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Astra Libris .. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
I’ve worked on a sheep farm, on countless horse farms, in a cell biology lab, in an Ethiopian refugee camp, in a bookstore, and in a shipping warehouse. I’ve worked as a caterer, as a waitress, as a prep cook, as an English tutor, as an editor, and as an instructor attempting to... Full Bio
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Brussels Sprouts with Thyme by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Let me see, what else did I say was in season in the depth of Ohio winter? Oh yes, Brussels sprouts. Poor, misunderstood Brussels sprouts. Under appreciated, avoid ... Read on »
Vegan No-Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    My graduate school spring semester started up last night, so I was in need of an easily transportable treat that could serve as both a healthful snack and dessert ... Read on »
Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Stewed Apples by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    The new year has arrived, we have returned to our daily routines (however much they may lack actual routine), and Ohio is officially deep in winter. Snow is piled ... Read on »
Herbed Ciabatta Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking  Cleaning out my book bag, I found 3 packets of soy sauce, a package of Reese's pieces, a small bottle of rice vinegar, a pair of ear muffs for target shooting, 5 ch ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Welcome to 2013!   Now that the new year has arrived, I know I am supposed to post uber-light, cleansing recipes since the decadence of the holidays has passed. Howe ... Read on »
Buckeye Bars by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Baking with kids is the absolute best. Our cats are pretty enthusiastic company in the kitchen, but every so often I get to borrow some children and be reminded of ... Read on »
Coconut Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking  Coconut cake - our Louisiana Christmas tradition... Coconut Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting 1 cup Smart Balance Light 2 1/2 ... Read on »
No Bake Carob Oatmeal Gems by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    We have been blessed with a double celebration this year - the lunar Jewish calander brought Chanukah to the same week as Zach's birthday! My pa ... Read on »
Bulgogi Jungol - Tofu Vegetable Soup by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I found this recipe in a delightfully written Cooking Light article in which the author wrote about growing up in missippi and connecting with her Korean heritage a ... Read on »
Barm Brack - Irish Dried Fruit Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Once you are comfortable baking yeast breads (which really means trying it out once and realizing it isn't hard), baking yeast bread is actually one of the easiest ... Read on »
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    When the end of the semester rush arrives, and I am frantically spending every moment outside of work writing papers and laboring over textbooks, it is so importan ... Read on »
Apple Oat Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    We entertain quite a bit in our household, and the dinner parties we through tend to be both festive and relatively stress free - our friends are appreciative, a ... Read on »
Roasted Eggplant Salad by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Towards the end of eggplant season (which was a bit of time ago here in the Midwest), I rashly put several eggplant in the ffreezer with the thought of having eggp ... Read on »
Swiss Chard Bread Dressing by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   In my spastic, overwhelmed attempt to be organized, this sort of dish is perfect for the holidays. It can be made the day before, baked half way, and then crispe ... Read on »
Herbed Whole Wheat Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After having been away from the blog for a bit writing papers like a mad woman, I am excited to have several recipes to share in the near future... Our thanksgivin ... Read on »
Light and Fluffy Tiramisu by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tiramisu was the very first recipe I posted on this blog, 5 years ago. I don't have much time to promote my blog, so likely as few people read my blog now as then, but I don ... Read on »
A brief drive down the road... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We are in Columbus! Hello to our larger neighbor city... We are enjoying the coffee shops, strolls through the Short North neighborhood, and locally made mead... More to com ... Read on »
Smokey Swiss Chard and Chickpeas by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking  I just feel the need to say that I am tired of schoolwork. For the most part I enjoy my business graduate studies, the subject is practical for work, and my pro ... Read on »
Herbed Roasted Cauliflower by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Yesterday at the farmers market, I was strolling along when an arresting sight caused me to turn around and do a double take - the largest cauliflower I have e ... Read on »
Oat Flour Chocolate Cupcakes by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   It's no wonder my sanity is not within the realm of normalcy. The last time we visited with my parents, my dear mother brought along in her suitcase an entire pound ... Read on »