Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Salad with Dijon Dressing

This delicious warm salad is perfect for those days that you are tired of the same old sandwiches for lunch. The Brussels sprouts can be quartered and the leaves spread out on the roasting dish so they become crispy. You can prepare this in advance leaving off the dressing until lunchtime. It’s perfectly filling for

Blood Orange Chiffon Cake drizzled with orange liquor sauce

This cake is not only festive, it is a showstopper! I took a regular chiffon cake recipe chiffon cake and modified it with the flavor of freshly squeezed Blood Orange juice. If you need a recipe for candied blood oranges, I detailed a recipe for blood orange frosting and candied blood orange slices in my previous

Mini Festive Souffle Pirottini

These mini cupcake papers were so unique that I bought a few to use in a recipe. They are actually made in Italy, and are sold as Mini Souffle Pirottini, or Muffin Cups. I bought a few packages while on vacation in Italy thinking I won’t be able to find them back in the states.

Healthy Side Dish: Oven baked Turmeric Cauliflower

This deliciously detoxifying vegetable will be a healthy addition to your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Feast. The brain boost from Turmeric will have your guests teaming with captivating, interesting, and uplifting conversation throughout the whole meal. As we are counting our blessings this Thanksgiving, we will all certainly thank our thoughtful host or hostess for making this delicious

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Dairy-Free Chips I use are the Enjoy Life® Dark Chocolate Morsels. They are Dairy, Nut, and Soy Free. In addition, using Gluten-Free flour makes the cookies light and digestible.

Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake with a Blueberry Swirl

I saved one last jar of my homemade blueberry jam from last summer, knowing that during the long cold months of winter I would likely use it in a recipe. The jam was just the right amount of fruity, summery flavor needed for a cold winter's morning.    

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

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

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

Mini Pizzelle Delight

The Pizzelle is a pressed cookie that can be used in a variety of recipes. I have used them in a cannoli recipe, and I won an award for my designer Pizzelle Strawberry Shortcakes. This recipe uses my award-winning 5 ingredient dairy-free pizzelle recipe paired with my own homemade VeVa (vegan-vanilla bean)  coconut milk ice cream. I… Continue reading Mini Pizzelle Delight