Vegetarian and Vegan Roasted Fennel

This sweet bulb is a staple in Italy and France. Also known as 'finocchio', the Italians cut it up and eat it plain,  or place in salads, add in stews, or roast as a side dish. The subtle flavor of licorice makes this unique and pleasantly surprising vegetable a culinary feature in Mediterranean dishes.

Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Just a few simple ingredients and a blender is all you need to make your own delicious, fresh hummus. The fresh cooked Organic Beet that I added gives it a unique taste and is so much more nutritious. The entire prep time is only 15 minutes if you pre-cooked the beet the day before.  … Continue reading Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus

TBT Garden State Tomatoes

The shift in the season has started, ever so subtle. The sunsets are from a different angle, and daylight is getting a bit longer. I know winter is completely unpredictable, I have been a northeasterner all my life, but the daydreams of planting tomatoes and cucumbers have started. Some of the most tastiest 'Jersey' tomatoes are… Continue reading TBT Garden State Tomatoes

Hearty Wintertime Vegetable & Beef Bone Soup

No one here needs an outdoor thermometer, they all know exactly what the temperature outside is when they see the slow cooker on the counter! Slow cooked bone soup may be the immune system booster your body is craving right now during flu season. This recipe is curtesy of my Polish Babci, the expert on… Continue reading Hearty Wintertime Vegetable & Beef Bone Soup

Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake with a Blueberry Swirl

I saved one last jar of my homemade blueberry jam from last summer, knowing that during the long cold months of winter I would likely use it in a recipe. The jam was just the right amount of fruity, summery flavor needed for a cold winter's morning.    

Quick Banana Bread

Those bruised and battered bananas that are sitting on your counter are now recipe ready! As a matter of fact, if they aren't ripe enough, they can't be mashed appropriately for this recipe. Not only are these loaves delicious, dairy-free, and nutritious, with a few variables, you can also make them gluten and nut free.

Many Thanks at Christmastime

I am very thankful for all of the friends I have made on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook. You are so inspiring and truly amazing, I learn so much from the blogs I follow! I wish everyone a Blessed Christmas, a Happy Holiday, and all the best for you and your families in the New… Continue reading Many Thanks at Christmastime

Freshly Grated Ginger Root Cookies

There is no substitution for the real thing. Grated ginger root vs. powdered ginger is not even a fair competition. Freshly grated ginger has a superior flavor and aroma that outshines it's dried and powdered cousin. Also, by the time you find the ground ginger in the recesses of your cupboard, you could have grated… Continue reading Freshly Grated Ginger Root Cookies

Holiday Date & Walnut Loaf

Gift giving season is upon us, and what better way to show your love than with home baked presents. Quick Breads and Loaves are easy, and will stay fresh up to 4 days when double wrapped after cooling, so they can be made a couple days in advance. These loaves easily freeze and defrost to its original consistency. This… Continue reading Holiday Date & Walnut Loaf

Tuscan Style Insalata di Ceci

Now don't go throwing out those Beet Greens after using the beet roots! The greens are so nutritious, they can be made into a healthy pesto that can be used in all types of recipes. . It is a delicious vitamin and mineral packed substitution for the usual herbs found in basic pesto.