Posts Categorized: Food

DIY Chai, the Traditional Way

Chai is a traditional Indian drink that has become a familiar beverage in the U.S. Using several (healing) spices to create the classic cup of chai is not difficult, nor very time consuming, especially when you consider the delightful end result! Making your own allows you to adjust the ingredients to suit your preferred flavors… Read more »

Easiest Mac ‘n Cheese Ever

Homemade (from scratch) mac ‘n cheese from start of prep to gobbling down in less than 70 minutes, including one hour of baking time? Sounds impossible, right?  It’s not.  And here’s the recipe to prove it: EASIEST MAC ‘N CHEESE EVER 2 cups raw (yes, uncooked) macaroni.  I’ve had great success with gluten free brown… Read more »

Spring Tonic Smoothie – with Special Guest, Dandelion!

Good ol’ Hippocrates had it right when he said: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. His words couldn’t be truer than when doing a cleanse and incorporating tonifying foods like dandelion into a smoothie. This powerhouse shake can help remove the body’s joint and cellular toxicity built up over the winter… Read more »

Does This Make Sense: Using a Carcinogen to Kill an Anti-Cancer Plant?

Are you killing an anti-cancer drug with a cancer-causing herbicide?  If you’re spraying “weeds” such as dandelion with Roundup, you are doing this very thing. Check out this great article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-an-anti-cancer-drug-growing-in-your-front-lawn.html Forget the Roundup and other herbicides.  Let the dandelions grow, then head outside and gather some for your next salad.** ** Remember to select… Read more »

Skip the Salt, Shake on the Herbs, and Feel Your Heart Do a Happy Dance

It’s no news flash that reducing your salt intake can offer many health benefits, especially for your heart.  But how many people want to give up the full-bodied flavor that salt (sometimes) brings out in foods?  Nobody. Good news!  Passing up the salt shaker doesn’t mean you have to endure a bland food diet that’s… Read more »

Great Greens from Garbage

Grow more food from the scraps of purchased, organic veggies instead of putting them in the compost or giving them to the chickens, even though both of these options are good and valiant alternatives to throwing the food in the trash 🙂  You will harvest some lovely young greens from what was going to be… Read more »

Gluten-Free or Roundup-Free?

Gluten is a naturally occurring component in several grains.  Wheat has been the targeted as “the troublemaker” for everything from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to weight gain and chronic inflammation, to name only a few health afflictions. I love whole grain breads, muffins and other baked goods.  Yet I’m the first one to admit that… Read more »

About That Tryptophan Nap…

The post Thanksgiving pig-out nap.  There are few naps that beat its ease and complete zonk out.  I’ve always thought its sudden onset was due to the amino acid tryptophan, found in turkey. That’s only partly true.  I learned a lot more when I watched Katie Couric’s piece on the “nap of naps” in this video…. Read more »