Simple Rice, Beet and Kale Recipe

Here is a very simple recipe for steamed beets and kale with rice. Ingredients: 1 cup rice (this recipe uses long grain basmati brown rice) 2 cups water (2 to 1 ratio for cooking rice) ~1 to 2 cups chopped beets 1/2 bunch of kale (about 6 to 10 full leaves any kind of kale will work, this recipe uses …

How to shop for healthy food

Here are some random tips on how to shop / eat well. Buying food is complicated because “organic” usually costs more and people wonder if it’s worth the extra cost. In most cases it is. Not all “organic” foods are equal. Processed, organic packaged “food” and organic food from large “industrial organic” farms (example: Earthbound Farms, Driscolls) typically seem to …

The Best (only?) Stainless Steel Rice Cooker

So here it is, the best rice cooker I have ever owned: The Miracle Rice Cooker has been a  great investment along with a 25 pound bag of brown rice every few months. This cooker was the only one I could find with a cooking bowl that was not coated in “non-stick Teflon” and was actually stainless steel. The rice …

How to Make Applesauce

It has become common today to go to the store and buy applesauce in a package. There is nothing wrong with this but making applesauce yourself saves on packaging, tastes better, you can add any extra ingredients and make as much as you want.  It’s also cheaper especially if you have some old apples hiding in your refrigerator. So, here …

How to Pomegranate

Pomegranates are a great snack. They are typically in season from October to January. How to prepare a pomegranate: Start with a whole pomegranate Slice it about 1/4 to 1/2 way through and peel the pomegranate apart into two or four pieces. Hopefully the seeds are fresh and bright red. If the seeds are brown or discolored the pomegranate may …

Revive Limp Broccoli

If you notice your broccoli starting to get limp and droopy don’t throw it out. Limp broccoli can be made fresh again by trimming the end of the stalk and placing the broccoli in a cup of water. After a day or two in refrigeration the broccoli will be fresh and firm again.

Search Recipes by Ingredients with Recipe Puppy

Recipe Puppy is a handy web app for finding recipes based on cooking ingredients. Is your fridge nearly empty? You can use Recipe Puppy to find recipes that don’t require a trip to the store. And the logo is a pug! Just search for ingredients like this: onions, garlic, potatoes And Recipe Puppy does a great job of showing relevant …

Make Squishy Beets Firm Again

Here is a quick tip: If you have beets and they are starting to get soft and squishy put them in a cup or bowl of water inside a refrigerator for one to two days. The beets absorb the water and become firm and appear fresh again! This also works for carrots.

Ginger Lemon Honey Cayenne Tea

This tea is amazing…  Supposedly it is good for ‘curing’ colds and ‘boosting’ the immune system. Healthy or not it’s a great drink when it’s cold outside. There are a lot of different versions of ‘Ginger Cayenne Tea’. Here is my recipe. (serves two) Ingredients: 4 cups Water 1 – 2 tablespoons chopped Ginger 1 – 2 tsp Cayenne Powder …

Super Veggie Omelet (omelette?)

Ok here is a simple recipe for an omelet Ingredients: 2 eggs per omelette 1 onion 2 to 4  mushrooms 2 to 4 cloves of garlic 1 carrot 1 tomato a few green olives a few tablespoons of olive oil a round frying pan helps the omelet form a good shape Directions: Chop veggies. Heat up a little bit of …