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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Cauliflower Puree and Goat Cheese

By Jan Buhrman

Serve 6-8 This dish has become a signature of chef Alon Shaya at Domenica. Alon is a dear friend and I loved this when he served it to me for breakfast! Precooking the cauliflower in this seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp. Two cauliflowers are needed; one for roasting...

Eating and Painting, who would guess it could be therapeutic?

By Jan Buhrman

Eating and Painting, who would guess it could be therapeutic? Offering Eat Paint Love as a one day retreat was transformational for me as a leader. Melissa approached me to co-teach the one day retreat this past Fall and we offered the retreat in December. I had not painted anything creatively in 27 years....

Almond Chia Pudding with Cherries or your favorite fruit

By Jan Buhrman

6 servings. 41/2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup chia seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey Seasonal fruit for topping (cherries, blueberries, peaches, figs and plums) Combine almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla and sweetener in a bowl. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken....

Make your own nut milks

By Jan Buhrman

Last year, John Bagnulo and I led a retreat on gut health in Costa Rica where participants learned about the health benefits of grass fed milk from dairy cows and also learned about the dangers of carageenan in non-dairy milk. Recent findings at the University of Illinois College of Medicine showed that even minute...

It all Starts with the GUT

By Jan Buhrman

The gut is the center of the digestion system and the center for staying healthy. It all starts with your gut. If your gut isn’t happy, your health is compromised. Imbalances or disturbances of the gut microbes can lead to a wide range of diseases including obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, depression and anxiety. Research...

Deviled Eggs

By Jan Buhrman

Easter came early! Deviled Eggs How can you resist eggs when they are this beautiful? I was overjoyed when I collected all these the other day. It has been a cold winter and the hens have not been laying until this week.These eggs came from chickens that were hatched this year, so this is...

Happy October 2015

By Jan Buhrman

Heart Health & Recipes

By Jan Buhrman

In February, 2015, John Bagnulo and I taught a class on Heart Health. Here I share ways to Restore Heart Health and a few of the recipes: Most importantly, a diet rich in healthy fats, fiber, and nutrients can help stave off cardiovascular disease. Ways to Restore Cardiovascular Health Meditate, pray, reduce stress Walk,...

Winter Salad

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe makes enough for 10, but if you use smaller vegetables and a smaller apple, it will make a smaller amount. It can easily keep for leftovers but add the apple separately as it will turn brown. 1 butternut squash 1 cauliflower 1 apple 12 green olives 1 small red onion 1 lemon...

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Cauliflower Puree and Pan Roasted Vegetables

By Jan Buhrman

I made this recipe with my son a few weeks ago and since then he has texted for the recipe several times. This little video is for Oliver (and you!). I hope the photos help you remember so you can make it without a recipe. Oliver loves to cook and does so with thoughtfulness...

Tu B’Shevat

By Jan Buhrman

January and February are good months to begin planning our gardens. What would you love to add to your landscape this season? I am looking at hazelnut trees. My friend Caitlin from Mermaid Farm said that “whatever you do, only order American, as the European Hazelnut Trees are subject to blight.” I love Fedco...

Jeweled Rice or Wedding Rice

By Jan Buhrman

Middle Eastern/West Asian cooking, specifically the Iranian culinary style, is unique to Iran but has naturally been influenced by neighboring regions at various stages throughout its history. Due to the fact that Iran was formerly known as Persia, cuisine from the region is alternately referred to as Iranian or Persian. When I serve this...

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