Green Lacewing

Gardening

BENEFICIAL INSECTS:  Green Lacewing Larvae are a gardener’s friend.  They are tiny predators that do a mighty big job devouring insect eggs and immature stages of many pest insects. They arrive to your doorstep in a little cup.  They are tiny little green eggs about the size of a poppy seed which you simply sprinkle the eggs …

Black Beluga Lentil Soup

Soup

A couple of years ago, we were forewarned of a hurricane approaching, so I decided to make some “comfort food”, but I wanted something nutritious.  I started the soup in the early afternoon, it was ready to eat by 7:00 …. Now I have some scrumptious soup and I don’t have to be concerned about …

Butternut Squash Soup

Soup

HUBBY LOVES IT! Says it’s a “10” ! WoW. INGREDIENTS 1 large (about 12″) whole butternut squash halved lengthwise and seeds removed 3 teaspoons Olive Oil (or coconut oil) 1 medium Granny Smith* apple (about 8 ounces) 1/2 medium yellow onion 8 fresh sage leaves 2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock* 2 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black …

Meatballs in the Crockpot

Main Dish

I saw this recipe on the television show called America’s Test Kitchen.  I have amended it somewhat, but the original idea came from ATK.  The meatballs turned out really really really well.  Delicious and moist but didn’t fall apart.  Be careful when cooking the tomato paste that it does not burn.  It can turn quickly. …

Coconut Almond Anise Kissed Cookies

Cookies

Introduction This is the best cookie I’ve ever eaten.  No kidding! A healthy alternative to almond cookies normally made with white flour, butter and eggs. These are made with healthy fats and no white flour. D-Lish! I PROMISE you won’t miss those dead ingredients. Yes these cookies are indulgent, but I eat them when I …

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Did You Know Series:  My Favorite Tofu Sites: NaSoya My Favorite Tofu Recipes: Eggplant Parmesan with “Cheese Sauce” (101cooking) Strawberry Whip (101cooking) Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake (101cooking) Vegan Cheesecake (contains sugar) My Favorite Tofu Videos: TOFU – Substitute for Eggs: 1 egg OR 1/2 cup silken tofu pureed Go here to Read more Difference Between …