Organic Emily

Lavender Lemonade


You would be surprised at how good this refreshing drink tastes if you haven’t tried it before!  I love Costco’s organic lemonade for this recipe! Recipe Make a strong lavender tea by placing 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds into a mesh tea ball or muslin satchel.  Set aside and boil 1 cup water, remove from […]

Fresh Basil Pesto


Nothing says summer like homemade fresh basil pesto!  I love to make mine with almonds instead of pine nuts because it tastes better and is a whole lot cheaper!  I use it on sandwiches, appetizers, in soups and pasta! Recipe 1 cup raw almonds 1 – 2 cups good quality olive oil 4 cups fresh […]

Rustic Plum Tart


It’s that time of year when the fruit is in season!  I love a good dessert, especially if I can use what I grow!  This tart is so simple to make and very tasty! Recipe For the Crust: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup yellow corn meal 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 […]

Homemade Tender Chicken and Broth for Casseroles or Soup


This recipe is very versatile!  You can use it to make my Sour Cream Avocado Enchiladas or simply turn it into a soup!  Or maybe you have other ideas for it, either way it’s a must have staple in any kitchen! Recipe 1 whole 3-4 lb. organic chicken, rinsed with organs removed 1 celery stalk, […]

Sour Cream Avocado Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

These are really delicious and definitely not fat free, but oh such a crowd pleaser!  Serve with a big green salad. Recipe 16 flour tortillas 3-4 cups cooked shredded chicken 4 cups shredded Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese 1 – 4 oz. can mild green chilies, chopped 2 ripe avocados, sliced 4 tablespoons butter 4 […]

Chocolate Cheesecake with Ganache and Raspberries

Chocolate Cheesecake with ganache and raspberries

Nothing says love like chocolate!  This recipe is luscious and rich!  It will feed a party of 8 couples easily! Recipe  For the Crust 3 cups chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed 1 stick butter, melted In a spring form pan mix together the chocolate cookies and butter with a fork.  Press into the bottom of the […]

Perfect Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Perfect Sugar Cookies

These are addictively delicious!  It’s also the reason why I don’t make them often!  You can make any shape for any holiday, but I think they make perfect Valentines treats! The reverse creaming method for this recipe prevents air bubbles in the cookie when baking, giving it a nice flat surface to ice.  Makes 3 […]

Creamy Vegetable Quinoa Chicken Soup

Creamy Vegetable Quinoa Chicken Soup

This is a healthy version of comfort food without the sacrifice of great taste!  I like to cook it in my crock-pot, but you can do it over the stove top too! Recipe 1 cup mixed quinoa, rinsed 1 lb. organic chicken breast 1 onion, chopped 4 ribs celery, chopped 6 carrots, peeled and chopped […]

Balsamic Honey Dressing

Balsamic Honey Dressing

I could drink this stuff it’s so good!  I love that it can be used for lots of dishes, including fish, chicken, pasta and many other salads. Recipe 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup raw honey Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Puree all ingredients together in a […]

Whole Wheat or Spelt Sourdough Bread


This recipe is very versatile.   You can add just about anything to it.  I like to add a few tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary.  You can add cheese or garlic or both.  Try making a sweet version by adding a few tablespoons of honey and pecans, white chocolate chips and cranberries.  There are so many […]