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.

 

 

Habit Forming Granola

Habit Forming Granola

Granola has a permanent place in my pantry. We Eat it with yogurt, cereal, baked goods and other recipes, savory salads, cottage cheese, fruit and let's not forget out of hand! Most granola found in store shelves is loaded with (refined) sugar, something I like to keep to a minimum in my home and many are loaded with unhealthy fats.  My mission was to develop a gluten free granola loaded with nutrition and void of refined sugar. 

This recipe draws only on dark maple syrup for sweetness, is loaded with nuts and seeds and baked with a thin coating of olive oil. Each recipe makes a large batch, but this requentky doesn't make it to the end of the week before I need to make more! 

RECIPE

You will need: 

 

(choose Organic where you are able) 

3 cups gf oats

1 c raw pumpkin seeds

1 c raw sunflower seeds

1 1/2 c raw chopped pecans

1 c chopped hazelnuts

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut chips

1/4 cup sesame seeds

3/4 c dark maple syrup

1/2 c olive oil

Flaky sea salt

 

Preheat to 300F

Combine all in a large bowl and spread across 2 parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15. While stirring, sprinkle with flaky sea salt to taste. 

Share and enjoy! 

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This recipe is one my family can't live without. You'll find this very easy to make and you may never purchase store-bought again. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 

Tuna Burgers Thai Style

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Honey Skyr Popsicles with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Honey Skyr Popsicles with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries