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Recipe: Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Recipe: Coconut Milk Ice Cream

This ice cream is vegan, free of refined sugar,  totally fantastic and easy. Same goes for the peach cobbler it's sitting atop; that recipe is coming soon. Vegan ice creams have the tendency to crystallize without the use of thickeners and lecithins. If you don’t like...

Recipe: Beet, Lentil and Millet Burgers

Recipe: Beet, Lentil and Millet Burgers

Here is a recipe for some hearth-healthy vegan food. Beets are also great for cleansing and enriching our blood cells. This is a recipe for a long afternoon. It requires numerous steps (all simple), ingredients, and cooking vessels, but it rewards you with great...

Consider Dairy.

Consider Dairy.

Conventional nutrition studies and heavy marketing by the Dairy Council would have us believe that dairy, specifically cow’s milk, is a wholesome food vital to human health. Unfortunately the truth is much cloudier than that. Casein, a protein in cow’s milk, has been...

Concerning Michael Pollan

Concerning Michael Pollan

This is an essay about what it’s like to be in the presence of Michael Pollan. I’m no expert, but it has happened to me twice now...I first “met” Michael Pollan the summer before last while working in a restaurant kitchen on Martha’s Vineyard. Quite a few celebrities...

Ingredient: Virgin Coconut Oil

Ingredient: Virgin Coconut Oil

Do you use virgin coconut oil? It’s quite the workhorse in terms of culinary and nutritional value. As a saturated fat it’s solid at room temperature but melts when heated. This means it’s a very stable fat which can be heated to high temperatures without forming free...

Recipe: Chia Seed Pudding

Recipe: Chia Seed Pudding

I don’t cook with chia seeds because they’re a “superfood” per se, but because they have this amazing ability to thicken liquid into a creamy consistency. Of course, their high Omega 3 fatty acid, fiber, and protein content and the way they hydrate the body are no...

Welcome to Homemade Wellness

Welcome to Homemade Wellness

Here we talk about food: how it can make us sick or make us well...but not just well, food can transform us through a process of healing. We’ll also talk about the issues tied up in our food system. You can’t have a conversation about healing foods without considering...

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