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Minimally toxic pumpkin pie recipe

gh21So this is how I’ve been keeping busy over the past week or so… it took 3 tries, but here I present:

Gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar (but still yummy!) Pumpkin Pie

3.5 Tbsp tapioca flour (or cassava, from Asian or Caribbean grocery)**

  • 400g EcoMil vanilla almond dessert (recipe originally called for amazake; soya dessert could also work but haven’t tried it)
  • 125g fructose
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon or to taste
  • 2 tsp. mixed spice or to taste
  • 100g firm silken tofu (Clearspring UHT is good)
  • 425g cooked and pureed pumpkin – Libby’s gives best results, use whole can (organic pumpkin wasn’t as good)
  • 9” or 10” gluten-free pie crust – I used ready-made pastry (Genius) but it does have some whey in it; read ingredients carefully

Note: This is not a quick recipe! It’s faster with a food processor or blender to puree the mixture, but allow at least an hour to get the filling ready.

Cook the tapioca flour in the vanilla dessert until the mixture has thickened enough to stand a spoon in it. (more…)

Organizing a Top-Freezer

17This past week I worked on organizing my friend’s top-freezer in her kitchen.  It was a blast, probably because friendship – and children playing together nicely – makes any project go by quickly.

I spent two afternoons with her and a few trips to one of my favorite stores, The Container Store.  I hadn’t been there in a while and if I wasn’t focused on finishing Mollie’s freezer, I may have gotten swept away in their giant Spring Organization Sale going on now.  But I remained strong (ha!) and powered through. (more…)

An Hydrolux Tankless Water Dispenser is Great For the Home

Life without water would be complicated. We need water for cleaning, drinking, watering plants and many others. Water for drinking should always be safe. Nevertheless, even after boiling it, you need to keep water properly. Otherwise, the water will bring in contaminants without your knowledge. The Hydroflux water dispenser can be an excellent solution for almost all homeowners. The company has been producing water dispensers for years. Homeowners have received enough confidence with their products as this has been considered to be one of the singapore best tankless hot cold water dispener .

When you have kids in your house, you understand how carelessly they consume water. Most of them never care if the water is thoroughly clean or even polluted. They simply get it from the tap quickly. (more…)