nourishing a happy, healthy life

Month: January 2016

Kitchen Shears

After being married a short time, I realized how incomplete my pre-married life had been.  No.  Not because Spencer was half of me that was ‘missing’…because I discovered decent kitchen shears!  Spencer came with a nice pair from Cutco and my life hasn’t been the […]

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

Awhile back I read an interesting book written by Deborah Madison titled: What We Eat When We Eat Alone.  In it, she interviews people about what they eat when they cook for themselves.  Salmon cakes, similar to these, were one woman’s answer.  I was intrigued by […]

White Bean and Rosemary Hummus

White Bean and Rosemary Hummus

This is a yummy change from traditional chickpea hummus and it came to mind when I was trying to think of recipes for my friend who’s on an elimination diet. I cooked my own beans, but canned beans work fine. Just watch the salt because canned beans can vary quite a bit in their salt content.

In case you are curious about the parsnip rounds you see in the top-left corner on the picture, here are the directions:

Slice the parsnips in 1/4 inch rounds (I used a mandolin) and pan-fry them on medium heat in about a tablespoon of coconut oil (or your oil of choice) until tender and slightly browned on both sides. Salt to taste. Pile a heaping teaspoon of hummus on a parsnip round and top it with carmelized onion and peppers (mine were leftover from fajitas) along with a single fried rosemary leaf. These are best warm.

The Provo Food Scene

It wasn’t that long ago that there weren’t great options for eating out in Provo.  If you didn’t want to trek up to Sundance, you were pretty much stuck with the P-town institutions.  Thankfully, things have gotten a lot better.  Now there are enough truly good […]