Menu for the Week of January 9, 2012


Brassicas: A Renewed Approach


January is often a time for re-evaluating in many shapes and forms, including one’s diet.   But by diet I don’t mean depriving yourself, but rather eating what your body needs. As I’ve mentioned, two of my favorite quotes are:

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.

When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.

- Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.

- Hippocrates

Increasing your consumption of foods rich in organic sulfur can help keep the winter blahs as well as aches and pains away, or just plain starting 2012 feeling great!

Happy Holidays



It's a time of giving... and now a gift to myself and family, 2 weeks post-free. See you in the New Year! Hopefully during that time I'll be ableto add some of the FABULOUS photos taken by MagicBox Photography. Here are a few of my favorites. Wishing you peace, happiness, & good eats during the holidays!

Irresistible Peppermint Bark


Yesterday Skoogie and I made Peppermint Bark. It has become one of our holiday favorites and makes a great teacher treat! This year, Skoogie not only counted out all the chocolate squares, she was a NATURAL at pounding the candy canes with our rubber mallet and then sprinkled the peppermint pieces on top... but best of all she loved sampling our teacher surprise!

Read on for the recipe with links to other GLUTEN-FREE HOLIDAY TREATS & COOKIES...

Indonesian Corn Fritters & Tangrams


Our latest Indonesian explorations involve tangrams. While not originally from Indonesia, tangram puzzles are popular among Indonesian kids. We have a wooden tangram that both kids are quite good at solving. So I thought it might be fun to try trying to mix up the pieces to make a fish, duck and bird.

Weekly Menu for December 12, 2011

Tis the Season - some additional simple and make-ahead meals.

The Gift Of An Apple

It is so fun to watch the kids delight in holiday traditions. Skoogie found a tree she “loved” and was so excited to bring it home. Both kids started unpacking the ornaments before Pete and I were up. Holiday music is playing non-stop. But one of the most anticipated traditions at our house is the Giving Tree.

Menu for the Week of December 5, 2011 - REAL SIMPLE


Many of the recipes this week come from Real Simple… we all need a little more simplicity this time of year. The Swedish Meatballs can be made ahead and frozen for a quick re-heated meal. Speaking of busyness, I forgot to take a photo this week, so am sharing a photo of the cousins playing on the ice.

Sometimes the Best Turkey is the Leftovers


Looking for a way to use your leftover turkey this week? Check out the following recipes...

Indonesian Chicken Satay with RICE


Continuing our Indonesian journey...

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