Mexicali Millet

Millet is a healthy whole grain that is naturally gluten free and easy to digest. It is not often eaten in our country, but is readily available in natural food stores. Millet is very inexpensive and cooks up in less than 30 minutes. I started experimenting with millet when I began working at Mother Earth’s. I wanted to create tasty…

Roasted Fennel & Carrot Soup

This is a  very simple soup recipe. Roasting the fennel softens the licorice flavor and it becomes sweet and delectable. It’s healthy and delicious! Ingredients 2 small fennel bulbs—rough chopped (about 2 cups) 2 carrots—sliced about ¼” thick 1 medium onion—rough chopped (about 1 cup) 1-2 garlic cloves 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil ½…

Quinoa & Lentil Salad with Basil Oil

At my place of work–Mother Earth’s Storehouse, we now carry in our bulk department different types of oils and vinegars. I have been experimenting with these condiments to see how they work in various recipes. Because of the infused flavors, you can use less ingredients. I’ve discovered that they are another timesaver. You can still have great…

Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Many people are aware of the conventional way foods are grown, and so have made the choice to eat [primarily] organically grown food.  I was recently asked to give a talk about organic foods to a small group of people who are interested in eating healthier and curious to know the benefits of eating organic. I…