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…

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…

Pumpkin Curry Soup

This soup can be served chilled or hot. The ingredients are so complimentary to each other and the curry and ginger lift the flavor profile to something almost floral. You can finish it with some crispy bacon, or labne or your favorite herb. Ingredients for a big pot of soup that serves 6 – 8…

Wild Black Rice Burger Patties with Dover Sole

It’s been a little while since we posted last, so very much has happened – the most important and sad is that we have lost our boy Tiger, who you see on our last post. We have not had the heart or mindset until now to think of other things. We will miss him forever!…

Mixed Ceviche (without Onions)

We love ceviche just about every way. This past spring we enjoyed some variations with juices and coconut milk  in Bogotá, Colombia. In my opinion, Colombia has some of the tastiest ceviche. Ours today has three different seafood in it, for taste and texture. We chose to leave the onions out of this dish this…

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

It’s about time that we share our fresh spring rolls with you. Our favorite version is this one, clean, fresh and delicious, perfectly suitable for lunch or an appetizer. The beauty about making your own spring rolls is that you can pretty much chose any ingredients that you like and enjoy, as long as they…

Harvest Pomegranate Chutney

Thank you all for being patient – we have been burning the candle at both ends; thus the tardy post. I began my Yoga Teacher Training and you can follow my journal here. We made this chutney a few weeks ago in anticipation of fall, and have made it a few times since. It really…

Zwetschkenknoedel Nutty Kitchen Style

YUMMM! That’s all we can say. I grew up eating these all the time, but they were made with flour. The end of summer is perfect for these as the European plums are in season and they have just the perfect ripeness and flavor. The original dumplings are made with dough from flour and are…

Sauteed Beef Kidneys

We haven’t posted any offal lately, but could not resist sharing this with you. We got our whole steer not to long ago from our favorite local ranch, Date Creek Ranch. Always make sure that you eat grass-fed, and know where your meat is coming from. Why should you eat kidney? Kidney is a good…

Phukett Green Chicken Curry

This dish is very authentic, it’s so lovely and quite easy to make, that you have to give this a try and let us know what you think. Ingredients 2 lbs of chicken thigh meat, cubed into 1 – 2 inch thick pieces 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 cups of coconut cream (we use Aroy-D)…

Cardamom Coconut Cream Custard

In the previous post we made these awesome macaroons, but ended up with 8 left over egg yolks, hmmmm…what to do? We decided to turn these great yolks into a custard that is very different in taste and ingredients from our previously posted Vanilla Custard. This is a powerhouse dessert or quick breakfast after your…

Liver Dumplings for Soup (Leberknoedel)

Today, I’d like to share a personal all time favorite of mine since childhood, Leberknoedel, aka Liver Dumplings. These are so incredibly easy to make and offer a nutritional punch like little else. Check out how nutritious liver is. In this case we used chicken liver, but you could use veal or good grass-fed beef…