{Gluten & Sugar-Free} Blackberry Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

This one has to go down in the books as one of my favorite desserts.  Ever.  I wasn’t even trying to be gluten-free, but rather experimental.  I wanted to try a few new ingredients out and this concoction worked.  I must say, I had no idea at all if it would be decent enough toContinue reading “{Gluten & Sugar-Free} Blackberry Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream”

Eric’s Birthday 2013

Eric recently celebrated his birthday – a big one too!  To help him celebrate his 30th birthday, his parents came to visit for a long weekend.  Greta picked out sushi makings for him – more on the sushi later.   Lucky Greta got some wonderful grandparent time.  She and Bapa (that’s what she calls bothContinue reading “Eric’s Birthday 2013”

Zesty Beet Greens

For the most part, food fads annoy me.  Low carb, South Beach, grapefruit diet, Atkins, cabbage soup, juicing….I could go on but am not trying to offend anyone.  I just figure one should eat well-rounded healthy foods, avoid processed foods, go heavy on the fruits and vegetables, and above all enjoy food.   This canContinue reading “Zesty Beet Greens”

Mole Beans and Rice + Veggie Burritos

This recipe comes from our spring break trip to Corolla, NC and the wonderful restaurant – Agave Roja.  Their re-fried black beans and rice side dishes were so tasty I just has to remake them at home.  I was having a hard time to putting my finger on the flavor of the re-fried black beansContinue reading “Mole Beans and Rice + Veggie Burritos”

Recycled Paper Making: The Basics

My seventh grade art classes recently made recycled paper in class.  This is a great project that allows students to make some interesting choices, learn how to reuse simple items, and let out some energy at the same time.  Read on for a fun project that takes only a few supplies and provides loads ofContinue reading “Recycled Paper Making: The Basics”

Fried Egg Sandwich 101

This is one of my all-time favorite meals – the egg sandwich.  I will eat it any time of day and any day of the week and the best part is dressing this simple food up with a variety of condiments, fruits, spreads, and vegetables.  The most common way that I make a fried eggContinue reading “Fried Egg Sandwich 101”

BBQ Tempeh Pizza

Yet another, what do I have in the pantry/fridge that can be made into a meal?, recipe. We have been loving Earth Fare’s chiptotle barbecue sauce lately – it is sweet and surprisingly warm.  This combined with onion, mushrooms, and tempeh made for a perfect fast and filling pizza. Simply use the BBQ sauce inContinue reading “BBQ Tempeh Pizza”

Jicama w/ Lime & Chili Dip

Meet jicama. I have been loving this snack combination all week.  A crisp snacking tuber is paired with a creamy, tart, and peppery dip – it’s the perfect party duo, after school snack, or mid-morning work munchie. This tasty tuber is also known as a Mexican potato.  Jicama has an interesting texture – crisp likeContinue reading “Jicama w/ Lime & Chili Dip”