I hope this day finds you well! I’m about finished with being on crutches, and I’m looking forward to getting back into the kitchen, making real food!

It never ceases to amaze me how much flavor real food packs!

Here are two simple ideas for you today:

One: experiment with vegetables! Roast them, drizzled with olive oil and your favorite spices on a cookie sheet. {Diced, mixed veggies like potatoes, carrots, peppers and squash, or shredded cabbage or broken-up cauliflower or broccoli, etc.} Cook them in a slow cooker with some good bone broth. Try them fresh in a salad with fresh herbs diced on top. Drizzle fresh salad with rice vinegar and olive oil. {Best dressing ever!}

Two: make your own herbed oils to add to your dressings or to your cooked dishes. All it takes is mincing fresh basil or rosemary or chives or oregano or garlic and adding several teaspoons to a small bottle of olive oil. Let it sit for 24 hours or so and then store it in the fridge. You can strain out the herbs if you just want to use the infused oil alone, or keep the herbs if you prefer. The taste is incredible!

Nature is full of flavor and color and texture! Eat it up!

There are so many simple blessings to enjoy.



P.S. If you haven’t tried using Redmond’s REAL Organic Seasoning Salt, I highly recommend it! It is divine on roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, sauted veggies, in curry sauce, on garlic bread, etc. Chances are, you can find it in your grocery store, but if not, you can find them  online at https://realsalt.com/. The best buys are the 25 lb bags of Real salt and the organic seasoning salt in their 32 oz canister. Just got  more for my food storage stash last week and it feels good to know we won’t be running out anytime soon.

P.P.S. No, I’m not getting paid for this endorsement. I just love their products and their company and their people!