August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
April 29, 2016
Makes 2-3 servings For the noodles: 1 small head cauliflower 11/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted Generous pinch of salt 4 ounces soba noodles Generous 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts For the dressing: 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated (about 1/2 teaspoon) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (unseasoned) 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon miso paste (I used brown-rice miso, but any will do) 1 teaspoon low-sodium tamari or soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup cilantro 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat.
April 22, 2016
Serves 8. 6 sheets of matzo 1 cup almonds, blanched (no skin) ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped ½ cup coconut oil, melted in the microwave 4 cups rhubarb, chopped 3 cups strawberries, sliced 1 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup sugar ¼ cup potato starch 1 lemon, zest and juice 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a food processor, grind the almonds to a coarse crumb. Add the matzo and grind to a fine crumb.
January 7, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the grain-free flour mix: 21/2 cups raw buckwheat flour Generous 2 cups almond flour 93/4 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed meal 11/4 cups potato starch 11/2 cups arrowroot flour For the Banana Bread: Vegetable oil, coconut oil, or butter for greasing the pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup ...
November 13, 2015
SABZI KHORDAN (FRESH HERB PLATTER) 8 ounces feta cheese 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt, such as Maldon, fleur de sel or kosher 2 bunches whole fresh herbs, in any combination: spearmint, basil, cilantro, flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, dill, chives, marjoram 1 bunch scallions, quartered crosswise, roots removed 2 cups walnuts (see...
July 31, 2015 |
Q: What about using coconut oil as a lube? I'm trying to stick to natural products these days. Mia: You could. Just make sure you're using the real thing - not some faux junk with lots of added ingredients. Also, I wouldn't risk using it with latex condoms. You don't want anything that might degrade the integrity of the latex. There are some natural lubes on the market you may want to experiment with. But read the labels first and exercise caution. You don't want to get a nasty infection - or worse.
December 19, 2014
K ENNETH OKUGBENI, 32, of South Philadelphia, is founder of Lafiya Foods. The firm, which makes natural and organic foods and personal-care products, connects small farmers and co-ops in West Africa with American consumers. Lafiya donates 2 percent of gross sales to community-development programs in health care, education and sustainable agriculture in Ghana. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Lafiya? A: I have a background in finance. I saw a disconnect between African farmers and American consumers who wanted to lead healthy lives and use organic and natural products.
October 3, 2014
A NUTRITIONIST as well as a food-allergy sufferer, Allison Lubert has had a big impact on "restrictive" eating around Broad and South for the past four years, since the first Sweet Freedom Bakery opened there, with delicacies free of gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts and refined sugar. Now, after opening additional locations in Collingswood and Bryn Mawr, she'll share her innovative recipes in Baking You Happy: Gluten-Free Recipes from Sweet Freedom Bakery , coming this month from Peter Pauper Press . Here are highlights from my phone chat with her. Q: For a long time, it seemed you felt proprietary about the recipes you'd developed.
May 5, 2014
PHILLY is increasingly known as a vegan-forward town, with places in most neighborhoods where you can enjoy an animal-free dinner or lunch. But what about breakfast? Recently, a friend staying in town overnight asked for a good weekday vegan breakfast spot, and I was stumped. Partly that's because I tend to be at my house at breakfast time, and partly it's because breakfast flies under the radar: You don't think about it that much until you really need it. I posed the question on the Web and got some great info from fellow vegans and "vegan-friendlies.
February 12, 2014 |
Tina DeSilvio is so determined to give her teenage daughter marijuana, she is mixing cannabis buds with 180-proof alcohol and letting the concoction evaporate into a sticky, olive-green substance to add to coconut oil. Jenna, 14, cannot smoke marijuana, but she can swallow a half-milliliter of the oil - a few drops - when it is stirred into applesauce or yogurt four times a day. "Don't I sound like the mother of the year?" DeSilvio asks, chuckling. Her yellow kitchen counter displays a minutely calibrated scale, a dropper, a 9- by 11-inch glass baking dish, and a clear, tightly sealed plastic container of pungent medical marijuana.