Cure for your Cold? (Ginger Tea)

Ginger Tea

A guest post by Juliette Britton Ginger Tea! It may not completely cure your cold, but it will definitely help soothe a sore throat.  At the first signs of a cold, I drink 1 to 2 ginger teas per day, and I find my symptoms subside quickly. Since it is caffeine free- it safe for most children 2 years and older (you just need a little less ginger- and maybe more … [Read more...]

Miso and Greens Soup

Miso Soup

Gluten-free/dairy-free/nut-free.  I have previously mentioned Julia's Miso and Greens Soup, and I didn't want to keep you waiting.  So here is the recipe-- enjoy! 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 small sweet onions chopped, or 1 small sweet onion and 3 leeks (white part only) chopped 2 to 4 cloves of garlic (depending on your love of garlic) chopped 6 cups chicken stock 2 cups … [Read more...]

Julia’s Carrot and Orange Soup

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Here is another amazing recipe from my dear friend Julia.  She fed this to a group of women that ooed and ahed over this amazing soup that is just perfect for a cold autumn or winter day.  The fennel, carrot and orange combination is amazing, and the spices she used were fun and new to me. Adapted from: Homemade With Love by Jennifer Perillo Serves … [Read more...]

Julia’s Fall Applesauce

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Last Fall when I was in Chicago visiting family and friends, I found myself visiting my dear friend Julia quite often.  We'd hang out in her kitchen talking while she whipped up amazing food almost effortlessly (well, that was the way it looked to me).  She had prepared a tenderloin for dinner that night, and her husband and son said, "we have to have the applesauce with it!" … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Avocado Coconut Chocolate Mousse

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Elena continues her dairy free "personal journey", and we are making such good food that she is recruiting her friends to join her!  This recipe is a variation on a chocolate mousse recipe that she learned in her Food and Fun classes at Community School. We'd like to credit our friends at Glow Live Foods that inspired this recipe.  We modified the recipe only a little bit as we … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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As part of Elena's dairy-free "personal journey", we needed to find a really good chocolate ice cream recipe.  Here's our new go-to! Ingredients: *3 cups non sweetened almond milk (we used Califia Farms Creamy Original) *6 egg yolks *3/4 cup sugar *1/3 cup cacao powder (we used Dagoba) *2 t vanilla *1/4 t xanthan gum Directions: Heat the almond milk and the cacao … [Read more...]

Veggie Burgers

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As part of the Food Unit at Community School, 8th grade students learn about the food chain, food's impact on the environment, and how each and every one of us "votes with our fork" several times a day in the world of food economics.  After watching the film Cowspiracy, many of the kids wanted to explore other options for burgers besides ground meat.  So the students called on … [Read more...]

Cashew “Cheese”

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When I joined Elena on her dairy-free "personal journey", the first, thing I missed was cheese.  Here the recipe that allowed me to feed my craving (without eating dairy). In cuisinart blend: *2 cups soaked cashews (or macadamia nuts)-- soak for 10 minutes and then drain *1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes *1/4 cup fresh lemon juice *1 t salt … [Read more...]

Healthy Halloween Recipes

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For today's post leading up to Food Day (October 24th), I wanted to post a fun resource from CSPI:  TRYIt_HealthyHalloween   I especially like the recipes included: *Apple Bites *Carrot Finger Food *Cheese Finger Food *Goblin Grins *Edible Eyeballs Have a happy and healthy Halloween! … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Soup Taste-Off

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We've recently moved into our new house, and I'm excited to have a kitchen that inspires me to cook again.  My recipe books have been packed up (some have been away for three years!), so I'm excited to be able to access them after missing them dearly.  One thing I like to do when I'm making a dish is to look up several different versions of a recipe, then choose the one that … [Read more...]