Cookies Do Too Grow On Trees!

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Mesquite: it’s for more than just burning. And providing shade if you’re in the Arizona desert. Turns out that the pods the tree bears are edible (just as the wood is burnable), so if you let the pods dry out and grind them up, you have flour. A fragrant, fine flour that will make you […]

Feel Good About SWEET PALMS, Healthy Breakfasts

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Nut, Seed & Fruit Granola with Palm Sugar I’m always on the prowl for new unrefined sweeteners – not only are they a healthier alternative to heavily processed white sugar, unrefined sweeteners like maple syrup and honey have flavor instead of just being super-sweet. It’s fun to play with flavor pairings to see which sweetener […]

Mexican Salad with Sweet Lime

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Something new – at least, new to me – is going on the citrus world: sweet limes. Citrus fruits have long been cross-it-over favorites, of course, like the tangelo. (Although I haven’t seen those in a while, I can still remember when they were the “in” fruit.) That deliciously juicy hybrid is a combination of […]