Successful Sprouted Buckwheat Breakfast-

4 out 5 members of the family loved breakfast this morning! I’d say that is a success. The person who didn’t care for it reported a willingness to have it again, though. After rinsing the buckwheat sprouts that I began two nights ago, I put some in each cereal bowl. I topped the sprouts with […]

Sprouting Hulled Buckwheat for Breakfast

Sprouting Hulled Buckwheat A man at the Farmer’s Market yesterday told me about sprouting buckwheat. It sprouts quickly (1-2 days) and makes a great breakfast. We do eat buckwheat now and then, cooked, for breakfast, but the kids don’t enjoy it that much because it gets a bit slimy. According to this man, buckwheat — […]

Plum Sauce

This plum sauce is great atop Chocolate Ice Cream, on our favorite breakfast porridge, Genius Breakfast Cereal, or stirred into a bowl of kefir. It is not too sweet and really tasty!

Plum Pancakes — Gluten-Free

Plum Pancakes 2 cups buckwheat flour 2 cups brown rice flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 10 medium size plums — washed, pitted and pureed 2 cups nut milk 2-3/4 cups filtered water 1/4 cup agave syrup 1/2 cup grapeseed oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond […]

Microgreens Progress… and a Bit About Sprouts

I wrote on August 25, 2007 that I was going to try to grow microgreens. I royally messed up that first set of microgreens — buckwheat, sunflower and flax. According to Jeff, I sterilized them. That’s because I was so concerned about keeping them warm enough that I kept them covered all the time and […]

Agave: Something to Think About

Food for thought, this is. Agave: Not as Healthy as You May Think I’m not thinking we’ll give it up, as our agave is certified raw — produced at a temp less than 100 degrees. As with any natural sweetener, one should use it in moderation. And that we do. What are your thoughts?


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Sunflower Seed Dressing — Dairy-Free

The next time we have this dressing, I would back off the water to about 1-1/2 cups. I feel that as written, this recipe results in too thin a dressing. modified by Wardee Harmon from “The Guilt-Free Gourmet” 2 cups filtered water 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 3 teaspoons onion powder […]

Baked Noodles — Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Dairy-Free

We’ve been having this for lunches quite frequently lately. The kids gobble it up! In fact, I’d recommend doubling it because they’ll probably want seconds. It is flexible in that you can add whatever beans you’d like to make it a one-dish meal. 1 package prepared brown rice noodles — penne or rotini (slightly undercooked) […]

Drying & Freezing Fruit

I will show you some pictures of what I’m drying. My dehydrator has been going non-stop for a week. I only have the 3 trays that came with my American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator, which was given to me by a friend. I posted on Craig’s List yesterday that I am looking for more of these […]