Ethnic

Ribollita – A Nourishing Bean and Bread Soup

Have you been hit hard by winter?  Make yourself a bowl of Ribollita, one of my favorite, most affordable soups. I sit here in pleasant Tucson, Arizona, USA with daytime temps hitting the 70’s but I know a lot of you are suffering through some freezing and unpleasant weather this week.  I’m offering this cozy,

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Appetizers

Creamiest Hummus with Israeli Salad

I do a lot of cooking for my family and there are and have been so many different issues with food allergies or sensitivities between my son and their wives and even our newest little one that has so many tummy issues that her Mom needs to eliminate quite a few things!  It can sometimes

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Ethnic

Super Green Curry

January is here!  We have officially floated into the new year after a dismal one with close to 400k deaths from Covid-19 and new hope springs eternal.  My wish for all of you is for kindness, generosity and nourishment.  And a lot more truth!  Speaking of truth… JUST SHOW UP TODAY. Although we still have a

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Immunity Foods

Simple Vegetarian Borscht

Just look at that healthy, sexy red soup!  I don’t know about you, but it screams nutritious to me!  Borscht is such a humble and underestimated soup that I want to celebrate! Borscht hails from Eastern Europe – Russia, Poland and the Ukraine, mostly – and is traditionally made with beef bone broth, giving it

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Breads

Slovakian Nut Rolls (Kolachy)

It’s Christmas time!  And what that means for our family is nut rolls!  Kolacky as they are called in my family’s Slovak dialect.  A nut roll is a yummy pastry consisting of a sweet yeast dough that is rolled out thin, spread with a paste made from sweetened ground nuts, poppy seeds, fruit, or even

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Healthy Lifestyle

Simple Green Beans Almondine

Need a green vegetable to serve and don’t have a lot of time?  This quick and easy version of green beans almondine is the answer to your prayers.  Classically, this dish requires blanching the green beans and toasting the almonds separately. Then combining it all together in a lemon butter sauce.  Well, I have skipped

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Fall

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)

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Recipes

Poultry Seasoning

You may be asking what exactly IS poultry seasoning?  Poultry Seasoning is a blend of autumn herbal fragrances and spices that is often used in turkey, chicken and stuffing recipes. But it is so much more useful than just that.  Sensations of rosemary, sage and marjoram touched by hints of pepper and nutmeg all add

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Desserts

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

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Fall

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

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