Quick Banana Bread

Those bruised and battered bananas that are sitting on your counter are now recipe ready! As a matter of fact, if they aren't ripe enough, they can't be mashed appropriately for this recipe. Not only are these loaves delicious, dairy-free, and nutritious, with a few variables, you can also make them gluten and nut free.

Many Thanks at Christmastime

I am very thankful for all of the friends I have made on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook. You are so inspiring and truly amazing, I learn so much from the blogs I follow! I wish everyone a Blessed Christmas, a Happy Holiday, and all the best for you and your families in the New… Continue reading Many Thanks at Christmastime

Freshly Grated Ginger Root Cookies

There is no substitution for the real thing. Grated ginger root vs. powdered ginger is not even a fair competition. Freshly grated ginger has a superior flavor and aroma that outshines it's dried and powdered cousin. Also, by the time you find the ground ginger in the recesses of your cupboard, you could have grated… Continue reading Freshly Grated Ginger Root Cookies

Holiday Date & Walnut Loaf

Gift giving season is upon us, and what better way to show your love than with home baked presents. Quick Breads and Loaves are easy, and will stay fresh up to 4 days when double wrapped after cooling, so they can be made a couple days in advance. These loaves easily freeze and defrost to its original consistency. This… Continue reading Holiday Date & Walnut Loaf

Tuscan Style Insalata di Ceci

Now don't go throwing out those Beet Greens after using the beet roots! The greens are so nutritious, they can be made into a healthy pesto that can be used in all types of recipes. . It is a delicious vitamin and mineral packed substitution for the usual herbs found in basic pesto.      

Vegan Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Crunch Topping

The ready-made packages of Hot Cocoa all have milk powder included in the ingredients to make it very easy to prepare. You just have to boil water, mix, and stir. The Dairy-Free version is just as easy, believe it or not, and just as tasty. The bonus of making it yourself is, you can control… Continue reading Vegan Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Crunch Topping

Christmas Spritz Cookies

It's beginning to look a lot like... Christmas Cookie Baking Season! I was rummaging through my cookie cutter collection and, low and behold, there was my long-lost Cookie Press! I actually forgot about it because the last time I used it the cookies came out horrible. Let's just say, they spread out and burnt. I blamed it on… Continue reading Christmas Spritz Cookies

Organic Vegan Golden Beet Soup

Beets aren't everyone's favorite food, you either like them or you don't. My mother had a way of cooking the beets that made the entire family love them. I have finally mastered her famous Cream of Beet Soup, but my version is Vegan and Dairy free. When she tried my home-made Golden Beet soup, she could not… Continue reading Organic Vegan Golden Beet Soup

Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Cookies

Seasonal recipes are the best by far, most of them handed down through the generations. One of the cookies we loved to set out for Santa was the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Years ago, it was extremely difficuly to find chocolate chips that were guaranteed to be dairy free. We are so lucky to have more brands today with clear… Continue reading Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Cookies

Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Braciole, pronounced Brah-CHO-leh, is stuffed and rolled tenderized thick or thinly cut steak. The recipes are varied and every family has a secret stuffing that is handed down through the generations. My recipe was taught by my Italian Suocera (Mother-in-law) and I modified it a bit (left out the grated parmigiana) so my dairy allergic family could enjoy it. It… Continue reading Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak