Almond butter & Sunflower Love

  Hi all! My son is allergic to peanuts. Not a strong allergy- it is mild. So I usually buy almond butter or sunflower seed butter. Yum, but it can be pretty expensive though! We have a Vitamix refurbished so we bought it really inexpensively thru Target, and I decided to make our own almond…

Sage, Sweetgrass & Olio’s

Hiiiii!  I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday. Haven’t posted in a while! It is so beautiful out and I got to spend time out today with the family on the deck. North Carolina weather is so unusual; could be snowing and freezing one moment, next few days it could be warm and 70. I…

Vitamix and Spring Gardens

We finally did it. We bought a refurnished Vitamix. You would never know it was used though-swear!  Even came with a cookbook to get us started.  We’ve been using it every day, twice a day at least: We’ve been making juice instead of buying it. ^^^Above is strawberry lemonade, yum!  A couple lemons peeled, water, and…

Kick ass coleslaw..finally!

I love coleslaw. I have a Japanese friend who makes a great one with rice wine vinegar and I could eat the whole bowl, really. I would love to learn more about vinegar based slaws.  My hubby, Mark found a dressing recipe from the wonderful Wolfgang Puck that I HAVE to share.  I just didn’t want…

Sushi Sunday

I know on Sundays many ladies are in the kitchen cooking food for the next couple of days or even a week! They freeze containers of lasagna or soup or whatever to last them. I always admired those who did that, as I do not!  If I had more children, I bet I would though….

Springtime homeschoolin’ & fruit water

Taliesin is really studying hard for his finals (CAT) coming up in June:   Fruit water is SOOO easy to make, and it’s so pretty! Last year I was adding fruit to large pitchers of water and stashing them in the fridge..they kept alright but I like this way better: I simply add fruit to…

Kimchi making (doesn’t smell!)

After watching Kimchi Chronicles on Hulu I was open to a new exciting type of food: Korean! It helped watching Korean drama like Shining Inheritance, and Baker King (Korean soap-operas are the best!!) and loving the lifestyle and beauty of South Korea. Grand Asian Market in Charlotte is the best place I have found for asian…

Filipino chicken stock

I LOVE, LOVE our library. LOVE the cookbooks. I have one out about Filipino cooking. I was feeling really achy today (women stuff!) and decided to have some of this simple stock I made yesterday. I feel SO much better already: Boil some free range organic chicken with bones for 5 minutes. Drain. (this gets…

Soup, Cornbread and More

Quinoa sushi with cucumber and avocado, The other has kimchi! There’s a recipe floating around Facebook about making sushi with Quinoa instead of rice. I thought I would give it a try. I prepared it like sushi rice: a little sugar and rice vinegar. It held *Ok* but not as good as rice would. The…

Banana Sushi?

This is a year of Theresa (me!) trying new things…one is healthy, tasty recipes, so I hope to post some that I really liked and review them. Maybe you’ll give it a try! banana ‘sushi’ with hemp seeds. This is ‘banana sushi’ which is super easy and VERY TASTY!  Unpeel a banana, cut it in…

Making Yogurt at Home

I have made yogurt in the crock pot before and it turns out okay … sometimes! Even if it seems I am doing the same thing, at the same temperatures, sometimes the yogurt is too liquid-y, or smells bad. We finally bought a Euro Cuisine yogurt maker at Target ($23.00) which basically heats the milk…