Author Archives: Anne Belden

Gestalt Cycle of Experience and Fertility

What is Gestalt anyway?”  I get asked this a lot since I am a Gestalt trained coach . Gestalt is a theoretical model for understanding how people develop and grow. It is a theory that supports the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, that we function best when weContinue Reading

Greek Salad

Print Greek Salad Author: Anne Belden Recipe type: salad   This is a real greek salad – all tomatoes, cucumbers and feta, no lettuce. View an easy prep video here on this recipe Ingredients 1 cucumber , peeled and chopped in bite size chunks 1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half ¼ cup feta cheese , crumbledContinue Reading

Gingery Lime Grapes

Print Gingery Lime Grapes Author: Anne Belden Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 4   This was one of my Mom’s favorite summer time light desserts. Ingredients 2 Cups red or green grapes 1 Cup plain greek yogurt Juice of ½ of a lime 1 Tbls brown sugar 1 tsp fresh gratedContinue Reading

Asian Peanut Sauce

Print Asian Peanut Sauce Author: Anne Belden   I have made this sauce dozens of times, tweaking it each time and making it better and better. You will find your own favorite balance of flavors. We make this to mainly for a chinese noodle dish, but can be served with chicken , veggies, beef too. IngredientsContinue Reading

Darcy’s Chocolate Cake

Print Author: Anne Belden   Ingredients 4 eggs 8 oz. good, bittersweet chocolate, chopped up 2 sticks butter 1 cup sugar Instructions Set oven to 325 line a 9”cake pan with a piece of was paper, then butter and flour it Melt butter, add chocolate and melt while stirring, then remove from heat Stir in sugarContinue Reading

Crunchy Mexican Salad

Print Author: Anne Belden   Ingredients 1 box spanish rice 1 red pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions 1 can black beans, drained ¼ head of lettuce, chopped Instructions Cook rice according to directions Toss all these ingredients in a large bowl Toss with dressing : /4 cup olive oil /2 tbls red wine vinegar, orContinue Reading

Mom’s Bluberry Crumble

Print Author: Anne Belden   Ingredients 3 cups fresh blueberries ¼ cup sugar juice of one lemon ¼ tsp. cinnamon Crumble ¾ cup flour ⅓ cup butter, cold 6 tbls. sugar Instructions Toss blueberries, sugar, lemon and cinnamon together in a 9 x 12 baking dish Make crumble by blending flour, butter and sugar in aContinue Reading

Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwhiches

Print FANCY GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES Author: Anne Belden   Ingredients ½ granny smith apple, peeled and sliced in ¼” pieces 2 Tbls. butter 2 Tbls dijon mustard 2 tsp. mango chutney slices of gouda cheese – enough to cover bread 4 slices good bread Instructions saute apples in butter spread 2 pieces of bread with mustardContinue Reading

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Print TUSCAN WHITE BEAN SOUP   Ingredients 4 turkey or chicken sausages ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tabls. butter 2 large cloves pressed garlic 2 leeks, cleaned, sliced thinly 2 Tbls flour 6 cups chicken broth 2 cans white navy beans, drained 4 cups chopped kale, chard or collard greens, or a mix of allContinue Reading

Pasta Tossed with Fresh Corn

Print Author: Anne Belden   Pasta Tossed with Fresh Corn Ingredients ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large garlic cloves crushed ¼ cup shredded basil 1 cup crumbled feta cheese ⅛ tsp. salt Prepare the following: 1 pound any style pasta, cooked 6 ears fresh corn, steamed and cut off the cob 1 dozen cherryContinue Reading