Year: 2011
holiday delight chocolate truffles
Dec 2011

Why was I struggling to find something that uses whole sesame tahini?  Whole sesame tahini is a nut butter made from the entire brown seed.  This is important. 

Dec
2011
fresh purple figs
Dec 2011

We use use dried figs, because they’re available year-round, and they keep just about forever. You can always use fresh figs, though… Just make sure to eat them within a day or two of dipping.

Dec
2011
umeboshi plums drying
Dec 2011

“When I was a child and had an upset stomach, my mother used to make me a hot drink that helped tremendously.”

Dec
2011
sun in a blue sky
Dec 2011

We make vitamin D when our skins are exposed to sunlight. The health effects of this “sunshine vitamin” are far-reaching and profound.

Dec
2011
sun in a blue sky
Nov 2011

Just a decade ago, dose recommendations for vitamin D ran around 1,000 iu a day. Now, often, they’re 2,000, 5,000, and even 10,000… what changed?

Nov
2011
chocolate mousse
Nov 2011

This vegan wonder requires no cooking, and almost no prep. Just blenderize the organic, vegan superfoods, and then chill. You chill, and the dessert chills too.

Nov
2011
granny smiths
Nov 2011

A mildly sweet, somewhat savory hash, using crisp tart apples instead of potatoes. Use a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.

Nov
2011
sweet potato hummous
Oct 2011

“Yams (or sweet potatoes) are one of my favorite foods.  And they’re #2 on the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s list of veggies in terms of overall nutrient content.”

Oct
2011
kelp noodle recipe
Sep 2011

It’s all about simple.  This is tres simple and tres delish.  If you haven’t discovered kelp noodles or Austrian pumpkinseed oil, well, now’s your chance. 

Sep
2011
grated radish and carrot
Aug 2011

This recipe appears in our last cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Edition. Grated root veggies + more veggies + home-made dressing. Yogurt in the dressing adds live probiotics + protein.

Aug
2011
Jul 2011

From 1989. It fell by the wayside, until Roxanne and Alyssa resurrected it and suggested we serve it this year at Tastes of Concord. Not only was this dish a hit, but meat eaters couldn’t believe it was vegetarian! TVP is a high-protein product made from soybeans used in lieu of meat. Is soy in

Jul
2011
hydrogen peroxide molecule
Jun 2011

Of course hydrogen peroxide is a tried-and-true remedy for toenail fungus. Here, Debra goes over some of the other things we use this versatile compound for.

Jun
2011
May 2011

So much is written about beets these days.  According to a new study in the journal, Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, consuming high concentrations of dietary nitrates found in beets, celery, cabbage and some lettuces, can help keep brains healthy. The study found that drinking 2 C of beet juice at breakfast for just four

May
2011
antique illustration of lungs
May 2011

We can prevent asthma even as early as in utero. We can reduce the frequency of attacks. And we can control attacks when they happen. You’re never going to throw away your rescue inhaler — just in case — but hopefully, you’ll need to use it a lot less frequently.

May
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Mar 2011

In part 3, the A-to-Z guide continues with two natural sweeteners, and two artificial sweeteners: saccharine, sorghum molasses, stevia, and sucralose.

Mar
2011
Feb 2011

Alyssa in our kitchen says, “Edamame, fresh soybeans, are a delicious and low-fat source of protein.  When the kitchen inherited a giant box of edamame we got by mistake, I had the opportunity to create this recipe to use them up!  I’ve adjusted the amounts so you can make this at home.”

Feb
2011
Feb 2011

We’re so happy the sustainably harvested, best-tasting-ever scallops from Port Clyde are back.  Last year we ran out and had to wait until the season came around again.  This year I personally plan to buy enough so I have a supply in my home freezer… What do I like about Port Clyde scallops besides the

Feb
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Feb 2011

In part two of the alphabetical guide, we cover fruit syrup, high fructose corn syrup, honey, licorice, lo han, maple syrup, and miracle berry.

Feb
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Jan 2011

We begin Three Fundamental Sweetener Concepts, and then the A-to-Z begins with acelsulfame-K, agave, aspartame (Nutrasweet), barley malt, coconut sugar, and date sugar.

Jan
2011