Condiments

Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Paste

Ummmm…. look at that jar of gold!  Flavor gold, that is!  It’s a jar of concentrated vegetal flavor that is easy to make, very healthy and full of amazingness!  It will take you no more than 30 minutes, I promise (unless you are easily distracted, like me!), and will serve you well in the future

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Breakfast

Healthy Nut Butter Power Bars

Another “keeper” recipe that has come out of this pandemic situation for me!  My poor DIL, who is nursing a pretty new baby, is having to restrict her diet considerably to try to figure out what may be bothering the baby.  She was talking about how much they enjoy having granola/power bars for a quick

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Ethnic

Golden Vegetable Tikka Masala with Brown and Black Rice

A spicy, saucy 30-minute curry dish using my homemade Masala Paste.  The black rice adds a nice visual contrast to the golden curry but also adds variety and extra nutritional value.  Time flies. Even in the midst of a pandemic quarantine.  August is fast-approaching, and what have I done with my summer?  Where has July

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Condiments

Homemade Masala Paste

Call it quarantine mentality, but lately, I have been into making pastes and flavor-enhancers and storing them in the fridge or freezer and then having the luxury of quick meal prep when I lose track of time and need to get dinner done fast.  So you can look forward to some future posts of things

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Cooking Advice

Easy Pantry Veggie Burgers

As we continue on this long stretch of pandemic cooking, many of us are not wanting to go out too often for fresh things and are cooking more from our pantry.  This is an easy, healthy veggie burger that can be customized to what you have on hand.  I have deconstructed the veggie burger for

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Gluten-free

Yummy Burger Sauce

So July is here and this Independence Day will be very different for sure.  We will be swimming in our pool and grilling and salading (new word!) with our small family cohort.  Even though I try to keep things mostly healthy, sometimes I have to have some old-fashioned food memories in the mix.  This burger

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Appetizers

Creamy Hummus with Preserved Lemon

Have you ever made your own hummus?  If not, I want to encourage you to try this one!  Even without the preserved lemon (you can make your own preserved lemon, too… see my post HERE) it is still a keeper and pretty easy, especially if you use canned chickpeas. Hummus Made Simple Hummus is a

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Gluten-free

Vegetarian White Chili – Quarantine Cooking!

I believe we are in like week 5 or 6?? of isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and right now heading out to the grocery store is not only our only outing, but is also something we are trying to do as little as possible.  My goal is to shop once every two weeks, but

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Fall

Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Once again, a quick, light, healthy, soup that uses pantry items and root vegetables that keep a long time in the fridge.  These are the kinds of recipes that I need right now, so I assume you do as well.  This soup comes together pretty easily and doesn’t have a crazy amount of ingredients.  Garnishes

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Breakfast

Apple Almond Baked Oatmeal

Hello Friends!  Hope this finds you well.  This month I will be sending you recipes that use pantry staples that you may already have, and also allow multiple substitutions in case you don’t.  I chose this recipe because it is kind of comfort food, can be eaten as breakfast, a snack or a dessert, freezes

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