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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Beverages

Ginger Lemonade Immunity Elixir

Hello Friends.  I am hoping you and your family are well.  In this unprecedented time of a true viral pandemic, we are needing to be kind to our fellow man and to ourselves. I am suffering along with many of you in that my business is completely on hold, so I guess you could say,

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Ethnic

Indian-spiced White Bean and Lentil Soup

March is here, and spring is in the air!   I’ve been spending some time out in my yard, planting and prepping for spring. So far, I put in a tomato plant, serrano, jalapeno chilies and added marjoram to my still healthy oregano and thyme. Basil will be coming soon, as will another tomato plant, habanero

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Desserts

Persian Love Cake and Indulgences

The best word I can use to describe this cake is enchanting!  It grabbed me right away the first time I saw it online.  I just HAD to make it. It only took me over a year, but I finally did, and I am not sorry.  The recipe here is only slightly adapted from this

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Gluten-free

Red Love Soup with Pistachio Hazelnut Dukkah

Ah… Valentine’s Day! I love a bouquet of beautiful flowers, maybe that actually have a scent. I love unadulterated chocolate that is not quite milk, not quite dark – let’s say about 54% cocao – and a note that comes from the heart.  Maybe a bottle of really good champagne with sweet red strawberries that

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Condiments

Easy Preserved Lemons and February Goal

Ahhh… it’s February already!  Time for a new goal, keeping in mind that January’s goal of greens 3 times a week, can still play on!   February’s goal for me is to keep a food journal.  Menopause has kicked me in the butt and I have gained much unwanted and unhealthy weight. So, I need to

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Gluten-free

Caribbean Green Soup and One Goal a Month

Happy New Year!  I know, I am terribly late.  My life has been a bit turned upside down lately with my Dad (who moved in with us 7 months ago) being in the hospital and then rehab and now all the appointments and home health care going on. I have been a bit lax with

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Condiments

Simple Stress-free Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce.  I hated it as a child. It’s still not my favorite thing so it skips my mind when I’m planning Thanksgiving.  I’ve tried all kinds of fancy things, but what people really want most is simple, basic cranberry sauce! But whether you are a make-ahead Polly planner or you just realized you forgot

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Breakfast

Meal Prep Baked Eggs

Planning to have some family or friends over for holiday brunch?  Do you know how hard it is to get eggs and pancakes ready for a crowd?  Even a small crowd!  It’s tough.  And then you are a slave to the kitchen and not able to enjoy the fun.  Well, I have two great ideas

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Breads

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

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