“Butter”Cream Chiffon Cake D/F

This cake recipe was the first homemade cake recipe I ever attempted. I never tried to bake a cake from scratch, so I just took the easy way out by baking a cake (from a box) figuring it was home-made! This recipe became the one and only cake recipe we used for all birthdays and major celebrations. It is completely Dairy-Free… Continue reading “Butter”Cream Chiffon Cake D/F

Homemade Apple Pie

I learned to make apple pie from scratch when I was a child.  Both my Polish 'Babci' and my Polish/American Mom were experts at homemade apple pie. It took me some time, but I have now mastered the family recipe to perfection. This recipe is Vegan, just simply leave off the egg wash before baking.

Pearled Barley & Mushrooms

The stores are all ready for Thanksgiving with turkeys and all the trimmings in abundance. I usually start preparing some portions of the feast a few days before Thanksgiving including the home-made turkey broth that is necessary for stuffing, and gravy. This year, I made a large stock pot and I wanted to use it prior to Thanksgiving for a totally different… Continue reading Pearled Barley & Mushrooms

Cashew Almond GF/DF Cake

Recently, I was inspired by the beautiful Thanksgiving Edition of the Cooking Light Magazine. It has so many light recipes, and most were dairy free, which is important to me. I found a recipe that was not only DF, it was GF! I substituted Raw Cashews instead of the impossible-to-locate Macadamia nuts. This cake is a light and delicious… Continue reading Cashew Almond GF/DF Cake

Vegan Cheesecake Bites

Delicious, Dairy-Free, and No-Bake! Now that got my attention! I was treated to a delicious Vegan Lunch at a local Vegan Restaurant thinking it would be nice to try because it is dairy-free and organic. It was absolutely delicious, (and expensive). So, I decided to make my very own vegan dessert at home, and my… Continue reading Vegan Cheesecake Bites

Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup

I can appreciate a really hot bowl of soup on a cool day. Mom made the best Vegetable Soup when we were growing up in our humble New Jersey home. She learned how to make it from my Grandmother in the 1950's. 'Babci' had a catering business and shared all of her vast kitchen knowledge… Continue reading Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup

Beet Salad with Citrus Dressing

Usually we add Beets to our salad after they have been cooked or pickled. I have a recipe for Beet Salad that uses raw beets to retain more of their nutrients. If you like cole-slaw, this is the beet version using a citrus dressing. Just look at the powerhouse of nutrients in beets → 6 Health Benefits… Continue reading Beet Salad with Citrus Dressing