September 25, 2019

Any squash can be used and frankly, any type of stuffing can be used as well! Make one up with your favorite flavors! Squash is the perfect little vessel to fill and adds so much flavor to boot.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa

Yield Serves 8


2 small acorn...

September 21, 2019

Thee BEST recipe to turn a brussels sprouts hater into a brussels sprouts lover!!

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Achieving these caramelized, crisp, and sticky-sweet sprouts is as simple as chop, mix, and stir. They'll make anyone into a fan of brussels sprout...

September 20, 2019

Look at what the 7th graders made!  This delicious spicy cabbage is made with ginger and garlic. It was a hit!!

Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage Serves 4


4 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons minced ginger

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 star anise, broken in half

2 teaspoon...

September 20, 2019

These empanadas were fun to make and delicious! The 8th graders rocked this recipe and were happily rewarded. I don't think there was anyone who didn't like them!

Squash and Kohlrabi Empanadas Makes 6

1 T. olive oil

1 T. butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (1 inch) piece fresh...

September 18, 2019

This is a nice end-of-summer soup recipe using the perfectly ripe veggies. The herbs were added to make it taste as it should! Flavorful!

Corn Poblano Chowder


  • 3 ears of corn

  • 1 tablespoon butter or neutral oil, like canola

  • 1 medium onion, chopped


September 17, 2019

Literally the easiest recipe ever! Just ask your 7th grader! Delicious to boot!

Tomatillo Salsa


6 tomatillos, washed, husked and quartered, about 2 cups or more

1 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems

1 - 2 Serrano chile, split lengthwise and chop...

September 12, 2019

Well, I forgot to take pictures of the amazing 7th graders on their first recipe (sorry!). They did a fantastic job and the result was a tasty potato salad!

Mom’s Potato Salad

Serves 6


2 lbs  red potatoes

1 T. red wine vinegar

2 T. olive oil

1 t. dried thyme

1 cup...

September 12, 2019

The 8th graders started their culinary adventure with a watermelon salad. The saltiness from the feta and olives give this salad a balanced flavor. The mint rounds it all out!

Greek-Style Watermelon Salad


  • 3 cups cubed watermelon

  • 1 medium cucumber, pe...

September 12, 2019

The 9th graders got off to a good start with this Corn salad. Could also be used as a salsa served with chips!

Corn and Tomato Salsa Salad

 Serves 4


¼ cup lime juice

 Olive oil, to taste

2 ears of corn, shucked, silks removed

 Sea salt and pepper

1 basket cherry to...

May 31, 2019

This recipe can be made with just about any kind of fruit.

 Oatmeal Rhubarb Bars

Makes 1 8x8 pan


1½ cups rolled oats

1 cup flour

½ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1/3 cup cold butter, cut into chunks

¼ teaspoon vanilla


1½ cups chopped rhubarb

1/3 cup...

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September 20, 2019

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About Me

I have always loved experimenting with food. From way back in my teenage years I have been drawn to crafting concoctions in the kitchen. Working at UMA brings that all forward to a perfect place for me. The kitchen provides an ideal setting for learning about life around us from the farm fields to the history of foods and everything in between. I feel blessed that I get to combine my passion for creating in the kitchen and my passion for teaching about good healthy eating.

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