Satisfying Meals for Busy Lives
In an effort to strike a balance in my kitchen (and life in general) beans, lentils, and flavor-boosting recipes have become the essential ingredients in my cooking. My refrigerator is packed with pickles and sauces, the pantery is lined with lentils and beans both canned and dry. With some legumes and flavor-boosting recipes at hand, you can always be ready to make a healthy and satisfying meal.
Balancing Bowls is the product of a slightly chaotic life, a need to make and grow things, and a love of creative cooking. I’m excited to share with you some of what I’ve learned along the way, with a collection of nutritious and satisfying recipes to bring variety and flavor to your table, help you save time, and find joy in the process of preparing meals....(more about me)
Game Day Snacks
- How to cook Lentils? (Cooking Green and Brown lentils and more)
- Madras Lentils
- Classic Lentil Soup (with Ham Bone)
- Lentils: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
- Lentil Stew
- Cajun Honey Butter Salmon
- Cheeseless Pizza Recipe
- Homemade Tomato Sauce for Winter
- Pickled Daikon Radish
Food is also the intersection of some of my other creative passions. In addition to being a busy mom, I’m also a ceramic artist. I’ve been making functional pottery since I was in high school and love to make plates and bowls that people can find beauty and joy in eating from. I’m a full-time ceramics teacher as well. Along with providing my personal kitchen-tested recipes, you’ll see some of my works of art here, too.