Perfect brown rice

It's the simplest thing. A staple in our household. Like so many around the world, a food I couldn't live without. If I were asked to pick three foods I needed to have if I were on a deserted island I'm fairly sure brown rice would be one of them. (So boring, I know.) But…

Not a boring life.

In my 20's I had an underlying feeling that turned into a legit fear of living a boring life. Yes, the prospect of a traditional, normal, ordinary time was what kept me up at night. (Boo hoo!) I look at it now and chuckle because there is little that is truly unique these days and what…

Monkey Cookies

For all your little monkeys. A good rule of thumb is this: the fewer ingredients the better—particularly in packaged food fewer ingredients usually mean a simpler product made with real food and less preservatives and artificial additives. It's also a decent rule when it comes to the efficiency of the things we make. Sometimes we need to…

Cashew Mylk

I'm the DIY girl. Yep, through and through. I've always been the "let's make it" person when it comes to food-stuffs and crafts. So this project as well as this post isn't novel in the slightest. But truth be told, it feels hugely novel to me. If the do-it-yourself-home-healthy-let's-make-it had a turning point (to the…

Mum’s Granola

I feel like every mom should have the ability to throw together a stellar granola at the drop of a hat. Maybe it's because I come from a bit of a crunchy-granola family and in recent years have learned to completely embrace the reality as well as the title. Although being "so granola" does not…

Aduki Bean Brownies

I grew up eating aduki beans. They are those small red beans. You know, you've probably seen them in the bulk section and wondered what they were. They are common in Asian cooking, in China they make those bean buns with the sweet redish-nrown bean paste (but the beans are puréed with so much sugar…

The nucleus

I have never been sick for longer than a day or two in my life. Anytime I've had a cold or some sort of symptom it usually has one sucky day and then the next day I can feel the symptoms start to dissipate and within a short time, life is ticking at it's usual…