cashew sour cream… and some thoughts on calcium

Sour cream made from cashews... sounds cool, right? But why not just use regular sour cream and save myself the trouble? Why is everyone trying to avoid dairy these days? Milk has been part of our diets forever! This must be another one of those hippie food trends, like avoiding gluten. And if I cut out … Continue reading cashew sour cream… and some thoughts on calcium

sweet potato chips with black bean pineapple salsa

This is easily one of the simplest light meals I've ever made, and considering it only takes 20 minutes start to finish, the results far outweigh the minimal effort involved. My kind of recipe. All that's required is preheating an oven, mixing in a touch of coconut or olive oil and seasonings with the sliced sweet potatoes, … Continue reading sweet potato chips with black bean pineapple salsa

my secret garden

A few months ago, as I was scanning Craigslist postings for a place to live, my eyes suddenly met with an intriguing caption: "In-town Apartment in Grand Queen Anne Victorian... private garden-like grounds... bamboo forest... rooms with 13' ceilings... original woodwork... vintage fireplaces... too unique to fully describe." My heart leapt! And then the dreaded (all too familiar), "cats are … Continue reading my secret garden