Simple eggs

This is one of the easiest ways to add flavor. I put a small scoop of coconut oil into a pan with a sliced yellow onion. Simmering until just brown will give it a caramelized flavor- turn the burner down and add some cage free whisked eggs. Be patient! Protein needs to cook slow, eggs should never be rushed.

I made my Cuban coffee by mixing unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup and instant coffee, then adding hot water 

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Basic colorful dinner

Chop peppers and onions and add EVOO salt and pepper and make a tinfoil basket for them, then grill for a few minutes on each side. Bake asparagus with olive oil in  oven at 400 for 12 min (if you have meat to cook, this conserves grill space). Peel sweet corn and brush with melted butter salt and pepper, then grill on low for a few min- rotating often. I just learned this way of cooking corn, it caramelize sand is delicious.
Who can complain about fresh picked tomatoes, motz, basil salt and pepper? Also, put some cuke slices out with salt!

Summer squash and fruit bowl

This fruit bowl uses goat milk yogurt, peaches, banana, chia seeds and ground flax 
I picked this squash at the Lawrence Family farm in Newbergh, NY. Slice into thick pieces, heat the oven to 450, cover squash with EVOO S&P and bake until they just start to look brown

Orange beet salad


To make a smaller dish, I boiled 7 beets for 20 min. In bowl whisk 2 tbsp EVOO, one tbsp honey, salt, a squeeze of oj and grated ginger. Let the beets cool and peel off the skin. Dice beets, peel and slice an orange and add to bowl. Add a cut shallot, S&P, cilantro and toasted cashew pieces.

Can serve as is or over a bowl of greens (I used spinach and the leaves from the beets)

acorn squash


One of my challenges is to make meals my boyfriend will enjoy, he’s got a sweet tooth and was brought up with southern cooking. He liked this one:

Oven to 375, half an acorn squash (remove seeds) and bake until tender (my small squash took 40 min)

While baking brown 1/2 lb of ground beef and onion. Transfer this to bowl and add two strips of cooked chopped bacon, dried cherries, and eventually squash insides. Remove squash from oven and scoop insides, leaving 1/4 inch of shell. Put insides back in shell, add some butter and bake another 15.