My Eggless Whole Wheat Challah Using Aquafaba

  Challah was a staple in my home growing up and was on the Shabbat table every Friday night alongside the candles. The Challah was white bread, light, fluffy and ever-so-slightly sweet. Challah was and still is my favorite bread. It was the one I learned to make and the one I still make regularly […]

What’s On The Menu?

What’s on the menu today at your house? We are having: Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Teriyaki Mashed potatoes Roasted broccoli Slow Cooker Whole Grain Bread *The numbers in the recipes below correspond to products purchased from Azure Standard natural foods. Place the item number in the Search box. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken You won’t believe this […]

Neti (Nasal Irrigation) Solution

Nasal irrigation solution (dry mix): 1/2 cup Real Salt  (do not use table salt or salt with additives) 1/4 cup baking soda Make sure the salt is powder-fine. I whiz the dry ingredients in a blender. Place dry mix in a lidded container. Use 1/4 teaspoon dry mix to 8 ounces warm distilled or previously boiled […]

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy-free, Gluten-free options)

These are the old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookies that I remember from my childhood. Very sweet (you can use less sugar) and oatmeal-y. A favorite for dunking in milk or simply for late-night indulging. These DO call for a LOT of sugar, and if you wish to use less, please do! Be sure to replace the volume […]

Lattice Apple Bread

On my “Bread Day” I usually set aside some bread dough to make rolls, pizza crusts, cinnamon buns and sweet breads. This one is simple, easy, delicious using DRIED (and in dehydrated) apple slices. I use my own apple slices that I dehydrated myself and they are lovely, sweet organic apples, nothing added. I wash […]

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant

Simple and easy! Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1/3 cup arrowroot powder 2 Tablespoons baking soda 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil. I have the coconut oil softened and then mix in the dry ingredients. I start by adding the baking soda and then slowly add in the arrowroot until the texture […]

No-Shopping November Recipes

Recipes used during No-Shopping November Baked Oatmeal (9 x 13 pan) I used raisins for the fruit Baked Waffles (Gluten-free, dairy-free options) Cashew Milk Chicken Soup Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (dairy-free, gluten-free options) Chocolate Not-Milk (cashew or almond) Chocolate Pecan Pie (Gluten-free) Elana’s Pantry Coconut Oil Deodorant Dehydrating Dry Beans Dry Shampoo Ginger Ale Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Muffins […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Saucy Chicken and Broccoli

Many years ago, I came up with a recipe for Smothered Chicken that was a family, friend and read favorite, but it was made with a tradition roux (butter, flour, milk) and heavy on the dairy. Since several members of our family are sensitive to cow dairy, and many of our friends are gluten-free, it […]

Dehydrating Dried Beans

Are you storing raw dried beans? Try cooking them first, then dehydrating them. “Why should I bother to cook and dehydrate the beans? Aren’t they already dried?” Yes, they are dried, but they are raw, in other words, not cooked. They were simply dried from their raw state. Once the beans are completely cooked and […]

From Dehydrated to Dinner

It’s no secret that I love dehydrating foods and consider it my favorite method of food preservation. Whether it’s putting up an abundance of fresh food, planning food for storage, packing food for travel, backpacking or camping, dehydrating can be done off-grid as well as with dehydrators. Dehydrated foods take up less space for travel […]