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Chickening Out!

My hardware store friends say raising chickens is the latest Covid trend- their sales & inquiries testify. With a few tips, it’s been an easy, rewarding venture!

A Life Well-Lived, A Man Well Loved

I was in the process of compiling my notes, to post a recipe for Liposomal Turmeric/C, wrought from studying medical papers and other online info. I’ve been taking this concoction for the last year, and it appears to have improved my thyroid health. The doctor said my annual lab test indicates that I need to…

Eating Healthy- Weight Maintenance

This was news to me: how to combine proteins with fats, or proteins with carbs, for better digestion, health, and weight maintenance. (Or, even to do a protein meal here or there, with minimal fat or carbs, to actually lose weight…) Six months in, I’ve discovered it works. So I summed up my journey in 1,200 words or less… (Oh dear- sorry, I was as concise as I could be!)

Blueberry Pie, Jean’s Recipe

BonAppetit-Style Blueberry Pie w/Fresh Blueberries, Less Sugar

I recently brought this to a church picnic for the pie contest. It didn’t win first place, though it won a few fans, OK, so those fans were my good friends, who also try to limit their sugar intake. They figured the pie should’ve won first place, and that it was the fault of judging team’s composition that it didn’t win: four guys who love sugar were the judges. In other words, maybe you wouldn’t serve this to a very traditional group, that expects a pie to be a vehicle for a gooey, jam-like substance. BUT, for those of us who love eating more whole, natural foods, we can splurge on this and still feel great!

Chia Pudding, Healthy, Super-fast, Eco-Friendly

Fast Easy Chia Pudding w/OUTBoxed Almond Milk!

Whip up batches of this pudding fast, using “coconut honey butter” as a base. It’s a concentrated “milk” you make yourself. It replaces that box of watered-down (& possibly rancid?) nut milk. No big carbon footprint from producing, packaging, and transporting that box of nut milk (that’s like, 85% water). See- you can eat this yummy pudding and feel like you’re saving the planet, haha!

Coconut Honey Butter- For Smoothies, Chia Pudding, Etc.

Nut Milk Concentrate- Greener than Cartons!

Have you ever wondered- why almond milk in a box? It’s convenient. But, it’s not very green. Companies are basically shipping a box of mostly water… not a great carbon footprint.
Plus, once nuts are ground, they’re not as stable. (And rancid oils are death!) Why not just make this recipe?! Throw a few nuts into the coconut/butter mix if desired, and process with your own free water!

Chocolate Fountain: Easy Dip + Fixings

Warm ingredients in low-heat oven first, for easy chocolate fountain

Use a crockpot to warm chocolate and coconut oil, for the easiest chocolate fountain ever. I served this at a women’s retreat this spring, at a camp with minimal kitchen conveniences, and it worked. For minimal effort in serving, set the chocolate out with baskets of graham crackers and marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and strawberries. Hardly any prep involved, but so fun to eat.

Chunky Chocolate, Healthy Style

I need to eat chocolate (ha!), but I don’t need all that sugar. Or the expense of designer chocolate bars. I also need to get coconut oil in my diet (good for my brain). This works for both! So perfect, since it’s sweetened with dried fruits and palm sugar (more minerals and fiber), with added crunch from macadamias (which are lower on the Omega 6 scale and thus less inflammatory that other nuts).
OK, you may ask: Do I have to make this sound so scientific and GOOD for you? Would it be better to say, “Here’s a naughty confection you’ll love?” Cuz it almost passes for that!

Strawberry Mousse in Chocolate Cups

Strawberry Mousse in Homemade Chocolate Cups

This is one elegant dessert, but pretty easy to make. And… OMG- gluten-free!
I usually have frozen berries on hand, and even some gelatin, since I like using it in morning drinks to get the anti-inflammatory benefits.
What I’m saying is… You can probably pull this dessert together (if you’re like me, haha…). And everyone’s tummy will thank you. Nom nom…

Chocolate Mousse w/ Raspberry Bark

Chocolate Mousse- So Light, w/eggs, cream, & tad o' gelatin

Had a reason to celebrate- my friend came off her 30-day cleansing diet. Now we needed a yummy chocolate dessert, gluten-free. nicely garnished. Tricky part: there are no good strawberries in winter to garnish this stuff! Solution: I made a raspberry chocolate bark by boiling down frozen raspberries, spreading on melted chocolate, chilling, and breaking into pieces. YuM!