Monthly Archives: December 2013

One Just for the Road

This sweet and salty snack is a simple cure for hunger pains. It travels well, and it only takes about 10 minutes to make (and 30 minutes to cool). ¬†I took advantage of the cool-down time by loading up my car and organizing my carry-on bag (making a perfect spot for this snack). These nuts […]

The Weary Shopper’s Lunch

This year, I simplified my holiday shopping plan and decided to make one big day of it. I also decided to make sure that “shop ’til you drop” was not my personal slogan for the day. So I made plans to stay upright by packing a good snack. When my energy started to wain at […]

Gardening on the Countertop

I grow sprouts in mason jars throughout the year. This mini container garden sits on my countertop. Practically, it’s a money-saving habit. Sprouts are expensive and usually have a lot plastic packaging. Aesthetically, it is interesting home decor. Then,¬†especially in winter, it a source of wonder. It is still fun for me to watch the […]

This is Nuts

Yes, this taco “meat” is made out of ground nuts. I know that sounds nuts, but it’s not! This is an incredible raw-food vegan technique that involves grinding soft pecans and hemp seed hearts with taco spices and oil. The result is a flavor-rich taco filling with universal appeal. No matter where you are on […]

Wardrobe Update: A New Dressing

It’s time to toss out the old mayonnaise and update your chicken salad’s wardrobe with this spicy hot sweet potato dressing. It is delicious, creamy, colorful, and nutrient rich (potassium, folate, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin C!). Since it will keep for 1-2 days, you can make it ahead and make your morning lunch assembly a […]

For the Adventure

This was my assortment of trail food for a day spent outside in nature: a tin of hummus and veggies (light, but filling), an apple and almonds (my accessible snack), and cold-brew black tea (a gentle caffeine energy boost). This compact kit of food slipped right into my daypack (I packed the tea in a […]

A Moment of Hubris & Homemade Hummus

At 7:00 a.m. yesterday, after finishing my coffee, I poured 7 cups of water and 1 pound of dried chickpeas into my crock pot. I set the timer for 8 hours, selected the low heat setting, and walked away. In the late afternoon, I had super soft chickpeas and a plan to make a lot […]