March 7, 2020

Date Caramel

  • 1 cup pitted dates

  • 1/4 cup reserved soaking water

  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 4 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 tsp. sea salt

1.  Soak pitted dates for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  If they are dry, they may need to soak longer; up to 24 hours.


February 13, 2020

My daughter could eat this 24/7.  I probably could too, especially the chocolate flavor, but I believe in eating in moderation.  Too much of something good, can be bad.  For example, too many flax seeds can mess with your hormones; too much spinach can give you kidney...

December 14, 2019

I've made lots of versions of hot sauce, trying to find the perfect combination.  After trying this recipe, you may find a reason to put it on everything.  It's so easy.  The hardest part is waiting for it to be ready!  Even my daughter who doesn't like hot sauce likes...

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 


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...

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