Wardeh’s book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods is an excellent beginner’s guide to fermentation.
Mmm…fishy ice cubes. Yes, that’s what I’m cookin’ up in my kitchen today! Yum, yum, give you some, right? Hah! I always make up a big batch of vegan fish sauce whenever a recipe calls for it, and then I end up using like 2 tablespoons of it and losing the rest of it to the refrigerator monster (it gets lost somewhere in the back for so long that I end up dumping it out).
My wonderfully helpful neighbor saw my post on Bleu Cheese Dressing a couple months back (you may recall, the one I really liked but my husband didn’t…necessitating that I finish off both pints all by myself…sigh). Seeing that the whole family wasn’t completely enamored with it, she shared her favorite bleu cheese dressing recipe. I […]
Easy cheese sauce is nearly a necessity for whole food-eating kids. We recently rid ourselves of the last box of pre-packaged macaroni and cheese, and while I love homemade macaroni and cheese (the baked variety)…it’s not always quick enough to get on the table for a toddler lunch. So, when I saw a recipe in […]
I love hummus and so do the kids…and the neighbor kid for that matter. But tahini isn’t really something I have on-hand at all times, nor am I a big fan of the price of the minimally processed organic stuff. I debated about attempting to make my own tahini with sesame seeds. But first, I […]
Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is Mexican Appetizers, Avocado Recipes and Homemade Salsas. I tried out a new Guacamole recipe for the Big Game a few weeks back and I’m sharing that recipe today. It was a hit with everyone and not overwhelmingly spicy, but spicy enough to be delicious. We’ve repeated the recipe twice […]
Our kids love yogurt, but they tend to get on kicks where they want it everyday and then not at all for weeks. So, buying the big 32 ounce whole milk organic yogurt that I like to buy just doesn’t make sense for us anymore. When they were babies, that size was great for their […]
As part of my personal Get Real experience, I knew I needed to make homemade salad dressings as I run out of the bottled variety. I’ve been on a bit of a Poppyseed Dressing kick lately and was already out of bleu cheese dressing (one of my favorites) when I visited France’s blog for Whole […]
I’m continuing my quest for the perfect homemade condiments for our family. Today, we’re trying a homemade ketchup. This version sounds incredibly simple and versatile. I altered the seasonings a bit to fit our family’s tastes, but it’s really the tomato and vinegar base that’s important. The kids went crazy for the flavor of this […]
Day 365. I made it! 365 days of meals for our entire blended-eater family to enjoy together. And for our final converted meal of the year, we’ve chosen an easy breakfast of homemade whole food CrockPot applesauce. This is not only a delicious breakfast, but also a great way to keep applesauce on-hand in single […]