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients: 1 tbl avocado oil 8oz mushrooms (I used button mushrooms), sliced 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in water to rehydrate (about 10 minutes)* 3 cups cooked white beans 1/2 cup artichoke hearts (canned in water), quartered 2 cups red pepper sauce 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 black pepper 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp … More White Beans & Mushrooms with Red Pepper Sauce

Protein-Packed Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Slow Food Santa Cruz: Annual Edible Gardens Tour This past weekend was the annual Slow Food Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour. The tour which normally focuses on private gardens, highlighted school gardens this year. We stopped at three different schools to see what they called “gardens”, but were more like small farms! One of the sites … More Protein-Packed Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Tahini Tempeh Pasta

This past weekend was filled with New Year’s outings and celebrations. Kicking off 2016 with some nature, I went on a lovely guided hike in Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. Lunch along the river at Big Rock Hole was beautiful. The town of Pescadero consumed my Saturday. First up was a trip to Ano Nuevo State … More Tahini Tempeh Pasta