Vila's Cottage Crafts

Radio Interview

Print Interviews

Feline Buddies

Other Pictures

Plant Friends





Want a beautiful dish that's delicious as well as ridiculously healthy? Try this cheesy cauliflower bake from Luscious! This is absurdly easy to prepare and yet is wonderfully savory and complex. Even cauliflower haters love it!

Cauliflower's other tumor-squelching compound, Indole-3 Carbinol, or I3C, works as an antiestrogen. In other words, it reduces the levels of harmful estrogens that can foster tumor growth in hormone-sensitive cells, like those in the breasts and prostate gland. That's why, though studies show that people who eat cruciferous vegetables are protected from all kinds of cancers, these foods are probably most useful for fighting cancers of the colon, breast, and prostate. The Doctors Book of Food Remedies by Selene Yeger, p 150


Luscious!--a book that lives up to its name with delicious dishes to please your palate while keeping you healthy and happy!
NOW JUST 2.99! No shipping! No delay!

Click here for this book at the Kindle store
Don't have a Kindle device? Click here for a FREE Kindle for PC program from
Have a tablet get the Kindle app here

Below is a slide show featuring some of the recipes from this book.

Lemon blueberry cookies! Need I say more? How can you turn them down! These are such a treat with some nice hot tea! Get your hands on this recipe from Luscious! and enjoy!

One of the health tips associated with this recipe:

Cinnamon has its own cholesterol-reducing benefits. About 1/2 tablespoon a day slashed LDL cholesterol levels by nearly a third in one study, cutting total cholesterol by 26 percent. The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Food by James A. Duke, Ph.D., p 239


Editorial review

This book certainly lives up to its name. I have tried many recipes in it, including the pesto lasagna, the butter bean cherry muffins, the rhubarb fruit soup, the carob mint parfaits, and the peachy unsausage. Each has been to die for, or should I say to live for. But the taste of this food is only the beginning. SpiderHawk takes the time to explain the health benefits of every dish in this volume so that I know I can feel good about serving this food to my family. I love that there are very few ingredients in here that I'm not familiar with. And I am grateful for the glossary to tell me what those few are and where to get them. And, while it's not particularly important to me, I'm glad that there are so many gluten-free dishes included here so that those with problems associated with celiac or gluten sensitivity can still enjoy this book. I am not a vegetarian, but to be honest, I didn't miss meat in any of these dishes. And, after reading the health information in here and after eating this wonderful food, I find I could very easily cut meat out of my diet or at least eat much less of it. I love this book and highly recommend it. I wish all cookbooks were this good!

Kelly McKinley

Email Vila SpiderHawk

Questions or problems with the site.
Please email us at