Granola/Nut Bars

A while back I decided to start making healthier snacks and hunted for a good granola bar recipe.  While I’ve collected some more traditional recipes to try (s00n), the one I landed on was heavier on nuts and seeds than oatmeal and I liked the switch. The original recipe turned out to be a bit […]

Chicken instead of turkey? An easier path…

I’ve posted a few times about making the switch several years ago from cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving to cooking this far easier chicken, sage and sausage dish.  Nigella Lawson has this basic recipe with slight variations in more than one spot on the internet. There are several things I particularly like about this recipe.  […]

Turmeric Ginger Tea Another Way

The last time I posted about turmeric ginger tea I gave a recipe for making one cup with dried spices.  I like the taste better with fresh but I’ve been unwilling to peel and grate on a daily basis.  I finally tried an experiment last month with making a big batch (i.e. one big round […]

Turmeric Ginger Tea

In the last six or eight months I’ve been doing a lot of research about alternative health care possibilities to help my mother with her unending arthritis pain.  I was very impressed by some medical school studies on turmeric and the positive results from drinking turmeric ginger tea. They found that participants who cut out […]

Gluten, dairy free Baked French Toast

Somewhere near Christmas my mother handed me a recipe for a baked french toast and hinted strongly that she’d like to have that for Christmas morning breakfast.  It seemed easy and you basically did all the prep the night before and refrigerated before baking, so it also seemed like a great thing to bake while […]

My tropical smoothie

Long ago I posted my two main smoothie recipes here, but I’ve slowly played with it and come up with another recipe which I’ve been stuck on for quite a while. Leigh’s Tropical Smoothie 1-3/4 cups orange juice 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh apple cider 1-2 fistfuls shredded carrots 1 fresh (peeled and quartered) or 1 fistful […]

Butternut Squash Pear Soup–Heaven in a Bowl

I have all three of Anna Thomas’s Vegetarian Epicure books and all have recipes that figure regularly in my cooking repertoire.  The one I almost always keep on hand is Butternut Squash Pear Soup from her New Vegetarian Epicure*.  Made a double batch last week and am thrilled to have a big supply in my freezer. I’m […]