Recipes

Chestnut cake or Castagnaccio

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” The first time I had a chestnut was in Rome, Italy, in Piazza di Spagna to be exact, in 1991, and they were roasted chestnuts on an open fire… They were spectacularly delicious. Living in Italy that year, I encountered chestnuts in all sorts...

Slow-cooker whole roasted chicken

A few years back, in my quest to find easy-to-make, delicious meals, I happened upon a slow-cooked whole chicken recipe. I have made it dozens of times over the years, and many of those times I have only had five minutes to get the chicken in the slow-cooker, and my...

Scrumptious Chocolate Pie

Today I am going to introduce you to Aunt Pye’s Chocolate Pie 2.0.Aunt Pye was my grandmother’s sister. I didn’t know Aunt Pye very well, but I had a love affair with her pie. I grew up with it. This pie is DELICIOUS. I asked my mom to make this...

Butternut Squash- Simplicity Reigns

As most of you read in my last email, a few weekends ago I came away with two enormous squash from Ganyard Hill Farm in Durham, NC. The hubbard squash and a butternut squash. Last week I decided it was time to see what I could do with the gigantic...

How to Make Coconut Milk – Video

In this video I show how to make your own Coconut Milk at home. Why should you make your own - first, it's much less expensive to make your own Coconut Milk and second of all, the products that we buy in the stores often have fillers that we just don't really need to be taking in.

How To Make Almond Milk – Video

In this video I show how to make your own Almond Milk at home. Why should you make your own - first, it's much less expensive to make your own Almond Milk and second of all, the products that we buy in the stores often have fillers that we just don't really need to be taking in.

Spicy “Peanut” Sauce with Vegetable Noodles

Serves 4 Ingredients: “Noodles” 3-4 large (5-6 smaller) zucchini or yellow crookneck squash, washed and cut in half 4 large carrots, washed, peeled and cut in thirds large stock pot full of filtered water “Peanut” Sauce 1/2 cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter (optional) 1 tablespoon crunchy all natural peanut butter...

Banana Split Sundae (Shake)

Banana Split Sundae (Shake) Serves 1-2 Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, rice, hemp, or almond milk 1/2 cup frozen banana slices (peeled before freezing) 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder or cocoa powder 3 tablespoons raw honey or coconut nectar 1/2 cup ice (optional- If you...

Vegan Lentil Tacos

Vegan Lentil Tacos – Mmm, mmm, good. These are always a crowd pleaser in my house and they are very easy to prepare. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil 1 cup green or brown lentils (rinsed) 1-2 tablespoons organic chili powder 1 onion, diced 2 cloves of...

Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl  Ingredients:  ½ cup cooked quinoa (follow package directions ahead of time) 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds or slivered almonds 1 tablespoon raisins or chopped prunes 4 tablespoons flax meal ½ cup unsweetened almond milk stevia or raw honey to taste (optional) Directions: Prepare the quinoa ahead of time...

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