Weekend Food Links

Our top picks for cooking this weekend

Healthy and delicious recipes and inspiration from some of our favorite sites.

Cinnamon Almond Baked Oatmeal

TheHealthyApple.com

Warm, crunchy, tart and sweet. An indulgent way to wake up this weekend. Amie’s recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and soy-free, and packed with flavor and nutrition.

Butter Hummus

HomeMadeMommy.net

Try this delicious hummus recipe, made with butter.  The recipe starts with whole, dried chickpeas instead of canned. Cans are often lined with BPA.  Starting with organic dried chickpeas allows you to soak them yourself and coax out maximum flavor.

Pomelo Noodles

101Cookbooks.com

A simple, healthy lunch of noodles, salad greens and edamame, dressed in peanuts and pomelo.  We love salad greens in noodles, and it’s a bright contrast to winter cooked vegetables.

Harvest Crackers with Rosemary, Cranberries and Pecan

TheKitchn.com

These crackers are absolutely delicious with cheese. Make extra for hostess gifts or to bring to weekend gatherings.

In The Kitchen

Local Grassfed Lamb Shank Recipe
Join me in my kitchen for an easy autumn favorite made from local, organic and homegrown ingredients. Today’s real food lunch is a braised grassfed lamb shank with mint and delicata squash. Unlike most people, my main meal is lunch rather than dinner. That can pose a problem, since lunch… Read more
Death By Ratatouille: Are You Allergic To Nightshades?
Nightshade vegetables may be secretly making you sick Okay, Death may be a bit extreme here, but you would be surprised how many people have a sensitivity to common nightshade vegetables. You’ve heard of the Deadly Nightshade. Hikers and foragers learn to avoid the tasty looking, yet poisonous, berries on… Read more
how to make pumpkin orange marmalade or jam
Easy Fresh Pumpkin Orange Marmalade Recipe
Marmelade à la citrouille et à l’orange. Here’s a lovely recipe for a fresh pumpkin jam that’s earthy, bright and versatile. The flavor and color will win you over. So will the simplicity. Read more
Amazing Pecan Banana Bread Recipe
Even though this recipe only uses a half stick of butter, the banana bread smells and tastes amazingly buttery. Chunks of high quality dark chocolate and whole pecan halves make this an indulgent treat with afternoon tea. This banana bread has a wonderful, tender texture and is not overly sweet.… Read more
Compost, Not Packaging
While it’s better to recycle than send rubbish to the landfill, it’s even better to start with whole foods. That way you make compost, not recycled packaging. I enjoyed a refreshing smoothie today and when I went to clean up, I realized a happy fact: all I had was compost. Read more
Cardamom Scented Grassfed Lamb Stew With Prunes Recipe
What do you think of prunes? This amazing pairing of lamb and prunes is guaranteed to give you a new perspective on this humble ingredient. Many people in the US aren’t familiar with prunes as a gourmet ingredient. Prunes are something old people eat to stay regular, right? We can… Read more

Green Kitchen Product Reviews

Dangers of nonstick cookware

The Best Non Toxic Nonstick Pans

Nonstick cookware is popular largely because cooking does not require the use of oils or fats, which purportedly creates healthier meals. The price for this… Read more
eco friendly travel supplies

Top Ten Eco Friendly Travel Essentials

Wondering what to pack for a sustainable, eco friendly vacation? There are so many easy ways we can have our adventures with less of a… Read more
alternative to plastic zip lock bags

Plastic Free Kitchen: Non Plastic Zip Bag Alternatives for Food Storage

Are silicone food storage bags a good plastic free alternative to zip lock style plastic bags? Read the pros and cons of switching to silicone. Read more