Chicken Chili 1 onion, diced 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil meat from 1/2 to 1 whole cooked chicken 8 cups cooked beans (such as pinto or kidney, or both) 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 4 cups water 2 tablespoons cumin 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon thyme 1 [...]
Those who stumble here, or purposely visit, could easily assume that we have “arrived” in terms of reaching our goals of eating GNOWFGLINS™ (God’s Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In Season). We haven’t. But we’re working toward it. Even before we bought this property in the Pacific Northwest on which we now live, we [...]
Last year, a reader recommended that I read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. (At the time, I had just finished reading his article “Unhappy Meals“. See my post about it here.) I looked unsuccessfully for the book, both at the used bookstore and the library. I finally purchased it brand new, a rare luxury. [...]
I’ve migrated all my recipes and healthy food information over to here from Such Treasures. I hope the move will be smooth for my readers. If you encounter any broken links, I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know.
I have to admit that I haven’t felt much like cooking lately, although I still have been performing my duties. I know it has to do with Jeff having worked much overtime the last two weeks. With him not here, the kids and I might as well subsist on popcorn and fruit. Thankfully, God blesses [...]
This recipe is a work in progress… Would love your input on it! Sweet Chocolate Hazelnut (or Almond) Spread makes about 1 cup 1 cup hazelnut butter or almond butter, salted (or add 1/4 teaspoon sea salt to this recipe) 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 tablespoons raw agave syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 to [...]
Up until last week, we were still able to purchase local, organic Asian pears for one dollar per pound. But last year’s crop is at its end because the pears, while firm and tasty, are brown on the inside. Since we still had about 10 pounds left, I cleaned, cored and pureed the remaining pears. [...]