Tag Archives: spices

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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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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Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices, and How to Use Them

By Cat, Sept 2017 Cat’s note to self: Look up spices and words in red, and provide more info about them. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection. It is most often characterized by localized redness, swelling, … Continue reading

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Roast: Reverse-Sear Method (About)

By Cat, Dec 2015 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This Christmas I’m going to try the reverse-sear method for a leg of lamb, but the method is also applicable to beef, venison or buffalo (lower oven temperature by 25°F for buffalo). It is … Continue reading

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Raw Tomato & Avocado Soup (Cold)

By Cat, March 2015 (Source of image, right, unknown) I learned about this soup when I took the 7-day juice fast at the Wellness Education Center (WEC) in Kalispell MT (1); it is a recommended soup for the first night … Continue reading

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Jerk Chicken & Pineapple (or Mango) Slaw

By Cat, Aug 2010 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Cole slaw is a very common dish in my ancestral Scandinavian tradition, because cabbage is one the the few veggies that can be kept raw throughout the winter season. But there are ‘slaws’ … Continue reading

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Squash, Carrot & Ginger Soup (Hot or Cold)

by Cat, Mar 2013  (photo, right from Wikimedia Commons See also: 1. Soups menu; 2. Root Vegetables (About); 3. Creamy, Chilled, Raw Carrot Soup Ever since I was a toddler, I’ve loved carrots, especially when freshly pulled from the garden and rinsed. Of course, … Continue reading

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Brining Pork

by Cat, Jan 2008  (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: Brining Chicken; Brining Poultry   This article includes: 1. Why and How to Brine Pork; 2. Flavorings for your Brine; 3. Determine Amount of Brine; 4. Timing the Brine; 5. Sweetener; 6. Brine Recipe and Charts I highly … Continue reading

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Granola Recipes

by Cat, Feb 2007; updated Aug 2007, Mar 2016 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons): see also: 1. Granola & Meusli (About & General Instructions); 2. Breakfast & Brunch Menu; 3; Soaking, Sprouting & Working with Grains, Nuts, Legumes & Seeds Menu; 4. Muesli Recipes Includes: 1. Great Granola; 2. Soaked-Grain … Continue reading

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