Lentils – A Healthy, Yummy, Low Cost Protein With our winter temps holding steady in and around the 30s, you may find yourself suddenly craving heavy carbs. Hearty lentils to the rescue! Lentils are the easiest of legumes to prepare, and a slow burning complex carb full of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber forms … Continue reading Heart Healthy Protein & Fiber From a Seed
Have you ever tried Falafel?
Do you know what they are? Falafel are a Middle Eastern street food of flavorful balls of ground chick peas or fava beans mixed with herbs and spices, fried and topped with tahini and hummus, served with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and pickled onions in a pita pocket. The first time I tried a falafel was … Continue reading Have you ever tried Falafel?
I have been using this tried and true recipe from Yankee Magazine for years! It is simple, very versatile, and uses only a few ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Make it your own with the addition of nuts, cranberries and spices that you can turn into a special loaf for all your … Continue reading Banana Bread
Nuances of November
Our travels took us to Maine this month for our last AnimeCon in Portland, which was very slow, but successful. I had the surprise of my life when two friends showed up to say hello. I hadn't seen them in at least 25 years! And afterwards, dinner with my niece. What a day!We had a … Continue reading Nuances of November
Baked Sweet Potato With Kale and Vegan Tahini Dressing
Last month I spoke about growing sweet potatoes because I love them so much and eat them often. This month, I am combining whole chickpeas with sweet potatoes in this month's recipe! The inspiration came from one of our fitness class participants who told me she looked up and made one of my Chickpea Salad recipes yesterday … Continue reading Baked Sweet Potato With Kale and Vegan Tahini Dressing
Most of the pics from my drifts, meanderings and rambles are from around my yard and my travels to and from work. My goal for 2022 is to get out into my neighborhood and other areas for more walks around the village and various waterways, either early mornings or in the afternoons...I am so looking … Continue reading December Drifts
Raw Cream of Carrot Soup
When the weather cools, a lovely bowl of soup really warms the soul. Raw, creamy soups are the heart and soul of the season for me. Raw cashews are my go-to ingredient to make a creamy base for any raw soup. Some people like to use Miso, but I like the creamy texture that cashews … Continue reading Raw Cream of Carrot Soup
Small Garden Projects & Winter Scenes
Enjoy the winter scenes and my mushrooms and indoor garden photos and a kitty or two!
You know how some people love peas, but not pea soup? Or hummus but not chickpeas? It's funny because I love both peas and pea soup! And, I love a hummus, but not a fan eating just chickpeas by themselves! So weird. However, once I add them to a salad or combine them with other … Continue reading Chickpea Salad
I love to use single-ingredient proteins in my recipes including Bob's Red Mill Hemp Powder or Chia Seeds, or I use whole raw nuts to add good fats, protein and fiber to my smoothies and other recipes. Depending on the nut, however, it will add a level of grittiness or creaminess to the recipe depending … Continue reading CRANBERRY CUTIE
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