Unsweetened Homemade Applesauce

HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE Nothing can compare to the flavor of homemade applesauce. It doesn’t take long to prepare, and tastes much fresher than store-bought. Of course, not everyone is a fan of the sweetened version, and you can decide if you want to sweeten or spice up the flavor with cinnamon. The result is a delicious,

Naked Spiced Pumpkin Cake

NAKED SPICED PUMPKIN CAKE When your family celebrates 2 birthdays in Autumn, it makes sense to make an Autumn style cake or cupcakes for at least one of them. This cake is pillowy soft and has just enough spiciness to let you know that you are now going to savor the flavors of Fall. Other

Mini Farfalle with Quick Basil Pesto

MINI FARFALLE WITH QUICK BASIL PESTO The ingredients in pesto promote good health and contain vitamins and minerals we need. Olive oil, basil, garlic, and pine nuts are high in antioxidants giving us cell protection. My original basil leaf pesto recipe was made the old fashioned method using a pestle and mortar. This quick recipe uses

Tempura Shrimp, Cucumber, and Avocado Sushi

TEMPURA SHRIMP, CUCUMBER, AND AVOCADO SUSHI In less time it takes to order sushi and pick it up or get it delivered, you can already be enjoying your own custom made sushi at home. Sushi mats are easy to find, and they are washable and re-usable. I usually plan in advance and stock organic ingredients

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Fig Bruschetta Antipasto

BALSAMIC GLAZED FRESH FIG BRUSCHETTA This twist on the basic Italian tomato Bruschetta makes a great use of the fig harvest that comes in all at once. Don’t get me wrong, fresh figs are delicious just the way they are, but there are always a few that get picked with slight imperfections and they are

Quick and Easy Vegan Cannellini Bean “Mayonnaise”

QUICK AND EASY VEGAN CANNELLINI BEAN “MAYONNAISE” Summer cuisine is synonymous with less time in the kitchen, and more time spent outdoors eating lighter and nutritious meals that won’t weigh you down. Traveling with a picnic cooler and plenty of food on ice is necessary in order to happily arrive at your destination. Using vegan

Cajun chicken wrap with quick and easy cannellini bean mayonnaise

CAJUN CHICKEN WRAP Simple and easy summer recipes aren’t always pasta salads and hamburgers. Wraps have all of the taste and healthy nutrition needed for a quick and portable picnic lunch or a late, light and tasty dinner al fresco under the stars on the patio. The best part of this recipe is the quick

Summertime ‘Pizza al Forno’ – no oven necessary

SUMMERTIME ‘PIZZA AL FORNO’ The harvest is in! Jersey tomatoes are ripening all at once and we are going to have to find ways to use all of them. I don’t have enough tomatoes to can, but I certainly have enough ripe tomatoes to make fresh pizza sauce. Of course that means I will have

Summer Vegetable Quesadillas

SUMMER VEGETABLE QUESADILLAS It’s great to have friends who garden and share their bounty. But as any gardener knows, you usually end up with so many veggies at once, you need to find quick and easy farm to table recipes or risk losing them. These summer quesadillas can be made on the stove or outside

Farm to Table Glazed Carrots & Greens with Right Rice

GLAZED CARROTS AND GREEN WITH RIGHT RICE These Farmer’s Market carrots roasted with beet greens and Right Rice® are so nutritious and filling just a small serving stands alone as a meal. I’m sure you are wondering what is Right Rice® and how is it different than your basic rice that is on the grocer’s