Category Archives: Recipes, Food

Healthy recipes and miscellaneous hints and suggestions for your household.

Chocolate Tomato Cake – Outside the Box

Of course you didn’t wake up this morning wanting a recipe to make a chocolate cake with pureed tomatoes. No one does. But when you open your refrigerator to find three beautiful home-grown tomatoes discussing the possibility of starting a … Continue reading

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Cucumber Bread with Einkorn Flour

Who knew cucumbers were the key ingredient to a moist, hearty, delicious dessert bread? I bake with einkorn flour (ancient, unadulterated wheat). However, you can make this cucumber bread with regular wheat or gluten-free flours.  See options at end of … Continue reading

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Hints for Baking with Einkorn Wheat – Updated

This is an update of an earlier post, published on January 8, 2016. Thanks, everyone! My einkorn flour postings have piqued quite a bit of interest. I have experimented with it various ways until I think I’ve found what works … Continue reading

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Easy Einkorn Yellow Cake

I love baking with einkorn flour. It’s low in gluten, its gluten is easier to digest than regular wheat flour, and its flavor is subtly nutty. I substitute it for regular wheat flour in every cake and cookie recipe in … Continue reading

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Wacky Vegan Chocolate Cake with Einkorn Flour

Einkorn is an amazing flour, made from an ancient, unadulterated wheat that contains high nutrition and does not cause inflammation. Many of you have asked for specific instructions for using Einkorn flour when baking this recipe, so I’m re-posting with … Continue reading

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Authentic Homemade Draksha (Digestive Herbal Wine)

Draksha is an herbal digestive wine that comes from Ayurveda. Ayurveda (Science of Life) is an ancient healing system from India. This herbal wine has been used for centuries to assist with digestion. Draksha is high-octane, so don’t go wild … Continue reading

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Why Eat Weeds?

Don’t weed your yard; munch your way through it! -Ellie Hadsall Definition of weed: “A plant that is not valued where it is growing; usually of vigorous growth.” If we value a wild plant, it is no longer a weed; … Continue reading

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Summer Cooking with Lambsquarter and Wild Greens

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. – Doug Larson Wild Greens are a gift from Mother Nature’s garden. They provide free, organic, highly nutritious options to summer … Continue reading

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Why it takes so long to get things done

Some days, no matter how ambitious I feel, it takes me foreeeeeever to get things done. On a recent Saturday morning, I made two salads and one dessert for an evening dinner with guests. I’ve made these recipes for years, … Continue reading

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Dandelion Pancakes

Want a change from the usual pancakes this weekend? Consider making them with wild spring greens. Dandelions, wild lettuce, field penny cress, sow thistle, and clover are only a few delectable choices. Later in the season additional edible greens show … Continue reading

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