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

Organic Arugula, Candied Pecans, & Beets with Balsamic Dressing

Summer is here,  and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors, and therefore local Farmers Markets. I love to shop at Rutgers Gardens here in New Jersey. My favorite booths are the ones selling ‘Jersey Fresh’ produce, and I was pleasantly surprised to find Organic Arugula. The shelf life on fresh Arugula is maybe 1-2 days,

Vegan Italian Potato Salad

The party invites are rolling in; Graduations, Backyard Barbecues, Pool Parties, just to mention a few. After attending a few so far, I’m always inspired by the great foods and recipes used in summer favorites. It’s no secret, I love summer salads. Potato salad, coleslaw, and pasta salad are fantastic dishes set out for parties.

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches to welcome our (cool) Northeast Spring

The only thing we can do about this eternal Winter weather is think and act Springlike. Even though the temperature reads freezing, I am making these ice cream sandwiches and keeping them in the freezer until next week when the temperature is going to climb a bit. Hopefully, these treats inspire the weather to skip

Lemon Filled Tea Cake with Coconut Frosting

Chiffon Cake is my go to recipe for the holidays. It is so easy to make and is suitable in all forms. Layer cake, tube cake, cupcakes, sheet cake, or any other I may have missed, they all turn out perfectly fluffy and flavorful. I also like that this cake won’t fall apart if you

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.

Carrot & Coconut Cake with Dairy-Free Yogurt Frosting

Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts. It’s hard to believe that a cake this delicious contains a few healthy ingredients. Unfortunately, many of the recipes out there contain calorie laden sour cream and butter. With my simple dairy-free substitutions, I was able to pare off a few calories while adding nutritional content. My