Monthly Archives: February 2013

Homemade Kombucha

kombucha home brew

I made my first batch of homemade kombucha yesterday. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this drink, kombucha is essentially sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a colony of bacteria and yeast. Doesn’t sound too appealing, I know. But it is fantastic. The fermentation process makes it fizzy – and healthy! Kombucha has [...]

Black Bean Ragout

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The first time I made this recipe from The Smitten Kitchen, it was an instant hit with my family. Although I don’t have a slow cooker (I make it on the stove top), this black bean ragout is the perfect slow cooker recipe. Loaded with protein, fiber and great taste, you can’t go wrong with [...]

Alice Waters’ Salsa Verde

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salsa verde

Not sure what to do with that piece of fish you bought; or need to dress up those roasted vegetables. Try this classic Italian green sauce. Salsa verde is simply a sauce made of olive oil and fresh, chopped parsley flavored with lemon zest, garlic and capers. It is so simple, yet it adds enormous [...]

Almond Date Snack Bars

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You have to try these! I adopted this recipe from Deb Perelman’s The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.¬†She calls these breakfast bars, but I’m not sure I’d want to eat them for breakfast. I think they are much better suited for snacking. They are a sweet treat for sure. They’re naturally sweetened with dates and honey. The [...]