January is for Lentils

I'd been getting a bit panicky. I mean, here it was, the 3rd of January, and I had yet to figure out what food belonged to January. Pumpkin was good for October and November. (Okay, okay. I started in September.) And molasses (Gingerbread...I'm talking about YOU!) totally belonged to December. But now what? What was January?…

Tofu Isn’t a 4-Letter Word at My House

Protein. A word worth 9 points when playing Words with Friends or Scrabble (provided no letter occupies a space marked DL, DW, or TL). But that's not really important. Unless, of course, you are playing Words with Friends or Scrabble. Obviously. What is important, however, is understanding the role that protein plays in your health. For starters, it helps your body repair…

When Life Hands You Tomatoes

Or maybe I should have used this title: "When Your CSA Hands You Tomatoes". Each spring I plant several tomato plants. And each summer I watch them struggle to produce enough tomatoes to make, well, make anything. Anything at all. Thank goodness for my CSA! One of my all time favorite tomato recipes is for…

It’s Pizza Time!

My oldest daughter just returned home after spending the month studying in Italy. In an effort to make her transition to reality a little more palatable, we decided to make homemade pizzas! Pizza Dough 2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour 1 c. amaranth flour 1/4 c. warm water (about 115 degrees) 1 packet (5/16 oz.)…