Chicken Chili


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 […]

Getting There, Working Toward, GNOWFGLINS™

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 […]

Fasooli (White Beans and Rice)


This is one of my favorite growing up dishes. The flavor is excellent; it is warming and filling. I still don’t think I make it as well as my Mom does, but I try! The photo above is of the Great Northern beans I finished soaking this morning (see How to Cook Dry Beans). The […]

Cinnamon-Raisin Bar Cookies: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

Just out of the oven and half a pan is gone! (This recipe makes (2) 8×8-inch square pans.) These bar cookies are very yummy — the answer to our desire for good gluten-free cookies. There’s nothing like a good cookie! Cinnamon-Raisin Bar Cookies gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free 1/2 cup flax seed meal 3/4 cup filtered water […]

Recent Meals

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 […]

Sweet Chocolate Hazelnut (or Almond) Spread

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 […]

Ginger Pear Muffins

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. […]