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Lately I have been making smoothies like they’re going out of style!  They’re a quick and easy way to pack in a lot of nutrients in one tasty package, and the perfect on-the-go meal for just about anyone who has a busy schedule and a thermos, Klean Kanteen, or travel mug.  This recipe won’t cost you five bucks and a hundred grams of sugar, either; it’s a high-protein, moderate-fat, nutritive meal.

I’m going to give you my favorite version, adapted from the lovely recipe in Jessica Prentice’s Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection, and then break down the formula so that you can create your own special blend.  As with everything creative, it helps to know the structure before you play with it. Read the rest of this entry »


Yesterday I shared about an impromptu cooking session with my niece, which was fun and also produced a tasty dinner!  Now, this isn’t strictly a traditional-foods dish as I relied on what I could find in my sister’s kitchen, but there are plenty of nourishing elements present even without any pre-planning.  Using real butter, grass-fed beef, organic kale and blackstrap molasses keeps the nutrient level high, while ketchup and barbecue sauce provide a nice sweet-spicy kick. Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday began the Great Kitchen Hurricane of 2011!  This, friends, is what happens when a foodie is deprived of her kitchen for 9 of the last 15 months – something just snaps, and it can only be fixed by feverish food-making.

First in the oven was coconut flour bread, a wonderfully easy recipe for those who avoid grains or gluten, by necessity or choice.   Read the rest of this entry »

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