Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

If you have ever had a spring roll or a vermicelli salad, you may recall the thin, salty-sweet, sauce, that goes with it. Traditionally made of fish sauce, we have a vegan friendly version that tastes great.

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1 cup Vegetarian Fish Sauce
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Lime
1 cup Tamarind Juice
2 cups water
2 cloves minced garlic
Minced Chili Peppers (your preference)

Korean Campfire Fajitas

In a fajita rut? Try adding some sweet and savory flavors with this Korean Fajita (campfire not necessary). This past weekend I went camping in a large group. To make meals less stressful we decided to split into smaller groups and each prep one meal. My go too meal for camping has always been fajitas. It’s simple, travels easy and can be prepped ahead of time.

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Baby Portobello Mushrooms
Oyster/Trumpet Mushrooms
Korean BBQ Marinade

Zucchini Muffins

Not sure what to do with all your fresh garden zucchini? You will find these muffins are more moist than banana nut bread.

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2 cups shredded zucchini
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup flax seed (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

Bake @325° for 20 minute


Simple Pesto Base

There is nothing like fresh pesto for a light summer dinner. the number of ingredients found in pesto can literally be counted on 1 hand. All you need is a blender or food processor for this super simple recipel

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2 Handfuls of Basil
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Pine nuts
4 Garlic Cloves
Salt and Pepper to taste

Pumpkin Curry (Thai Style)

Immerse yourself with the flavors of Thailand with this fragrant sweet and savory pumpkin curry. Serve it over some nice pillowy Jasmine rice, and wonder how you’ve lived without this dish in your routine.

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1/2 orange pumpkin-peeled and cubed
1/2 onion, chopped
minced garlic
1 sweet potato cubed
Mae Ploy Curry Paste (available in several colors)
1 can coconut milk
Chili pepers
1 cup baby carrots

Breaded Eggplant

Grandma’s breaded eggplant dish is versatile, and will make you the envy of the lunchroom. Serve it with pasta, or between two pieces of bread. This is a simple recipe that can be done after a long day at work. With a few simple steps you can make this in under 1 hour. It’s also a great recipe to have your kids help out on.

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1 large Eggplant
2 eggs
Bread Crumps


Bruschetta is Italian for grilled bread. In this recipe we focus on what to put on that bread, using the trinity of Italian cuisine- Tomatoes, garlic and basil. Caution or your guests will devour this entire appetizer before dinner.

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1lb cherry or grape tomatoes
Italian Parsley
Minced Garlic
Olive Oil
Salt + Pepper to taste
Sugar to taste (if tomatoes are too sour)
A nice charred bread or sturdy cracker