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Chandelle Patient Expert

I'm studying to be a holistic nutritionist and herbalist, and I love to work in the kitchen exploring fresh, whole foods. My recipes are all plant-based; no animal ingredients are included. I focus on local foods and simplicity and I refrain from using an excess of sugar or processed... Full Bio
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moving right along by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hey everyone! I haven't posted in a few weeks. School started for my kids and my partner, and I've been throwing myself head-first into my own classes. I've also been ... Read on »
homemade cream (for coffee) by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm very particular about the kind of coffee I drink - I'm an unabashed snob about it. Coffee is an indulgence for me, and I treat it the same way I treat chocolate. I ... Read on »
farfalle with heirloom tomatoes and arugula by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The end of summer is the perfect time to enjoy tomatoes as they should really taste. I used to hate tomatoes. Growing up, I couldn't stand their mealy texture or gooey ... Read on »
susan-inspired eggplant & red lentil stew by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I bought some Chinese eggplant a week ago, for some unknown reason. I think just because they were pretty and vibrant and colorful and I'd just finished The Week of Bage ... Read on »
cornmeal pancakes with wild blackberries by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Since moving to Northern California, we've been looking for places to forage wild food. We're definitely beginners at this practice, but it feels amazing to find somethi ... Read on »
cajun fig cake with cinnamon ice cream by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Veganized fig cake? Say it ain't so! I planned to make this cake back around Mardi Gras, but I wanted to use fresh figs and they weren't in season. When we found s ... Read on »
strawberry-banana pudding with crumbled nuts by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This could easily be a dessert, but I made a lot of this last summer for breakfast. I usually don't like to eat breakfast as soon as I wake up, but my kids are famished ... Read on »
FAIL. by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On a food blog, you never see the mistakes. You see the masterpieces, or at least the moderate successes, but you definitely do not see the recipes that end up in the trash ... Read on »
gumbo aux herbes with smoky tempeh by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love Southern-style cooking, and though it seems counterintuitive, much of it is quite easy to adapt for vegetarian cooking. And though it's often associated with deep ... Read on »
ginger-cinnamon plum butter by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm going to be visiting friends in Salt Lake City for the next few days, so I wanted to post at least one recipe before that dietary black hole that is traveling. I've ... Read on »
cinnamon-orange coconut flaxjacks by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking a-k is fantastic. She recently posted a recipe for Cardamom-Orange Coconut Flaxjacks that intrigued me because I, too, have struggled with the almost-but-not-quite goodnes ... Read on »
juicy juice by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I've been experimenting with different juices. I've had a juicer for a long time, a pretty nice one, and I've almost never used it for its intended purpose of regular ju ... Read on »
raw peach crumble by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Raw desserts tend to be some of the more complicated recipes, but you need only a few minutes to put this one together. This is adapted from a recipe in Ani Phyo's ... Read on »
pop quiz by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We're approaching the one-year anniversary of this blog. What would you like to see?( answers ) If you have any other suggestions, ideas or requests, please sha ... Read on »
creamy corn chowder with seared summer squash by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Alliteration! Corn chowder is especially great for children like mine, who scream "WE'RE HAVING CORN MAMA WE'RE HAVING CORN HOORAY!!!!!!!!" It's an accessible, easy ... Read on »
what is it about summer... by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking ...that gets me thinking about raw foods again? You may be seeing some different recipes soon. Read on »
aloo gobi with leavened flatbread by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been exceedingly afraid of yeasted bread for all of my cooking life. I am a very impatient person when it comes to cooking and I don't like to sit around doing a ... Read on »
skillet cornbread smothered with stewed vegetables by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This might be a humble meal, and a simple meal, but it's one of my absolute favorites. I rarely make meals a second time, much less include them in a loose repertoire, b ... Read on »
my favorite chili by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I make all kinds of chili, but I return to this recipe over and over. It's easy to make, very satisfying, recognizable and nutritious. I admit that I made this chil ... Read on »
squash and two-bean enchiladas with mango-cucumber salad by Chandelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I lost my notes for this recipe, which is unfortunate because I was really pleased with it. What's ironic about this is that I've never used notes before when making a d ... Read on »