Apple Carrot Oat Muffins – Gluten-free

Wow!  October has sure gotten away from me!  Between my husband, my Dad and my g-son, I’ve been a bit of a care-giver and been barely able to keep up wth cooking meals let alone testing recipes and photographing them!  And I had such great plans! Well, today, I am showing you one way you … Read more

Quinoa Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers (Gluten-free)

What is the biggest problem with veggie burgers? Texture, right? Achieving the perfect patty that is firm on the outside (and doesn’t fall apart!) and tender and juicy on the inside can be a dilemma.  A lot of times they have floury fillers and binders that may work, but don’t add much nutritional value and … Read more

No-Bake Energy Snacks (gluten-free)

And along comes fall!  We are actually having some fall-like weather here in southern Arizona so the whole back-to-school vibe is going on!  We are entering the season when Tucson shines!  Cooler, but still warm… Sunny skies, but not blazing!  Time to get outdoors and get back into shape!  I’m commiting to a better workout … 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

Salt, to Taste… and Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles is easy

Are you confused by the salt to taste, or season to taste, recommendations in recipes? What exactly does that mean? And what if I don’t like much salt and you do?  How do I know what , “to taste” tastes like? If you are like me, I always ignored these recommendations until I learned a … Read more

Caprese Salads – Two Ways

Ahhh summer is in full force!  I just returned from almost 3 weeks in different parts of Italy where they were having a record hot summer!  Just what someone from Tucson, Arizona needs on vacation!  But other than that, it was a great trip (I will be posting some photos on Instagram) and I once … Read more

Peaches and Cream

Ahhhh, June is here!  It’s officially the summer season for most of us here in the northern hemisphere and all the fresh fruits and vegetables will be spilling over on us in the next few months!  I can’t wait to bring you fresh, healthy summer recipes using all that amazing bounty! Here in southern Arizona, … Read more

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Vegan Cream Sauce

Oh, I love me a stuffed pepper!  Brings back memories from my youth. My Mom would make them with ground beef and rice stuffed into whole green peppers with a simple, but flavorful tomato sauce over them.  We loved them!  This is my modified (as always) version, to make them healthier, prettier and with that … Read more