What’s in the Box? Kohlrabi!

HAPPY SUMMER! Our What’s in the Box series is back. Insert happy dance! The farms are in full production mode growing a wide variety of veggies to enjoy. At this time of year you’ll find plenty of salad greens, swiss chard, radishes, carrots, onions, garlic and garlic scapes, beets beets and more beets, and…kohlrabi! Kohlrabi is an … [Read more…]

#The100DayProject

You may have noticed I have taken a hiatus from the Edible Monster.  I noticed because Google analytics tell me the truth: no posts, no readers.  For a new blog, I completely derailed.  Isn’t this the ebb and flow of life?  We fall off the proverbial wagon and get back on again?  Sometimes it moves … [Read more…]

Southwest Style Black Bean Soup

A friend of mine sent me a recipe a few months ago for a southwest style black bean soup.  I love easy recipes, and this one was super simple.  The days are getting longer and I’m almost ready to put the crockpot on hiatus for awhile, but still like to cook ahead and freeze some … [Read more…]

Spaghetti Squash and Scallops

Spring is upon us and this squash & scallops recipe is light, refreshing and surprisingly easy to prepare any night of the week. So, we were members of a CSA this past summer (which was super wonderful) and our veggie boxes toward the end of last season contained lots of great squashes.  The squash is … [Read more…]

You (Literally) Are What You Eat

You are what you eat. Yep. You’ve heard it all before. But have you really ever thought about how deeply this means? The clean eating movement has brought a lot of food & nutrition awareness to the fore front. We at least know that refined, processed foods are bad for us and whole foods are … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Spinach!

Our series is back!  So what’s in the box this week?  Spinach!  This is a repeat of an article I wrote a few months ago.  The greens right now are super sweet and abundant.  GET YOUR GREENS! SPINACH! The Good Stuff Spinach is likely #1 (seriously)  on the nutrition list.  It is super rich in … [Read more…]

Living More With Less

I have a new motto: live more with less. Recently, a couple of events in my life culminated to ignite my new attitude.  A few months ago I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  The book has gained popularity like wildfire and I can understand why.  It is a game changer.  Decluttering is THE … [Read more…]

Hello Self!

This past weekend I finished my third free mindfulness meditation class.  It’s been invigorating, although carrying the practice to home is um, er, eek.  A struggle.  I am still determined to make meditation part of my daily routine and every week I pick up more cool tips that I know will bring me there eventually. … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Parsnips!

Welcome to our series, What’s in the Box! Each week we feature in-season vegetables, tell you what’s great about them and the best ways to prepare them. If you were shopping your local farmer’s market this weekend, you probably came across an abundance of root veggies.  This late in the season our farms are pulling the … [Read more…]

Uptown Funky Chili

Winter finally settled in New England and it is going to get COLD this weekend. Our friends a little further south were really dumped on with two to three or more feet of snow a couple of weeks ago too! Since then, I have seen lots of crockpot and comfort food posts on my social … [Read more…]