Monthly Archives: February 2011

Egg-Free (Vegan) Challah

When my son was diagnosed with severe food allergies, (eggs, nuts and citrus), I realized that I, along with so many others, was now faced with a mission…to keep my son safe, and educate others in the process.  Food allergies are terrifying and daunting, and for the first few months, I was a deer in […]

Ruby Sauerkraut with Caraway

Tangy and delicious homemade sauerkraut is a living cultured food that is high in lactic acid, it strengthens your immune system and has other remarkable healing properties. Refrigerated kraut holds well for months and gets sassier as it ages. This and the accompanying article: Fermented Foods Strengthen the Immune System* were contributed by Rebecca Wood.

Fermented Foods Strengthen the Immune System

Contributed by Rebecca Wood. Why do some foods like chocolate, wine and cheese taste so delicious? Fermenting magically transforms their original ingredients into something more desirable. Besides upping flavor, some lactic-acid ferments, such as homemade sauerkraut, actually strengthen your immune system.

Feeding Kids? What Parents Might Be Missing

True or False: It’s really important to feed our kids nutritious foods. Of course every parent agrees on the importance of feeding our kids well—at least on an intellectual level. It’s putting principle into practice that’s so disagreeable. Consider this scenario: It’s late, you’re driving home from soccer (or basketball, piano, day care, or wherever) […]

Pink Beans with Spring Greens

Leafy spring greens like spinach, arugula, or watercress look and taste very appealing with pink beans. The more garlicky you make this simple dish, the better. 

Simple Marinated Beans

Mix up your favorite beans with fresh herbs and a vinaigrette, and you’ve got a great way to add protein to a meal. Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.

Maple Glazed Pineapple

The flavor of maple syrup marries well with pineapple, especially glazed right into the surface. If you like pineapple, you’re sure to enjoy this nearly instant dessert. This is particularly appealing when made with canned organic pineapple mini-rings. Photos by Rachael Braun.