Author Archives: Susanne Wilder

Art History and Principles as related to Presentation…

Throughout history the principles of art have been the base of architecture, music, paintings, photographs and culinary masterpieces. These tenets include; balance and highlight or contrasts in colour, unity, asymmetric and symmetric, design, texture, taste and an element of whimsy or pleasant surprise along with a pleasing focal point. These principles will be elucidated with…

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Chille Con Queso

Serves 4-6 This classic favourite is easy to make ahead and can be prepared in a low fat manner. Many think of this as Tex-Mex, but it is also served in Chihuahua, Mexico, as an appetizer with tortillas and even as a vegetable side dish with broiled meats. Bake corn tortilla wedges (use a variety…

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Organic red re-fried rice

Serves 4 The healthy and sustainable Bhutanese create copious variations of re-fried rice with whatever is in season and from their garden, cows, hens and even a yak at times. Om, Earth mum, food goddess of Tshering Farm stay added my first taste of yak jerky, walnuts from their tree and assorted greens and herbs…

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Vegetarian Commando Burritos

This is one of my favourites and so popular you might want to double the recipe. The traditional lime juice in the sauce adds such an unexpected brightness and there are many layers of textures and flavours hidden in the burrito. Once again you can use this as a base for tostadas or nachos, layer…

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Herb Dressing

For an attractive presentation, take a few minutes to arrange each salad individually, perhaps in a pinwheel effect. Include slices of avocado, radish, turnip, or jicama if you wish. Simply experiment and use your imaginationS erve at room temperature for fullest flavor. Feed each other a slice as you cut and slice! Salad 4 medium…

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Bone appetit!

Susanne Wilder has done it again! A fun and informative “hands-on” booklet for the health conscious dog owner. Susanne brings her years of experience and wealth of knowledge into recipes, facts and even a little bit of fun. Pet owners discovering the benefits making wholesome, natural meals for their pets can only benefit from Bone…

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Bhutan II: More Organic Health and Happiness!

Now for this overview blog I shall stick with the foodie highlights that I embraced and leave the ten day detailed blog for my personal website. And what clean, green growing, cooking and eating are practiced here! Locals grow whatever they may at every elevation; semi-tropics have all the fruits of a Queensland and higher…

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Bhutan: Organic Health and Happiness!

This tiny kingdom in the Himalayas could well be my eco’ sustaining and unspoiled second home. For decades I’ve been writing and teaching about living an ‘Ethicurean’ green and luscious life. Eating low on the food chain with seasonal food formulas, fast and fresh were the prototypes of recipes I created and shared after having…

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