Kohlrabi Kraut

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Kraut

Our garden is in high achiever mode.  I'm trying to keep up with it without letting it crash my summer.  After inviting family and friends to come pick and putting up food for winter, the question remains...what to do with these kohlrabi? A generous supply of these Kohlrabi Pickles are already brewed and refrigerated for eating.  The green beans also ... Read More
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Second Wind Smoothie

Second Wind Smoothie

You can make a Second Wind Smoothie in less time than it takes to make a piece of toast and butter it.  And it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, getting it's sweetness from frozen bananas and dates.  Topping the smoothies off with cacao nibs adds crunch and flavor.   My favorite time of day is when the sun is just ... Read More
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Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

This creamy Maple Mustard Vinaigrette takes literally 5 minutes to make.  It's a delicious all-purpose salad dressing, but we especially love it over greens with sliced Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets, goat cheese and roasted walnuts.  If you don't have pickled beets, try these Maple Roasted Beets over greens instead.  Sometimes I throw in sliced red onions too. Why didn't I start making ... Read More
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Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets

Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets

The weekend of the 4th was a productive one for us.  We chose to hang around home to catch up on things.  The hubs repainted the Adirondack furniture he built a few years back.  They were transformed from a natural stain to a flat black to match the trim on our house. Beets, kohlrabi and kale were ready to pick ... Read More
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Chocoate Chip Almond Drop Cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookies : Grain and Refined Sugar Free

Rarely does healthy and quick come together in one recipe, but I can assure you they do in this Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookie recipe. We took a road trip with the grands and their mommy a few weeks back. I packed a bunch of great travel food including these flour and refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. They are extremely ... Read More
AmyChocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookies : Grain and Refined Sugar Free
DIY Outdoor Garden Colander

DIY Outdoor Garden Colander

I am so excited to share with you this new garden accessory!  This DIY Outdoor Garden Colander is the perfect companion to the DIY Outdoor Garden Sink and it is so simple, my husband made it in one afternoon! This old friend needed replacing.   We've done some good work together, but it's time to give it a rest. This ... Read More
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Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Key Lime Pie Smoothie : Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free

Everyday life has been cranked up a notch with our business launching into the summer travel season with great intensity.  I come home wrung out, without much drive to prepare anything creative. What's ready in the garden gets put on the table in the most basic way.  As it turns out, simple and fresh can be delicious and quick! I'm ... Read More
AmyKey Lime Pie Smoothie : Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free
Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Got Mint?  Yeah, me too.   My husband warned me when I planted it that it would spread, and sure enough, it did. I've had my eye on this recipe with fresh mint from Rebecca Katz (author of  The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and The Longevity Kitchen) for sometime.   It's been adapted a bit here by adding garbanzo beans and ... Read More
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10 ways to get more greens on your plate

10 Ways To Get More Greens On Your Plate

There's a big world out there of delicious leafy green vegetables - beyond romaine, spinach and iceberg lettuce, that you can reap enormous health benefits from.  Now is the time they are fresh and plentiful. Gardens and markets offer fresh arugula, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, watercress, dark green lettuces, mustard greens and collards.  Here are 10 ways to get ... Read More
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Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel

Pickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel

I've got a gallon jar (hence the name barrel) of assorted veggies pickling away in my pantry.  As each day passes the delicious fermenting aroma intensifies.  My store of pickles from last summers harvest is long gone, and we have been missing homemade pickles made the old-fashioned way.  Pickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel is made with salt and ... Read More
AmyPickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel