Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes (Vegan)

Do you have a thing about Brussels Sprouts?  It seems to be a love-hate relationship that most people have. Either they love them or hate them.  I can go either way.  It all depends on how they are cooked, am I right?  But the thing is, they are just adorable (looking like little baby cabbages) … Read more

Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Bars (Healthy, gluten-free and vegan)

It’s that time of year when everything is coming up pumpkin!  I couldn’t resist trying out this recipe from Jamie Vespa over at Dishing Out Health.  I only slightly modified it by adding some millet flour to give it more substance and also a little more leavening.  I had an overflow of winter squash and … Read more

Black and White Chicken Chili – The Perfect Halloween Stew

Halloween is going to be tricky this year, no pun intended! If you’re handing out candy, taking little ones trick or treating, or just keeping the lights off and pretending to not be home, you’ll need something warming, simple and healthy-ish that can be kept on the stove top and ready for no matter what … Read more

Homemade Pumpkin Spice

It’s October and everything’s coming up pumpkin!  Quick post here for an easy homemade pumpkin pie spice blend that you can use all year long to give that warm spice feeling to everything from smoothies, coffees, sweetbreads, homemade granola, oatmeal, muffins, roasted squash/pumpkin or sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds and, of course, pumpkin pie! Why spend … Read more

Eggplant, Tempeh and Root Vegetables with Harissa Glaze

Cooking Season has Arrived!!  Well, here in southern Arizona… ALMOST arrived!  Still, the evenings and mornings are getting a bit cooler (or is it my imagination?) and the kids are back to school.  Fall vegetables are just starting to show up in the markets, but yet, there are still some summer favorites hanging around (I’m … Read more

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Wine Gravy

Ahhh, Easter!  For those that celebrate it, it tends to have all those feeling of re-birth and rejuvenation and is a highly religious holiday that celebrates not only the resurrection of Jesus, but the re-birthing of the land and all its flora and fauna.  We eat eggs and spring greens and ham and peas.  Maybe … Read more

Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Cabbage (Colcannon)

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and since I am a carbaholic and kind of steer clear of much meat, I am bringing this dish to my son and DIL’s party.  It’s simple, humble ingredients and can be made vegan (although I added a bit of ham/bacon just to keep it close to … Read more

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Lemon and Greens

Depth of flavor with simple ingredients, this is a great recipe for batch cooking because it comes together pretty quickly after the squash is roasted and removed from the shell. The flavors all meld so well and the umami flavors of the olives and sun-dried tomatoes really give it depth.  I urge you to try … Read more