Archive for the 'Recipes' Category

Yummy Chicken Butternut Stew

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

This steamy stew was amazing and had my family going back for seconds, and my 6 year old eating out of the pot at clean-up time. I thought about it for days after. You can use chicken broth (homemade ideally) or beef broth (which I used and gave it a great rich flavor that complimented […]

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Hummus in the Vita-Mix

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Hummus in the Vita-Mix 4 cups chickpeas (it is easy and affordable to make your own- save 1 cup of the cooking liquid)- or 2 cans 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 teaspoon cumin salt – to taste Optional additions: -fresh basil -pesto […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Banana Muffins (no added sugar)

Monday, September 10th, 2012

1 cup mashed banana 1/2 cup room temperature water 1/4 coconut milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar (let stand 5 minutes) 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup brown rice flour (I freshly milled with my Grain Mill ) OR whole wheat flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp […]

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Easy Lunch or Snack

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Pinterest inspired lunch or snack. My son said, “This is the best lunch I have ever had”. Wrap a whole banana in a tortilla (you can use whatever- whole wheat, brown rice…) that you have smeared with peanut butter or sunflower butter or almond butter and jam or honey or honey mixed with cinnamon…  

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Tip of the Day: Dinners for Soccer Nights…

Monday, August 20th, 2012

And so… school, soccer, and structured schedules reconvene into the organized chaos of a mom’s life. Homework, drop-offs, pick-ups, baths, bedtimes, and meals find a place in the few hours after the school bell rings. Here are some ideas for meals that can be made-ahead or prepped ahead on those busy evenings where we want […]

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Homemade Apple Juice in the Vita-Mix

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The Vita-Mix or a comparable blender works well for making your own apple juice. {Tip: Use flavorful apples} 4 medium to large apples 1/4 cup (60 ml) cool water 2 double layers of cheesecloth 1. Place apples and water into the Vitamix container in the order listed secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Turn […]

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Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

In blender, my Vitamix works extremely well: 1 banana 2 heaping spoonfuls of PB Chocolate of some sort- I used Trader Joe’s Chocolate Moo Plain yogurt- 4-5 large spoonfuls Milk- 1-2 cups Ice- 6-8 cubes Blend to smooth. Yum!

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Orange Sorbet – A Fun Warm Day Treat!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

2 oranges, peeled, whole AND 1/2 an unpeeled lime 2 tablespoons raw honey 4 cups ice cubes    1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 4. Use the tamper […]

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I love to blend. I love the ease of dumping whatever in a blender as I prepare a meal. I have burned out quite a few blender motors in my blending endeavors. Finally, I was blessed, let me emphasize BLESSED with a Vita-Mix 5200. Now, I can get back to my haphazard dumping of ingredients […]

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Got Beef?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I will eat beef. I enjoy it. I just have never cooked it a terrible amount. Cost? Finding good quality beef? We are ok not eating it? For some combination of the above I have never focused on cooking beef. Then, we got 1/8 of a grass-fed cow. I have had to learn to cook […]

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