Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas Tree Flocking

CHRISTMAS TREE FLOCKING Flocking on a Christmas tree can add a new dimension to your tree. I think flocked trees are beautiful when they are done right. I like to use traditional flocking, which is no more than soap flakes and water. Using traditional soap flocking will ensure that you are not bringing unwanted chemicals […]

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Gingerbread Man Ornaments

GINGERBREAD MAN ORNAMENTS Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the colors, the smells and the traditions that surround this time of year. One tradition that I have held onto and practice, is making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree. One of the ornaments that I do is gingerbread man ornaments. These little guys not […]

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Banana Muffins

BANANA MUFFINS As a child, one of my favorite things to do was to hangout with my grandma while she baked. For 6 month every year she would live with us so the oven got many hours of use while she was around. She made everything from fresh bread to homemade donuts, cookies of every […]

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Spiced Brandy Cider

SPICED BRANDY CIDER One of the best things about the holidays is all of the spices we tend to use to season and kick up our food and drinks. As the weather gets colder, we also gravitate to warmer flavors and temperature of what we eat and drink. HOT SPICED BRANDY CIDER incorporates the favorite […]

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Gingerbread Cookies

GINGERBREAD COOKIES Makes about 24 to 36 cookies, depending on size of cookie cutter 5 cups unbleached whole wheat all purpose flour 1 tsp. fresh ground cinnamon stick (use a micro-plane) 1 1/2 tsp.ground ginger 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground whole cloves (use an old coffee grinder) 1 tsp. fresh ground whole nutmeg (use a […]

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Gingerbread Man Latte

GINGERBREAD MAN LATTE With the holidays here, I always try to incorporate those smells and tastes I grew up with in all of my holiday cooking. I like the warmth that spices add to even the simplest items like a latte. One of my fondest childhood memories is gingerbread (to eat and smell). As a […]

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Pumpkin Sage Soup (vegan paleo)

PUMPKIN SAGE SOUP (vegan paleo) Pumpkin has many uses and is very versatile in how you can cook it. This delicate tasting soup is a great addition to any holiday meal or can be accompanied by an organic greens salad and served as a light lunch. Since pumpkins are in season now, you do not […]

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Fruit and Cheese Platter

FRUIT AND CHEESE PLATTER I love the holidays and all the parties that this time of year brings EXCEPT for the LACK of healthy food around. I have found that people commonly serve chips and dips, pre-made appetizers that are loaded with who knows what, or make items that are filled to the brim with […]

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Scrambling Eggs

SCRAMBLING EGGS Scrambled Eggs can be a very versatile dish for anyone to make. One of the best thing about them is that you can eat them plain without toppings or fully loaded with just about everything but the kitchen sink. Scrambled Eggs are very easy to cook if you follow just a few notes […]

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Roasted Garlic Oil (vegan)

ROASTED GARLIC OIL Making your own flavored oils not only saves you money but you are guaranteed that the ingredients are fresh and of high quality. I have been making my own flavored oils for years now and currently have quite the collection going. A fun thing that I have done is I save all […]

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Fiesta Salad (vegan)

FIESTA SALAD This is a great salad that is not only fun but very healthy. I like to make this salad when I want a meat-less meal but need to be full at the end of it. The servings that this salad makes can be up to you…. this recipe can be 4 entree sized […]

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Seared Lamb Lollipops

SEARED LAMB LOLLIPOPS Recently I did a tour of an organic farm that raises sheep, among other livestock, and they have orchards of walnuts and almonds.  As part of my tour, I received a beautiful full rack of lamb and 6 lamb chops along with a dozen free range organic eggs. The lambs that they […]

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Wicked Marmalade (vegan)

WICKED MARMALADE One of my favorite things to make (and EAT) is homemade jams and marmalade. There is just something about the flavor and color that homemade jams and marmalade has that is NEVER found in a store bought variety. Also, I think homemade recipes use more fruit than commercially made products. Maybe it is […]

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Loaded Oatmeal

LOADED OATMEAL We all know that oatmeal is good for your heart, shown to lower cholesterol, and contributes to the daily fiber requirements you need; not to mention good for your taste buds and tummy. It is odd to me to know that a majority of people do not look at a bowl of oatmeal […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS Enchiladas are one of those comfort foods that we all love but sometimes they aren’t too healthy. I have created a healthy version of this classic that is full of flavor and easy to make. I have even included a video on how to roll your individual enchiladas to help with the process. […]

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Jalapeno Oil (vegan)

JALAPENO OIL Making your own flavored oils not only saves you money but you are guaranteed that the ingredients are fresh and of high quality. I have been making my own flavored oils for years now and currently have quite the collection going. A fun thing that I have done is I save all my […]

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Spinach Omelet for Two

SPINACH OMELET FOR TWO This is a great omelet for a brunch when served with fresh organic fruit, serve as lunch with a side organic greens salad or as the entree for your meat-less Monday. Serves 2 6 fresh organic free range eggs *3 Tbsp. organic sour cream (whole variety not low or non-fat) *OR […]

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Twisted Pizza

TWISTED PIZZA This is a great recipe for a modern twist on homemade pizza. You can make this in advance and it can be served in a variety of ways. I have eaten this as lunch, dinner, an appetizer and even at brunch. The best thing about twisted pizza is that it is actually made […]

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