6 Recipes for Whale Zucchinis

Whale Zucchinis You know the type, the zucchini that overnight blow up into the size of a whale. Now, what to do with the enormous beast? Some people actually throw out this hearty veg., but not us, there is little wasted at the Monhegan Wellness facilities. The Whale Zucchini is best grated or thinly sliced…

Delicata Squash Lasagna

Delicata Squash Lasagna Lots of veggies is the key to this comfort food, perfect for fall. It can be made gluten free or with fresh pasta lasagna sheets. INGREDIENTS: 2 lb. delicata squash, cut in half and seeds removed, thinly sliced on a mandolin or food processor if available or very carefully with a knife…

Slow Roasted Beef and Spinach

Slow Roasted Beef and Spinach Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 lb. sirloin steak 1-2 cloves garlic 1 cup red wine 1 large box organic baby spinach Directions: Sear the steak in pan with high sides (at least 3 inches) and tight fitting lid. Caramelize both sides, add garlic and brown, add red wine and scrape the…

Mushroom and Kale Burger

Mushroom and Kale burger Serves 2 Ingredients: ½ lb. ground beef, local and organic if possible ½ white onion, finely diced 1 cup baby kale, chopped 4 white button mushrooms, diced 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tsp. creole seasoning or other season salt 1 egg, lightly beaten Directions: Mix all ingredients together and divide into…

Wow Your Dinner Guests!: Crispy Skinned Salmon and Herbed Beans

Inspired by bon appetit recipes Pan-Roasted Halibut with Herbed Corona Beans and Crispy Skinned Fish I put my own twist on these recipes with local ingredients from Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative . The crispy skinned fish is very easy to do and makes a delectable dish sure to wow your dinner guests. The herbed beans add a…

Pasta e Fagioli

Soups are nourishing for the body and soul. This Pasta e Fagioli recipe is nutrient-dense, made from local ingredients, and delicious. That covers all of my criteria for a healthy meal that promotes a happy, healthy mind and body. Soup is a wonderful meal for sharing with friends and family, and creates a nourishing sense…

Meatless Meatballs and Arugula Pesto

You know me, always looking for nutrient dense, yet delicious recipes. This is one for the future cookbook. I eat meat but also enjoy meatless meals, this recipe is packed with flavor and nutrition and I bet the whole family will enjoy it. Try it and let me know. Ketogenic Meatballs  1 ½ cup cooked…

St. Patrick’s Day Slow-Cooker Corned Beef Dinner

It’s St. Patty’s Day and whether you have a dash or a giant dose of Irish in your genes or not, it is hard to resist celebrating this fun and festive day. For me St. Patrick’s Day is not just about swilling beer and getting black-out drunk (which seems to be the way of most),…

Thai Inspired Chicken-Vegetable Soup

Thai foods have a pleasant fresh, green quality along with a positive warming effect on the body. Perfect nutrition for cold days. I love the flavors of Thai cooking. The blend of lemongrass, cilantro, basil, chilies and coconut milk screams aliveness and has a positive warming effect on my body. The food is light leaving…

3 Comfort Foods without the Guilt

Cold weather brings on the hankering for carbohydrate and fat laden comfort foods. Here are some options to fulfill the cravings without the extra calories. I am always looking for ways to add extra nutrition to my meals through vegetables and here are a few ways I do that. Serve these main dishes with a…