From the Ground Up

Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen



Recipes you can make from ingredients grown in your back yard.

Spring Stew

Spring is the toughest time of the year fresh-food wise. Before, when I relied on grocery stores and didn’t care about where my food was coming from I didn’t even think about the fact that Spring is the low point… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Roasted Chickpea Gyros

This week I unintentionally planned all vegetarian meals. We’ll see how it goes, we’re only one day in. While I love vegetarian meals both Jim and I usually find ourselves hungry a couple hours after the meal. So with all… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Spinach “Frittata”

Sunday mornings are tough for me. Usually I’m tired from all the work we did Saturday and usually we don’t get to sleep in. Like this Sunday we had a quote for the back splash at 9, so we had… Continue Reading →

(A Little Less) Butter Chicken

I’ve been wanting to make this dish for awhile, ever since I had it at an Indian restaurant where I used to live in Bloomfield. I must admit though that when I looked up the recipe I was a tad… Continue Reading →

Nice and Easy Naan

I’ve been wanting to make Naan for a while now. When I went up to Vermont on my Maple Syrup Adventure we made flat bread several times. They had a large wood stove they always kept going, once we rolled… Continue Reading →

One Pan Poached Salmon and Green Beans

This poached salmon and green beans recipe is an easy weeknight meal. As many of you might have figured out salmon is James’ and mine favorite type of fish. I am always trying to figure out different ways to make… Continue Reading →

Ridiculously Easy Banana Pancakes

My go to breakfast is toast, with peanut butter, sliced bananas on top and a dash of cinnamon on top. If I’m feeling in extra need of some sweet comfort food I’ll add a drizzle of all natural honey too…. Continue Reading →

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza is pretty versatile and easy. We bought some fresh goat cheese at the Winter Farmer’s market the other weekend and I just had to use it. We also bought a HUGE yellow onion so I wanted to use it… Continue Reading →

Black Bean Burrito Bowls

This recipe was inspired from a recipe exclusively in the Skinny Taste Cookbook by Gina Homolka. I changed several things around for the winter. Some things aren’t available fresh so frozen vegetables and canned work well. This by far is… Continue Reading →

Easy Peasy Red Curry

I’d like to delve more into Curry dishes and other Indian food. This is not the best curry recipe I’ve found but it is the easiest and quickest. So it’s worth a try if you haven’t made curry before and… Continue Reading →

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