Moroccan-Spiced Pork Roast – Previously “On the Lamb”

This amazing Moroccan-spiced pork recipe is actually adapted from a classic North African technique for roasting leg of lamb. And while the spice-rub is incredible with either meat, by using this approach, we’re not only saving a few dollars, but also, your average American holiday dinner guest is probably more likely to prefer roasted pork to the slightly more exotic lamb. And yes, in case someone asks, that’s our official reason, verses the saving money part.

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Follow this link to get the complete, printable written recipe for this Moroccan-spiced pork loin recipe! 

And, as always, enjoy! 

If you want more information about why the blog format has changed, and why we’re now offering complete written recipes, please read all about that here. 

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Fresh Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

Strawberries, Sweetened Red Beans, and Mochi = YUMMY
Hello! I’ve always wanted to make Fresh Strawberry Daifuku Mochi and finally made it! When I posted photos to Instagram, several people asked for the recipe. I felt I couldn’t just give you the recipe because there’s some technique involved. So, here is a video of me making Strawberry Daifuku Mochi. It’s a fresh strawberry covered with anko (sweetened red Azuki beans, smooth texture), covered with mochi made with Koda Farms Mochiko sweet rice flour.

This video uses the microwave method. You can search the interwebs for a steamed method. I adapted recipes and techniques from Just One Cookbook, Bon Appetit, and my 40+ years of mochi making experience with my family. Also, I worked in a mochi & manju shop while in high school (Sakura-ya in Gardena, CA – um, seriously the best mochi in Southern California), and I helped make mochi during their busy New Year’s holiday season.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Your favorite food storage and preparedness products are all ON SALE and I’ve done a Black Friday/Cyber Monday round-up for you.

Some deals are products I’m offering through my online store, others are links to sales I’ve found on the web that you may be interested in.  If you are looking for anything in particular please don’t hesitate to reach out and I can help you with some recommendations or with a link to a deal!

Thrive Life Sale:  LAST DAY

Thrive’s Black Friday sale has been going on for the past week but it ends TODAY!  A few things have gone out of stock already but there are still lots of great deals to be found.  

Click here to shop the sales now!

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Potato Leek Casoncelli with Walnut Pesto

A recipe for casoncelli pasta filled with potatoes, leeks, fresh ricotta, and Grana Padano, served with walnut pesto. In partnership with
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We have officially dipped into freezing temperatures. We covered the garden beds with straw and leaves for the year, and the final harvest picked and carried inside. The lawn was raked and bagged and then promptly littered with a fresh blanket of yellow and red leaves, and the chickens rush into the coop earlier and earlier each evening.

Inside, we’ve taken to soups and baked goods, willingly turning the oven on to help warm our cold kitchen space. And while I enjoy the contentment that comes with autumn, I’m in denial that winter is around the corner. I turn… Read More