Yes, those are little carrot hearts! Isn’t that sweet? This is my husband’s veggie soup recipe which has always been a family favorite. One Valentine’s Day, being the romantic that he is (cough, cough) he made it special for the occasion, turning the carrots into little love messengers! Since that day, the recipe has been known as Love [...]
Mushrooms are magical. No, not those kind of mushrooms. I’m talking about the regular ones.
Minced and cooked, these gems can stand in for meat, bringing an earthy, almost meaty flavor and texture that is way more authentic tasting than any processed soy granules. Healthier, too!
When I set out to make Chili last weekend, I searched [...]
Warning: After tasting this, you will never buy the jarred stuff again!
Thank goodness, it’s easy enough to make your own! Since it’s Apple Season, it’s inexpensive to make as well!
You might even be able to get some damaged apples for a song this time of year and since you’ll be peeling them, who cares about [...]
(Oh great – now that song by The Wiggles is going to be stuck in my head all day!)
Do you like French Fries?
I’m going to go out on a limb and make the assumption that you answered “Yes” to that question.
These are a much healthier and much tastier alternative to regular French Fries. We first [...]
My job has been a little too busy for my tastes lately. Since I work from home, I usually have a fair amount of free time on my hands for cooking, baking, scrapbooking and of course, blogging! Just think of all the free hours that add up since I save on a long commute to and from the [...]
Or Baba Ganoush’. Or Baba Ghannouj. Or Baba Ghannoug.
Anyway it’s spelled, this is my favorite amongst favorites of the Greek restaurant dishes. Sure, Hummous rocks my world. I’m very fond of Tabbouleh. And of course, I love me some Greek Salad.
But Baba Ghanoush holds a very special place in my heart. It’s creamy. It’s smokey. It’s so satisfying and nutritious.
Way healthier than any store-bought version, this simple Granola makes a great topping for fruit and yogurt, ice cream or served straight-up in a bowl with fruit and milk for breakfast. It’s versatile, too! You can substitute pecans and maple syrup for the almonds and honey, or add seeds, coconut or dried fruit to the mix. Just be sure to [...]
I like pickles.
But not the mushy kind that you find in the middle aisles in the grocery store.
I only like the crunchy refrigerated ones.
And the best pickles are the ones I make myself from my own garden’s pickling cukes.
Refrigerator Pickles are very easy to make.
You just need pickling cukes…
Kosher Salt, Peppercorns, Garlic, Vinegar and [...]
What goes better together than tomatoes and basil? This super simple dish just says summertime, and is perfect to bring along to your next picnic/potluck, or to serve beside your next grilled dinner.
Tomatoes, Basil, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
First, cut tomatoes in half, then in wedges, then in half again.
Place in serving [...]
In part three of our Indian Night Trifecta, we’ll be tackling the simplest of the three dishes. This doesn’t even require step-by-step photos, so my obvious lack of coordination in terms of cooking and remembering to take pics at the same time won’t even come into play.
Green Beans (about a pound), washed and trimmed
Canola or Olive [...]