I like to mess around in the kitchen and good kitchen tool are worth their weight in gold! Well, close any way. ;)

So I finally retired my old crooked cooling rack and got one made of 100% stainless steel. This one is sturdy! AND it fits into my baking sheet so I can use it in the oven too. BONUS! My old rack was a tiny bit too long and would sit on the lip of one side of the pan.


It’s great for cooling macaroons because the tight wire pattern supports those little guys without letting them fall through.

It cleans up pretty easy too. Although it can go in the dishwasher, I prefer to clean it my hand.

So far, so good! These stainless steel cooling racks are made by UltraCuisine.



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Running Again and It Feels Good!

by lilla on February 22, 2015

45F degrees and spring is coming soon, I can smell it! Yoga class + running along the Delaware = just what the doctor ordered! Got this reflective vest (with bonus reflective ankle bands for a limited time) so I have NO EXCUSES for going out for a jog after work. Feels good to be moving again outdoors.

Seems to be the best of the reflective vests because the reflective strip is a whole inch wide – most of the others I’ve seen are only 1/2 – 3/4 inch wide. Also, I like that I can put it on and off easily and it can be adjusted to whatever I’m wearing – winter jacket or a summer tee.

So what do you do outdoors during the colder months?


Time for ‘Real’ Water!

by lilla on October 23, 2011

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It’s a balmy 54F degrees here in New Jersey and all the snow is finally melted – perfect for stocking up on “real” water! I went to my local spring today and collected 20 gallons. With 3 feet of snow this winter, I had to resort to store-bought (a.k.a. [click to continue…]


Raw Chocolate Zuccaroons

December 26, 2010
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Raw macaroons are nothing new. Been there, done that. Don’t get me wrong – I love ‘em, but I wanted to create something lighter, something different. So when I saw the Zucchini Cacao Cookies by Rawmazing, I was inspired to re-create the famed raw macaroon.
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Whopping 17.5% Off Coupon!

December 22, 2010
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It’s that time of year again! My affiliate and fave online store, The Raw Food World is having a HUGE holiday sale. 17.5% off anything in the store except appliances – those are 12% off. Can you believe I placed an order just

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Reishi Treasure

November 4, 2010
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Since my last mushroom forage, I’ve had much better luck! I found a beautiful little reishi here in New Jersey. In fact, lately I’ve been spotting mushrooms all over the place just walking around town. Some puffballs even popped up out of the ground one day in my own

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My Informal Water Test Experiment

October 29, 2010
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In August, the New York Times published an article about a local water spring that was pronounced “unsafe for human consumption” near my hometown. A spring that people have been drinking from for eons I would imagine. No proof is available or

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Review: Chocolate Kale Chips? Genius!!

October 19, 2010
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Last week I came home to find an unexpected box at my doorstep. Return address – Blue Mountain Organics. I LOVE their products but I didn’t recall ordering from them recently. So imagine my delight when I opened the box to find three samples of their kale chips for no particular reason. NICE! Thank you Blue Mountain!
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Recipe: Coconut Flour Pancakes

October 16, 2010
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I’ve been avoiding gluten, but craving pancakes lately. So I gave it a whirl at making coconut flour pancakes. Oh my, they smelled so good!!
I don’t remember the measurements exactly but it was something like 2 eggs beaten, 1 tablespoon of coconut

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Natural News TV Best Recipe Contest

September 20, 2010
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Hi everyone. I just found a great internet tv channel run by Mike Adams of Natural News. There are some wonderful videos on there with some really interesting and though-provoking topics.

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Raw Tomato, Macadamia Cheese & Caramelized Onion Tart

July 20, 2010
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I catered a lunch to be filmed for InStyle Magazine TV yesterday. As I brought out dessert, the film crew turned the camera on me and the interviewer asked me about the dishes I created. I froze and barely whispered what they were – LOL. It’s for Korean TV, so hopefully

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