Posts Categorized: Recipes

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 »

Take Yourself to Italy with This Lemon Coconut Fuzzy Water

Maybe you’ve had the joy and Ahhhh of gulping down a Lemoncocco while traveling in Italy. This non-alcoholic beverage does the trick in satisfying thirst, replenishing electrolytes and simply making you feel good in summer’s heat. While visiting a dear friend on a sizzling day, she handed me a can of Lemoncocco and said: “You’ve… Read more »

DIY Toothpaste: Great for You, Super for the Planet!

Simple is good.  Homemade is better.  Waste-free is supreme! Now combine all three of those in one effective personal hygiene product and you’ve got a winner. Enter DIY Toothpaste. You’ve most likely got each of the ingredients and tools to whip this up in your kitchen.  Lord knows you’ve got a small glass jar with… Read more »

Remedies from the Kitchen: Clove Infusion for Toothache & Gum Health

Those dark brown, spikey nubs in your spice drawer have many more uses than spiced cider or mulled wine.  Containing strong anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, cloves can offer relief for toothaches, help boost your immune system and aid in digestion, to name just a few. I use Clove Infusion to ease oral discomfort before… 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 »