Mango Salsa

The end of summer is here and we are finally done with 110 degree heat here in our Sonoran Desert. Mangos are once again in season and are so perfect that we had to make a new recipe for salsa that is so delicious and it will keep your breath feeling fresh as it is…

Guest Post: Coffee – The Healthy Choice We Can Make Every Day

A balanced lifestyle can benefit mind, body, and spirit.  Making the right choices each day in what we put into our bodies not only determines how we feel, but how much energy we have. The same goes when we discuss what we are contributing to our health, rather than taking from it.  Local, organic vegetables,…

Coconut Curry Brushed Baby Eggplant

This dish was well received as a side dish to our friend’s dinner, but could have stood alone as an Hors D’Oeuvre also.  Eggplant is one of those lovely vegetables that will absorb flavors and spices beautifully due to its’ silky spongy nature, and it is incredibly good for you. Eggplant is a very good source…

Chilled Quinoa Salad

Let’s face it, eating leafy greens as your salad is wonderful, but it can get a bit monotonous. Eating a variety of fresh ingredients is absolutely key to a healthy lifestyle.  We’d like to introduce you to another way to enjoy a tasty lunch or perhaps a lighter fare for dinner or a creative side…

Simple Tomato Soup

Some tomato soups are more involved, such as boiling your tomatoes and peeling them roasting garlic with veggies, etc. We wanted to share a very quick and simple recipe with you that you can make with very limited time, but that will satisfy every time. Shown here with added Haas avocado and fresh organic basil…

Pan Fried Smelts

Hello there! It’s been a while, a long while actually. Here at NK we still eat real food, shop locally and continue to work on reducing our environmental footprint. We are huge fans of sardines and healthy sustained fish. Whether frozen or fresh, smelts are deliciously pleasing every time. Smelts are a family of small…

Jumbo Prawns in Silky Tomato Sauce

We’ve been experimenting with some amazing things, stay tuned for more great things coming up really soon – you’ll love them for the summer.   Ingredients 4 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped Tablespoon coconut oil 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 6oz can tomato paste 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin to medium Sea Salt to…

Gluten Free Pizza

As you know, we always mix our own ingredients to make a dish, but we thought that this time, we would show you a gluten-free pizza recipe that you can make quickly and easily have access to pretty much throughout the U.S. It is not always easy to find all the right flours required to…

Savory Calamari & Cod: Thai Inspired

Although we’ve been cooking as usual, we haven’t really shared recipes consistently and we are sorry for that. We are back and you can expect consistent posts. Thank you for  your continued visits and recreation of our dishes. Ingredients 2 cups calamari tentacles 1/2 lb cod, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (you could also use…

Polenta Squares

Holidays are just around the corner and beautiful appetizers are about to pop up everywhere. We wanted to share a tasty easy to make appetizer option for you that you can dress up or down depending on your needs. These tasty polenta treats keep well for several days refrigerated, and will always be loved by…

Cucumber Relish

Henry, my wonderful husband, surprised me with this dish of love when I got home from a really long day of work recently. This dish is so incredibly refreshing, light and satisfying that it erased all the clutter of my day, and I hope that it does the same for you. It is a make…