Menu: October 18th – October 31st

October 18th – October 31st Sunday Chia Pudding I make individual “puddings” for everyone the night before in pint jars. I add about 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, a Tbsp of chia seeds, cover with milk, shake, and store in fridge overnight. I used to make it with honey, but now I only occasionally add the […]


I have made so many successful menu plans that I would love to repeat, but I inevitably lose my plans. In many ways organization is a strength for me, but when it comes to holding onto menus…. terrible. So, here’s another try. Perhaps if I post my menus to the blog I’ll actually be able […]

Lunch Salad

Last week I pulled together a fantastic lunch salad worth sharing! It has been my lunch every day since then, and I am loving it! This recipe makes about three big, meal-size servings, and it certainly is not in exact measurements. I’m sure it will be very forgiving though. For the salad: –  1 head […]

Simple Hummus/Juice Storage/Cold Remedy

This recipe is plain and simple and incredibly nutritious. I love recipes with minimal ingredients that are bursting with flavor. Little work, great rewards – that’s the way I like it! 2 cups chickpeas (or one 8oz can) 2 garlic cloves, coarsely crushed 6 Tbsp lemon juice 4 Tbsp tahini or natural peanut butter 5 […]

Alta’s Granola

I have been making this granola for years. It has been a goal of mine to write it down so I have a record (usually I just grab and dump), and I finally did it this morning! I have tried so many recipes that are wonderful, but I finally did enough tweaking to land on […]

Veggie Vodka Pizza

The other night I made a pizza that we adored, so here’s the recipe. Ingredients Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe Olive Oil (to brush on crust) Garlic Salt Italian Seasoning Cayenne Pepper 1/4 to 1/2 cup Vodka Sauce 2 small yellow squash, sliced 1-2 cups spinach 1 large tomato, sliced 6-8oz Mozzarella or Almond Cheese […]

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

2.5 tsp active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1 tsp honey 3/4 cup cold water 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 2 3/4 to 3 cups whole wheat flour In a large bowl stir together the yeast, warm water, and honey and set aside for 10 minutes until foamy. Meanwhile, in a measuring […]

Naan Bread

SERVES 10 Ingredients 4 cups flour (2 whole wheat, 2 unbleached wheat) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt Directions Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the yogurt till the dough is too stiff for a spoon, then knead it in the bowl till it holds together well, adding more flour […]

Homemade Crackers

This is a wonderful cracker recipe! It’s easy and so rewarding! I am always frustrated about store-bought crackers and all the extra junk and preservatives they throw in. Here’s a completely wholesome recipe straight from your kitchen! ——————————————————————————————————– – 1 1/4 cups flour* (I used whole wheat.) – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 2 tablespoons butter, […]