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Jane S.

Cooking has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was privileged to have two fantastic 4-H teachers that instilled in me the love of cooking. I am married, mother of 3 boys (now married with their own families) and 7 grandchildren. I am committed to preparing and investigating healthy... Full Bio
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Crustless Broccoli Quiche with Caramelized Onions & Blue Cheese by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cookbooks are my weakness, is that any surprise? Since we have been in this tiny apartment, I have desperately missed my many cookbooks, which are packed away in  boxes! E ... Read on »
Kale Salad with Orange Dressing by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Previously I have blogged about the outstanding health benefits of kale. It is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! As with most greens, they are also more ... Read on »
Simplicity Saturday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When it comes to cooking fresh veggies, roasting is the simplest method and most delicious! No recipe needed…no heavy creams or sauces, just a little salt and pepper and a ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today is the beginning of our Memorial Day weekend. Although for many this is just a time to celebrate a three day weekend, outdoor barbeques and family fun, it deserves m ... Read on »
Farro Risotto with Orange Gremolata by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Only a foodie would recognize the words in this recipe! It almost sounds like a sci-fi animated movie! Any ideas what we are cooking up in my Sweet Basil Kitchen today? We ... Read on »
Polenta/Yacon Muffins (GF) by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking According to Wikipedia, polenta is a dish defined as boiled cornmeal. It has been a common staple in European countries, often referred to as “peasant” food. Traditionally ... Read on »
Rhubarberry Crisp by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Rhubarb has the amazing ability to marry with  other great fruits that result in some wonderfully delicious desserts! Any kind of berry enhances a rhubarb dish, along with ... Read on »
Grateful for the Graduates! by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is the time of year for graduation celebrations! I don’t know about your area of the country, but the red carpet is rolled out for most graduates here in the Heartlan ... Read on »
Simplicity Saturday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Very seldom do we indulge in sugar-laden desserts. Even though I love to cook, desserts are my least favorite foods to prepare. I think because a person needs to be very e ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As followers of Jesus Christ we should have a different  thought process,  developing a biblical viewpoint, and possessing a Christ-like attitude in all things. We will th ... Read on »
Homemade Refried Beans (not fried!) by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Our time spent at the orphanage in Mexico is a most refreshing and rewarding time and we always come home with a renewed love for refried beans and corn tortillas! I usual ... Read on »
Spring in a Bowl by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Recently I became acquainted with a fellow blogger and we discovered that we could be soul-mates! She loves her family, loves her Lord and loves great food! Her blog is Ca ... Read on »
Kefir…A Powerful Drink! by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What is kefir? It is a fermented milk drink that boasts super nutrition. Although similar to yogurt, kefir has a different blend of bacteria, as well as some yeast. These ... Read on »
Seasonal Eating! by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The best produce is what you can raise in your own back yard! There is no  more gratifying and more basic activity than to grow your own food.  While living in our small a ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Just last week I received a written note of encouragement, and do you know that I have read it over and over again? That person didn’t know that I was facing a  particular ... Read on »
Beef & Bean Enchiladas by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am master at stretching a half pound of hamburger into a meal that feeds a family of four. The trick is mixing it with a can of refried beans! This recipe came together ... Read on »
Maple Oaties (Gluten-free & Dairy Free) by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Is there such a thing as a cookie being healthy, nutritious and delicious? Yes! These are guilt-free and good-for-you cookies. The recipe is simple, but let me warn you of ... Read on »
The King of Green Smoothies by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What is wheat grass? Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. Wheatgrass  provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron, calcium, ... Read on »
Colorful Broccoli Salad by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It is all about color! Nutrition and color are joined at the hip, the deeper the color the more nutrients…phytochemicals, antioxidents, vitamins and minerals! Plus, food i ... Read on »
Happy Mother’s Day by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today is a day of celebration… a day to rejoice over our mothers. It’s also a day for mothers to bask in the beauty of being a mother and praise God for the gift of childr ... Read on »