Onion Syrup

This is one of the easiest, delicious, and medicinal kitchen medicine projects you can do at home. When I start talking about making onion syrups most people first don’t believe that it works. So a syrup is basically some kind of liquid and sweetener. To make an onion syrup you just layer rings of onions with…

COOKIES!!!!

I don’t normally write about things like this but I enjoy them and you will too! Healthy, nutritious, and seriously delicious cookies! A few years ago I bought ‘Vegan Cookies: Invade your cookie jar.’ A book all about vegan recipes for cookies. When I became gluten free I first went to this book. Now this…

How Milk Chocolate Can Have Less Sugar than Dark Chocolate

In terms of overall healthy properties, dark chocolate is generally seen as better for you. But depending on what you want from your chocolate, this could be a misleading assumption. What is in Chocolate? To understand how this is possible, you need to know that the only ingredient required for something to be considered “chocolate” in…

What Makes Chocolate Good for You

Is chocolate actually healthy? The buzz around chocolate these days is around flavonoids and trace minerals, some of the molecules that make cacao a so-called “super food.” But do you know what those things are, and more importantly, why they matter? 5 Reasons to Eat More Quality Chocolate Chocolate is good for us because it makes…

Arthritis and Herbs

Arthritis, yea it hurts and boy does it take a lot of work to get rid of it or reverse the progression. What?! You didn’t know you can do that? Unfortunately, not everyone can but if you start at the first signs of arthritis it is a simple path back to healthy joints. Arthritis is…

Rose and Elderberry Chocolates

There are a few different ways to get herbs into your chocolates and they are all delicious. Last week we made reishi chocolates using powdered herbs. This is not the quickest way and it may not be ideal for some herbs that are hard to powder. Making a traditional chocolate truffle means you can use…

Reshi Chocolates at Home

Chocolate can be a great way to take your herbs. Really? Yea and its not hard to make a simple herbal chocolate that is not packed with sugar and dairy. A more complicated way of adding herbs to your chocolates is to infuse them in water, coconut oil, or cocoa butter. Look for how to…

Home Chocolate Making for Beginners

It never seemed realistic to make chocolate at home. A chocolate tart, sure, but chocolate made from cacao beans? Impossible. Yet every couple of months, that’s exactly what I do. I even capture this experience on my website, in all of it’s it’s disastrous yet delicious glory. As one of your guest bloggers for this…

Introduction to Oils

‘I’m into oils.’ OK? What does that mean? Individuals not experienced may often say this not knowing what they really mean. If an individual does not say they are into essential oils, fixed oils, or infused oils they are not yet someone you should take advice from because they are a beginner and information can…

Pancakes for Dinner!

Not all pancakes have to be loaded with sugar and cream. Pancakes can be savory and full of protein if you want them to be. This is my take on Korean Pancakes, a delicious and simple dish filled with eggs and vegetables that are great to share or for your own dinner, if you have…

Let’s Run Amok: Cambodian Cooking

Amok is a delicious traditional Cambodian dish an it is so full of flavor and wonderful medicinal herbs I wanted to make sure I could share it with you after my trip to Cambodia a few months back. Unlike many South East Asian cuisines, Cambodian food is not quite as spicy but is still very…

International Fruits 2

My second fun trip to an international grocery store got me these fun treats. Which ones have you had? While they are not as fun colored as the last batch they are super fun to try out and I am excited to try to plant some of these seeds soon as well. Check out my…