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

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

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

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

Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

It was love at first sight the moment  I saw the sad little residue riddled roaster that my Mom wanted me to keep. Anyone else would have put it straight in the garbage, but after hearing that my Babci used to cook in it, I had to take it in. I restored it to it's natural beauty,… Continue reading Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

Organic Baby Arugula, Clementine, and Shaved Fennel Salad

Delicious and nutritious, the Clementine is seedless and easy to peel. When added into a salad, it turns a bland and often dreary green necessity into a sweet, perfect lunch or side salad. By using Organic Raw Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar with "the Mother", I covertly added in the many benefitial compounds needed for immune… Continue reading Organic Baby Arugula, Clementine, and Shaved Fennel Salad