Bread and Butter Pickles

I always thought making pickles would be hard. But this recipe is quick and easy. And it makes a great Hostess Gift! It was given to me years ago (unfortunately I do not remember who gave it to me!) and it has become a staple in my fridge ever since. These are a delicious snack […]

Salsa the Essential Oil Way

Not only is this salsa healthy but it’s healing. When you use essential oils in recipes you get the delicious flavor from the oils plus the healing benefits. It’s a win-win. Since 1 drop of an essential oil is very potent, dip a toothpick in the oil and stir into the recipe. You can always […]

Thousand Island Dressing Made Healthy

I usually make a vinaigrette or olive oil and lemon dressing for my salads, but this is quickly becoming a favorite alternative. And bottled dressings are so unhealthy. That’s why this is a quick, easy and healthy Thousand Island Dressing. And it’s so versatile! Not only is it a delicious salad dressing but you can […]

Caponata Alla Siciliana (Diced Eggplant Sicilian)

Caponata is a sweet and sour relish which can be eaten as an antipasto, on crackers or thick Italian bread, used as a spread on a sandwich or, my favorite, right from the jar!! This recipe is from a cookbook my grandmother gave me: “The Art of Italian Cooking” by Maria Lo Pinto. It was […]

Fermented Cranberry Relish

Don’t freak out because it’s fermented! This is super easy. Plus fermented foods are good probiotics. Cranberries and Walnuts are super anti-oxidants and Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C but they have also been shown to curb stress hormones. They are a good food to eat before a stressful task.   Fermented Cranberry Relish Print […]

Creamy Herb Sunflower Dip/Dressing

This is so versatile and flavorful. And it’s vegan and raw. You can also try different herbs such as dill, chives. Drizzle on a salad or use less water and you can spread it on crackers or it can be a dip for fresh veggies. * Make sure any essential oil you used has Supplement […]

Pepper Spread

We’re starting to get a lot of peppers from our garden and I don’t want them to spoil. One can only eat so many a day! This is a super easy recipe you can use with any type of peppers. Spread it on sandwiches, burgers, sprinkle in salads, blend with eggs, mix with hummus and […]