Yearly Archives: 2016


Fragrance – something stinks!

The hazards of keeping house Janet recently spent her vacation week cleaning, painting, and installing new carpet in her duplex. There are low VOC paints for her to choose from, cleaners without obvious chemicals and odors, and even natural floor [...]

November 4th, 2016|Chemicals|Comments Off on Fragrance – something stinks!

Olive Oil Alert

Olive oil is not necessarily olive oil. In his detailed book Extra Virginity, The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, Tom Mueller enlightens us about the history of olive oil commerce. The quality and purity of olive oil products [...]

September 16th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Olive Oil Alert

Broccoli Casserole

Here is a vegetable casserole you can make with many vegetables, not just broccoli. It’s high in protein, with a soft and soothing texture that goes easy on sore teeth or tummies. […]

July 11th, 2016|Gluten Free, Main Courses, Recipes|Comments Off on Broccoli Casserole

Spelt Pizza

One of my favorite quick dinners is pizza made with spelt tortillas. Here is the recipe: Ingredients: one Rudi’s Whole Grain spelt tortilla per person olive oil cheese tomato sauce (or not!) whatever fixings you like on your pizza [...]

May 4th, 2016|Main Courses, Recipes|Comments Off on Spelt Pizza

Salad Dressings

Rice Vinegar Basic Dressing Ingredients: 1/4 cup of rice vinegar (plain, not the seasoned or “gourmet” variety) 1-2 tsp. garlic powder 1-2 tsp. ground coriander 1-2 Tbsp. raw honey 3/4 cup oil blend (I use mostly sunflower oil with [...]

May 4th, 2016|Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Salad Dressings

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

This recipe, from, will make 12 mini-tarts: Ingredients for the shells: 2 c. almond flour 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or honey) 1/4 c. coconut oil, melted 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon dash of ground nutmeg [...]

May 4th, 2016|Gluten Free, Healthy Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Homemade Jello

To make homemade fruit jello, you will need: 1 can of frozen juice concentrate with no added sugar (11-12 fluid oz.) 3 Tbsp. of gelatin (such as Great Lakes brand) 4 and 1/2 cups of water Directions: [...]

May 4th, 2016|Healthy Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Homemade Jello

Genius Chocolate Treats

The ingredients in these desserts may surprise you, but try them! They are absolutely delicious and good for you in every way. Chocolate Silk Pudding Ingredients:  3 ripe avocados 6 tablespoons cocoa powder (dark cocoa, such as Ghirardelli, is [...]

May 4th, 2016|Gluten Free, Healthy Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Genius Chocolate Treats

Crispy Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds prepared this way are easier to digest than raw or roasted nuts, making their powerhouse nutrients more available. Directions: Soak nuts or seeds in slightly salted purified water at least 7 hours or up to [...]

May 4th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks|Comments Off on Crispy Nuts and Seeds

Coconut Milk Eggnog and Smoothies

The kind of coconut milk I recommend comes in cans (not in cartons). Make sure you get coconut milk and not coconut cream, which is a sweetened product fused for drinks and desserts. My favorite brand is Thai Kitchen Organic. [...]

May 4th, 2016|Drinks, Recipes|Comments Off on Coconut Milk Eggnog and Smoothies