I broke my veggie mandolin slicer about a year ago and my cooking has not been the same. I used to slice up anything and everything really quickly and with ease. I do not have serious knife skills.. or even very basic ones for that matter so no mandolin made me extra lazy in the kitchen. In comes Fresh and Easy. I feel like their infomercial now. I really couldn’t stand them when they first opened here because my first experience there I was confused and they didn’t have epsom...
This meal cooks in less than five minutes and is deeeelicious! Really, this is my excuse to eat a heap of sauerkraut and I do so with glee. Despite being absolutely tasty it comes packed with protein, vitamins from the peppers, expectorant powers of onion, and all of nutrients of cabbage plus the fermenty, digestion boosting, healthiness that sauerkraut is naturally equipped with. Sauerkraut is a power-food renowned across the world, even its juice is used medicinally in Chinese Medicine....
There is nothing clever or unique about this suggested meal. It is the EASIEST thing and what James and I seem to crave the most. You get everything you need, veggies, protein, grains. It takes minutes to prepare and it is comfort on a plate. That said, there is nothing to scoff at here. Simplicity and convenience is nothing to look down your nose at. Who doesn’t work hard all day and want something easy and tasty at the end of the day, right? So! I give you my favorite comfort meal. What...
We are fortunate to live near many delicious Thai restaurants. I love Thai-E-San, Thai Rama, and Thai Basil but sometimes it is more cost effective and relaxing to stay home and have a home cooked curry. There is something magical about the combination of flavors. Spicy, sweet, savory – coconut with peanut, come on! So good! I especially love making curry when James or I are coming down with something as the herbs and spices used are wonderful expectorants and help the body work its way...
I was fortunate enough to go to the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference at Mormon Lake, AZ recently. I was equipped with my propane camp stove and camp kitchenware and a cooler full of goodies. It was a busy conference with classes scheduled morning to night so I didn’t have much time to cook, though it is one of my favorite activities while camping typically. This time I needed something fairly speedy so I went the most convenient route I could and used some prepackaged goodies...
“I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.” -Ralph Waldo...
Things are so busy this season, who isn’t craving a quiet moment with some hot tea and a tasty cookie? Pumpkin is delicious and I had left over pumpkin puree after using it to make my pumpkin spice soap (can’t let it go to waste!). My sweet tooth got the best of me and these cookies happened. ;c) They are super soft and spicy, they would be great for a cookie exchange but they are too fragile to hold up to too much transport.. guess you’ll just have to eat them...
Because there is never a bad time for scones!
For this recipe I used Turtle Mountain So Delicious Coconut Milk that you buy in the carton, not the canned pure stuff. Sooooo yummy!
1 cup unbleached white flour
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp each coconut and almond extracts
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
My friend Mary of GothCupcake came over with her charming boyfriend, Scott, this evening. We had a great time making lip balms and watching the IT Crowd together and chowed down on delicious vegan goodies! We had mashed yukon gold potatoes with kale and garlic, corn on the cob, bbq gardein “chicken” and yummy coleslaw. Mary brought delicious mini pineapple upside down cakes.
Sesame peanut broccoli slaw
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons tahini
I picked up some fish fry coating the other day with this in mind and I am really pleased with the outcome! I just wish I had made more. It gets two thumbs up from James, my husband, too. I smothered mine in tartar sauce, James just had a bit. Both ways, delightful :c) Would be lovely with some coleslaw and a baked potato.
1 package extra firm tofu (frozen & thawed)
package of oven fried fish coating (cornmeal + corn flour + Mrs. Dash would probably work)
2 tbsp canola...
Seaweed is packed with all sorts of fantastic nutrients including thyroid supporting iodine, omega 3′s and protein, but I’ve been stumped as to how to get more of it in my diet without just eating loads of veggie sushi. I don’t eat fish but even if you do this might be a recipe you should give a try to decrease the amount you’re consuming to lessen the strain on the environment with the rate of overfishing, climate change, and pollution taking their toll on many wild...
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Today was the 4th Coffee, Cookies, and Crafts event. It was a lot of fun. I especially love the community building around it, they have attracted a fabulous group of dedicated and talented crafty-folk I look forward to seeing at each event! I brought some cookies as part of the deal is there are free cookies and free coffee for customers and crafters to have throughout the day. I started to make oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies this morning and I was out of...