Organic Emily

Veggie Tray with Organic Ranch Dip (Paleo option)

veggie tray with dip

A great addition to any party or gathering. Fresh, healthy and delicious! Recipe Chopped vegetables like cucumbers, celery, peppers, carrots, radishes, tomatoes etc. 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 cups sour cream […]

Homemade Cheese Ball

Cheese ball

A great starter to serve before a holiday gathering. You won’t believe how simple it is to make and the best part is you know what’s in it.  I like to serve it with organic crackers. Be sure to offer gluten free crackers too. Recipe 1 package of cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups shredded […]

Mom’s Clam Dip

Mom's clam dip

Okay this isn’t healthy and that’s why we only eat it once a year. But it is really delicious! You may want to double or quadruple the recipe for a large gathering. I like to serve it with Kettle sea salt potato chips. Recipe 1 package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1 can […]

Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

I really like this simple recipe because I use a dry brine method. It just takes a little thinking ahead, but that’s okay because it frees up time when it really counts! Give yourself a few days before serving to prepare it. It is wonderfully moist and flavorful! Recipe 1 (12-14) pound fresh turkey 1 […]

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sourdough Bread

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I love this side for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner because I cook it in the crock pot, making it an easy side to leave for the most part to do its thing. You can use french or sourdough bread. I like to use my sourdough bread recipe.  It isn’t Thanksgiving dinner until I start smelling […]

Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole

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We grew up eating this dish for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It is so sweetly delicious and very filling, almost like eating pie. It reminds me of Ruth’s Chris sweet potato side dish if you’ve had a chance to eat there. I like that this is one side I can make for Thanksgiving dinner […]

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes


We tend to think of Thanksgiving, Sunday dinner or other holidays when it comes to mashed potatoes. These do not disappoint. They are full of flavor and nice and fluffy! It’s really important to use Russet potatoes here. Yukon gold or Red tend to have a more glue like consistency. Recipe 10 large Russet potatoes, […]

French Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

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This side is so yummy! The caramelized onions add so much flavor! We love to make these for holidays and special occasions. Recipe 2 pounds french green beans 1/2 cup butter 4 large onions Sea salt and pepper Place the green beans in a large pot and fill half way with water. Place the lid […]

Rosemary Glazed Carrots

rosemary glazed carrots

A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any other occasion. They are so good you may not have many left overs. Recipe 2 pounds carrots, sliced 1 cup chicken broth 6 tablespoons organic sugar or honey 2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Place carrots, […]

Kimchi – Learning How To Make Fermented Foods


Fermented foods are a big thing right now and rightfully so. Science is now finding more answers behind the microbiome and what it is all about. Did you know we are only 1% human?! The rest of us consist of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa and they out number us 100:1. These little guys are […]