November 25, 2019

A couple years ago, I wrote a post once titled More Effort Doesn't = A Better Bird.  Even though I've tweaked a few things in the intervening years, I think the principle still holds true.  See my basic roasting instructions below.  Here's the thing:  if worse comes to...

November 24, 2019

Pumpkin pie is delicious, but sometimes the thought of making, or trying to find a healthy crust to buy, stands in the way of enjoying it.  That's where pumpkin custard comes in.  It's a yummy and easy to make treat, with all the goodness of pumpkin pie.  If you want a...

November 23, 2019

If you've never made fresh cranberry sauce before, you've probably also never guessed that it's this easy.  This recipe is almost as simple as opening up a can, but a lot tastier and less processed.  A big win in my book.  Say goodbye to canned cranberry sauce!...

November 23, 2019

Gravy is a very simple endeavor, but it intimidates many people.  Here's a formula and tips that will make you a gravy pro.  

Basic Gravy Formula

  • 1 cup liquid:  broth, pan drippings, or a combination   

  • Flour of choice    *See Notes below 

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July 9, 2019

Meringues are a fun little treats, but when you combine meringue with naturally sweetened raw whipped cream/coconut cream, or lemon curd and fruit, they're to die for!  These are simple to make and very well worth the effort.  

Naturally Sweet Mini Pavlov...

July 8, 2019

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Curd

3 eggs

1 tsp. lemon zest 

5 Tbsp. honey or pure maple syrup

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 pinches salt

1/4 cup coconut oil, or ghee

1 tsp. vanilla 

1.  Add the eggs to a small pan and whisk until smooth.    

2.  Wash and dry the lemons...

June 8, 2019

High quality sea salt isn't just good for accentuating flavor; it's also vital to our health.  So it comes as no surprise that it's also good for our skin.  Many years ago when I was in my early 20's, I was living in a humid climate and acquired a terrible rash.  I wen...

May 28, 2019

This salad is delicious, beautiful and satisfying.  Using both Einkorn and white beans in this salad makes a whole protein source.  It's also fiber rich and flavorful.  I brought this for my mom's birthday lunch - Happy Birthday Mom - and my brother comm...

May 25, 2019

This salad is everything you could want in a salad, at least as far as I'm concerned.  It has a bright lemony dressing, with crunch from the radishes, cucumber and pumpkin seeds.  The whole grain gives it staying power, to keep unhealthy cravings at bay.  The extra vir...

May 22, 2019

Give this a try for a new spin on breakfast.  It's delicious topped with nuts, fruit and milk of choice.  Banana's are naturally sweet, so no additional sweetener is needed.  You might be surprised to find that this has a different texture than the expected warm mashed...

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