Bulletproof loafs

Bulletproof loaf

Here are photos to illustrate how to make Bulletproof baked loafs (loaves).

Kale, the new spinach (soups, salads, chips)

It’s official (in my culinary book of rules) — Kale is the new spinach. Nutritionists are talking about it, for a while now. Farmers are growing it, for a while now. More and more markets are carrying it. Restaurants are serving it. People are eating it. Parents are cooking it, serving it to their kids. Kids are eating it(!).

How to make a stove-top cobbler

Cooking a fruit cobbler on the stove top is one of the easiest summertime cooked desserts I can think of…. stone fruits, berries and apples can be used, along with a variety of batters. The prep work is not laborious, it’s easy to put together and it cooks pretty fast (under 20 minutes). I’m hoping […]

10-minute Rhubarb Strawberry stove-top Pie

Marinated grapefruit and a fruit salad came to mind when I saw Monta Vista Market’s produce specials this week. Another dish that came to mind was one that I created while doing a cooking demo at Monta Vista Market this past Sunday: 10-minute Rhubarb Strawberry stove-top Pie.

raw Zucchini Onion Bread with figs and seeds

Here are photos of my recent Dehydrated Bread yummies:

CSA-inspired lamb stew

I created this recipe for a friend who sent a list of foods she received in her CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) and I was inspired to create this Moroccan recipe for her. I loved it, she loved it. If you try it please let me know how it is.

Sweet-Spiced Pear Aspic with cake mix crust

This dessert brings to mind my friend’s mantra: “YUMMMMMMERs.” It’s guilt free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, low carb. This recipe requires a bit of attention and time — it has 3 stages: bake, simmer and refrigerate. AND — no, you can’t taste the flavor of the white beans.

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb cake

It’s chewy, it’s guilt free, it’s gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb cake. Can be cookies, muffins, crust, cake. Sooooo simple!

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free fudge brownies

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb fudge brownies TOTALLY guilt free, TOTALLY easy, TOTALLY ‘fun’ for all ages. I call’m “fudge brownies” because the beans make a very dense chewy brownie and the addition of the coffee (I used a concentrated decaf) brings out the chocolate flavor without adding more chocolate. […]

A cook’s guide to healthy condiments

My refrigerator is organized, I’m happy to announce, with all the vinegars in one area, all the sweet condiments in another area, and all the other miscellaneous condiments in another area. YES – I keep the vinegars in the fridge, the temperature in the kitchen changes often, 20 degrees sometimes, so, the more stable temperature of the fridge will give’m a longer life span, maintaining their flavor.