Balsamic Beets with Toasted Pepitas

  This year, I have organic beets growing in my garden. They are still far too small to pick, but the next best thing is buying organic beets at my local and favorite outdoor garden market.  The health benefits are numerous: Beetroot Nutrition Facts. In addition, you can still enjoy them in the summer without feeling

Easy 4 Ingredient Vegan Cheeze

  Dairy allergies make cheese eating quite impossible. Once you realize that you feel better without dairy, the first thing to go is restaurant food, and the next is cheese. I now have complete admiration for all of the vegan alternative cheese products out there, but many add weird ingredients and some aren’t even close

Easy Organic Hummus in a ‘Bullet’ Blender

Jersey Fresh cucumbers and carrots are in! Time to enjoy the harvest!   I love the convenience of the ‘bullet ‘style blenders on the market. Just drop all of your ingredients in the cup, twist on the blade, and click in the base! Not only does it make great hummus, but nutritious fruit smoothies are

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

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

Vegan Stacked Timbale

These drum-like food stacks can be made in a variety of ways. A wide range of recipes include rice, eggs, sausage, spinach and cheeses that are placed in a small or large timbale mold. My recipe was inspired by one of my favorite Vegan Cafe’s here in central New Jersey. It is meant to be