Marinated Kohlrabi Salad

by kara on June 28, 2012

Kohlrabi is already popping up at farmer’s markets this year.   Kohlrabi (a “cabbage turnip”) was bred from a wild cabbage plant. Wondering what to do with this strange looking vegetable?  I was a bit afraid of kohlrabi until I saw Chef Stewart Woodman ( do a demo at Kingfield Farmer’s Market a few years ago.  I watched him make […]


Roasted Rhubarb Sauce

by kara on May 20, 2012

I was so thrilled that Fulton Farmer’s Market opened on Saturday.  Each and every time I go to our neighborhood farmers market, I am reminded how incredibly lucky we are to live in our Minneapolis hood.  I stocked up on starter plants, pea shoots, pickles, and rhubarb. And then I went home and made this sauce.  I […]

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Carrot Cashew Pâté

by kara on October 21, 2011

This recipe wowed me when I tried it at a birthday party over the summer.  I was thrilled to discover that it was from Jenny Breen, a friend I met through another friend.  If you don’t have Jenny’s cookbook, “Cooking Up The Good Life,” I suggest you purchase it.  The cookbook is full of healthy, easy, […]


Bethany’s Salsa

by kara on August 28, 2011

My friend, Bethany, is a southern gal who moved to Minneapolis a few years ago.  She’s a classy lady.  She moved back to the Atlanta area this last year.  I miss her.   I found her recipe when I was asked to bring a dish to share at my girlfriend, Trycia’s, birthday party this weekend.  It is similiar to Texas Caviar and […]


Spring Quinoa Salad

by kara on April 7, 2011

It’s simply glorious outside today!   After a long winter, we are soaking up the sun.  I made this recipe last spring/summer. It’s on my menu for this weekend.   This is a light and healthy salad to make for lunch.  I adapted the recipe from Epicurious; replacing the dried cherries with tomatoes and eliminating the sunflower seeds.  The recipe can easily […]


Green Smoothie

by kara on March 6, 2011

Kale I have grown to love kale.   I thought it was a bit bitter when I first started cooking with it a few years ago, .  I’ve found that the moment lemon juice is added, that bitterness isn’t so dramatic.  Kale is full of all things good for your body. . .water, vitamins, fiber.  I prefer the ”Dino” […]


Peanut Butter Cups

by kara on February 9, 2011

Valentines Day is coming up next week.  Make these for your sweetie and it won’t break your diet. It’s a modern-day version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (without the chemicals, additives, and preservatives).  This recipe is from Alicia Silverstone’s cookbook, The Kind Diet. Yes, the actress.  The cookbook is quite informative and makes you feel healthier just […]


Killer Salad

by kara on November 16, 2010

We had my in-laws over for dinner the other night.   Janet brought  “Killer Salad,” a recipe given to her by her dear friend, Ellen Knutsen (who lives in Bismarck, ND).  This salad truly speaks for itself.  It really is a Killer Salad.  Serve it at a holiday meal, and your guests will love you.  It’s on my Christmas […]