Green-Olive and Bean Pate’

This is a hearty, tasty dip or bread-spread or can be put on pasta or raw veg.

Put in the blender:

6 or 7 large green olives, pits removed

3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 can organic salad beans, rinsed

about 1/3-1/2 cup tahini

sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

the juice of 1 […]

Everything-Free “Coffee” Smoothie

This is a delicious cold nourishing drink without sugar, caffeine, or dairy.

Pu in the blender 2 frozen bananas (freeze them already sliced), about 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, a jot of good vanilla extract, 2 ice cubes, and 2 tsps Pero or other grain coffee powder. Add 1 envelope stevia powder (the kind where […]

Green Lentil and Cabbage with Pasta and Tabasco

The Swiss chalet where I was staying has a beautiful kitchen, but I didn’t want to lay in a lot of supplies, as I was just there for a few weeks before taking off to Holland. Too, shopping involved dragging a rolling caddy up very steep hills – an opportunity for breathing fresh air I […]

Feasting in Ticino

Once in the early 90’s I had occasion to stay in an odd little house on the side of a ravine in Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland. One could not see the place from the small untravelled road, and had to go down a steep dirt drive to get to it. Our hosts were […]