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Monday, October 20, 2014

Spirulina Broccolini: Recipe for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Spirulina Broccolini: Recipe for Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Month

When it comes to Breast Cancer prevention, every step we can take is worthwhile!

Research is being done on hundreds of fronts about what might help to prevent or cure breast cancer, and one that is showing definite promise is the addition of sea vegetables to our diets.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs



The New American Herbal is a beautiful reference for beginning kitchen gardeners, or for established gardeners looking to learn more about what could be growing.  As an amateur herb gardener and full-fledged foodie, this guide made me a very happy reader!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Healthy Homemade Pita Bread

Make homemade pitas!  |  Lavende & Lemonade

Pitas. They're so tasty and versatile!  Dip them into hummus, fill them with chicken salad, bake them into healthy pita chips...and the list goes on. 

But make them from scratch?  I'd always imagined these would be extremely difficult to bake.  How in the world would I get that pocket of air in the center?  How is it possible to get such perfect rounds?  Don't you need a special oven or tools?  Nevertheless intrigued, I decided to give them a try.  Success!  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Measure or Weigh - Which is Better?


The idea that one miss-scooped cup of flour will ruin a baking attempt is a scary one, and makes baking seem intimidating.  Why deal with all that risk when a boxed mix is a sure bet?

One way to ensure correct proportions, especially in a new recipe, is to use a kitchen scale.  Instead of measuring ingredients using cups and spoons, a kitchen scale gives accurate measurements in grams.  This helps alleviate the question of how firmly packed the brown sugar should be, or if the cups of flour are sifted or not.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes




"Emphasizing whole and minimally processed foods, the traditional foods movement calls you back to the kitchen, to real home cooking, and offers you an opportunity to weave the connections between the food on your table, the time you take to prepare it, and the farms that produce it."  Bringing the farm to the table, with make at home recipes, is the goal of The Nourished Kitchen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Farm to Table Organic Cheese



I'm always looking to learn more about what we eat.  What are the ingredients?  What vitamins are in it?  Where is it grown?  How is it made?  What are the health benefits...or side-effects...to it?

I have visited a LOT of Dairies and Cheese Producers across the country for exactly that reason.  It is so interesting to learn how all our dairy products are made!  I especially love to learn about the families and farms that are behind the products in our refrigerators and pantries -- One glance at my humble little vegetable garden reminds me just how much work family farmers invest into stocking our shelves every day.

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