Pickled Beets and Pretty Pink Pickled Eggs

What? Why? How?  Yes, pickled beets and pretty pink pickled eggs. Because  they are wonderfully delicious, oh so colorful and good for you! Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain B vitamin…

‘Leftover’ Seed and Nut Butter

Protein packed nuts and seeds are an excellent snack for any day and anytime. If I were in the ‘giving advice’ dept. I’d say forgo the salty roasted variety that you find in the grocery store aisle. Save the sodium, and go for raw all the way. Understandably, raw nuts and seeds are not the cheapest…

Vegetable Stock on a Budget

Happy New Year!! The weather outside is ideal for soup and hearty stew, and after spending a week in -0° temperature I’m ready to start a back stock of stock.

Quick Asian Stir Fry for a Vegetarian Dinner

“All I need on a cold wintery night is a good fire and a body temperature to match.” ~Maina Two of my favorite types of foods are Asian-style and spicy, so tonight, when the temp is dropping back into the teens we’re whipping up both. Mimi has allowed me to take the reigns in her…

Root Veggies: Seasonal Cooking

Root Veggies: because maybe you’re looking for a unique idea for dinner for two, or just to add a little delightful color to a side dish. Fall and late autumn is a great time to buy beets, pears and apples, so this dish can be made several different ways throughout the year. Its a versatile recipe…