Healthy Recipes

Cooking with Foraged Foods: Nettle Pesto

Cooking with Foraged Foods: Nettle Pesto

It happens from time to time: you are stumbling through some underbrush or bushwacking to get back on the proper trail and all of a sudden you feel a dull stinging sensation on your arms or legs. You have been stung by a stinging nettle! Nettle are a herbaceous plant...

Cooking with foraged foods: Dandelion Pesto

Cooking with foraged foods: Dandelion Pesto

It’s spring-time, and if your yard is anything like mine, you are probably thinking of how to get rid of all the dandelions. They are everywhere, whether you like them of not. They can be a nuisance if you want to maintain a green lawn. But the spread of yellow...

Roasted Applesauce

Birds are singing, cherry blossoms are blooming, and it’s slightly less rainy! Spring is coming! But we are still waiting for a lot of those spring veggies to come up and bring new life to our gardens and farmers markets. While we are anxiously awaiting their arrival,...

A new take on Brussels sprouts

A new take on Brussels sprouts

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Brussels sprouts are in full swing this time of year. They are a cold weather veggie which means that you’re probably seeing them pop up in many holiday recipes. Interestingly, Brussels sprouts taste best and sweetest after enduring a couple of...

Homemade Bean Dip

Homemade Bean Dip

After some experimenting in the HIP kitchen, we came up with this simple yet delicious recipe for bean dip. We serve this dip at summer meal sites for kids and teens, so left the spices on the mild side, but you can always add more chili or cayenne for extra kick!...