Category Archives: Informative

A handy method for safer eggs

My brother likes to make Caesar salad for his family on special occasions. Because traditional Caesar dressing contains raw egg […]

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A new year, a new challenge

January is the perfect month to try something new. It’s usually quiet after the holiday hubbub, and it’s easier to […]

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A tale of two soups, and a slow-cooker ‘two-fer’

My husband leaves the evening meal cooking to me, but he usually fends for himself for breakfast and lunch. Pin […]

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Sweeten your food naturally with date puree

Did you know you can use pureed dates as a substitute for maple syrup, honey or refined sugar? Pin It

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How to make your own ghee

It’s easy to make your own ghee (also known as clarified butter). Here are simple instructions.

Soaked and dehydrated almonds

Soaking and dehydrating almonds improves flavor and makes them crispy, it  also decreases acids and releases substances that aid digestion. […]

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Refrigerator pickles recipe, and a pickle memory

This summer was my first time making pickles. It was necessary; cucumbers kept arriving each week in our CSA (community-supported […]

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A simple appetizer is a (prosciutto) wrap!

If you need a quick and healthful but impressive party snack or appetizer, here’s one that takes only a few […]

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Favorite breakfast is perfect for weekdays, simple for guests

My current favorite breakfast—sauteed spicy chorizo with peppers, oven-baked egg, fruit, and coffee—has become a ritual Pin It

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Brined herb-rubbed chicken is moist and flavorful

Roasting a whole chicken can dry it out, and chicken can be bland on its own. To make the meat […]

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How to make your own coconut milk

Homemade coconut milk is fairly easy to make, and it’s a good way to use up extra coconut. Also, it […]

Bill and Eileen’s excellent Whole30 adventure: post-challenge report

Was our January Whole30 challenge worth the extra work, sacrifice of favorite foods, revamped eating habits, and changes in social […]