Category: Recipes by Theme

Cooking with Sea Vegetables

Many natural foods cookbooks include recipes using sea vegetables. I have chosen here to use just two sources, Cooking with Sea Vegetables and Sea Vegetable Celebration as a brief introduction to using sea vegetables. Available in simple paperback, these books provide many more interesting and diverse recipes for further cooking adventures. For more discussion see…

Sugar-Free Desserts and Breakfast Treats

Plum Applesauce (A Dessert) 2 lb. gala or golden delicious apples, quartered, seeded and left unpeeled 2 lb. red or black plums, quartered and pitted 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup maple syrup Cook all ingredients in a heavy pot, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally until fruit is very tender and falling apart1-1-1/4 hours. Force…

Sourdough

For a copy of this text in an easy-to-read pdf, please click Sourdough and Living Local Sourdough in Simple Baking: The Ultimate in Living Local Keeping sourdough starter and experimenting with it in everyday baking is a great way to Live Local. Why? Because a sourdough startera simple mixture of flour and wateris a byproduct…

Power Breakfasts for School and Work

Breakfasts to Sustain Mind and Body In recent years, when the proportion of adults who skip breakfast has essentially doubled, the rate of obesity has also doubled. Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. Remember that the brain cannot run on fat stores. It needs ready supplies of glucose. If we do…

Breakfast Ideas for Every Taste

Simple Stewed Fruits 4 long (4) cinnamon sticks 2 pounds dried organic prunes 1 pound dried organic apple slices In a large pot, place cinnamon sticks and fruits. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, simmer 5 minutes. Cover and let cool. Store in the refrigerator. Serve over granola, oatmeal, buckwheat cranberry almond bread or…

Hearty, Warming Soups

Beans and grains are easy to store and have on hand when you have time and are in the mood to cook. These recipes can fill the house with wonderful aromas and build an appetite and the pleasant anticipation of a rich, hearty meal. Beans and grains often work interchangeably. With these basic recipes, you…

Fall Harvest Soups

Fall is my favorite season for cooking. The plethora of sweet round and root vegetables inspire me to load my stock pot with onions, butternut squash, carrots, turnips, parsnips, beets, and rutabagaalong with a good complement of red lentils and herbs to make a savory puree. This can be used as a soup or a…

Summer Harvest Soups

Soups are an easy way to use vegetables from the garden. Many soups can be prepared in advance and reheated for a quick light luncheon meal or as the beginning of a festive dinner. Other garden vegetables can be substituted in place of broccoli in the two recipes below. Simple Cream of Mushroom Soup (6…

Sweet Breakfast Treats for Family and Guests

For holidays or special celebrations, having a few delicious breakfast treats baked ahead of time can be helpful, particularly if we have house guests of various ages and sleeping schedules. The following recipes can be made in advance and are as delicious a day later as they are fresh-baked from the oven. In your times…

Cooking with Bones

Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdomGreek Adage Cooking with bones can be an emotionally satisfying experience by connecting us to the structure and essence of the animal whose life was sacrificed for our own well-being. Using bones fosters an age-old tradition of conservation and gratitude. Bones relinquish,…