Dogs and Doughboys

This year on our annual camping trip I was sitting with my young friend by the fire making doughboys and discussing why some people like dogs and some don’t.  She’s a huge fan of dogs and told me she likes them so much because they are soft and cuddly and always like to play. I […]

Perfectly Cooked Bacon

I love bacon almost as much as I love sausage and my kids love bacon even more. We don’t usually cook it at home because we are trying to avoid the nitrites and other nasties in most commercially available bacon.  I also haven’t been able to find a bacon we can afford that we also […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

We recently signed back up with Boston Organics after a few years away to eat more fresh, local and organic fruits and vegetables.  For those not familiar with Boston Organics, they are sort of a cross between PeaPod and a CSA.  Each week, they deliver a bin with mostly local organic fruits and vegetables to […]

Vegetable Football Nachos

Jon loves football. I love football food.  However, as I’ve started to live a healthier life, I find that standard football fare is a little heavy on the meat and grease for me.  This year I decided to try my hand at some super-veggie nachos. I started with a typical base of corn chips, but […]

3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge with Responsibly Sourced Chocolate!

I come from a family that makes cookies during the holiday season.  I have fond memories of my parents and siblings all working together to churn out batches and batches of cookies, particularly chocolate chip cookies.  I’m certain that’s when I learned to eat cookie dough, because once when I was in elementary school, one […]

Kale Chips Recipe – A Snack Even Your Mother Will Love

Kale chips are like thin crispy potato chips, but much healthier.  If you’ve had the opportunity to have roasted seaweed, they are somewhat of a cross between roasted seaweed and potato chips.  The bonus is, they’re very healthy for you!  Imagine snacking on chips but you’re eating your dark leafy greens! There are many recipes […]

Super-Healthy Yummy Vegan-or-Not Pancakes (or Waffles)

Part of being “green” is being healthy – or so I think.  Many years ago I started making large batches of pancakes and waffles for my family and freezing them.   Then each morning we’d bring a few out and toast or microwave them and have a healthy, homemade breakfast as fast as a processed, […]

Growing Your Own & Vegan: Zucchini Bread Recipe

So,  it turns out I make a mean zucchini bread.  Everyone who has tried to make it is probably aware that there are about a million recipes for zucchini bread out there.  I’ve been through several.  There was one I liked the taste of but all my chocolate chips sank to the bottom so it […]

Brownies! Healthier, Dairy-free, Box-mix-like and Super Yummy!

I’ve been reading a lot about healthy, cheaper and environmentally friendly eating.  If you want to focus exclusively on any one of these items, to take it to an extreme, you really have to forgo the others.  However, I have been trying to find a reasonable balance between all three that I can live with […]

Make and Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our family has been trying to eat healthier and eat in ways that are better for the environment.   These are actually two different goals, but they are often compatible and many people interested in one are interested in both, like we are.  Some of the things we have been doing are trying to eat more […]