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Orange-Scented Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

 

Yield: about eight ½ cup servings Ingredients: 2 cups water ½ vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed and drained 3 cups regular almond milk ½ cup brown rice syrup 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon orange zest Procedure: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Closet

 

I have what I think of as a rather American propensity to accumulate “stuff” – particularly clothing, shoes, and beauty products. I like to think that I have a discerning eye and a strong will against the persuasions of advertising, but when I see something beautiful and sustainable, I can easily rationalize how it will… Read more »

A Carrot is a Memory Stick

 

A carrot seed is less than half a millimeter in diameter; a tiny speck of dirt, dust in the wind. And yet it contains millions of years of DNA, intelligence that, once put into soil with a bit of water, turns the seed into a big, orange, healthy, nutrient rich, delicious, bioflavonoid packed, eye disease preventing vegetable. And if… Read more »