Beautiful Salads

We're down to greens and onions in the fridge right now, but we still enjoyed a beautiful and tasty salad last night. I topped the baby spinach and red leaf lettuce with thin slices of red onion, freshly cooked pinto beans, raisins and toasted sunflower seeds. Jeff loves beans on his salad. Last night's salad […]

Goat Cheese

Our friend Miss Robin sent us three bars of her homemade soap yesterday — Gardenia, Clean and Goat Milk. Thank you, Robin! They all smell so lovely. The Clean Soap does smell… very clean! Robin and I are exchanging a couple bars of our soaps. I haven't sent my American Castile Soap off to her […]

Arabic Meatballs

Also known as Kefta Kebobs. Makes 2 dozen meatballs 2 pounds ground beef or lamb (grass-fed is preferable) 1 onion, diced very fine 2 tablespoons dried parsley 1/2 tablespoon dried mint 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Mix all ingredients together well. Form into 2 dozen 1-1/2 inch balls or football shapes. Brown […]

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

We ate this for dinner last night. Oh, it was yummy. The sauce is what makes it so flavorful. I was out of fresh ginger, so I used the good quality powdered ginger from my spice cupboard. Wardee's Ginger Chicken Stir Fry 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 red onion, quartered then sliced Assortment […]

Natural Peanut Butter

I use organic, dry roasted Valencia peanuts that I buy from Azure Standard. Natural Peanut Butter 4 cups organic, dry roasted Valencia peanuts 1 teaspoon sea salt Put peanuts and salt in food processor or Vita-Mix. You may want to blend in smaller batches, depending on the capabilities of your appliance. Blend until smooth or […]

How to Make Raw Nut Milk (Almond or Hazelnut)

How to Make Homemade Raw Nut Milk | Homemade nut milks are nutritious and delicious! And easy. If you use a high-powered blender like the Vita-Mix, straining is virtually unnecessary (but you can still do it) because it grinds the nuts to such a fine consistency. You can also make raw nut milks in a blender. The following tutorial explains those two methods, plus how to use a soy milk maker. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Homemade nut milks are nutritious and delicious! And easy. If you use a high-powered blender like the Vita-Mix, straining is virtually unnecessary (but you can still do it) because it grinds the nuts to such a fine consistency. You can also make raw nut milks in a blender. The following tutorial explains those two methods, plus how to use a soy milk maker. [by Wardee Harmon]

Decadent & Hearty Oatmeal

I’m experimenting with our morning oatmeal. We used to eat super-sweet oatmeal, but when we tossed out white and brown sugar and quit using quite so much honey or maple syrup, the children stopped enjoying it. So I’m trying to make it yummy and nutritious. Lately, they have been saying, “This is good!” If you […]

Hearty Strawberry-Cranberry Muffins (Repost)

I like the changes I made to the hearty strawberry-cranberry muffins. They are more moist due to less baking powder and a little more oil. I also added ginger and vanilla to the recipe. I edited the original post. Here is the modified recipe: Hearty Strawberry-Cranberry Muffins wheat-free, dairy-free makes 2 1/2 dozen muffins 2 […]

Green Smoothie: Banana-Pear-Pineapple-Spinach

Awhile back, I shared that Jeff and I are regularly consuming green smoothies. We drink one with breakfast and then another before dinner. I also mentioned that I don’t serve the smoothies to the children, but I was hoping they would eventually start asking to share our green smoothies. Here’s the update. For several weeks […]