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 […]

Recipe: Easy Chop Salad

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Apr 11, 2011

I made this up one day when I didn’t have any lettuce. It was delicious with the sweetness of the Cucumber complimenting the saltiness of the Celery and punctuated by the Carrot flavor. If you happen to have Lettuce on hand, it would add more body and some greens. Options: This salad is really a […]

Recipe: Garden Green Salad

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Apr 4, 2011

April will always remind me of my Grandma. Her birthday would be this month. She was an avid gardener and practiced edible landscaping before it became popular. But, she was not a fan of salads, and referred to them as “rabbit food.”  I love salads, so I dedicate this month’s recipes to my Grandma the […]

Recipe: Quick and Easy Zuchinni Soup

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Mar 25, 2011

These Spring days in Seattle inspire me to eat soup. We have small doses of sunshine, then evenings of rain and a chilly wind. The problem is that I don’t like buying canned soup or pre-made soup. Why? Well, I have my Grandmother to thank. I spent a lot of time with her after she […]

Remedy Recipe Review: Mung Bean and Kelp Soup

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Mar 19, 2011

The Traditional Chinese Mung Bean Soup is actually a desert item used to cool folks in the summer.  I learned about this from the Chinese Herbalist we have been seeing for our daughter. She recommended it to me during this past illness – I was a little hesitant to try it, but pleasantly surprised by […]

When Mama Gets Sick: Home Remedy Review

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Mar 17, 2011

Last week was a sweet respite from sickness. My daughter had been sick the previous week, so I used the week to play catch up on housework, errands and reading. I had 3 books show up from the Library, and spent a few nights up reading far too late trying to catch the first few […]

Mistakes and New Recipe Resource

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Mar 7, 2011

While my three year old was learning to do things by himself, he’d get really frusterated when he made mistakes. We’d reassure him to keep trying by saying, “Everyone makes mistakes.” Today I was reminded to take my own advice. I found a new blog – The Healthy Home Economist – and they do a […]

Recipe: Quick Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

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Mar 7, 2011

One of my personal goals is to consume at least one salad a day – from 1-2 servings. With our cold weather, a salad doesn’t sound appealing on some days. So, I came up with this recipe wanting something hot, fast and hearty – satisfying without any grains. Ingredients – 2 Carrots – 2 Celery […]

Recipe: Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes and Frosting

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Feb 27, 2011

I believe there are no true substitutes for Eggs or Butter, but this recipe proves that you don’t need them to have a moist, tasty cupcake.  Since our daughter cannot eat good ‘ole Eggs and Butter, I’ve been experimenting with Vegan Baking. I found the initial recipe at myvegancookbook.com, but modified it to this one. […]