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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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,

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »