I finally get kombucha. It is an acquired taste, much like coconut water and olives were to me. And the other afternoon when I actually enjoyed kombucha, it really left me feeling good. Maybe it was a placebo effect, maybe I was just in a good mood, but this is a habit I could get into. Like I really need another expensive food/health habit…so for the time being it will remain a treat and I’ll stock up when it is on sale. ;)

My favorite flavors so far are the divine grape and guava goddess. I haven’t had the straight-up kombucha yet – give me a few more bottles with fruit first!

While the benefits of kombucha can be argued (can’t everything?) a few of the health claims taken from GT Kombucha website are that the Synergy Kombucha contains:

  • probiotics (for healthy digestion and immune system)
  • enzymes (which aid in digestion)
  • polyphenols (antioxidants)
  • organic acids (help promote homeostasis)

Do you love or hate kombucha?


coconut strawberry shortcake

I wanted to make a special dessert for Valentine’s Day and thought that a Coconut Strawberry shortcake would be the perfect way to go! Raw strawberry shortcake that is. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for me) the taster doesn’t fully appreciate raw foods as much as I do, which kind of defeats a special dessert for

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coconut peanut sauce with crispy tofu

I know, I know, you are probably thinking really? another peanut sauce?  But this particular sauce was inspired by a curry peanut dish from Sawatdee, a Thai restaurant in the Twin Cities. I loved the steamed spinach that was served with it – and I’d much rather fill up on spinach than rice! Made spicy

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truffle pop

restaurant: red stag supper club

A restaurant that has been on the list for about a year now. (Yes, I have lists for restaurants to visit and recipes to try) But I will certainly not be waiting another year to go back. It has the feel of an old school Wisconsin supper club, complete with cans of beer on the

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lamb pizzettes

I have a feeling the taster will be requesting these again very soon. He absolutely loved them. And I had to agree with him. The meatballs were so flavorful, the yogurt sauce utterly refreshing. We both love Greek food and this reminded us both of the many wonderful meals had in Greece. Here is one

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zucchini & corn quesadilla

Quesadillas are the perfect week-night meal in my opinion. They don’t require much prep or cooking time, it is easy to incorporate whole grains, veggies and protein and it is a meal that the entire family will enjoy. It was also a meal I made quite frequently while in college and cooking for myself. Mexican

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cheese markers

My friends clearly know me well. And they know what gifts will get a lot of use. For example, these cheese markers from Pottery Barn. While I have only used them once since receiving them, I will be using them every time here after when I have any sort of  involvement with a cheese tray. Which, if

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