Organic Emily

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Fresh, Simple, Beautiful and delicious! Recipe 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, sliced 1 loaf soft mozzarella cheese, sliced 1 bunch fresh basil leaves olive oil balsamic vinegar kosher sea salt and fresh ground pepper Arrange the tomato, basil and cheese in rows as shown above.  Drizzle olive oil and vinegar lightly over the rows and sprinkle […]

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Chicken

Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary and Chicken

This one pan meal is wonderful and very simple to make! Recipe Olive oil Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces 2  sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 4 medium beets, peeled and chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 4-6 Yukon gold potatoes, washed and chopped […]

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower has this amazing creaminess about it when it is cooked and pureed!  You won’t even know there isn’t any cream in this!  With fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil you may want to double the recipe!  It’s so good! Recipe 1 tablespoon good olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon sea […]

Lemon Pound Cake

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This cake is a little piece of heaven!  If you love lemon this will be your new favorite dessert!  Use only fresh lemon juice for this recipe, nothing else compares!  Recipe from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Recipe 1/2 pound butter at room temperature 2 1/2 cups organic sugar (2 cups goes into the batter) 4 […]

Spinach, Pesto Pea Salad

Pesto Pea Salad

This simple salad is to die for!  It’s flavor is out of this world good!  How can it not be when the dressing is all basil pesto? Recipe 8 cups fresh spinach 1 cup chopped almonds 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1-2 cups fresh basil, homemade recipe here Mix all ingredients […]

Chicken Salad with Fresh Tarragon and Grapes

Chicken Veronique

This salad is good on bread or rolls for a sandwich or simply on greens.  The fresh tarragon gives this dish a fabulous flavor with a yummy crunch from the grapes and celery! Recipe 4 chicken breasts, bone in, skin on good olive oil kosher salt and pepper Rub chicken with olive oil, salt and […]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Spring is in the air and those cold hardy herbs like mint and parsley are waking up from their winter’s sleep!  This salad pulls those herbs from the garden to your table and is so delicious and satisfying!  I love the sweetness from the cucumber and mint and the tang from the tomatoes and lemon!  […]

“Bones” of the Garden

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Spring clean up can be so much fun especially after being cooped up inside all winter!  It takes me about a full week to prune, clean the beds of any debris/leaves and lay down compost.  Above is a photo of the “bones” of my garden.  You can see my chicken coop in the background and […]

Starting Seeds Indoors

Germinated Seeds

Seed starting at home can be fun, inexpensive and educational!   There are a few pieces of equipment that are needed to get started.  After the first initial purchase it’s all pennies from there!  There are many ways to start seeds indoors and lots of products to choose from.  But, I like to think I […]

Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Pesto Pasta

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This is a recipe I threw together one day and it was awesome!  I use my frozen Homaemade Basil Pesto and my Oven Dried Tomatoes Recipe 16 ounces cooked pasta of your choice 1 pound grilled or roasted chicken 2 cups fresh or frozen pesto 1 cup oven dried tomatoes 1-2 cups crumbled feta cheese […]