Kale-Powered Tropical Smoothie

April 29, 2014
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Are green smoothies “over” yet? I hope not because I’ve been acting like I just discovered them. After a winter of oatmeal with berries, oatmeal with cherries, oatmeal with apples, oatmeal with oatmeal, I’m happy the weather has warmed up and I can drink my breakfast rather than gum it. And I love that I […]

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Two Healthy Vegan Nogs: Chia Nog and Banana Nog

December 9, 2012
Chia Nog

Two delicious, all-natural vegan eggnogs, perfect for serving to all your party guests, not just the vegans!  I’m certain that if we didn’t have a kid in the house, my husband and I would never put up a Christmas tree or take the time to stake out the herd of electric reindeer that blazes across […]

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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

October 20, 2012
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Imagine pumpkin pie and hot chocolate all mixed up together and poured into a mug and you’ve got this Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate. Spicy, sweet and warming! You can even make it into pudding! Welcome to Weekend Quickies–quick recipes that won’t cut into your weekend relaxation time. Today’s ridiculously easy recipe is brought to you […]

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Hibiscus-Blueberry Cooler

July 11, 2012
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I was cleaning out the pantry yesterday morning and found a packet marked “Jamaica” that I could barely remember purchasing. (I tend to buy food items that I’m unfamiliar with and then stick them in the closet until I forget why I bought them.) I read the back–“Jamaica is the Spanish name for Hibiscus Pods, […]

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New World Wassail: A Drink to Your Health

December 14, 2009
New World Wassail

Most of the holiday food traditions in my family seem to involve oranges. October through January is citrus season in southeastern Louisiana, or at least in my parents’ garden, so both Thanksgiving and Christmas are celebrated with plenty of citrusy dishes like ambrosia, cranberry relish (with raw orange peel included), lemon pies, and wassail. During […]

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Jolly Green Smoothie: A Toast to 2 years and 400 Posts

January 9, 2008
Green Smoothie

I considered letting my two-year blogging anniversary go by without mention until I noticed that this post would be number 400, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have the two mileposts occur on the same day. To toast the occasions, I’ve whipped up something delicious, healthy, and…um…green: It’s been two years, and […]

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Cherry Soy Yogurt Smoothie

November 12, 2006
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Given the chilly weather here, I should probably be writing about hot drinks, but instead, I’m thinking of breakfasts. A non-vegetarian friend of mine recently asked me what E. has for breakfast on school days. It seems my friend’s daughter has the same problem that E. does—she’s not hungry for breakfast at 6:00 in the […]

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Moroccan Eggplant Salad with Preserved Lemon

October 4, 2006
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I went in search of a North African side dish to serve with the Tunisian Bean and Chickpea Stew, and I found this Moroccan salad that interested me because it contains preserved lemons. A couple of months ago, I bought a jar of preserved lemons since I knew that I had seen recipes calling for […]

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A Really Good Cup of Tea

January 27, 2006

We interrupt this blog to bring you… …a really good cup of tea. Since last night’s dinner was unexciting (potatoes, peas, broccoli, and pineapple, singly, not in combination) I thought you might enjoy this picture of a cup of tea. But wait! It’s not just any tea, it’s Yogi Green Chai, quite possibly my new […]

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