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

Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Noodle Soup

As we make our way through the chilly winter months, there’s nothing I find more satisfying than coming in from the cold and having a bowl of hot soup. This is a delicious and healthy recipe I modified from “An Edible Mosaic” (http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=15197). Ingredients: 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces 6 tbl … More Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Noodle Soup

Pasta with cauliflower cream sauce and steamed kale

This sauce is creamy, low in fat, and most importantly – tasty! While it has the consistency of an Alfredo sauce, it doesn’t have the unhealthy fats and extra calories. You’ll be eating an extra serving of veggies without even knowing it. 🙂 Pasta with cauliflower cream sauce and steamed kale Makes: a whole lot … More Pasta with cauliflower cream sauce and steamed kale