Category Archives: Spices

Indian-style stove-top chicken with dried fruit

By Cat, Jan 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Living here in NW Montana, there are not many opportunities to enjoy East-Indian cuisine. I learned to love this food when I lived in Portland, Oregon – especially naan bread and … Continue reading

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Lacto-Fermented Orange or other Citrus

by Cat, Nov-Dec 2017 (All photos by Cat) Fermentation is an ancient process that goes back to early Biblical times. It preserves and augments the nutritional elements of the preserved food. It is recommended to eat 1 – 2 bits … Continue reading

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Shrimp or other seafood curry

By Cat, Jan 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love curry recipes. When I lived in Portland, there were lots of restaurants that specialized in the curries of different Asian cultures, but here in Montana, they are few and … Continue reading

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Festive ‘Eggnog’ or Pumpkin Spice Smoothies/Shakes

By Cat, Dec 2017 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons; image below from Wikimedia Commons) I’ve adapted these morning smoothie-like drinks from ones by Dr. Alan Christianson, a naturopathic physician who did the online Adrenal Reset Summit. Much simpler than my … Continue reading

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Herbs & Spices: Curries, v2

By Cat, Dec 8, 2017, a redo of Aug 2007 posting  (Photo, right, by Cat; photo below from Wikimedia Commons)  NOTE: This posting is a redo to fix an error. See also the redo for”Blends.” “Curry” gets its name from the … Continue reading

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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts 

By Cat, Nov 2007 (recipe originally part of Soaking & Sprouting, etc.: Nuts and Seeds article) (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons, originally by Sage Ross) I love walnuts, almonds, cashews and pecans, and am happy to eat them plain. But sometimes you want … Continue reading

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Cat’s Whole Grain Mustard Spread

By Cat, Oct 2007 (posted as a separate recipe Nov 2017) (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I originally came up with this recipe when I moved back home to Bigfork MT, and our local grocer did not have a Whole … Continue reading

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Pork chops and onion, sautéed in cast iron pan

By Cat, October 30, 2017 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I have always loved pork chops. When I was growing up, my parents bought a slaughtered hog from a local farmer. My mom butchered it at the local meat locker, … Continue reading

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Herbs & Spices: Curries and Blends (original)

Herbs & Spices: Curries and Blends (Original) Cat’s spice rack I’ve since divided this into two posts: Curries and Herb & Spice Blends, but am saving this in case I made a mistake when I divided them. And I may … Continue reading

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Lacto-fermented Onions

By Cat, Oct 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons; and below from Pickl-it (4)) A friend just gave me a bunch of onions and shallots from her garden, more than I can eat before they go bad, so I’ve decided … Continue reading

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