Miso Squash Soup

Miso Squash Soup

August turned to September, and boom! Just like that, there was a big ol’ squash in our weekly box of CSA veggies from Inner City Farms. Normally when I buy a squash, it ends up sitting on my counter for months till I finally remember to use it. They are excellent, edible fall decor, so […]

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Power Up your smoothie with wild berries! Foraged Salmonberries were a great addition to this mango ginger smoothie! Ingredients mango (we used organic, frozen) salmonberries (foraged – not available in stores) banana (one medium-ish sized) kale (a few leaves) tahini (a tablespoon-ish) ginger (a small knob) yogurt (plain, grass-fed, a few tablespoons water (a splash […]

Easy-Over Egg with Nettles

Easy-Over Egg with Nettles

An easy over egg atop sautéed nettles with pesto, cheddar & spices on a multi-grain bagel. I think I could eat this organic vegetarian recipe daily! Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) are an amazing powerhouse of nutrients. When raw, the tiny needles covering the nettles sting you with chemicals, but when cooked (or soaked), their stinging chemicals are released, making them safe to eat & handle! Nettles taste like a […]

Healthy Feed-You-All-Week Oatmeal Casserole

Healthy Feed-You-All-Week Oatmeal Casserole

Big City Hippies LOVE one-pot meals! They are usually fool-proof, require much less “focus” during cooking, and make nowhere near as many dishes as multi-dish recipes. If you use a wide variety of produce, whole grains, nuts, seeds, spices and so on, you will end up with a delicious and nutritious meal! This Oatmeal Casserole […]

DIY Nut Butter Blends

DIY Nut Butter Blends

We noticed an explosive amount of growth in the peanut/almond/nut butter section of local grocery stores, and were seeing new, exciting combinations of spreads! Concoctions such as coconut, banana, chocolate chip, apple pie, chia seed, hemp seed, half peanut – half almond and so many more interesting ideas!   Naturally, after examining many labels and deeming […]

Simple & Healthy Pumpkin Pie Banana Bread

Simple & Healthy Pumpkin Pie Banana Bread

We were heading to Lillooet for the weekend, and needed to bring a contribution for a potluck we were attending. We needed something that was easily portable, did not require refrigeration, was delicious, but still healthy!   I thought Banana Bread would be a good option. We had recently made Pumpkin French Toast, and still had […]