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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Gluten-free

Spicy King Crab Tacos with Green Grape Salsa

The end of summer…  It used to be such a bittersweet time for me before I moved to the desert. Now, it is invigorating!  While it is still hitting (or getting very close to) 100°F here in Tucson, the mornings and evenings are cooling and outdoor weather is on the horizon!  While many people in

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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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