Coconut cinnamon rice

9 Item Recipe Vegetarian Recipe Ingredients 2 Teaspoons vegan butter2  Teaspoons fresh ginger, minced fine 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced 1 Cinnamon stick 1 Cup jasmine rice, rinsed, drained 3/4 cup light coconut milk 1 Teaspoon turbinado sugarsea salt black pepper to taste 1/4 Cup shredded, unsweetened coconut, toasted Directions Melt butter in pan on medium. …

Making Nut Milks

How to Make Plant-Based “Milks” By Tess Masters You can make a variety of plant-based “milks” by blending raw nuts, seeds, and grains with water. Almonds, cashews, macadamias, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, coconuts, soybeans, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, sacha inchi seeds, flaxseeds, quinoa, millet, rice, and oats can all be liquefied…

Healing with Turmeric

Healing Foods Turmeric This beautiful gold hued earthy spice aids in digestive health while delivering strong anti-inflammatory health benefits. Turmeric is a common spice used and seen most frequently in indian dishes. Turmeric goes way back and has been used in many ancient Ayurvedic treatments for all types of arthritis, and digestive issues. The healing…

Healing Health Benefits of Cayenne

Healing Foods Cayenne Cayenne is wonderful for adding a spicy flavor to any dish or meal.  It is also a wonderful way to keep sinus congestion and sore throats at bay.  You only need a very little bit of Cayenne to reap its healing properties, as a little goes a long way. Cayenne is ground…

Gluten Free Quinoa Agave Rice Granola

Modified from VT’s original recipe Quinoa Agave Rice Granola Gluten Free Quinoa Agave Rice Granola Yields:  6 Servings Time: 3o Minutes or less Naturally Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free Ingredients: 5 unsalted brown rice cakes ½ cup quinoa flakes, such as Ancient Harvest ½ cup coarsely chopped raw almonds ⅓ cup agave 4 Tbs. (½…

Things to Know About Cooking Gluten Free

Great article shared with us from “The Kitchn” (Images by  Faith Durand) Cocoa to Cornstarch: Are These 10 Ingredients Gluten-Free? I have been aware of gluten-free cooking and celiac disease for a long time — much longer, in fact, than it has been in the public eye. One of my mother’s best friends was diagnosed…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

Bob’s Red Mill Online Flour Sale – 20% Organic Wheat Flour

If you have been following the blog for a while you have heard me talking about Bob’s Red Mill and their wonderful line of products often. If you are new to the site, this may be the first time you have heard the name.  Bob’s Red Mill Brand  is my preferred flour brand that we…

Agave Chicken With Peppers & Onions

Agave Chicken With Peppers & Onions Time: 10 Minutes Yield:  4 Servings (7 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 2 Cups Organic Quinoa or brown rice, cooked 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Organic Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into strips 1 large white Organic Onion, chopped 2 cloves Organic Garlic, minced 2 Organic Red Bell Peppers,…

Basil

Basil This herb is a medicinal herb as well as a sweet and pungent culinary seasoning.  Basil is most familiar in its widely used Italian cuisine, most often used in tomato based dishes.  It is very complimentary to many foods including meats, poultry, salads, soups and side dishes.  Basil is great for enhancing the flavor…