Healthy Living and Lifestyle


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HEALTHY “MOONSHINE” – Fermented Vegetables

Hi, friends! It’s early August and I’m into the third week of my summer “sabbatical” in Walla Walla, Washington, enjoying a healthy dish of good‑probiotic‑laden fermented red cabbage and beets as I type.

Ceviche Plant-Based Recipe


Well, right off the bat I can hear the shrieks from seafood lovers who are aghast to see the words “plant‑based” used as an adjective for ceviche, which, by its very nature, IS a fish dish‑‑and a raw fish dish at that!


Plant-Based White Sauce

LIFE GETS IN THE WAY… Hello, everybody!  During the past couple of months my “other life” as a court reporter rudely reached out like a 64‑armed octo‑octopus (do the math) and twisted me into a nearly‑unrecognizable version of my usual Grandma Girl Scout self.

Vegan Gravy & Sauces

Multi-Purpose Vegan Sauce Base

How many of us have ever wanted something we either can’t afford or don’t have room to store it, but then use Christmas to justify buying it?  Like, hey, it’s Christmas; this can be my present to myself!

Healthy Living Recipes

Big, Beautiful Buddha Bowl

A “Buddha bowl” is simply a bowl heaped full of good stuff you eat for a meal, usually a grain topped with vegetables.

Aquafaba Lemon Drop Meringues

Tasty Low Calorie Lemon Drop Meringue Recipe

These yummy Lemon Drop Meringue cookies are delicious and only 2 1/2 calories each!  They are downright addictive.  But never fear… even if you eat the entire batch of 70 cookies, you’ve only consumed around 160 calories!

Homemade Multigrain Bread

Vicky’s Multigrain Sandwich Bread (no knead)

This “almost no knead” recipe was inspired by Cook’s Illustrated and numerous other sources on the Internet that have posted recipes for wonderful rustic, no knead boules of artisan bread.