Probiotics and prebiotics: what’s the difference?

Is anyone confused about probiotics and prebiotics? I thought I would do a post about them and include one of my favorite easy recipes to help feed those important digestive tummy helpers. Probiotics are live microorganisms – such as bacteria, yeasts, and fungi – which in adequate amounts may have health benefits. ...Prebiotics are non-digestible food … Continue reading Probiotics and prebiotics: what’s the difference?

SUN TEA

It appears that making sun tea has become a bit of a lost art around my household. I hadn’t made any in years. My Mom seemed to always have a jar brewing in the summer. It's easy to make, tastes delicious, and the sunshine is free. Brewing some tea in a nice sunny spot. INSTRUCTIONS … Continue reading SUN TEA

MY DELICIOUS BOLTING GARDEN

Bolting occurs when a plant begins to flower and set seed too early. It cuts down on vegetable production and is mainly seen as a negative occurrence, but by a happy accident not to me.  We have had unusually hot weather in Central Oregon this summer. Since I am in the high desert and have … Continue reading MY DELICIOUS BOLTING GARDEN

CARROT GINGER SOUP

I spent my Sunday cooking and getting ready to start “The Plan”, It is written by a woman named Lyn-Genet Recitas. Some people do The Plan for weight loss, which for me is a nice side effect. I personally do it for a food reset, and to test for food sensitivities. It has been a … Continue reading CARROT GINGER SOUP

CREAMY CABBAGE, CARROT, AND GOLDEN BEET SOUP

A happy accident!

ALMOND CAKE WITH CULTURED RASPBERRY FILLING and PROBIOTIC CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

My Favorite cake full of probiotics! GF V DF

Nothing says summer like a smoothie!

This is one of my all-time favorite smoothies. The peaches are so light and cooling, and the extra snap of the fresh ginger is just delicious. I like to use either the frozen cubed ginger if I’m in a hurry or grate my own. A good trick for extending the life of any remaining ginger … Continue reading Nothing says summer like a smoothie!

YELLOW SWEET POTATO CURRY WITH CRISPY TOFU

There is almost nothing that I love more than a good coconutty yellow curry. This recipe is simple to make and delicious. You can skip the crispy tofu, but I wouldn’t. YELLOW SWEET POTATO CURRY with CRISPY TOFU 2                      sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 6                      potatoes, peeled and cubed 8                      carrots, peeled … Continue reading YELLOW SWEET POTATO CURRY WITH CRISPY TOFU

It is so hot all I want is a smoothie!

Smoothie Ingredients When the weather warms up, I start to crave foods that are more cooling. Smoothies are delicious, refreshing and easy to make. They are also extremely nutritious if you pick the right ingredients. Start with a good powerful blender and the process will go more smoothly. My go to blender is the Vitamix, … Continue reading It is so hot all I want is a smoothie!

I am just so excited!

Hi, my name is Colleen Pollard, and I am a mother of two, an author, a film maker, a cook, food consultant, a forest walker, a gardener and a lover of Fiesta Ware, oil cloth, color and most things beautiful and vintage. I love cooking and creating delicious recipes with healthy ingredients that add extra … Continue reading I am just so excited!