Category Archive: Healthy/Vegan

Make Pineapple Water with Core – Refreshing and Healthy

To me, the core is the sweetest part, though tough, of the pineapple. Make this manganese, fiber rich, vitamin C filled water: Just chop up the core, let it infuse in water and oh my gosh – so delicious chilled! Manganese helps with muscle & leg  cramps, along with lots of other benefits.  

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Guess!

  It’s scobies/little mothers in starter tea for Kombucha I’m making for my class tonight on herbs, natural foods and gardening with Ron Wilson/Natorp‘s at Turner Farms.  Thanks to neighbor Erin Phillips, who brought me 7 scobies & tea from her stash!

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Join Ron and me at Turner Farms Monday May 21!

I hope you’ll join Ron Wilson and me at Turner Farms Monday May 21 at 6:30 for our annual class “Everything you wanted to know about “yardening”, landscaping, herbs, flowers, you name it. Ron will put on his plant doctor’s cap and I will put on my herbal chef coat. You’ll enjoy my recipes and …

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What did the Ancient Israelites Eat?

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show. This week their pledge drive is going on, so if you can contribute either monetarily or with a prayer, I hope you do so. We talked today about what people of Bible days ate in the area of the world where Jesus was born. …

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken (What? No Butter in it?!)

I’ve been hearing Butter Chicken everywhere. During a break between classes in cooking school. At the grocery in the spice aisle. Its online presence dominates. It’s a versatile recipe that can be made in myriad ways. The recipe I’m sharing today uses the slow cooker. Have I grabbed your attention yet? After finally making butter …

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Fire Cider Easy to Make: Boost Immune and Circulatory Systems

A few years ago I interviewed Rosemary Gladstar, mentor and herb expert, during a break we had when we were both speakers at the Mother Earth Convention in Pennsylvania. She mentioned making fire cider. I was intrigued. Fire cider? What the heck was that? And does it taste good? Well, first of all, fire cider …

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Latest and Greatest Backpack Granola

Today I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about the Right to Life Marches going on all across the US. I wanted to share this recipe adapted slightly from Alton Brown’s for an easy to tote, yummy granola.     MY LATEST FAVE FOR BACKPACK GRANOLA   The almonds, oil …

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How to Make First Watch Restaurant Dressing: Vegetable and Fruit Salad

I had a request from Andrea who loves First Watch’s dressing. I cloned it a long while back and thought it would be good to revisit the recipe for both the veggie & fruit salad. Here they are: RITA’S VERSION FIRST WATCH DRESSING Dressing for vegetable salad Go to taste on ingredients here. You can …

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Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

I just got this book – oh my gosh – America’s Test Kitchen did it again! The recipes are delicious and doable. I’m already putting the Mushroom Bolognese, Whole Wheat Pancakes (no eggs!)  and Roasted Chili Rubbed Butternut Squash with Ranch Dressing on my to do list for next week. This book has something for …

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