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.

Polish Stuffed Cabbage / Galumpki

These delicious cabbage rolls are a very unique main dish that is recognized in every region of Slavic Central Europe. Galumpki, pronounced Ga-WUMP-ki, are a fabulous delicacy often served at family celebrations and holidays. If you make too many, the leftovers will re-heat in the microwave the next day, tasting even better than the day you cooked them. Most families have a secret recipe they follow, and my family

Easy Butternut Squash Soup / DF GF Vegan

I used ½ of a large butternut squash in my last recipe, Vegan Stacked Timbale, and knew exactly which recipe would be perfect for the other ½ of the squash. Quick, easy and Dairy-free Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect comfort food for Cabin Fever Blues. Rich in Vitamins A and C, this hearty soup is surprisingly low

Healthy Pico De Gallo

So, flu season is peaking around now, and what can we do to protect ourselves? In addition to taking vitamins and not stressing, how about boosting up that ol’ immune system? Finding nourishing foods is easy when the combined flavors are as delicious as this fresh salsa. We all know that garlic and jalapeños are

Roasted Tomatoes with White Bean Pate’ on Grilled Spinach Tortilla Wedges

These mini tomatoes are sold as ‘authentic San Marzano’ style, and they taste glorious! I found a small bag of them in the grocery store and wanted to give them a try. Even though they aren’t grown near the sea breezes of the Gulf of Naples, they are every bit as delicious. Sweet, pulpy, low

Wild Caught Organic Shrimp with Farro and Quinoa

There are still a few remaining plants from ancient civilizations that we are enjoying today. Farro, Italian for “ancient wheat grain” has origins in Mesopotamia and hasn’t changed a bit in thousands of years. It is a healthy alternative to refined grains and is packed with healthy nutrition,  5 benefits of Farro Quinoa is technically also

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