Building a Healthy Pantry





Like most of us, at some point in life you have probably come home from work exhausted and in no mood to cook. But the other people you live with are hungry so that job most likely falls in your lap. What if you were able to whip something up from ingredients you had on hand in just 15 minutes…alas, help is here!

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Mexican Cauliflower Soup


It’s just about time to move my Dutch Oven to the back and make room for my spring and summer utensils…but this soup deservedly gets my time and attention.  It’s a delightful spring recipe made with cauliflower and potatoes and lots of garlic.  The Mexican flavors take it over the top. Click to continue reading »

Chocolate Chia Seed Mousse


As if that isn’t a mouthful enough…here is a super easy, rich and healthy dessert.  It truly takes 5 minutes to make and just a little longer to ‘set’ but this cocoa coco chia pudding/mousse is sublime!

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Blueberry Corn Muffins


As I’ve said in many of my baking posts, most of these recipes are for anyone who just loves good food.  It doesn’t matter that the ingredients happen to be gluten free or made with whole grains or alternative sweeteners – as long as it works for YOU.  It’s all about flavor…

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Preserved Lemons with Rosemary


Are your neighbors’ trees weighted down by the bounty of citrus this winter?  Make a deal and grab some!  Lemons are used more often than salt or pepper in this house, both for taste and health properties. Click to continue reading »

Beet Hummus


Gearing up for the big game this weekend?  Yes, the Warriors are playing the Suns!  If you live near San Francisco, you might be hard pressed to stay inside at all, we’ve had such gorgeous weather.  But if you do rally for a party atmosphere on Sunday, here is a great recipe for snacking that will still allow extra room for beverages…

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EASY Homemade Coconut Moisturizer

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Now you might not think that skin moisturizer falls into the food category…but this one does!  And it is the most hydrating, nourishing oil you could ever find – let alone make.  Using pure coconut oil and a powerful kitchen mixer, this is your best shield against the harsh elements      of the seasons.

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

I’ve never really understood the expression ‘easy as pie,’ because quite frankly, pie has never been easy for me.  And it’s all because of the crust.  But, alas!  This is music to your ears (and hands…) since this pie is crust-LESS.

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Sweet Potato Congee

Do you ever make the recipes suggested on packages?  Often times I look at them after I’ve already decided to make something else, but save them for future use.  Recently I wanted to try a different grain in my morning cereal, so  I grabbed my bag of Bob’s Red Mill millet and found this sweet and savory recipe…

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