In both my personal and professional lives, I have enjoyed being a creator of "clean" food. Nutritious, seasonal eating has always been a part of my life, and I'm grateful to be able to share my delicious creations with you!
Whole grains such as quinoa, farro, millet and brown rice, with all of their health-giving properties, are a delicious back drop for what I call "Bowls Full of Goodness". Add in some nicely prepared local and seasonal veggies and greens, maybe some nuts or seeds, and a tasty dressing, and that's a satisfying meal. The combinations are endless. As with my soups, I will be utilizing seasonal vegetable offerings from local Farmers Markets, which will ensure these bowls are fresh and unique weekly.
The component tying these ingredients together will be one of my many tried and true dressings. In restaurants over the years, I have created and perfected dozens of dressing recipes, which I look forward to sharing with you, with grains, greens and veggies in delicious combinations.
These Bowls Full of Goodness can certainly be a meal on their own, but they can also be part of a larger meal. Did you find some perfect salad greens, a beautiful piece of cheese, or a nice cut of fish or meat at the market? Use this Bowl as a component in a lovely Market meal! The dressing is packed in a separate recyclable container in a generous portion. The bowls holding it all are compostable, as are the lids.
Don't worry, I will continue to produce soups as well! Warmer weather will bring lighter soups, and more that can be eaten room temperature or even cold. When the weather cools down again, we will go back to heartier offerings, based what the market gives us. I'm excited to continue enjoying the blossoming and greening of another Hudson Valley Spring, complete with warming temperatures, rain showers, and bright sunny days!
See you at the Market, with much gratitude for your continued support!