Category Archives: Simmered

Spaghetti & Meatballs, with Grain-Free Spaghetti

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons) Spaghetti and meatballs has been a favorite for me since childhood, though not something my parents knew how to make. Dad had a friend in Great Falls, Montana whose wife was … Continue reading

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Strawberries with Balsamic-Basil Topping for Ice Cream

by Cat, July 11, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love to make my own ice cream, because I’m in control of the ingredients. Most commercial ice creams are so full of questionable additives that it’s disgusting. See all … Continue reading

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Detox soup from Thanksgiving leftovers

By Cat, June 14, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikipedia, but I’ve lost the link) I’ve been following online health docu-series that feature Functional Medicine practitioners; one of the things that is consistent in all these series is the importance of … Continue reading

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Ginger Expectorant, Cough Syrup, Decongestant Recipes

By Cat, June 3, 2018 (Image, right, from Lisa’s Project Blog (2)) Expectorants and decongestants help us get rid of respiratory debris from the action of our immune system against seasonal allergies, colds and flu viruses, etc.; they aid in clearance … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Cauliflower Rice

By Cat, May 20, 2018 (Cauliflower  and Butternut Squash images right & below, respectively, are from Wikimedia Commons) Many people these days are discovering they have a sensitivity to gluten or grains in general, but love the food made with … Continue reading

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Banana Tea for Sleeplessness

By Cat, May 8, 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love bananas, and use them in my smoothie every morning. I’ve always wondered if there were something I could do with the peel besides adding it to my compost … Continue reading

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Sage or Thyme Tea

by Cat, Oct 2017 (photo by Cat) Sage, or sage and thyme mix, in a warm tea is also healing for a sore throat, as both herbs have antimicrobial properties. I add ⅛ – ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt  if treating … Continue reading

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Chinese Herbal Teas: Instructions for making

By Cat, May 25, 2017 These instructions are from the Aurora Benevolent Healing Center, Bernie Bayard, ND., L. Ac. in Portland OR. I have not been to that office since 2008, so not sure it is still in business; the … Continue reading

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Mugwort Tea from Swan Valley Herbs

by Cat, May 25, 2017 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Swan Valley Herbs is an old-fashioned apothecary shop specializing in dried herbs, tinctures and salves, owned by Tom Tracey in Bigfork MT (1). I’ve been using this herbal mix – … Continue reading

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Sweet potato medallions, chickpea and greens salad

By Cat, April 1, 2017 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Always on the lookout for something new and different to fix for dinner, I was intrigued by this recipe when I saw it featured in our local paper, the Daily … Continue reading

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