Raw Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad

I finally jumped on the raw kale and brussel sprouts salad wagon.  I’m not one to follow trends and make food just because everyone else is making it, so I hadn’t got around to using kale or brussel sprouts in a salad, in fact I hadn’t even used either one of them in the raw…

Southwestern Butternut Squash Chili

Today is President’s Day and in honor of our current President Obama, I decided to do a chili recipe since it’s his favorite food. While there’s nothing ordinary about any type of chili, I did decide to do an out-of-the-box chili using butternut squash.  I’ve eaten versions of pumpkin chili before that I liked, so…

Cooking, Meditation, Being Present & Inspiration from Cynthia Lair

The art of cooking is all about being present so that you can create those wonderful balances of flavors.  It’s also about adding plenty of love and paying attention to what we eat. Now if you don’t know anything about being present and in the moment, it’s time to learn.  Being present means that you’re…

Elegantly Easy Cornish Hens

 Sometimes I get tired of roasting a turkey for Thanksgiving every year (I know…gasp…sigh…how can I not roast a turkey?!) or I just don’t need the amount of meat a turkey gives.  A nice alternative that usually goes on sale at the same time of year is Cornish hens.  Still the similar flavors and textures but smaller and takes…