Chick pea tumble

Serve this quick and easy vegan dish with hot jasmin rice.


4 T coconut oil

1 t turmeric

1 t coriander

1/2 t cumin

1/2 t whole mustard seed

1/2 t whole fenugreek

1/2 or 1/4 t cayenne

1 med. carrot chopped into small chunks


1/2 red pepper chopped

2" of fresh ginger grated

1 c. finely chopped cabbage (Long shreds)

1/2 c frozen green peas

1 15oz can chick peas


Put the first 8 ingredients in a heavy pot and cook til carrots are almost soft- about 8 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook while stirring for about four minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water cover and allow to simmeron lowest setting for 15 minutes. Add a bit of sea salt before serving.

Tempeh tumble in the slow cooker

Quick, easy satisfying fall fare!

2 onions finely chopped
olive oil to coat the bottom of slow cooker
4 -5 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 rib celery chopped
2 carrots small dice
1 15 oz can white beans
1/2 c frozen peas
1 block tempeh cot into small cubes
1 t fresh chopped rosemary
1 T soy sauce
1 T Chinese rice wine
freshly ground pepper
dash of salt

      This looks like a lot of ingredients but it can be thrown together in 15 minutes in the morning. Generously oil the slow cooker  (probably at least 4 T.), put in onion, celery and tempeh.  As the following ingredients are added- don't stir them- just layer them. Add carrots, peas, rosemary and garlic, then drizzle with wine and soy sauce. Top with white beans- don't drain them. Set this pot of goodness on high for an hour- then low for 4 more hours. Serve with rice. The onions kind of carmelize because they are in oil at the bottom of the pot.

Kombucha madness

I just can't get enough of those little micro-organisms. I have been buying ready made kombucha but I am about to embark on making it. I made it once but it scared me. That G.T. Dave has me hooked. I am going to see if I can get a scoby from some good soul nearby-otherwise I will have to part with 19.95 to order some of those magic bits to get it going.


I read about Japanese water crystals. Sounds like I can ferment a soda like drink for the kids that way.