Posts Categorized: Food

World’s Best Permission Slip

It was a rough and simultaneously beautiful couple of months in Heatherville: a friend died in March knocking me on my butt and popping the grief pool wide open.  With March also being when my beloved Milagro and other dear ones passed over the years, it gets a little crowded in the grief arena during… Read more »

Cream of Gluten-Free

Forget the packaged and processed store-bought cereals that have so many extraneous (and often harmful) ingredients, a high price tag and packaging with parts that can’t be recycled. Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what’s in your breakfast and make it yourself in a matter of minutes for pennies?  Grind up a batch of… Read more »

I’ll Have the Green Eggs, Please.

We all know that greens are good for us with their antioxidants, chlorophyll, and high fiber, vitamin & mineral content.  Yet so many people don’t know how to get them more frequently into their diet. This recipe allows you to use whatever greens you favor or have on hand, be they kale, collards, spinach or… Read more »

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Fall is an invitation to slow down, go within ourselves and rest a bit more as we head toward winter.  The call to calm and quiet is a welcome invitation after the flurry of summer energy. One way to reduce your number of activities and busy-ness is to let someone else do the cooking!  … Read more »

Mustard Curry Pickles

Zucchini aren’t the only green, cylindrical shapes abundant in gardens now: cucumbers follow in a close second position.  Rarely touted as nutrition powerhouses, cucumbers do have many healthy attributes (in raw form) that give you reason to include them in your diet: High in potassium, an important electrolyte Low in calories – only 15 in… Read more »

How to Make Oat Flour

Let’s clear something up right off the bat: oats are naturally gluten-free.  They become non-gluten-free when they are processed in facilities that mill other gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley or rye.  If you must eat gluten-free, choose certified gluten-free oats for making oatmeal, using in recipes and for flour.  These have been processed without… Read more »

What to Do With All of that Zucchini, Part 1

Maybe you’ve experienced a similar surprise upon returning home from vacation like my neighbors did: a garden being overrun by baseball bats, er, zucchini gone wild.  They harvested the monsters, loaded them into a couple of boxes and offered them at the street to walkers needing added protection (don’t some walking advisors suggest carrying a… Read more »