Archives for November 2012

Sage Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Black Rice

Sweet potatoes roasted with fresh sage and garlic and tossed with black rice for a comforting winter side dish recipe. My husband and I don’t dumb down our use of language for our children. Instead, we tell them like it is, explaining fully that the little openings in the car seats where the buckles poke […]

Sage Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Black Rice

3-4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh sage, chiffonade 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 cups uncooked black rice, cooked according to package directions Preheat the oven to 425º F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment (this is essential to collect the […]

A Caffeinated Giveaway to Survive the Holidays

I’m giving away a Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee Sampler Pack to get you through the next month of holiday madness that includes a Keurig Brewer, a Black and Decker Coffee Maker, and a selection of coffee for both. I’m the sole coffee drinker in my family. Occasionally my baby brother, whom I have done everything […]

Roasted Beet and Lacinato Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted chioggia beets top this raw lacinato kale salad, dressed with a roasted lemon vinaigrette and dotted with soft bits of creamy goat cheese. A recipe worthy of the Thanksgiving dinner table or to spoil yourself with for lunch. Thanksgiving comes but once a year. Actually, our family is giving thanks three times this year […]

Roasted Chioggia Beet and Lacinato Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

6-7 medium-sized chioggia beets, peeled 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 lemons 2 shallots, peeled and halved 4 cups lacinato kale, cut into fine strips and bruised 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese Preheat your oven to 425º F. Rub the […]

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Homemade Gift Ideas

How to make homemade shaving cream with coconut oil and shea butter that smells of a delicious rosemary-mint pairing. Great for personalized Christmas gifts or just to pamper yourself. Around the same time that I started washing my face daily with the Ginger Coconut Oil Body Scrub I had concocted in the kitchen, I also […]

Rosemary Mint Shave Cream

1/3 cup shea butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil 10 drops rosemary essential oil 3-5 drops peppermint essential oil In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. Add in […]