I’m really tickled to share that today, I’m a guest poster at Kimi Harris’ beautiful blog, The Nourishing Gourmet. Kimi started a series not too long ago – The Healthy $1 Menu – where she offers dishes that cost $1 or less per serving. Since her blog is one of my favorite blogs, I feel both honored and flattered that she asked me to contribute to the series. I’m sharing my recipe for split mung bean soup. Using all organic ingredients (except turmeric, which mysteriously, I’m not able to get organic through Azure Standard), the cost per serving is well under a dollar!
Archives for November 2009
Every Monday, I pull out a meaningful quote from one of the great books or articles I’m reading and share it with you. This week’s quote (like in previous weeks) comes from “Enzyme Nutrition” by Dr. Edward Howell. I grabbed it to share with you while I was looking for information on which foods provide the most digestive enzymes. The significance of this is huge. If we would consume enough digestive enzymes, we free the body from doing so, and allow it to manufacture a full measure of disease-preventing metabolic enzymes.
Meet Pegs, Piper, Buttercup, Paisley and Gingham (five of our Nubian milking does). They want to show you that real milk comes from… Some of you may have seen a form of this video when I posted it on facebook or at my family blog, Such Treasures. It is a bit different now… check out the punch line!
Every Monday, I pull out a meaningful quote from one of the great books or articles I’m reading (or re-reading) and share it with you. This week, I’ll share a bit about the delicious and healthy Chicory Root Coffee.
I’ve been looking forward to this day for awhile! We’ve got some great dishes lined up to inspire you for a healthier, more nourishing Thanksgiving. I’d love to hear if you’re able to try any of these dishes – and what your family members thought. Thanks to everyone who submitted dishes for this Gallery. I’ll continue updating the photo gallery throughout the day, as recipes are submitted. So be sure to check back!
Using small treasures from thrift stores as containers, ribbons, whole spices, and loose tea, my children and I created Chai Tea gift mixes for our Christmas gifts. Last week my friend Cheryl inspired me to start making Chai tea, and that’s when I figured out what we’d give as gifts this year. Praise the Lord for friends and their ideas! 🙂
Homemade chai tea… friends served it to us once and ever since, I’ve wanted to make it myself. I looked around the internet last week and collected recipes that I thought looked traditional in their use of whole spices and quality black tea. What I did to make this recipe was take what I thought was best about each recipe and put it together. That translates as: using almost every spice I saw mentioned, besides the “usual” cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In this recipe, you’ll also learn how to decaffeinate your own black tea leaves, making this a kid-friendly drink!
There are a million and one recipes on the internet for eggnog, so believe me when I say that I’m under no illusions that what I share here is going to revolutionize the eggnog industry. 🙂 It has, however, revolutionized my family! After one little taste, they are hooked.
Using the amazing Artisana Coconut Butter, here’s a variation of the basic chocolate frosting (coconut cream). Like the chocolate version, this frosting holds up at room temperature, and yet is semi-soft when right out of the refrigerator. It is the perfect balance of creamy, smooth, spreadable, and semi-stiff. I don’t expect I’ll ever make another type of frosting.