Posts Categorized: Food

Grow Veggies From Scraps, Part 2

I’m passionate about living and promoting vibrant health.  I’m also rabidly green when it comes to reducing waste and “using everything up”, as my grandma used to say.  This is particularly true of food, resulting in lots of tricks and practices I do to minimize useable food scraps going to compost. Vegetable peelings, inedible stalks… Read more »

Comfort Food Beyond Easy: 1 Bowl Mac ‘n Cheese

We can all use a bit of extra comfort these days while under isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  And no food dishes out the comfort like mac ‘n cheese. If you’ve ever made the traditional version of this dish, it is time-consuming and quite labor intensive with making a white sauce, cooking the pasta… Read more »

A Magical, Easy to Make, Protein-Rich Snack

Who isn’t looking for a delicious, protein-rich, snack?  And it’s easy to make?  Now there’s a winning combo. There’s just one problem: this nut and seed mix disappears, just like magic, because it’s so addictive with its crunch and savory-sweetness. The Rosemary leaves may surprise you at seeing them in this recipe, but trust me,… Read more »

Please Pass the Homemade Mustard!

There are probably more mustards available these days than French’s ever thought possible, back in the day of their neon yellow spread. You can still buy that – in a plastic bottle of course.  But why not make your own with 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your precious time? Because you didn’t… Read more »

Book Lovers’ Cranberry and Goat Cheese Bites

It’s November and I am thankful for many many things, but especially fresh cranberries!  I buy several bags of them to make into Fresh and Raw Cranberry Relish, chutney or jam, and to freeze so they can be enjoyed long after their fresh season has ended. After whipping up 2017’s first batch of relish a… Read more »

Fresh and Raw Cranberry Relish

One of my favorite foods arrives in mid-fall: cranberries!  They are loaded with vitamin C, flavor and a host of ways to enjoy them. This relish is easy to prepare and abides as a staple in my November refrigerator.   FRESH AND RAW CRANBERRY RELISH 1 – 12 oz package fresh cranberries 1 organic orange,… Read more »

Soup Season Has Arrived!

Leaves are glowing yellow, orange and crimson – and so are the beautiful squashes and carrots fresh from the earth. Why not make a batch (or two!) of this soup to eat part of this healthful rainbow? It’s abundant in nourishment for the body and soul. ASIAN CARROT SOUP 1/2 Tbsp. dark sesame oil 10… Read more »

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 »