Author: Donna Ferguson

Make-Ahead Blackberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Ahhhh, September. The sweet convergence of pickles, pies, and pumpkins. Want to make someone happy? Feed them. Nothing says I love you quite like a home cooked meal. Show some extra kindness to your family and ease those back-to-school mornings with a healthy breakfast. Start by stirring up the fun this weekend with these Make-Ahead […]

Gazoz

Beautiful to look at, delicious to drink and definitely the most fun to make, gazoz is “a gorgeous, aromatic, colorful, zero-proof beverage of fruit, fizz, flora and fermentation.” A seasonal sparkling drink of the moment, let nature be your guide and create what speaks to you. Fruit and flowers, spices and herbs, syrup and sparkle […]

Chipotle Chicken Nacho Dip

I feel fall. Maybe you do, too. It’s a teensy bit cooler, the days are a bit shorter, and if you stop long enough to notice you can see a few leaves here and there getting ready to put on a show. Summer is winding down.  If you have kids at home, this last week […]

Hiyashi Chuka

Cue the cucumbers, it’s warm out there and you need to adjust accordingly. A cold noodle salad is refreshing on hot days and these Tokyo-inspired cold ramen noodles are a fun way to wrap up this final week of the Olympics. Because you will not be using the seasoning packet, you can use any kind […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

Fresh Northwest peaches are here, and they are sublime. Eat this very fragile fruit-of-the-moment every way you can. Scatter fresh peach slices over whole grain toast smeared with ricotta, add blackberries and drizzle with honey. Grill peach halves and serve with chicken. Try a Peach Caprese: sliced peaches play well with tomatoes, mozzarella and ribbons […]

Seared Scallops with Basil Risotto

Grab a taste of the tropics with this breezy basil-pineapple risotto. Topped with meaty, seared scallops, it’s a big impact entree you can make with low impact effort. It’s summer, remember? Don’t stand at the stove stirring! Use your Instant Pot and set as directed below, or if you have a Multi-Cooker with a risotto […]

Ginger-Miso Pasta Salad

What would summer be without pasta salad? This Ginger-Miso version is a healthy side dish, but it’s filling enough to be a main. Vegetarian and gluten-free, there is no mayo. Plus, it gets better as it sits, making this dish perfect for picnics.  I used an 8 ounce package of cavatappi shaped chickpea pasta to […]

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