The Trick to Finding the Best Holiday Eggnog

Egg Nog in a mug

When I was a kid and we hosted Christmas dinner for our extended family, my mom had a rule: if you wanted to drink pop, you had to split a can with your pop partner.  My pop partner was my cousin Jessica, of whom I have a very clear memory sadly rolling her eyes and […]

Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats (Recipe)

Zucchini boats

I’m a fan of stuffed zucchini in many forms, but usually when faced with a blank slate I go straight for Italian seasonings and lots of cheese. This year, maybe it was the bright yellow of our garden zucchini that had me thinking of stuffed zucchini in a different vein. I could imagine the earthy […]

Looking for an all-natural hoisin sauce? Found it!

Peter Piper Pepper brand hoisin sauce

With what seems like more doom and gloom in the world than ever, it’s nice to have a good news story once in a while. So I want to share a product that stopped me in my tracks when I was at our local “healthy” grocery store recently. This product was being sampled and I […]

Cinnamon Baked Apples Hack: No Coring or Peeling

Baked apple with yogurt and flax

I once read that, although people complain about airplane food being unhealthy, when it’s time for a mile-high snack the salads go uneaten and the brownies run out. To me, baked apples are the airline food of the dessert world. I always say they sound good and feel like I should eat them, but when […]

October Unprocessed 2015 Wrap-up

Indian curry with brown rice and whole wheat roti

I know this is ridiculously, horrendously overdue. I am going to post it anyway, because writing my experiences down always helps me “process” them (ha ha). Let’s start with the bombshell: I did not make it to the end of October, Unprocessed. Despite some major life changes beginning at the same time (primarily me returning […]