A Spontaneous Raspberry Picking and Making Granola: Reviews

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Jul 28, 2011

Last weekend we went camping. My husband’s folks, brother and sister-in law joined us in the North Cascades. I successfully tested my home-made marshmallows on them (thumbs up all around). To my delight our trip took us right by  The Cascadian Farm (regionally local company selling berries, granola and jam). I love their jam and […]

Recipe Review: Marshmallows – Corn Free

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Jul 21, 2011

Most Americans can’t imagine camping without making S’mores. Well, last year, I decided we as a family would try our best to not consume Corn Syrup. Every package of Marshmallows I’ve seen has it as a staple ingredient. So, that meant we didn’t make S’mores when we went camping…Guess who wasn’t the most popular Mama?  […]

Recipe: Vegan Zucchini Muffins and Zucchini Recipe Resource!

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Jul 14, 2011

I love Zucchini, and it seems to be one of those garden veggies that simply thrive no matter where I’ve seen it grow around the Pacific Northwest. I prefer the delicate young ones for eating with pasta, or on the grill. Once they get bigger and tough skinned, the only way I like to eat […]

Picky Eater Solutions: Kids and Vegetables

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Jul 6, 2011

Yesterday our family met Elizabeth Pantley of the “No-Cry” Parenting Books. She’s working on a new book called, “The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution,” and needed families who were wiling to try her methods and be interviewed about them. So, we got an advance section of the book to try out for 4-6 weeks. She came […]

Sprouted Mung Bean Review

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Jun 23, 2011

I was first introduced to Mung Beans as an ingredient in a Traditional Chinese Soup for soothing a sore throat among other things. Since then, I’ve started using it in other ways trying to integrate it into our diet. The soup calls for sprouting the Mung Beans before cooking with it, and after trying to […]

Recipe: Cool Cucumber Salad

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Jun 21, 2011

I am always delighted with myself when I take a bite of some new recipe I create on the fly and find it is delicious!  It never ceases to surprise me, as funny as that sounds. I guess I make as many “mistakes” as I do “successes” when it comes to creating new recipes. This […]

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 […]

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 […]