Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apple Cider Doughnuts

The large retail doughnut stores have many selections, and they even advertise special varieties for the holidays. Unfortunately for those of us with a dairy allergy, few and far between are the doughnut shops that cater to food allergies. I have to travel ½ hour away to a vegan bake shop for extremely expensive and usually

Organic Home-Dried Figs, Preservative free

It has been an incredible fig harvest from our 5 fig trees here in New Jersey. We have enjoyed tree-ripened figs all summer, and now that it’s autumn, the ones left on the trees are ready to be dried and stored for recipes throughout the winter. There are a few different ways to dry figs.

Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds

Our weather has been a bit erratic here in the Northeast. We have more cold days than warm so far this spring, and it feels more like fall. I am still cooking cool weather foods until the warmer days settle in. I actually decided to defrost a whole turkey I had in the freezer and…… Continue reading Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds

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.

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

Escarole & Cannellini soup

Who would have guessed so many nutrients and their benefits could be packed into these simple beans? Magnesium is just one of the many minerals that is a necessary nutrient, and one serving has close to 30 % of your daily intake. Top 9 Health Benefits of Magnesium Helps Increase Energy. Calms Nerves & Anxiety.… Continue reading Escarole & Cannellini soup

Ginger and Almond Biscotti

The season of Autumn brings with it a new color palette and definitely a new flavor experience. It took me a while, but I am now fully immersed in the season of 'Fall'. The falling leaves are abundantly reminding me of the season change every time I go outside. The roads have tire tracks through the leaves… Continue reading Ginger and Almond Biscotti