Homemade “Ripple” (Split Pea) Milk

This recipe is more of an addendum to my split pea milk recipe.  I have had many more questions about it coming from Ripple drinkers.  Some of the struggles were:  separation, strong pea taste, watery taste and thickened texture.  My original recipe was written for g-tube feedings and oral eaters with limited taste experiences.  After…

Raiden’s Breakfast Blend

One of the most rewarding parts of being a tubie parent is being able to help others along on the journey.  Raiden’s mom and I connected through a group online and now I get to watch him thrive on…You guessed it.  Real food.  Just look at that smile!  I don’t know about you but I…

Mooie!

Ok it’s been a while since I been able to add a new recipe so here goes.  I’m dedicating this to 2 young tubie warriors.  This ones for you, kiddos! Three years ago, right before Matt had his hip surgery, his digestive tract started giving him problems again.  I was trying to avoid putting him…

Vitamix: Engineered to Last

So why is the Vitamix the only blender I will endorse?  It is the Vitamix engineering. Vitamix has an extensive history and warranty that backs their claims.  And why not?  This company has been going strong since 1921!  Mine has been running strong since 2011 and I use it daily.  There isn’t another appliance in…

Raw Coconut Milk

When I was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, one of my favorite memories was making coconut beans and rice with my grandma. It was an old family recipe from Jamaica that was made during the holidays. When we were making it, the wonderfully sweet smell of fresh coconut filled the house. I can…

Pureed Fresh Ginger

Time to toss the grater, folks!  This is the fastest and easiest way to process ginger.

Matthew’s Green Smoothie

ATTENTION: Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before trying any blenderized diet. 1 cup of peppermint or chamomile tea 2 oz of Avocado 2 oz of fresh Aloe Vera (optional) 3 cups of greens Makes 2 cups 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix in the order listed and secure lid. 2. Select…

Pasta and Lentils (Pasta-e-Lenticchie)

This recipe came from our dear friend, Gary Mirabella.  As you can probably tell by his last name he’s Italian so, when he suggested I make this, I had no doubt it was going to taste amazing!  And, as with every recipe he has shared with us, it was.  So try this tonight for dinner…

The Vitamix Warranty

Yesterday felt like Christmas here at the Barton home.  My new 32oz Vitamix container was delivered!  The story begins like this:  Last week my daughter was making almond milk in the Vitamix and she heard a high pitched sound we don’t usually here when running the machine.  She let me know and I check it…

Nonfried Refried Beans

1 lb dried pinto beans 6 cups of water 2 tsp beef bouillon Salt (to taste) Quick soak- Place washed and sorted beans and the water into a 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low for 1 hour. After 1 hour stir in the bouillon. Continue…