Strawberry Ice Cream

We are having a 10th birthday party today for A. with 9 little friends. We started out having 3 boys over from a friends’ family. Their sister is getting married this Saturday and their family has so much wedding stuff to do that we thought we’d have the little guys over. So they came… along […]

Chocolate Almond Joy Ice Cream

The coconut milk makes for a creamy ice cream, which is hard to come by in non-dairy frozen desserts. It also adds a delicious coconut flavor. Other non-dairy milks can be substituted, but the ice cream will be less creamy, more icy, and harder when placed in the freezer. Chocolate Almond Joy Ice Cream non-dairy, […]

Pumpkin Ice Cream — Non-Dairy, Naturally Sweetened

My kids will be home tomorrow and I want to have pumpkin and chocolate ice creams ready for a treat the first evening they’re back with us from their vacation at Gramm’as house. I wanted to make Lori’s Pumpkin Ice Cream this morning. Once, when we lived nearby to her family, we went to her […]

Basic Chocolate Ice Cream (Coconut Milk)

The coconut milk makes a creamy non-dairy ice cream, which is hard to come by in non-dairy frozen desserts. It also adds a delicious coconut flavor. Other non-dairy milks can be substituted, but the resulting ice cream will be icier, less creamy, and also harder when allowed to freeze in the freezer. The amount of […]

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream (Coconut Milk)

The reason this ice cream is creamy like dairy ice cream is because of using coconut milk (not light) as the milk base. The coconut milk gives the ice cream a great coconut flavor. Other non-dairy milks can be substituted for the coconut milk, but they will reduce the creaminess. In addition, they will also […]

Cold Cut Dinner

As I mentioned in Healthy & Cool Summer Meal Ideas a cold dinner can be every bit as delicious as a warm meal. In the summer, it is infinitely better because one isn’t left feeling stuffed and hot. Here’s a cold dinner Jeff and I shared this weekend. Jeff’s dinner – green slaw, smoked wild […]

Cold Quinoa Salad

Undoubtedly, my favorite grain is quinoa. We use it in place of rice, for variety. I think it is beautiful. The pearls turn translucent when cooked and the pretty little spiral threads that curl off the grains are enchanting. This summer, I’ve discovered cold grain salads — and quinoa makes delicious cold salads. This is […]

Cold Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

If it is too hot to eat hot cereal, and whole-grain cold cereals are not in your budget or your cupboards, give this delicious whole-grain, healthy cold cereal a try. This recipe is gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free and dairy-free. 4 cups cooked and chilled plain quinoa* 1 teaspoon cinnamon smidge stevia powder 1/4 cup raisins […]