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Satsuma-zest Almond Meal Carrot Cake: Wake Up Cake

Lawdy be!  Gluten-free’s gone crazy on this one.  This has to be my favorite gluten-free dessert recipe yet.  It is one tasty, moist, flavorful, AND easy to make cake.  So, while everyone is snorting refined sugar and artificial food colorings this Christmas…take a sweet stand and bake this as an act of kitchen counter-culture. Be … Continue reading

Winter Warmth: Chicken Bone Broth

Key themes for winter: * stillness * storage * retreat * restoration * receptivity * kidneys * adrenals * cooked foods * bone broths * spices * roots * soups & stews * warming foods * immune support * nourishing * “For many of us, our interest in seasonality is somewhat selective. We want the … Continue reading

Black Bean Brownies

I’ve been asked by friends to post this recipe.  It is one of two easy-peezy, nutritive, and delicious desert recipes that I like to make.  Why are they so easy?  I do the magic in a blender. Over the past 10 years or so, due to digestive complaints, I’ve navigated various food ways to find … Continue reading

Eggstatically Alioli

My recent addition to the kitchen is Spanish alioli (what the French call aïoli and what we may want to call garlic mayonnaise in English).  Ah.  But don’t call it garlic mayonnaise.  I got the stinkiest of stink eyes from my Spanish friend when I did that. I must say.  Where has this condiment been … Continue reading

Imbolc, Liver Health, Glutathione, and the River

With the many rites of the coming spring in full force (Imbolc, Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Candlemas, etc), the warmer weather has me feeling…not only revivified…but also thinking, carefully, about where my energy goes as we enter this new cycle. Just like a archer aiming her arrow, I think about what I want this … Continue reading

Restoring Digestive Health

“All diseases begin in the gut.” ~ Hippocrates I just taught an intensive in Asheville, NC for the Organic Grower’s School on Restoring Digestive Health and it got all kinds of juices flowing on this topic (smile).  Distant memories from my psycho-spiritual break-down (and break-through) re-emerged and reminded me how far I had come.  Truly, … Continue reading

Passionflower and Passionfruit Natural Soda

I suppose it’s about time I write about the name-sake of my website, right?  Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was one of the first herbs that I took as a medicine many years ago while living in San Francisco.  Blended with hawthorn berry and flower, it helped me make head-way in a long period of insomnia, heart-ache, … Continue reading