Gelatin Fish Food Recipe

By Lena Shore / June 18, 2017 /

My fish go crazy for this. It’s great because you can get them all the different types of food easily. Ingredients: 1/4 cup ground fish food (whatever kinds you want: prepared, algae, peas, zucchini, etc.) 1/2 cup hot water (Alternate: 1 jar of baby food, like peas and add water to make 1/2 a cup…

Read More

Kevin’s Diabetus-Friendly Pancakes

By Kevin Pettway / March 10, 2017 /

Before I was diagnosed with the diabetus, one of my two favorite foods in the world was pancakes. (The other was french fries. No, it is not a secret how I got the diabetus.) I had all of the breakfast places in town ranked, not by service, or by price, but by pancake. So, when…

Read More

Kevin’s Garbanzo Bean Salad

By Kevin Pettway / November 4, 2016 /

Lena and I went to Publix this morning, and I tried the yogurt garbanzo salad they had there at the deli counter. It was good… but I couldn’t quite bring myself to buy it. However, it did make me want something like it, so I stocked up on a few items and came home to make…

Read More

Beef with Broccoli (Low Sugar)

By Kevin Pettway / February 27, 2016 /

Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour for marinade Cook Time: 8 minutes First, marinate the meat: 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp Erythritol 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp water 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs flank steak, sliced into thin strips Whisk together the baking soda, sugar, cornstarch,…

Read More

Aromatherapy recipes to help you work

By Lena Shore / November 16, 2015 /

You can mix these and float them in some warm water close to your desk or dot on your clothes. Mind focus 3 drops juniper oil 3 drops rosemary oil 3 drops clary sage or sage oil Mental alertness 6 drops of eucalyptus 2 drops of peppermint 5 drops of basic Memory and concentration 1…

Read More

Deviled Eggs

By Lena Shore / July 4, 2015 /

Being the 4th of July, I wanted deviled eggs. I seem to recall deviled eggs always being around on holidays. The only thing wrong with them is I wish there was a good way to use up the boiled whites so I could use twice the amount of yellows for each one. But, I guess…

Read More

Not Granddad’s Stroganoff

By Kevin Pettway / July 2, 2015 /

This recipe must begin with an apology. My dear, departed Granddad made the best stroganoff ever… until now. My poor sister will likely never forgive me for this, but I gotta be true. Sorry, Sisterita. The upside is that this recipe is super-easy to make, and pretty forgiving of substitutions, so have some fun with…

Read More

Allergies, Relief, and Easy Essential Oil Recipes

By Lena Shore / March 27, 2015 /

I have become a BIG proponent of essential oils since I tried some for getting rid of headaches and migraines. So, far it has about a 95% success rate for me. So, when I realized that I have reached a new level of allergy hell this year I started thinking that maybe essential oils could…

Read More

Hair Conditioner

By Lena Shore / February 16, 2015 /

My hair has this concoction in it right now. It claims to remove build up from products, clogged pores, and dandruff. Well, I am an ardent champion of the no-shampoo group, so I won’t have any products to wash out. I don’t have any dandruff. Not sure if I have any clogged pores. But, I…

Read More

Easy Homemade Nutella

By Lena Shore / January 29, 2015 /

If you have a Vitamix this is dead simple. Otherwise you might want to use skinned hazelnuts and a food processor. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups roasted hazelnuts (skins on are fine if you have a Vitamix) 2 Tablespoons of mild oil 11 ounces of chocolate of choice (we like 85% dark) Pinch of salt Drizzle…

Read More