Jill Fergus

I began cooking as a child and feeding family and friends has always been my passion. My kitchen is a busy one. I love to experiment and embrace the kitchen successes along with the accidents. I love to cook and collaborate with friends. I am seasonally driven (I love the farmer's market!), avoid processed foods and focus on whole and organic (mostly plant-based, but not exclusively) choices. In my home, my family has a variety of eating preferences from plant-based, gluten free, refined sugar free to full on omnivore. My goal is to create dishes to please all, either as is or with minor adjustments to the recipe. Where did "Feed the Swimmers" come from? When my kids began swimming competitively and growing into young adults, I realized, even more, how important nutrition is to performance, growth and overall health and emotional well being. Everyone (including the coach during travel meets) would ask "what are you feeding the swimmers?" This has become my mantra whenever I'm in my kitchen cooking for family and the friends I love.

 

 

Lentil pasta veggie lasagna

Lentil pasta veggie lasagna

Lasagna of your dreams! Lentil Pasta Veggie Lasagna never disappoints. It's packed with protein, gluten free and vegan (and no need to boil the noodles). I think it's our favorite baked pasta dish! 

Simply layer alternating: a jar of organic diced tomatoes with their liquid, sheet of pasta, vegan ricotta, veggies (I use I mixture of what I have on hand and what's leftover. I've added greens, roasted veggies including sweet potato and fresh thin slices of celeriac), more diced tomato, vegan mozzarella, more veggies... you get the picture. Keep going until your pan is full and be generous with your layering ingredients. Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes. When I make this vegan version, I prefer @kitehillfoods ricotta and @miyokos_kitchen mozzarella. Choose your favorite or make your own. I've also made a simple vegetarian version using creamy goat cheese and Parmesan. It's hard to go wrong!

Vegetarian No-Meatballs

Vegetarian No-Meatballs

Halloumi waffle

Halloumi waffle