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Top spices for cooking on LouiseMellor.com

Next to my stove-top I have a large spice drawer.  Sometimes it's organized, most of the time it's not. Sometimes the lids fall off and that's why there is oregano stuck to a blob of molasses, or is that honey? Sometimes I refill the cute little labeled jars  and sometimes it's a collection of mismatched messiness.  Above the spice drawer I have a spice cabinet.  First shelf is for […] Read More

Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Oil & Sea Salt Thumbnail

While everyone else may be thinking about traditional holiday vegetables like candied yams, sweet potato pie, green bean casserole, brussel sprout gratin, creamed spinach, and corn pudding (did I forget anything?) - I'm thinking about how to eat more cauliflower.  How to get you to eat more caulifower.  Not just cauliflower, but I am always scheming new ways to get more vegetables into my families diet.  Don't get me wrong, I […] Read More

Quinoa Minestrone on LouiseMellor.com

To live naturally … When I started the redesign of my site, a year ago, I knew I wanted it to be a place to have the conversation with friends and family about things like Minestrone soup and our everyday life choices. The goal is to help us all "live more naturally". About 6 years ago I began transitioning into a healthier more natural lifestyle. […] Read More

How to make air-popped popcorn on LouiseMellor.com

Funny thing about life, it just goes on whether you are ready for it or not ... Ready or not , the trick-o-treaters are going to ring the doorbell and before you know it,  that once happy  Jack-O-Lantern is now frowning, growing mold,  and rotting on your porch.   After just a few shorts weeks of  "normal life", I came to the conclusion;  I'm just not […] Read More

Heart Healthy Curried Egg Salad with cranberries and golden raisins on LouiseMellor.com

What to do with leftover hardboiled eggs is a piece of cake - egg salad of course, but in with the olive oil and out with the mayo. This simple egg salad recipe replaces the mayo with a touch of heart healthy olive oil and adds some exotic flavor with a bit of curry, sweet golden raisins, cranberries, and peppery arugula.