Carrot Pasta Sauce

Carrot Pasta Sauce

A few days ago, we came across a beautiful website called Meatless Mondays (see our link to it under Blogs We Love). This non-profit organization’s goal is to reduce meat consumption by at least 15%. Quite a few celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow (check out her new website “goop” in our Blogs We Love link) and Alicia Silverstone, have joined this campaign so far. Having embraced a complete vegan lifestyle for about 12 years in the past, this campaign really spoke to our hearts. Although we are no longer vegan, we still overall try to eat mostly vegetarian. We rarely eat meat, and if we do, we take great care to only select meat from animals that have been treated humanely. Our recipes do include some dairy and eggs, but always from organic sources, and farms that still embrace the values of raising their animals ethically and humanely. In our own case, the healing from the damaging effects of gluten intolerance, has necessitated many changes. We learned to be open-minded about our food choices, but always  have and still feel strongly about organic foods, and especially the humane treatment of farm animals (and all animals for that matter). Continue reading


Parsley Pesto with Rainbow Chard

Parsley Pesto with Rainbow Chard

Most people are familiar with traditional pesto recipes that use basil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Creating a variation on this delicious recipe, we replaced the pine nuts with almonds and the basil with Italian parsley and rainbow chard. We also added mint, which adds a bright fresh flavor, nicely complementing the other ingredients. Continue reading