Stir Fried Cabbage & Thai Peanut Sauce

The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!  

Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes

I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is finally getting easier to find clearly labeled Vegan and Gluten-free groceries at regular supermarkets. Not too long ago, those foods were considered to be specialty items and required a separate trip to specialty stores. Hazelnut spread such as Nutella® is very popular in Italy and is…… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes

Michigan Shoestring French Fries

I’m not sure if all of Michigan makes their french fries this way, but this method was a blast from the past for me. I remember having shoestring french fries in my childhood and haven’t seen them since, and no, you aren’t going to hear how many years ago that was! I was blessed to spend some quality…… Continue reading Michigan Shoestring French Fries

Vegan Dessert Tartelettes with a Gluten Free Crumb Crust

This Vegan dessert was the most popular recipe on my blog to date. I tweaked the recipe a bit by using hazelnuts and blackberries and a sprig of homegrown chocolate mint. In addition, I made the crust Gluten-Free by using Vegan/GF Graham Crackers. This combination is every bit as wonderful and the tartelettes are extremely easy to make. Once you try a vegan…… Continue reading Vegan Dessert Tartelettes with a Gluten Free Crumb Crust

Healthy Coleslaw Dressed in a Lemony Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Time to get out the Picnic Basket and enjoy the great outdoors! Sandwiches are a favorite to pack, and what better way to enjoy them than bringing a terrific side salad. This slaw will hold up well on ice, and is light and delicious. Of course, purchasing a bag of pre-cut coleslaw cabbage would save time,… Continue reading Healthy Coleslaw Dressed in a Lemony Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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

Vegetarian Kapusta & Potato Soup

One of the main staples of Polish cooking is Cabbage. There are many different ways to enjoy Kapusta (kah-POOS-tah) but one of the most comforting recipes is a soup made of cabbage and potatoes. This delicious soup normally includes pork, sausage, kielbasa or some form of meat, but I wanted to try a Vegan/Vegetarian quick version. As… Continue reading Vegetarian Kapusta & Potato Soup