Vegan Fig Jam-Filled Cookies, Kołaczki

VEGAN FIG JAM-FILLED COOKIES (Kołaczki) Growing up as the 2nd generation of Polish American Parents, I was fortunate to have access to my Babcie’s recipes. I realized that some of the recipes had been modified over the years, but the final product has all of the trademark Polish flavors. These filled cookies have a very

Mini Farfalle with Quick Basil Pesto

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

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Fig Bruschetta Antipasto

BALSAMIC GLAZED FRESH FIG BRUSCHETTA 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

Mini Raspberry Vegan Cheesecakes

  MINI RASPBERRY VEGAN CHEESECAKES Dairy-free desserts are extremely difficult to find in regular grocery stores. The gourmet stores sell them, but most have a list of ingredients and preservatives that give an off flavor and ruin the dessert experience.  I have made 2 highly popular natural vegan cheesecake recipes, both using a crumb crust,

Summertime ‘Pizza al Forno’ – no oven necessary

SUMMERTIME ‘PIZZA AL FORNO’ 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

Summer Vegetable Quesadillas

SUMMER VEGETABLE QUESADILLAS It’s great to have friends who garden and share their bounty. But as any gardener knows, you usually end up with so many veggies at once, you need to find quick and easy farm to table recipes or risk losing them. These summer quesadillas can be made on the stove or outside

Farm to Table Glazed Carrots & Greens with Right Rice

GLAZED CARROTS AND GREEN 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

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