All Natural Hot Chocolate Mix

Cozy up this holiday with a natural way to enjoy hot chocolate. It’s easy! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups non-fat powdered milk 2 cups icing sugar 1 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Using food processor, combine all ingredients thoroughly until no lumps or visible bits of brown or white can be… Continue reading »

Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes Tomatoes on the grill are a great way to enjoy summer’s favorite vegetables, I mean fruit, I mean… tomatoes. In general, you want to use tomatoes that are firm when ripe, such as Early Girls, for grilling. This recipe is as much a technique as a recipe, so feel free to experiment with… Continue reading »

A Super Bowl Favorite- Loaded Baked Potato Skins

This weekend is the Super Bowl and Loaded Baked Potato Skins are a favorite “game food.” Yum! Loaded Baked Potato Skins- Serves 4-6 6 large russet potatoes, cleaned 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon Celtic sea salt 4 slices bacon (organic, nitrate-free and pastured preferred), cooked and broken into bits 1 1/2 cups raw cheddar cheese,… Continue reading »

Easy Broiled Grapefruit

We’re sure you haven’t thought to pair grapefruit and cinnamon. There’s something about the tartness of the grapefruit and the distinct spice of the cinnamon that doesn’t immediately make sense. But you have to try it! We think you’ll love it for breakfast or a quick snack. Another benefit? It’s in season! Oh yeah! Broiled… Continue reading »

Asian Avocado Salsa

Not only are avocados in season but they provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. This is… Continue reading »

Honey Ginger Carrots

The subtle sweetness of carrots is enhanced by rich melted butter, sticky honey and spicy ginger in this delectable side dish that pairs well with your holiday feast. Ingredients •    1 pound baby cut carrots •    2 tablespoons  butter •    2 1/2 tablespoons honey •    1 pinch ground ginger •    1 tablespoon lemon juice, or… Continue reading »

Tomatoes! Easy Ways To Enjoy Them

We love tomatoes! They are always a season favorite. Here  are a few easy ways to enjoy their incredible flavor. Feta tomato salad: Arrange sliced tomatoes on a platter and top with chopped or small leaves of fresh oregano and crumbled feta. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top and season with salt and… Continue reading »

Native Seeds SEARCH

Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) is a Tucson-based non-profit organization working to conserve, distribute and document the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and northwest Mexico. For over 25 years, NS/S has preserved and promoted the rich legacy of agricultural biodiversity… Continue reading »

Fresh Grapefruit Cake

Fresh Grapefruit Cake 2 cups cake flour, sifted 1-1/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 eggs, separated 1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup salad oil 1 tablespoon grated grapefruit peel 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar Sift together dry ingredients. In small mixer bowl, combine egg yolks,… Continue reading »