“Better Than Cold Stone Creamery”
Cake Batter Ice Cream: Dairy-Free &
You Don’t Need an Ice Cream Maker!
Product Review: Tessemae’s
Dressings, Sauces & Marinades
Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, WLC
(Plus Recipe Ideas & Discount Code!)
I cannot express how thrilled I am to be reviewing these products. Tessamae’s All Natural has got it all: an awesome back-story (started by a mom and her three boys), clean ingredients (check ‘em out – not a stinker among them), super cool wax-sealed bottles and most importantly, 100% delicious flavor. Here’s why I love their products, and some of the ways I’ve used them already, along with your code for 15% online orders! Read the rest of this entry »
Last week my little one was sick. There are many stomach viruses going around, and I guess she finally picked one up. She started throwing up at about 2am one night, and although the total vomiting lasted less than 24 hours, her tummy wasn’t quite right for a few days. She was also on and off lethargic. In case you’re in the same boat, here are our go-to foods for upset tummies: Homemade Chicken Soup and Homemade Jello (with an upgrade option!). They are easy to get down, easy to digest and healing to the gut. Oh, and yummy! Read the rest of this entry »
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m going to be writing some short posts to provide tips for success to my fellow Whole Life Challengers. But these tips will be useful (and adaptable) to anyone, whether or not you’re participating in the Challenge. First tip: Make a lot of smoothies!
This week I’ll be giving away a copy of Kate Tietje’s new eBook, Wholesome Comfort. It contains over 40 recipes, with many of them suitable for those with food allergies. All of the recipes are soy and seafood-free, and an easy-to-read key indicates which are dairy, egg, nut and grain-free.
Now, I know most of us think of comfort food as a winter thing. It can be hard to picture traditional comfort foods when the temperature is rising outside. But wouldn’t you love a cream soup recipe to replace all of those yucky canned versions? How about healthy dinner rolls or biscuits, or real-food mac ‘n’ cheese? Who wouldn’t love delicious Hot Chocolate that is not from an envelope? (I’ll share this recipe below!) Read the rest of this entry »
I still remember the first time I had hummus. I was sitting at an outdoor Mediterranean restaurant on a beautiful evening in Old Town Alexandria, and a friend said I just had to try it. I’ve been in love ever since.
Hummus is made from garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), among the most nutritious of all legumes. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t you love summer veggies? If you garden or belong to a CSA, or even shop at a Farmer’s Market and can’t resist a good deal, your kitchen may be overflowing with some of summer’s most prolific producers. Here are some new ways to prepare them.
One of my favorite childhood memories is of our first crop of corn. We had just moved from Queens, a borough of New York City, out to Long Island. We had this gigantic yard – the kind only millionaires have on Long Island nowadays – and the back fifth or so my parents made into a vegetable garden. We grew carrots and radishes, pumpkins and spaghetti squash, tomatoes and green beans. But the darling of the garden was the corn, and nothing could compare to that very first crop.
Knowing a bit more about gardening now, I realize what corn does to the soil, and how you have to amend it. I know subsequent crops are never going to provide you with the richness and health of that first year on virgin soil, full of nitrogen and healthy microbes.
But corn robbing the soil of nutrients isn’t the only problem with which organic gardeners and farmers need to contend. Read on to learn about the challenges – and IMPORTANCE – of growing organic corn, along with some yummy recipes! Read the rest of this entry »