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Marcy Gaston

Marcy Gaston, MS, RD, CD, is a dietitian living and working in Whidbey Island outside Seattle. While earning her master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems from Montana State University in 2014, she collaborated on many projects including a community food truck, which sold affordable fresh produce to low-income residents in Bozeman. Marcy writes many recipes, many of which are on her blog, Cooking Sustainably. Her blog also covers issues pertaining nutrition and sustainability. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking, gardening and watching movies.

 

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Pork Tenderloin with Porcini and Lentil Rub

Pork Tenderloin with Porcini and Lentil Rub

Savory and full of flavor, pork tenderloin is dry-rubbed with porcini mushrooms, lentils and rosemary. Serve with mushroom sauce for a delicious and elegant dinner.
Fresh from the Farmers Market Blueberry-Lavender Jam

Fresh from the Farmers Market Blueberry-Lavender Jam

At my local farmers market, the blueberries have finally arrived, and I just could not resist purchasing a flat. While I could have made a buckle or cobbler with the scrumptious little berries, I decided to make jam. But not just any jam — Blueberry-Lavender Jam!
What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste

What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste

As I sit here and write this, I am realizing I need to clean out my refrigerator and throw out old food. As much as I try to prevent food waste by reinventing leftovers into other meals and freezing food, it seems inevitable.
This Pan Makes Authentic Paella at Home

This Pan Makes Authentic Paella at Home

The Mauviel Paella Pan is not just for paella, although it does give you a good excuse to have your friends over for a Spanish themed dinner. No friends? Well, you might make more friends if you have this pan.
Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

In this simple weeknight soup, cayenne pepper adds a kick of spiciness to a comfort classic.
Whole-Wheat Pretzel Bites with Asian-Style Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Whole-Wheat Pretzel Bites with Asian-Style Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Small bites of soft pretzels made of honey and whole-wheat flour are served with a sweet-spicy sauce.
Sugar and Spice: Cardamom Cookies

Sugar and Spice: Cardamom Cookies

This is delicate cookie; one enjoyed with coffee or tea. The browned butter and orange zest highlight the spice notes of cardamom. I consider this a "grown up" cookie.
Chinese Five-Spice Noodles

Chinese Five-Spice Noodles

Chinese five-spice powder is a welcome addition to any stir-fry dish. However, not everything called "Chinese five-spice powder" is identical. Learn the differences and try this recipe.
Bake Fresh Sourdough Bread at Home

Bake Fresh Sourdough Bread at Home

Baking bread is a wonderful stress reliever, especially if you take time to knead the dough by hand.
Apple and Dried Cherry Tart

Apple and Dried Cherry Tart

This tart will be a welcome addition to any holiday dessert table and will stand proud next to any pie.
Fall Harvest Star: Thai Winter Squash Bisque

Fall Harvest Star: Thai Winter Squash Bisque

This bisque is thickened with red lentils. Lentils of all shapes and sizes pack a powerful nutritional punch — high in fiber, protein and antioxidants.