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SOLE challenge: venison stuffed with radish greens

venison flank steak with radish greens

This recipe is a nice way to sneak greens into your meat eaters dinner.

The spring radishes are going crazy, as is everything in my garden. I’ve eaten more greens in the past few weeks than ever before in my life! I’m finding I really like the radish greens…they’re not quite as bitter as some of the others. Who knew?


Salad with Veggie Crisps and Basic Dressing Recipe

veggie salad

Backyard salad with fresh lettuce, mushrooms and fried rutabaga.

Sit down and get ready…I’m posting a vegetarian/vegan recipe. I’m almost as surprised as you are. Except I have been working on reducing the amount of animal protein I eat recently. Call it a by-product of my studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I will never eliminate meat entirely (I’ve a got a dedicated freezer for it, by gosh). But I don’t need to eat as much as I’ve been in the habit of doing.


Baked Eggs: the final 2012 dark days challenge

baked eggs in bacon cups

Baked eggs in bacon cups: Eggs Benedict/Florentine without the poaching!

It’s amazing to think back to November when I signed on for the dark days challenge; I had no idea then how much I would get out of this simple challenge to cook one completely SOLE meal a week. I thought it would be hard, and it wasn’t really. I’m fortunate to live in an area that produces a variety of whole foods year round. I didn’t realize how much it would open my eyes though! I have learned so much about what grows seasonally in Virginia, and have really started¬† thinking more consciously about where all of my food originates…and what it means for me to eat it.


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