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...

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...

March 13, 2019

Date Caramel

  • 1 cup pitted dates

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

1.  Soak pitted dates for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  If they are very dry, they may need to soak longer.

2.  Combine ingredients...

November 2, 2018

Homemade ketchup is best, because you can control the quality and ingredients.  Even better, it's so simple you can do it faster than finding it at the grocery store.  If you like it more sweet, add a little more syrup.  If you like it more tart, add a little more vine...

August 25, 2018

Save a little taste of summer with this naturally sweetened jam.  No pectin, no special equipment and no fuss.  This one's easy!

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

  • 1 1/2 lb. Strawberries, washed and stemmed

  • 4 cups rhubarb, sliced 

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1 1/2 cup...

August 24, 2018

If you haven't tried this, you don't know what you're missing!  I could eat it by the spoonful and often do.  This works well with Peruvian, Korean, Thai, Italian and Mexican cuisine; as well as with beef, pork, chicken, seafood, salads, sandwiches, grain bowls and jus...

August 20, 2018


  • 1 head organic green cabbage, shredded

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced

  • 2 jalapenos, sliced and cut in thirds

  • 2 cups carrots, shredded

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional

  • 2 tsp. non-iodized salt per pound of vegetables

  • 2 Tbsp. lime j...

August 13, 2018

Why make homemade mustard?  Because it's super easy, fun, yummy, economical, stores a very long time and the flavor possibilities are endless!  Show off your homemade mustard on a cheeseboard, or use in this honey mustard dressing, or on this salmon.  I always add...

August 11, 2018

These quinoa crisps are delicious sprinkled over a salad in place of croutons.  They're also a great substitute for bread crumbs.  This is a perfect way to use left-over quinoa!  I'm not going to lie, these are a little tricky to get just right, so read the notes below...

July 14, 2018

We love pesto!  We're kind of pesto snobs.  We spent part of a summer in Italy and have had our share of great pesto. In fact, a simple pasta with pesto sauce and sauteed zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and bell peppers is a meal that takes us all back to Italy; cooking...

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