Posts Categorized: Recipes

DIY: Aluminum-Free Baking Powder

If you are a busy baker, you may want to switch to a baking powder that does not contain aluminum, as most commercial ones do.    Here’s why: Aluminum consumption has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Use of aluminum based acid salts to leaven the dough can also sometimes give a slightly… Read more »

Who Wants Ice Cream?

Nothing beats a high quality ice cream on a hot day.  Instead of heading out to the grocery to purchase your next frozen treat, make it yourself and: Select the quality ingredients you choose to go into your body Know it is free from nasty chemicals such as preservatives, thickeners, flavorings and artificial colors Save… Read more »

DIY Mocha Frappe

A frozen coffee drink really hits the refreshing spot on an uber warm day. They can be found at virtually any coffee house – but at a stiff price and with ingredients you may not want to put into your precious body.  Most shops use chocolate syrup to make frappes, which commonly contains HFCS (high… Read more »

A Perfect Summer Meal: Chilled Corn Soup

When the corn is fresh and it’s too hot to cook, don’t!  This refreshing and filling soup is not only quick and easy to prepare, it doesn’t heat you or your kitchen up. Go out and pick your corn, basil and scallions – or get them from your local farmer – and whip up this… Read more »

Skyler’s Lavender Soda

Skyler is not your average, or typical, 14 year old guy.  He is very knowledgeable about good healthy food.  He eats this great food!  (Big thanks to his wise and brilliant mother who knows her chops around a kitchen and a garden.)  He snowboards, okay that’s pretty typical for teens around here.  But more unique… Read more »

Refresh and Renew with a Watermelon Slushee

It’s hot out.  You’ve been playing hard or working out and feel sloggy.  Go grab some watermelon and make this supreme juice.  No juicer required!  You’ll feel energized, cooled down and revitalized and ready to kick back in that hammock. Watermelon is rich in Vitamins A and C, electrolytes, and potassium so this is a… Read more »

The Time is Ripe for Raspberry Chocolate Drops!

Summertime…and the pickin’ is easy.  The raspberries are luscious, abundant and nearly jumping off their canes into your hand, or mouth if you place your head just right. Berries and chocolate were made for each other and in this recipe, they team up for a delightfully fresh and easy dessert or treat. Here’s how to… Read more »