Kale & Seed Crisps by Julie Morris

Christ is in our midst! I think my stomach has been serenading Bee Gees songs to me lately. My stomach has been so happy since I have been listening to the prescription of eating more greens and drinking more water. I am glad that I have finally listened because I have so much energy and…

Super Easy Egg Swaps in Baking

Christ is in our midst! During fasting days, especially many strict fasts, such as Great Lent, Nativity, Dormition of the Theotokos and the Sts. Peter and Paul, these times translates to intense prayer and reflection of oneself, connecting to God in addition to dietary restrictions that help purify us. These foods include no eating of…

What to Do with Beet Stems

Yesterday I made a couple of beet dishes from “Vegetables Illustrated” and they tasted absolutely AMAZING! I don’t like to throw food to waste if I know I can turn them into something tasty and healthy. There’s a guilt voice in my head that says, ” we can turn that into something”, which applies to…


Kale is a great plant based source for calcium, iodine, protein, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is a calcium rich food. Excellent source for vitamin A. Good source of alpha-linolenic acid (found in omega 3s). All greens (chlorophyll rich) foods contain alpha-linolenic acid in their chlorophylllasts. Great dietary option to add for heart…

Lettuces, In General

Season: spring – autumn Function: cooling Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate – loud  

Meyer Lemons

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sour – sweet Weight: light volume : moderate – loud Tips: add to your dishes to brighten them up; add at the end of your salad; make ’em as yummy candies!  


Season: autumn – spring Taste: sweet Botanical relatives: chives, garlic, onions, shallots Weight: light – medium Volume: quiet Techniques: boil, braise, fry, grill, roast, steam Tips: add early in cooking process I have a fond memory of leeks. The last time I visited my homeland, Poland,  I was about 6 years old. I have vague…

Fiddlehead Ferns

Season: spring Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate loud techniques/tips: always serve cooked: blanch, boil, saute, steam  

Dandelion Greens

Season: late spring – early autumn Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate Techniques: raw, saute, steam  

Fava Beans

(AKA Broad Beans, Horse Beans) Season: spring – summer Taste: bitter Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate Techniques: boil, puree, simmer