Hello and Welcome!My name is Maria and I am passionate about…some might even say “obsessed with”…food! Mostly the healthy, organic, local, seasonal sort of food. I love searching for and creating new recipes to use the food that is available to me in a way that tastes good while also nourishing our bodies, our souls, and the planet.Easier said than done, right? If you also want to eat healthy, save time, and enjoy life, I hope that you will find something here that inspires and motivates you to try something new. Big changes can only be made with small steps!Start Your Journey HereTry a New Seasonal Recipe Today Curried Potato-Apple-Lentil Salad Slow Cooker “Roasted” Sweet Potatoes Quinoa and Kale-Stuffed Acorn Squash Orange Cranberry Nut Muffins Chai Spiced Latte Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus Apple-Cinnamon-Ginger Kombucha Roasted Kohlrabi Pumpkin Muffins Fall Harvest Salad with Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette Apple-Raisin Muffins Apple Crumb Pie Warm Turmeric Milk Latte Spice-Roasted Carrots Apple-Carrot Muffins Hearty Tomato, Bean and Kale Soup Apple Cider Mimosas Butternut Squash and Sage Orzo Risotto Potato-Apple-Fennel Chopped Salad Carrot-Pineapple Muffins Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apple and Salami Warm Lentil and Rice Salad with Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas Grilled Sweet Potato Salad Massaged Kale Salad with Kombucha Vinaigrette Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Frittata Bloody Mary Pot Roast Harvest Stew Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Frittata Kale and Potato Mash Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Sausage and Kale Risotto Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup Mulled Apple Cider Iced Tea Apple, Cheddar and Cranberry Turnovers Cranberry-Apple Pecan Pancakes Maple Quinoa Spinach Salad Winter Farro Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Greens Potato, Kale and Egg Pizza Marrakesh Stew Vegetable Barley Soup Basic Massaged Kale Salad Red Curry Lemongrass Soup Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup Apple and Oat Breakfast Bar Sweet Potato Skillet Hash Sweet Potato and Marshmallow CookiesWhat I’ve been cooking up!