The Seasoned Traveler

Recipes and remedies using herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients from the world's pantry


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Morning Sunshine Parfait & Smoothies

MorningSunshineBrighten your winter mornings with fresh, colorful, and vibrant breakfasts. With energy boosts from muesli and chia seeds, these will power you through until lunchtime. Morning, Sunshine!

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Oven-Crisped Kale with Sea Salt

IMG_6273Now I’ve done it. I’ve gone to the other side.

You see, I am slow to pick up new fads and fashions, just like I am a slow talker, a slow cooker, and a slow eater. In the last decade, as millions jumped on the bandwagon of kale smoothies and kale chips and kale cookies, I resisted. But everywhere I went, that kale bandwagon followed me. Continue reading


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Spiced Coconut Cream & Banana Smoothie

IMG_6240I am on a coconut kick lately. While there is still debate over the extent of health benefits that coconuts provide, I think studies linking coconuts and improved cardiovascular health, thyroid function, and disease-fighting properties are promising. I have just begun to incorporate coconut oil into my baking and other cooking, swapping out less nutritious fats and oils for this omega-3 rich oil. This smoothie has a double dose of coconut in creamy coconut milk and coconut oil. Sweetened with maple syrup, thickened with blended frozen banana, and seasoned with warming spices, it’s a delicious way to start a healthy week after Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Continue reading