Ridiculously Good Red Beet Hummus

Ridiculously Good Red Beet Hummus

Hummus seems to be all the rage right now, making an appearance at social gatherings and refrigerators across the U.S. Do you know how simple it is to make your own hummus? Not to mention less expensive and free of additives or preservatives. This recipe utilizes fresh beets, which are in season right now and are a great […]

Raspberry, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars

Raspberry, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars

 Like most of you, we enjoyed a relaxing 4th of July morning, beginning with a 2 mile fun, followed by homemade blueberry pancakes, and a 3 hour experience at our garden, harvesting veggies and picking bugs off the brassicas (ok maybe the garden part was a little more unique).  Once we returned home, I finished whipping up this […]

Urban Gardening goes Country…Part 2

Urban Gardening goes Country…Part 2

Time for another thrilling episode of the Berger’s down on the farm!  In case you missed our last post, click HERE to read all about the beginning of our gardening adventure on our friend’s property the past several months! The last few weeks our plants have really taken off! We continue to struggle with low nitrogen in the […]

Urban Gardening goes Country…Part 1

Urban Gardening goes Country…Part 1

When we tell people we are planting a big garden this year, we wonder whether the term “big” is truly comprehended.  You see, we are just your typical suburban dwellers who happen to have a passion for eating fresh, real food and growing our own organic produce. Our humble abode sits on a tiny plot of land upon which, […]

Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lemon Dressing

Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lemon Dressing

  Tis the season for summer cookouts and pot lucks.  As the warmer weather approaches, my number of outside cookout obligations increases exponentially. Of course that means being able to produce multiple tasty “summery” dishes for each occasion.  But let’s be honest, you can only eat so many potato salads, raw veggies, and fruit…aka, staple cookout foods. […]

Baked Falafel with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Baked Falafel with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Unless you’re from the Middle East or love Middle Eastern food, are a vegetarian, or self-proclaimed foodie, you may have never tasted the delightful “Falafel” before.  Falafel is a middle-eastern food made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, herbs, and spices, that are fried and served in a pita or with a sauce.  Recently, my husband and I went to a […]

Simply Vanilla (Dairy Free) Ice Cream

Simply Vanilla (Dairy Free) Ice Cream

  Sometimes, you just need a little ice cream.  I had a fairly severe dairy allergy growing up…not swelling airways severe, but unpleasant congestion and runny nose. And yes, this was before allergies were “in” or talked about. I would tell teachers or lunch-ladies I was allergic to dairy and receive nothing but blank stares. Just […]

Morning Detox Blendy

Morning Detox Blendy

With the holiday season winding down, we’re approaching the inevitable point where the body craves a resolution to detox and “get healthy”.  I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving to New Years is a blur of food and parties that leave my body begging for the glorious end to it all, where I can just go back to […]

Zesty Mexicana Mix with Greens (aka Real Food Taco Salad)

Zesty Mexicana Mix with Greens (aka Real Food Taco Salad)

   I really love Mexican food.  The flavors, the aromas, the simplicity of fresh ingredients coming together in a colorful display.  I have many happy memories from my childhood of devouring homemade nachos, fajitas, or tacos and only buying lunch at school on the occasional “Mexican-haystack” lunch day.  Still today, nothing hits the spot like a fiesta-style entrée!  Unfortunately, the […]