Recipe: Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Note:  This recipe is part of a series on making your good eating resolutions come true.  A couple months ago, I resolved to make my own almond milk so I didn’t have to drink the additives in store-bought almond milk.  While you can learn a lot about how to make almond milk from this series, … Read more…

Diet Hopes Day 15, Barrier #5: Using Up Leftover Almond Meal: Banana Muffins and Healthy Brownies

Tasty Waste Not-Want Not Strategies + Where Is This Story Going? Two weeks into my almond milk experiment I came to an uncomfortable realization:  Making my own nut milk was producing a lot of food waste!  I want to tell you more about why this is a problem and how brownies and banana muffins came … Read more…

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Almond Brownies (Gluten Free)

Note:  This recipe is part of a series on making your good eating resolutions come true.  A few months ago, I resolved to make my own almond milk so I didn’t have to drink the additives in store-bought almond milk.  While you can learn a lot about how to make almond milk from this series, … Read more…

Recipe: Gluten Free, Almost Paleo Banana Bread

Note:  This recipe is part of a series on making your good eating resolutions come true.  A few months ago, I resolved to make my own almond milk so I didn’t have to drink the additives in store-bought almond milk.  While you can learn a lot about how to make almond milk from this series, … Read more…

Waste Not, Want Not: How Ordinary Home Cooks Can Help Prevent World Hunger

This is a blog about everyday meal making, so you’re likely wondering why an article on world hunger?  Because I have met and talked to most of the people on our newsletter list and I know they, like most people, really, have a deep concern for the plight of others.  Usually, it feels like there’s … Read more…

CSAs: Sign Up Now for Great Produce, Good Meat

“Think Ahead” That’s the key to reaping the benefits of a CSA. You will be hungry this summer and autumn, just like you are every day. That won’t change. What can change is thinking ahead now and ordering a CSA. Each week, you’ll have a magnificent box of produce and clean meat. Then, when you’re hungry, you’ll fill yourself up with real food that nourishes and nurtures, i.e., what you really want to be eating.

Affordable Organics?

Think organics are too expensive? Try this on for size: What if, every time you purchased an organic vegetable, you actually got not just one but two or three vegetables? No doubt that would make the economic equation a lot more attractive.

Kitchen Essentials: The Humble Storage Container

Food storage containers don’t rank in the A-list of kitchen gadgets like sleek Kitchen Aid stand mixers and shiny All-Clad cookware. But hear this: If you are interested in meals with any of these attributes–healthy, efficient, affordable, stress-free and/or tasty–then you need decent storage containers. The yogurt cups and take out tubs can (mostly) be recycled so get a set of sturdy containers that will last for years. Read more on the benefit.