Posts tagged ‘recipes’

3 Ingredient Squash Apple Soup ~ Non-dairy ~ Video!

Leftovers are the mother of invention!

I had leftover Kabocha Squash, oodles of apples and was in the mood to eat something sweet and comforting. This soup hit the spot! I love the combination of the raw apple and the cooked squash. It makes the soup have a fresh but soothing taste.

I was tempted to remake this video so that it showed me making the recipe “just right” the first time, but I decided that I really wanted you to see the process of me making up my recipes.

Continue Reading October 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm 1 comment

World’s Easiest Slow Cooker Applesauce

I couldn’t fall asleep and decided I would just go with the energy of my wakeful state and prepare some of those apples.

Since it was late, I decided to keep it simple.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Continue Reading September 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm 4 comments

Figs – my favorite food is in season!

Of all the foods in the world fresh Figs are my favorite!

For the past month, I have been in Fig heaven because they are so abundant, available and reasonably priced.

If you are already a Fresh Fig lover:

  • I want you to know that they’re in season. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are both carrying them (the Trader Joe’s container is a better value).
  • Below I have a lovely dressed up Fresh Fig dish that I think you’ll like.

If you are new to the land of Fresh Figs, here are some tips to get you started:

  • Figs come in different colors and sizes. They are all good!
  • Figs are ripe when they are soft. An unripe, hard fig will not be sweet, and you won’t understand why I gush about figs if you choose one of those.
  • You don’t want bruised or mushy figs.
  • Before you buy them or eat them, check for mold, especially check the bottom. If they have mold, they are not edible. Chuck them in the compost.
  • Pinch the stem off at the top, and eat the whole fig. You can peel it, but you don’t have to.
  • Once you have a ripe fig, eat it or put it in the fridge. They spoil easily.

Besides being divine, Figs are very healthy:

  • They are a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which means they will help lower cholesterol and aid in digestion.
  • Figs are a fruit source of calcium (79 milligrams in an 8 oz-wt serving)
  • They are packed with anti-oxidants.
  • They are a good source of potassium.

If you want to get a bit fancier:

Figs with Goat cheese, Walnuts and a drizzle of Raw Honey !

  1. Cut figs in half.
  2. Top with a bit of goat cheese – (if you don’t want the dairy, put soaked cashews in the Vita-Mix and blend to make a cashew spread.)
  3. Place 1/2 Walnut on top.
  4. Drizzle with raw Honey

But I must say, my favorite is just plain figs.

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September 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm 2 comments

Healthy Pie in 3 minutes! Video!

Make healthy pie in 3 minutes!

Continue Reading November 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm 16 comments

Veggie and Tofu Dumplings or Egg-Rolls

Making dumplings or egg rolls is so much easier than I thought. My kids love dumplings and for a while we were buying them, but I wanted a healthier, fresher option.

Continue Reading September 13, 2009 at 3:02 am Leave a comment

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