Healthier [and cheaper] Iced Cappuccino

I am a coffee drinker and most days I have reduced my intake...But some days I just need that ...more

Couscous Salad with Chermoula Dressing

During teacher appreciation week at N’s school. I volunteered to bring in lunch one of the days and after a few questions to his teacher regarding her likes and dislikes, I figured I would make a couscous salad as it keeps well and tastes great at room temperature. I did get over my end of the school year symptoms ( read fear, with all three home ) long enough to make the lunch !! I think the idea of a brand new ……..guinea pig, if you will, pushed me up from the doldrums for a bit ! Ms....more

Tomatillo Salsa

Tuna and noodles from scratch

Tuna and Noodles from ScratchmothersapronstringsNeedless to say, canned “cream of….” is not my favorite. What’s in that stuff anyway??...more

Juicing with a Vitamix and a nut milk bag

 Do you ever buy pure fruit or vegetable juices? Juicing is great for me, personally, because it helps me get more vegetable vitamins than I get from diet alone, while reducing the bulky fiber that can be difficult for my body to process with my history of digestive issues. I don't own a juicer, but I DO own a Vitamix....more

Tasty Tuesday: Mango, Tomato, Avocado Salad

When I prepared my “gourmet” Mexican dinner for Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to prepare a fresh type salad and I knew I had all of the ingredients for this one.I wasn’t even going to post this recipe until my husband said, “I hope you took pictures of that, because that was delicious.” It really is delicious, healthy and easy. I found the recipe at: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/salads/mango-tomato-and-avocado-salad/...more

Make Your Own Cake Mix in a Box

Mine ended up being cake mix in a freezer bag, but I digress. ...more

Popcorn Chicken Wrap

 Popcorn Chicken Wrap ...more

A Fermented Napa Cabbage Stew Called Kimchi Jjigae (김치 찌개)

Jjigae (찌개) refers to any Korean stew-like dish. Kimchi jjigae (김치 찌개) is hence a stew comprising mainly kimchi as well as other ingredients like beancurd, meat and mushrooms. Given that kimchi is a type of pickled vegetable that opens up one’s appetite, this stew is therefore easy to digest, what with its accompanying ingredients and soup base that are mostly mild and light tasting as well....more