Recipes: Our Fav’s For August!


Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms I can never resist any variety of mushrooms. They are nutritious, versatile, and make for a hearty meal. I absolutely love them grilled on the barbeque, but for this recipe, they roasted beautifully in the oven. My preschooler isn’t a huge fan of this large variety of mushroom, but the nice thing […]

Roasting Veggies and Baking Pizzas


Pizza with Roasted Vegetables & Feta The best part about roasted vegetables isn’t the fact that they’re ridiculously easy to make. It isn’t even the fact that they taste so good that avowed vegetable haters have just as much of a penchant for roasted vegetables as vegetarians do. No, the best thing about roasted vegetables […]

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwiches On Homemade Sourdough Bread!


Grilled portabella mushrooms are a great entree to serve for friends who may not be vegetarian because they take on a meaty flavor when barbequed. Seasonings can be altered depending on your preferences. 6 medium-sized portabella mushrooms 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. black pepper […]

The Cultured Cook: A Springtime Stew With Triple Nut Jumblecake For Dessert


Vegetable Medley Stew Now that summer is on the way, I’m thinking about gardening and veggies and mounds of fresh produce. It’s still a little bit chilly out, though, so I’m also still enjoying warm dishes hot off the stove. In keeping with the winter-to-spring transition, this Vegetable Medley Stew is a cross-seasonal dish – […]