Category Archives: GARDENING

everything that grows

Sprouted Mung Beans (raw-vegan)

SPROUTED MUNG BEANS (raw-vegan) Sprouts are a staple in my kitchen, as they should be for any raw kitchen. Not only do I sprout beans, I also do traditional sprouts like SPROUTED MUNG BEANS. I love the flavor and versatility of sprouts, I use them in salads, juice them and have even been known to […]

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Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Stacks (raw-vegan)

RAINBOW HEIRLOOM TOMATO STACKS (raw-vegan) As Summer comes to an end, most of us still have the last of the garden veggies ready to eat. Heirloom tomatoes are on that list. I love the colors and different shapes that they produce; not to mention the amazing flavor too. Don’t get me wrong, autumn is one […]

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Using Herbs and Spices

USING HERBS AND SPICES Boredom with the same food can be the number one killer of staying on a healthy track, so why not mix it up a little. There are a ton of herbs and spices out there besides garlic powder, salt and pepper. Fresh herbs can be grown in a window herb garden […]

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Watermelon Salad (raw-vegan)

WATERMELON SALAD (raw-vegan) This is a superb recipe if you have the last of your harvest of heirloom tomatoes, some fresh basil, a personal watermelon and ripe oranges. SERVES 4 1/2 of a ripe organic personal seedless watermelon, medium diced, reserve any juice 2 ripe organic Valencia or blood oranges, reserve peel (reserve for your […]

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Grilling Vegetables

GRILLING VEGETABLES Grilling Vegetables is simple to do. For the perfect grilled vegetable, grill them while your grilled meat like GRILLED LAMB is resting… SERVES 6 4 pounds of mixed organic ripe hard vegetable like asparagus, zucchini, and summer squash, wash well, remove any blemishes and cut large vegetables like squash in half longways. Leave […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes

HEIRLOOM TOMATOES An heirloom tomato, also called heritage tomato, is an open-pollinated (pollinated by insects, birds or wind) non-hybrid heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. They are grown for a variety of reasons, such as historical interest, access to wider varieties, and by people […]

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Strawberry Fields Forever… In a Jar!

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER… IN A JAR!      As summer comes to an end and fall starts to show its colors, I look back at all the fruit that was in abundance just a few weeks ago. Walking through a farmers market or even at the store, Mother Nature showed off a rainbow of colors.  I […]

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Window Herb Garden

WINDOW HERB GARDEN      Growing herbs indoors allows you to have fresh organic herbs and small fruiting vegetables like jalapenos or hot banana peppers anytime during the year. I grow fresh organic herbs and chiles right in my window sill year round. I live in an area where we get snow about 6 months out […]

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Farmers Market

FARMERS MARKET       Farmers markets have been around for decades. The only difference is that decades ago they were on the actual farm, not behind the local mall or empty library parking lot on Saturday.  When grandma got her produce/dairy/eggs it was from either her farm or the local farm up the road. She could […]

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