Indoor Composting

Every Earth Day I make a resolution to be less wasteful. Last year in 2021 I chose to start composting. Since we live in Minnesota it is almost impossible to keep our compost alive (today the high was -1 degree Fahrenheit.) Our tumbler was full and literally frozen shut by November. When I saw theContinue reading “Indoor Composting”

Bananas are 19 Cents a Pound

How much are bananas? 19 cents! Normally this would not be a hard question to answer. However if you are relearning how to hear with a Cochlear Implant it is daunting. There is a training tool for my device that streams sound directly from my phone. The website/app plays a sentence and then asks anContinue reading “Bananas are 19 Cents a Pound”

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Wild Rice Soup serves about 10 This is my version of the creamy Minnesota classic. It is wholesome and filling without making you feel tired after eating a bowl. 6 ounces uncooked Wild Rice 2 quarts of chicken bone broth or stock (divided) 2 pounds raw, boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1/2″ piecesContinue reading “Chicken Wild Rice Soup”

Pumpkin Pie Crust Essentials

The best pumpkin pie I’ve ever made is from the Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook and I’m not even going to try to make a better recipe. That baking book is literally my baking bible and I highly recommend buying if you see it. I do deviate from the crust recipe and opt hand mix myContinue reading “Pumpkin Pie Crust Essentials”

White Bean and Squash Soup

with turkey and sage….vegan options listed 1/2 a medium butternut squash, cubed to 1/2 inch pieces 1 TBS of olive oil 1 lb of lean ground turkey (use vegan alternative or 2 cups cooked lentils) 2 medium onions white or red, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tsp dried sage or 2 TBS choppedContinue reading “White Bean and Squash Soup”

Quick Whole Wheat Vegan Rolls

Modified from Taste of Home’s 40 minute Hamburger Buns Even after switching out the refined sugar and replacing the egg I was able to make fluffy, delish hotdog buns. 2 TBS dry active yeast 1 cup + 2 TBS of warm water 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 TBS Bob’s RedContinue reading “Quick Whole Wheat Vegan Rolls”

Ombre Roasted Vegetables

Simple Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables 3 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed 3 cups carrots, chopped 3 cups beets, peeled, cubed 3 cups turnips, cubed 3 cups parsnips, cubed 2 TBS olive or avocado oil 1 TBS dried rosemary or 4 TBS fresh, chopped salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 orContinue reading “Ombre Roasted Vegetables”