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 »
Posts Categorized: Recipes
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 »
Best Pancakes Ever…and Gluten Free If You Want Them to Be.
When in need of a great tasting, nutritious, and easy to prepare batch of pancakes, go to your pantry, not the grocery store. Whipping together your own ‘cakes from scratch is better for both your physical and mental health: You get to choose exactly what’s going into them (I bet you’ll pass on including stabilizers… 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 »
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 »
Simple Shampoo: Made By You
Do you know how contradictory it is to read the ingredients label for a “natural” product and it takes a dictionary, a cup of tea, and 10 minutes to get through all of those chemistry names? It doesn’t make sense. Take shampoos, for example. The typical commercial – even “natural” ones – can have an… 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 »
A Seedy Solution to Low Iron Levels
It’s easy to get low on iron if you’re not eating a significant amount of iron-rich foods such as pasture-raised beef and poultry. Taking iron tablets to supplement low iron levels usually feels like you’ve swallowed rocks: they hit your stomach and clog up the elimination system for days. This yummy nut and seed mix… Read more »
The Sweet Benefits of Cranberry Concentrate and How to Make It.
Cranberries are a wonder drug. I mean, food. They provide many necessary benefits to our bodies: Boost immunity with their high antioxidant levels Promote and maintain bladder and kidney health Help relieve stress and lift dipping moods Support brain function and boost memory, similar to cilantro Aid in keeping heart disease at bay Assist in… Read more »