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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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Curried Pumpkin Chili by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    On Thursday we had 80 degree weather, and now it's 42 degrees with a windchill of 35. Really, Ohio, really?!? Spring came briefly... And th ... Read on »
Cranberry orange oatmeal muffins... Returning. by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I have been coming and going lately, blogging less and less in the recent months. My job had been draining not only more and more of my time, but all of my creative energy ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Zach is home from Cincinnati! this is cause for celebration - and baking! Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies (Adapted from College Girl College Food) 2 3/4 cups whole wh ... Read on »
Sunday Lunch by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today, Zach requested a humble egg sandwich for lunch. But in our house, we do egg sandwiches in styleToasted sprouted rye bread... Whole grain mustard... Pan seared tempe ... Read on »
Popping in to Say Hi... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My dear friends I have missed you!! I have been commuting to and from Cincinnati the past week, and starting tentative research on my masters thesis, and all of this has sen ... Read on »
Hydroponic Green Smoothies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I am so proud of how well we are doing with our local and seasonal eating in the past year, continuing to move forward with enthusiasm into 2013. Yes, we lack quite a bit ... Read on »
Sugar Cookie Shortbread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    In the past, I've always found myself blogging more frequently when Zach is away from home, for company and creative solice. This time, though, im inexplicably hav ... Read on »
Farmers Market Saturday 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 »
Country Quiche by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Last semester, I felt organized and in control. Only 3 weeks into this current spring semester of business graduate school, I find myself frazzled, behind schedule ... Read on »
Vegan and Gluten Free Cranberry Oat Muffins by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking How remarkable to think that while it is cold and icy here in the Midwestern U.S., my lovely blog friends across the globe in Australia  such as dear Johanna of Green ... Read on »
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 »