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 festive cake recipes on

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 a small food processor for a

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 I will need so they are

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Fig Bruschetta Antipasto

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 the ones that don’t get

Mini Raspberry Vegan Cheesecakes

  Dairy-free desserts are extremely difficult to find in regular grocery stores. The gourmet stores sell them, but most have a list of ingredients and preservatives that give an off flavor and ruin the dessert experience.  I have made 2 highly popular natural vegan cheesecake recipes, both using a crumb crust, and both are absolutely

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 mayonnaise in your dishes gives you the

Cajun chicken wrap with quick and easy cannellini bean mayonnaise

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 and easy cannellini

Summertime ‘Pizza al Forno’ – no oven necessary

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 to make my own

Lemon Meringue Pie

  It’s hard to believe that this elegant, tasty, and easy to make pie uses ingredients that you probably have on-hand in your kitchen. From the looks of it, you would certainly think that it has loads of butter or milk in the recipe. Quite to the contrary, the lemon curd doesn’t need milk at…… Continue reading Lemon Meringue Pie

Dairy Free Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

  If you are a baker like me, most of these ingredients will be in your pantry already. The recipe is easy enough for kids to help. Best of all, I didn’t have to make a special run to the store for fresh blueberries, I used up some frozen organic blueberries that I had in