recipes

blueberry-cherry coconut ice cream

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 | 6 comments

My dear friend, Kate, came by for an impromptu dinner before we ran off to a fun night of show-going at a tiny local venue. (Dana, the baker from my favorite vegan diner, Bragg’s Factory Diner, was playing in her band JJCnV, so you know it was a blast!)  I made a delicious dinner of lentils cooked with garlic and red wine, brown basmati rice, and lemon-garlic kale but I needed something cool for my sweet tooth. Vegan ice cream to the rescue! 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled 1/4 cup...

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easy colorful fajitas

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 | 4 comments

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...

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‘sausage’ and peppers

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 | 1 comment

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. Read...

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comfort food

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 | 3 comments

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....

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Tracy Talk Thai Curry

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 | 2 comments

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...

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hearty camp stew

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 | 0 comments

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...

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Vegan Mexican street corn

Posted by on May 14, 2012 | 0 comments

“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...

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pumpkin spice cookies

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 | 0 comments

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 allyourself,...

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coconut-walnut scones

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 | 0 comments

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! coconut-walnut scones 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 1 cup...

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Sesame peanut broccoli slaw

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 | 1 comment

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 2...

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crusted tofu & tartar sauce

Posted by on May 31, 2011 | 2 comments

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. crusted tofu 1 package extra firm tofu (frozen & thawed) package of oven fried fish coating (cornmeal + corn flour + Mrs. Dash would probably work) 2 tbsp canola oil...

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No-tuna salad

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 | 0 comments

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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