"Cooking is one of those arts which most requires to be done
by persons of a religious nature." -Alfred North Whitehead


The Aloe Vera plant, also known as “Lily of the Desert”, is sometimes called the “Plant of immortality”. According to legend it was Cleopatra's beauty secret. The name Aloe is derived from the Arabic word alloeh, which means “bitter”, in reference to the bitter gelatinous liquid within the plant's large leaves.


Almost a hundred years ago research first confirmed that this fluid also relieves pain and accelerates the healing process in burns and abrasions by increasing the availability of oxygen to the skin. For this reason the wise cook might keep an aloe plant in their kitchen where if they burn themselves they can easily break off a leaf in order to quickly smear the healing gel directly onto the affected area.


Raw Coconut Cream Pie

Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups Dry Coconut Flakes 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Pinch Salt Heaping 1/4 Cup Well-Packed, Finely Chopped Dates   Pie Filling: 1 1/4 cups Coconut Milk (a blend of the meat and water from 1 Young Coconut) 3/4 Cup Coconut Meat minced 3/4 Cup Well-Packed, Finely Chopped Dates 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla 2 Pinches […]

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Pumpkin Ice Cream

  Cut a small pumpkin into large chunks and remove the strings and seeds. Steam the pumpkin on a steaming rack in a large pot over boiling water until the pulp is soft, (usually this takes about half an hour). Let the pumpkin cool slightly and scrape the pulp from the skin. Now blend the […]

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