Recipe: Confetti Garden Salad

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Jun 10, 2011

Cilantro and what we had on hand were my inspiration for this salad last week. It is refreshing and slightly sweet. Ingredients: – 2 Large Carrots – 2 Stalks Celery – 1/2 Cup Peas – Handful of Cilantro (about 1/4 Cup) – 2 Table Spoons Olive Oil – Squeezed Lemon (about 2 Teaspoons) – Salt […]

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Make A Solar Dehydrator from Baking Dishes!

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Jun 1, 2011

I love herbs, and hate to see them go to waste. Last Summer, I could see our herbs dying before I had a chance to use them up, and figured out how to use my baking dishes to create a solar dehydrator. Just last week, I used the method to dry some herbs from the […]

How To Start Cooking From Scratch

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May 29, 2011

Do you want to start cooking from scratch?  Cool! I am cheering for you right now. I probably don’t need to tell you how much more nutritious your meals will be for you. I do want to let you know what you’re getting yourself into, what I’ve found myself struggling with, how I’ve adjusted and […]

Show and Tell: I finished a Bunk Bed, failed a new muffin recipe and witnessed a case of stage fright.

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May 23, 2011

I had a busy week. Instead of neatly showing off each thing, post by post and laying out the process or delving into the details I found to be most amusing or baffling, I’m trying something new today. A photo-journal of sorts… I built bunk beds! After a month of working on bunk beds, they […]

Recipe: Applesauce Cookies

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May 19, 2011

After researching vegan cookies, I came up with this recipe. It is egg-less, and butter-less, but tastes light and is surprisingly soft. You can easily make these more crisp by baking longer. And, since it is so simple, it lends itself well to whatever additions you want. I have thought that crushed Walnuts, Pecans or […]

Recipe: Carrot Basil Soup

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May 13, 2011

I love the smell of Basil. And, Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables. These are the two reasons for creating this soup recipe.  It works as a great base to add complimentary vegetables, and if you chose to add fat and protein, all you need to do is add some Ghee, Butter, Chicken or […]

Recipe Review: Artisan Bread in 5 Min a Day!

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May 5, 2011

In my quest to make food from scratch, bread was the one thing that daunted me. I imagined a laborious process of kneading, kneading and more kneading. Plus, the family was pretty happy with home made Tortillas and Crackers. So, I didn’t have any pressure. But, my Aunt linked to this recipe on Facebook, and […]

Recipe: Easy C Salad

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Apr 25, 2011

This salad was born out of necessity – I only had Carrots and a Cucumber to work with one fine day, and wanted some raw veggies. It is refreshing, sweet and downright delicious. Easy C Salad Ingredients: – 2 Carrots – 1/2 Cucumber – Several small Basil leaves – 1 Table Spoon Olive Oil – […]

Recipe: Sweet Zing Salad

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Apr 18, 2011

Sometimes, while I’m drifting off to sleep, I think of a recipe I want to create.  I can almost taste the various flavors and try to imagine what the marriage of them together become.  I try my best not to forget them the next morning, and usually find the time to try them out. Sharing […]

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Constipation: Why we changed how we eat.

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Apr 15, 2011

You might not have experienced constipation yourself, but chances are you understand it is very unpleasant. There are dozens of over the counter remedies available at drugstores all over America. Did you ever notice that there are special pediatric remedies too? I never did until my daughter, Iris, suffered from constipation starting at 9 months […]