Guest Post at The Nourishing Gourmet


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!

Real Food Quote Monday – “Enzyme Nutrition” by Dr. Edward Howell (third visit with him)

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.

Tuesday Twister Blog Carnival – November 24, 2009

Welcome to the Tuesday Twister Blog Carnival for Tuesday, November 24th, 2009! The theme of this blog carnival is to share, through words and pictures, what’s twisting in our kitchens during the past week – with real foods, of course. At a minimum our foods should be real and whole, and optionally be naturally-raised, organic, local and/or seasonal. I’m eager to see what’s been twisting in your kitchens this week!

Happy Friday! Catchup and Recap


Whew! What a week we’ve had. It all led up to yesterday. I practiced many Thanksgiving real food dishes to share in the Gallery of Thanksgiving Sides. Also, I finished making up chai tea gift mixes for the Handmade Gift Carnival at The Nourishing Gourmet. Today, I feel a wee bit tired of posting and writing and cooking and creating. 😉 So all I’m going to write today is this catch up and recap post. If you missed anything, here’s your chance to catch up!

Gallery of Thanksgiving Sides

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!

Chai Tea Gift Mixes


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! :)