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

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

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

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

Farm to Table Glazed Carrots & Greens 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 shelf. It is a very nutritious grain

Make your own Crunchy Italian Bread using only flour, water, yeast and salt

We are all getting back to basics in the kitchen, and bread making is now a priority. With a few pantry staples, you can make your own delicious Italian bread at home. This recipe yields 4 baguettes or 2 loaves of bread, and uses metric measurements since it is European. Bring the “Panetteria” to you

Red Quinoa & Avocado Ensalada

This  vegan salad is a great source of protein and fiber is also healthy and delicious. It actually tastes even better the day after preparation and is easy to bring to any special occasion.    

Vegetarian Chili

All of the ingredients for this Chili are probably in your pantry at this moment. This recipe is not only quick, it is easy enough for a beginner. If you chop the veggies the day before, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. A perfect dish for warming those winter blues right out of your…… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili

Vegan Coconut Cookies

This recipe makes the ultimate coconut cookie with fresh organic ingredients in every bite. Just like macaroons, they are brimming with fresh organic coconut flavor, and they are easy enough for even beginner bakers. I made them 2 different ways: Drop cookies, and hand-rolled cookies. The drop cookie was very chewy and more spread out.

Chia seed pudding parfait

A great plant-based replacement for calorie laden dairy pudding is easier than you think. Almond milk and chia seeds are the main ingredients for this unbelievably healthy dessert. This satisfying tapioca style pudding can be served for breakfast or brunch as well.