Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Cookbook Giveaway

We are, happily, in the midst of a whole grain renaissance. But we also know that people who are still awakening to whole grains need great recipes, derived from tradition yet re-imagined for the contemporary palate. Thanks to Maria Speck we now have such a book. — Peter Reinhart, author of Whole Grain Breads and Artisan… Read More

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way Giveaway

A must-read for living happier! —Dr. Oz. Learn the Secrets from the World’s Happiest People What makes us authentically happy? Apparently it’s not wealth, youth, beauty, or awards, says Dan Buettner, longevity expert and author of The New York Times bestseller, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. In… Read More

French Lentil and Barley Soup and Book Giveaway

Today, I’m happy to announce a wonderful book giveaway. In my recent post, Family Traditions, I wrote about the importance of traditions and briefly touched on the numerous benefits they provide to families. For one, traditions experienced during childhood can not only help to create wonderful memories, but they also help people become happier and… Read More

Recipes

All recipes are vegetarian. Raw, vegan and gluten free recipes are indicated below: Appetizers Beluga Lentils and Roasted Eggplant Canapés (vegan and gluten free) Buckwheat Polenta Fleurettes with Tapenade Noir (vegan) Coconut Red Lentil Terrine (vegan) Exotic Mushroom Pâté Walnut and Mushroom Pâté (vegan) Gougères Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas (vegan) Roasted Eggplant with Za’atar (vegan and gluten free) Shichimi… Read More

Teff and Buckwheat Porridge with Cashew milk

Let’s talk nut milk. In the past I’ve often used store bought nut and seed milks (almond, hazelnut and hemp), but now, I prefer to make my own when time allows. I’ve found it more satisfying to make it myself as I can adjust the sweetness, creaminess and flavor to suite my own tastes and… Read More

A New Year to Care for

Your greatest responsibility is to live a life that nourishes your highest truth. — Mollie Marti I’m excited about our new year and for another journey around the sun. There are a lot of new and exciting things coming up on the blog, so I hope you’ll join me. As the new year is well underway,… Read More